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Citrix: Azure Resource Manager Now Available in XenApp & XenDesktop Service

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Citrix: Azure Resource Manager Now Available in XenApp & XenDesktop Service
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At Citrix Synergy 2016, our own Bill Burley and Microsoft’s Brad Anderson described how Citrix plans to securely embrace the Microsoft enterprise, cloud and mobility platforms, extending and deepening our long-time partnership.
As part of delivering on that strategy, support for Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is now available in the XenApp and XenDesktop service on Citrix Cloud. Now you can provision, de-provision and power-manage XenApp and XenDesktop VDAs on Microsoft Azure right from the Citrix Studio console. All you need to bring to the table is your Azure subscription and a golden master VDA image – we’ll manage the rest for you.Today, I’ll give you a brief introduction to ARM and go over some key distinctions that you need to be aware of between Azure Classic and ARM when using Citrix Studio to provision onto ARM.

Back in 2008, Microsoft’s vision for Azure revolved around platform services (PaaS) targeted primarily at developers to build stateless .NET applications that could easily scale up and down automatically. But the stupendous growth of pure-play IaaS has since forced Microsoft to re-think their cloud strategy, because Azure PaaS VMs were deeply rooted in the Cloud Services foundation, making it hard for them to innovate on the underlying compute, storage and networking providers. Combined with competitive pressures from Amazon and Google, Microsoft was forced to go back to the drawing board.

Read the entire article here, Azure Resource Manager Now Available in XenApp & XenDesktop Service

via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.

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Citrix Systems Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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