Earlier today, Microsoft announced a cloud-centric alliance with transportation services provider C.H. Robinson. Now, the tech giant has unveiled a multi-year agreement with Citrix, a firm that Microsoft has collaborated with multiple times in the past.
The latest partnership aims to speed up other organizations' move to the cloud and digital workspaces, especially given how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected workplace situations worldwide. Under the terms of this agreement, Citrix has selected Azure as its preferred cloud platform, while Microsoft has opted for Citrix as its preferred digital workspace solution. As such, on-premise Citrix customers will be moved to Azure to assist with remote working.
The primary components of this collaboration include providing organizations with a more agile enterprise and re-imagining the "workplace of the future". Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella elucidated his thoughts upon the partnership, noting:
"As organizations everywhere adapt to new ways of work, they will need to reimagine how and where work gets done. Together with Citrix, we will apply the power of Azure to this challenge, helping our customers seamlessly and securely connect their employees to their applications, so they can be more agile and productive wherever they are."
Both firms will develop a connected roadmap to make the transition process of application workloads to Azure more streamlined. Citrix will also work towards building a Microsoft-centric Citrix Workspace, with integrations that help optimize performance for services offered through both the Microsoft 365 platform and the Windows Virtual Desktop.
The Citrix Workspace app is available for delivery on Azure starting today. You can learn about the finer details of this transition here, and download the app here.