By 2020, General Electric plans to move 70% of its computing workloads to the cloud . Greater integration among software vendors and cloud providers makes it easier for developers to access needed data and speed the acceleration to cloud, said GE Power Chief Information Officer Clay Johnson.We are seeing this move to the cloud all over the world – and it is accelerating . The reasons for this acceleration are obvious: Organizations love the real-time ability to provision more capacity, they love that they don’t have huge initial CAPEX expenditures that depreciate over time (vs. a pay-as-you-use model), and they love that they can deliver to their users the latest and greatest innovations via modern cloud services. This move to the cloud empowers and enables organizations to achieve much more. Building out (and then maintaining) the infrastructure or farms for centralized apps and desktops can be really daunting. Why not let Microsoft and Citrix do this for you? This request has come up from a lot of our customers. In fact, one of the most common requests has been for Citrix to offer managed services that Citrix maintains and operates. Moving forward, Citrix will deliver “as-a-service solutions” hosted in Azure for all of their customers. Also, later this year, Citrix will offer customers who have purchased Windows Software Assurance on a per-user basis the option to host their Windows 10 Enterprise Current Branch for Business images on Azure through its XenDesktop VDI solution. This will be an industry first! This means you can deploy virtual apps or desktops and accelerate Windows 10 adoption for those customers who are using Microsoft Cloud solutions. Pretty incredible. Citrix has selected Microsoft Azure for its preferred and strategic cloud for its future product roadmap. Azure is where they will center their cloud investments going forward. Any conversation about clouds also has to keep in mind that we live in a hybrid world : On top of the work being done in the Azure, Windows Server 2016 is right around the corner. In addition to the incredible features we’re baking into WS16, Citrix will also be adding value from Day 1. WS16 is interesting to XenApp and XenMobile users for a lot of reasons, including:
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