Citrix Managed Desktops (CMD): Things to know

The blog aims to give you a bird’s eye view of Citrix Managed Desktops (CMD), its main features, and the best use scenarios.

Citrix Managed Desktops (CMD) is a cloud-based desktop-as-a-service solution for delivering Windows apps and desktops on Microsoft Azure. It includes management, provisioning, and capacity handling for delivering device-independent virtual apps and desktops.

The Citrix Managed Desktops (CMD) Advantages

Citrix Managed Desktops (CMD) includes the following.

  • Management, provisioning for delivering hosted Citrix VDI like Windows Virtual Desktops, and apps on Azure cloud.
  • Users of the Citrix Workspace app get high-quality user experience.
  • Managed single-session and multi-session images, simplified image creation, and management workflows.
  • Any place, any-device, remote and secure access harnessing the global presence of the Citrix Gateway service.
  • Latest help desk management and monitoring features.
  • Offers managed Azure services complete with Azure compute, storage, and networking for delivering virtual desktops.

Citrix Managed Desktops Exclusive Features

High Performance –  The HDX technology helps to bring unmatchable high definition user experience. Users get an immaculate desktop image at each login (way ahead of what a traditional desktop or laptop brings) through non-domain / domain-joined desktops and global anytime/any-device accessibility.

Simplicity re-defined with managed Service – the easiest deliverance of virtual apps and desktops possible to users on demand by anyone with any level of IT experience. It needs minimal assembly to provide customers everything they need.

Easy Connectivity – By the use of Azure Virtual Network (VNet), CMD makes it easy to connect to all user-resources like Active Directory, file services, and more in the cloud. The SD-WAN brings the best end-user experience for any Windows, SaaS, and cloud apps with extended, safe, and reliable networks in Azure.

Global Availability – Citrix Managed Desktops are available across the globe including regions such as U.S. East, U.S. West, West Europe, and Australia East. The list continues to grow.

User Access to CMD

Users/subscribers can access directly through their browser using the Citrix HTML5 client and browse with the Citrix Workspace URL that has been allotted to them. The Citrix Workspace provides the Citrix products that the admins use to deliver secure access to desktops and apps irrespective of device, network, or location. Users start working from their workspace. Another option is to download the Citrix Workspace app on the target device.

Use Case Scenarios

Some of the scenarios where CMD would be the best fit are as follows.

  1. Changing manpower situations

    Business undergoing mergers/ acquisition, contractor businesses where workforce keeps changing with short term workers.

  2. Unique work-circumstances

    Where employees work in an organization that has a bring your own device (BYOD) policy, or for businesses with mobile staff who work from different parts of the globe, or in call centers where branch employees working from different locations.

  3. Special call of duty

    Engineering sector and designing companies demanding extremely high-definition user-experience and complex design requirements, businesses using legacy applications, IT sector companies specializing in software development, and testing will get tremendous value out of CMD.

    CMD desktop-as-a-service brings powerful, flexible virtual desktop/app solutions with speed and simplicity.

Why Consider Apps4Rent for Your CMD Solution?

Apps4Rent is a Citrix Partner and a Microsoft CSP. We provide Citrix Virtual desktop solutions on our infrastructure at affordable prices with dependable support.

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