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March 14, 2021 – Logicalis has launched a program to deliver Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop on Azure with Citrix and Microsoft. The blueprinted solution lets IT teams deploy secure access to legacy Windows applications so remote workers can access them as virtual apps on their desktop. It also provides organisations with the compute infrastructure agility of Azure to deploy hundreds of concurrent users on-demand without incurring further on-premises infrastructure costs.
The solution has already been delivered successfully for several customers to deliver remote working solutions at scale. Victorian healthcare provider, Peninsula Health, was one of the first customers to deploy this solution, which facilitated secure remote working for 1,000 hospital staff from on-premises to cloud in two weeks.
Neels du Plooy, Director of Channels and Alliances, Citrix Australia and New Zealand, shares his views on the unique potential of this solution;
“With Citrix, Logicalis and Microsoft working together, this solution brings enormous value for our mutual customers. We are pleased to be working with Logicalis, who is a trusted cloud transformation partner, to guide customers as they journey to cloud. Logicalis’ Azure expertise and proven track record in deploying the solution on Azure is a win-win-win for customers. Logicalis were awarded ‘Citrix Workspace partner of the year’ for the entire APJ region in 2020 and have achieved Citrix platinum plus partner status; the team possess deep domain expertise and certifications for workspace.”
Michael Chanter, CEO, Logicalis Australia said “Logicalis customers need scale and agility to compete in the digital economy. There is a compelling case for organisations to move specific workloads to the cloud or risk being outpaced by their competition. Our Citrix on Azure blueprint allows them to do that securely and quickly. While there are many Microsoft partners and Citrix partners in the marketplace, Logicalis occupies a unique position as both a platinum plus Citrix workspace partner and an Azure expert MSP Microsoft partner. This allows Logicalis to bring deep expertise and value for customers, architecting the best solution for the their unique needs.”
Rachel Bondi, Chief Partner Officer, Microsoft, said, “Microsoft is excited to see this partnership drive real value for customers on their journey to the cloud. The future of business is in the cloud and it’s imperative for organisations to partner with providers that can help them move to the cloud in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible while minimising business risk. Microsoft is pleased to partner with Citrix and Logicalis to deliver Azure cloud services to customers.”
Logicalis enables our customers' digital transformation: we provide technology solutions that drive business outcomes and enable greater value from IT investments.
Our expertise helps transform business operations, making them more flexible, efficient and productive. We work with customers across the corporate and government sectors to achieve these outcomes.
Logicalis Australia is a division of the Logicalis Group, a global IT Solutions Integrator who employs 6500+ staff, across 65 locations worldwide.