VDI has taken a running leap into the cloud, with reports suggesting the DaaS (Desktop-as-as-service) market will grow 29 percent by 2023 [Source].
Early adopters of this trend can expect to deliver faster, more efficient desktops from the facilities of cloud service providers, especially those deploying from a Citrix Cloud workspace.
So, what exactly are the advantages of Citrix Cloud for modern organisations and why is now the right time to make that investment?
DaaS Comes of Age: 4 reasons to Move to Citrix Cloud
Citrix has long been a frontrunner in the cloud workspace industry. But now, cloud VDI is no longer just a luxury side project for high-tech businesses.
Here are the four most compelling reasons to switch to a Citrix Cloud workspace.
1. Your Competitors are Already Moving to Citrix Cloud
In 2016, Citrix noted that the number of larger organisations (those with over 500 desktop users) using Citrix Cloud had increased from 6 to 13 percent.
Already, industries such as financial services are beginning to see the benefits of a DaaS solution and take the first steps towards deploying it across the board.
2. More Data and Applications are Migrating to the Cloud
Nearly half of organisations are using some form of cloud data storage. As more and more companies move data to the cloud, data gravity becomes an issue. So, what’s the best way to reduce latency between this data and your applications?
In most cases, the solution is simple: move applications to the same cloud service.
46 percent of organisations have already moved their data to the cloud.
Now, with the power of Citrix Cloud, you can think about doing the same for entire desktops. If your desktops run from the same datacentre as the data and applications they’re accessing, then latency drops and workspace performance soars.
3. Citrix Cloud and Microsoft Azure beef up Security and Disaster Recovery
It’s no secret that security fears have long stood between compliance-focused organisations and cloud adoption.
But Citrix Cloud is looking to put an end to this, teaming up with Microsoft Azure to provide end-to-end integration and centralised identity access management.
With this holistic approach to cloud security, organisations can use the same controls across all there cloud services (storage, workspace, backups etc.) to implement multi-factor authentication and reduce the time it takes to restore data and desktops through disaster recovery.
4. Datacentres are Reaching their Limits
One consistent driver for Citrix Cloud adoption is the battle to retain innovation in datacentres that are already pushed to the brink of their capacity.
While organisations are beginning to view VDI as the future of workspace, deploying thousands of desktops on an overloaded infrastructure can only lead to bottlenecks and rising CAPEX costs.
Citrix Cloud is the lifeline your datacentre needs. In the cloud, you can scale up or down on-demand depending on peaks and troughs in your workload. And you only pay for the resources you use. Striking up a partnership with Microsoft has enabled Citrix to offer the same elasticity as Azure and the same continuity across hybrid environments.
Securing the Future with Citrix Cloud
Local PCs have had their day. With 74 percent of employees now using their own devices to access corporate files and applications, it’s no longer feasible to manage and provision every single physical operating system.
As this trend towards remote access continues, services such as Citrix Cloud will become an integral part of contemporary business.
Staying ahead of the curve and moving to a cloud or hybrid cloud workspace will make it easier in the long run to deploy and monitor desktops from one central location.