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IGEL partners with Citrix and Ingram Micro for simplified access to Azure workspaces

The collaboration could help ease Windows 10 migration woes

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Cloud software provider IGEL has teamed up with Citrix and Ingram Micro to launch a new software bundle that will simplify user access to Azure-delivered cloud workspaces.

The package includes "best-in-breed" products from both IGEL and Citrix that will simplify the delivery of high performance end user computing with "anywhere access" in the cloud, IGEL said.

Ideal for businesses needing to address aging Windows 7 endpoints before support ends on 14 January 2020, the unified solution simplifies the migration of Windows desktops to Azure -- allowing them to realise the benefits of Windows 10 without the usual migration pain points.

"With our combined solution, IGEL, Citrix and Ingram Micro are making it easy to streamline end user computing in Azure to power cloud-based Windows Virtual Desktops that will simplify endpoint management, improve security, lower costs and keep workers productive," said Jed Ayres, president and CEO of IGEL North America.

"And for those who have already moved to Windows 10, they too can easily migrate those desktops to the cloud, with this combined offer virtually eliminating all the headaches associated with managing and maintaining hundreds or thousands of endpoints running full-blown Windows."

With the new bundle, organisations can leverage public cloud desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) workspaces from the Azure cloud in the form of Windows Virtual Desktops (WVDs).

Businesses will have access to the Citrix Workspace platform for managing and automating activities across all locations and devices, as well as IGEL's Workspace Edition software which combines the IGEL OS and its Universal Management Suite (UMS) for endpoint control.

The combined solution is available exclusively via distributor Ingram Micro now, delivered as single offering to further streamline the adoption of WVD DaaS workspaces.

"This new offer from Ingram Micro combines the unique strengths of both Citrix and IGEL to enable organisations to realise the full benefits of Windows 10 without the typical pain of migration," commented Nabeel Youakim, vice president of Product and Solutions Architecture at Citrix. "In particular, the new Windows 10 multi-session entitlements of Windows Virtual Desktops offer easy access to Windows 10 along with great economy for those looking to move to the Azure cloud.

"With Ingram Micro's new offer, Citrix and IGEL are playing a key role in making Windows 10 from the cloud the new reality."

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