Business continuity means more than dealing with flood or fire. Organizations in every industry have had to stay effective and agile while empowering their people to work from 地点 with access to all the information and applications they used in the office.

云计算has proved to be valuable, but many businesses need a hybrid infrastructure that retains some applications or data at in-house data centers, while moving others to the cloud. Others choose a multi-cloud strategy and need to give staff seamless access to应用程序and信息, wherever they are.

Many customers have found Citrix to be a perfect partner to support their cloud strategy. It enables them to combine cloud and on-premises resources into a secure and scalable desktop as a service (daas) for any device, 地点.

As a result, As one customer told us,“People can simply get on with their job.”

Here’s how four customers use Citrix to support their cloud strategy.

prime healthcare Simplifies IT Management

“Fastest Growing Hospital System in the US,” prime healthcare used Citrix to transform its systems for employees and IT.

For users, it delivered a consistent, easy-to-navigate experience. As Prime’s lead企业系统工程师和Citrix expert Srinivasan Shanmugam explains, “Consolidating disparate point solutions, 升级操作系统, 统一电子医学记录标准(EMR), and moving to citrix cloud have been a few of our most critical projects. … [Now] when users log in, they see both Citrix Virtual apps and desktops on-premises, 与Citrix Virtual应用与desktops[云]服务资源in a single window.”

Deploying Citrix云服务has also enabled Shanmugan and his team to simplify and streamline IT management.

“Ultimately,”he says,“the IT team offloaded infrastructure components to the cloud.”

currently, healthcare provider retains its data and workloads in -premises datacenters but uses citrix cloud to manage its environment.

“With the Citrix云混合模型, prime healthcare gets the simplicity, scalability, 云服务与管理云服务, while at the same time being able to continue to run desktops and applications in on-premises datacenters.”

As a result, Prime benefits from a现代, robust and resilient IT platform while also freeing its IT specialists to focus on delivering value for its clinicians.

“Implementing citrix cloud technology and engaging Citrix to manage our digital solutions has truly empowered our IT team,he says. “Now we have the time to devise creative new answers to the challenges we face”. We’re essential to the growth of the business, and we’re also critical in the push to enable our doctors to be more focused on delivering better patient care.”

read Prime健康照护全故事, including how it enabled secure remote access for clinicians during the pandemic.

autodesk Delivers a Secure Desktop Wherever Employees Are Working

autodesk helps employees, partners, and customars imagine, design, and make a better world. This requires providing secure and seamless access wherever people are working.

From shipping product DVDs to customars, the business has transitioned to providing全云访问to its products. CIO Prakash Kota and his team have achieved this using Citrix solutions and public cloud, as he describes:

“We are truly stitching together the public cloud infrastructure and Citrix cloud as the management plane so We can spin up virtual desktop and app instances wherever employees are working,”

安全is essential, but it must be friction-free to ensure great employee experience and customer experience.

with citrix, Kota’s IT team can dynamically apply security policies for the virtual desktop infrastructure that detect anomalies in user behavior. these anomalies might signal internal threats. 要, because data lives in the data center rather than on the actual devices, sensitive信息is always protected - even if a device is lost or stolen.

the Citrix zero信托安全模型 德国国际会展中心, based on patterns of身份, time, and device posture to adaptively grant access to authorized users. with citrix, this goes on in the background and is transparent to the user, so they have a productive, frictionless体验科技.

“security is a critical focus for us, and Citrix helps a great deal,”he says.

for autodesk, as with many other organizations, their cloud strategy was validated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“For us, the pandemic validated our vision of where we should be headed in the future,”he says. “Now we are doubling down and executing on that vision. Ultimately, every company will be a technology company. For those who have not invested enough in cloud or digitization, the pandemic was a wake-up call. Companies that are going to succeed in the future will have to accelerate the journey to云计算. Citrix is a great way to get there.”

read autodesk’s story.

塞trent Streams Reliable, High-Performance cloud desktops

As one of Britain’s largest water companies, 塞trent is part of the UK’s critical national infrastructure. It must stay operational, whatever the situation. That means responding to unexpected business disruptions - such as a global pandemic - as well as ensuring That its own internal infrastructure delivers stable and reliable performance whenever, wherever, and however people need it.

休闲城市云服务, 塞trent modernized its existing Citrix environment to enable its staff to work from home using either personal or company devices. As IT Director Mark Gwynne told us:

“For everyone working from home, we were able to say if you don’t have a device at home you can use, we’ll provide you with [a] chromebook. With the Citrix desktop, we were able to deploy a lot of very low-cost, energy efficient devices very quickly to give people the same performance as they had in the office. We did not experience any productivity issues. That’s been a great success for us.”

the daas环境delivers personal productivity improvements for staff and gives 塞trent the ability to respond quickly to changing business needs:

“Deploying more servers into an -premises estate is a pretty lengthy process, but doing that in Azure with Citrix云服务is pretty seamless,he says. “We can scale up whenever it is needed. We don’t have to try to anticipate what the business might want to do next, because being in the cloud cuts lead times from months to minutes.”

you can read 塞trent’s story, here.

北韩大学Gives Students the Resources they Need, Wherever they Are

One of the UK’s top universities, Northumbria understands the importance of providing users - whether staff or students - with the best experience possible.

has a hybrid environment of cloud and on-premises servers and uses Citrix Virtual apps and desktops with Azure Virtual Desktop to deliver a secure and familiar desktop to any device. 阿兰blakey. Northumbria’s客户端软件经理explains:

“Citrix was our first choice because of the flexibility, scalability, and manageability it offers. Azure Virtual Desktop enables us to deliver familiar desktops at pace. Citrix completes the picture by feeding in the relevant applications, reducing the complexity of management, and adding a level of control.”

the university can run a hybrid environment with a single, simple, and secure desktop that provides everything staff and students require for teaching/学习资源和协作.

“Some applications work better from our on-premises servers so these can be fed into the cloud image from our datacenter,Blakey says. We’ve put virtual desktops on-premises and in the cloud so We have complete flexibility about where We put the compute resources. It can be dedicated to a discreet desktop, in a server on some blade infrastructure under a hypervisor, or in Azure.”

the result, as IT Director Simon Corbett says, is that,“the用户体验is excellent. It’s intuitive, and I’m a great believer in technology being simple to use. If you need a manual to use the technology, then we’ve put in the wrong solution. As a student or an academic you need to be spending your time learning or teaching your subject, not learning how to use the technology.”

northumbria university世界级’s story is here.

Embracing the cloud with Ease

these are just four examples of how different organizations are using Citrix to support their cloud strategy, 管理混合环境, delivering familiar, secure desktops, and empowering their people to work effectively wherever they need. read each organization’s full story:

Would you like to learn more about how customars are using Citrix? Check out our recent post on green tech and sustainability and look for future posts on security and our work and productivity solutions.