Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop provisioning on Azure

Extend your legacy systems by deploying Citrix VDA’s on Azure public cloud and get a risk-free means of testing AVD as an alternative to Citrix Cloud.

Cloud provisioning without migrating to Citrix Cloud technology

Cloud provisioning without migrating to Citrix Cloud technology

Stay with your legacy Citrix systems until you are ready to move. This gives time to consider other technologies without the pressure of end of life issues putting you back in control.

Smart provisioning and de-provisioning for serious savings

All Azure hosted Citrix instances are created from a single image however unlike other solutions which simply power instances on or off, Cycloud either provisions or de-provisions the entire instance including storage, networking, compute and any other resources that were assigned to it.

Cloud instance resources such as storage is extremely expensive so when Cycloud deprovisions the instance the storage along with all other instances resources are completely removed leaving absolutely no footprint behind which means you aren’t getting charged for any aspect of the instance.

When you use Cycloud you are ensuring that all Azure hosted Citrix instances are perfectly identical and should a problem occur a simple re-provisioning of the instances usually fixes the problem. This totally de-risks deployments.

As I obsessively ensure my VMs are powered down the same way I make sure my front door is locked 3 times before going to bed each night, my credits still get chewed away even with the VMs off!

Rory Monaghan
Citrix Partner, Citrix Cloud Partner

Cycloud is a Citrix partner

Cycloud engineers have developed our products to maintain perfect compatibility with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and we are proud that Cycloud has attained “Citrix Ready”
status. The ongoing collaboration will continue in order for us to best support customers who require alternatives to migrating to Citrix Cloud.

Virtual Apps and Desktops
robotic provisioning – only pay for what you use

Cycloud for AVD robotic provisioning ensurances you only pay for the cloud resources you actually use which helps you optimise and reduce your cloud costs.

The Cycloud automation engine constantly monitors utilisation and performance of desktop instances and applies policy decisions to ensure resources are used optimally and that desktops are never left unused. This process is carried out without any administrative intervention.


Creative virtual desktops based on your organisation’s work day, Then deprovision them when they’re not needed i.e. at night or at weekends.


Constantly monitor utilisation and performance of the desktop servers and apply policy decisions to ensure that resources are used optimally.


If resource utilisation such as disk queing, CPU, or memory utilisation passes a set threshold provision a new VM to help handle the increased demand.


Configure VDAs for different zones to manage VMs for uses across all of your regions. End-users get the best experience based on their locality.