The simplest, most flexible way to manage your apps and data

Citrix Cloud: How It Works

Citrix Cloud (formerly Citrix Workspace Cloud) is a control plane to manage all Citrix technologies. This cloud-based approach means reduced infrastructure, centralized control and SaaS-style updates, contributing to lower administration cost and complexity. Get the best way to deliver a Citrix environment using any cloud or infrastructure of your choice!

Based on award-winning technologies in XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile, NetScaler and ShareFile


  • The quickest way to deploy Citrix technologies
  • Rapidly manage and scale across one or more locations



  • Less to install
  • One-click service integration
  • Easy-to-understand subscription pricing model



  • Use any public, private, hybrid cloud, or on-premises infrastructure
  • Extend your data center into the cloud


What people are saying about Citrix Cloud

Praised by industry leaders

"I can deliver a desktop quickly and efficiently with Citrix Cloud. I don't have to buy hardware. I don't have to buy computers. All end users need is a mobile device, and they can get a full desktop experience using the Citrix cloud."

Craig Patterson
Acting IT Director
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

Trusted by partners and customers

Public Housing Authority builds its future on Citrix Cloud and Azure Government Cloud

Achieve key IT initiatives

Simplify cloud adoption 

  • Ensure a smooth and secure transition when migrating environments to the public cloud
  • Expand capacity quickly and with less capital cost


Manage hybrid and multi-cloud environments

  • Leverage a common management plane across all Citrix environments
  • Use multiple disaster recovery locations or manage multiple sites and/or clouds

Speed time-to-value

  • Quickly establish new sites and offices
  • Rapidly set up test environments and proof-of-concepts


Our approach is better


Host your apps and data on any cloud or virtualization platform as well as across multiple locations.



Citrix Cloud doesn’t handle your apps and data – you control where they reside.



An intuitive admin experience keeps management simple, while award-winning Citrix HDX technology delights end users.

Pre-integrated services to meet your business needs

Deliver secure virtual apps and desktops to any device. This service enables you to maintain complete control over applications, policies and users while delivering the best user experience on any device, under any network condition.

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Provide cloud-based, comprehensive enterprise mobility management (EMM) – including mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management and enterprise-grade productivity apps – for a secure user experience on BYO or corporate devices.

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Meet the mobility and collaboration needs of employees and the data security requirements of the enterprise with this secure enterprise file sync and sharing service.

Deliver secure remote access to web and SaaS applications with zero end point configuration. Add an extra layer of security between the end point and your corporate network, while simplifying access for end users – just click a URL, no need for a VPN.

Leverage a comprehensive lifecycle management solution to accelerate and simplify the design, deployment and on-going management of Citrix workloads and enterprise applications Maintain service quality and high availability with redundancy, automatic scaling and disaster recovery of applications.

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Utilize the most secure way to deliver virtual apps and desktops using Citrix Cloud. NetScaler Gateway Service (NGS) is a cloud based offering that is simple to deploy and manage, ensures availability of XenApp and XenDesktop service and provides the best user experience on any device, under any network condition.

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