Tech Intelligence Bulletin (HG Insights) – IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, has launched a new bundle, available through Ingram Micro Inc., that combines best-in-breed products from IGEL and Citrix to simplify the delivery of high performance end user computing with “anywhere access” in the cloud.

Ideal for organizations that need to rapidly address their aging Microsoft Windows 7 endpoints before end of support on 14 January 2020, the new combined offering simplifies the migration of Windows desktops to Azure for the cloud workspace environment that improves security and control while lowering operational cost.

“The time to take action is now”

“If you’re still running Windows 7 the time to take action is now,” said Jed Ayres, President and CEO, IGEL Technology North America. “But rather than being a dilemma, it’s an opportunity. Now companies can transform their end user computing into the modern, agile and productive environment users want. 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. 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.”

Combined solution enables organizations to take full advantage

The new combined solution from IGEL, Citrix and Ingram Micro enables organizations to take full advantage of public cloud desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) workspaces from the Microsoft Azure cloud in the form of Windows Virtual Desktops (WVDs). The solution includes Citrix Workspace, a unified, secure and intelligent work platform that transforms the employee experience by organizing, guiding, and automating all activities people need to do their best work anywhere, anytime from any device. It also features IGEL Workspace Edition software which combines the IGEL OS next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces and IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) for legendary endpoint management and control simplicity. The Citrix/IGEL combined solution is available as a single offering from Ingram Micro, further enhancing the simplified adoption of WVD DaaS workspaces.

“Making Windows 10 from the cloud the new reality”

“This new offer from Ingram Micro combines the unique strengths of both Citrix and IGEL to enable organizations to realize the full benefits of Windows 10 without the typical pain of migration,” said Nabeel Youakim, Vice President, Product & Solutions Architecture, 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. We used to say ‘the cloud is coming.’ Now it’s here with Microsoft Azure and WVD. With Ingram Micro’s new offer, Citrix and IGEL are playing a key role in making Windows 10 from the cloud the new reality.”

“We’re excited to be the only distribution partner to offer the complete Citrix and IGEL solution, which is proven to address the increasing business need for end point security—allowing users anywhere, anytime access to workloads and applications in a secure environment,” said Jim Veraldi, Executive Director, Advanced Solutions, Ingram Micro. “Our unique virtualized offering will make it easier for our partners and MSPs to offer a more secure, transformative and productive solution for the delivery of users’ workloads, apps and desktops hosted by Azure.”

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