a leader in integrating and automating critical IT tasks, today
announced new Cloud Best Practice Guides which outline the architecture
and support of Ivanti DesktopNow, powered by AppSense, for hosting in
Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new resources
showcase how to move on-premises DesktopNow server infrastructure into
the cloud for optimizing and securing Windows desktops of all types:
physical, virtual and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).
According to Gartner, by 2019 50% of new Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) users will be deployed on DaaS platforms. To
support this active move to the cloud, Ivanti DesktopNow uniquely
provides desktop management in the cloud while also automating migration
to cloud infrastructure and supporting hybrid models. With the ability
to move users between on-premises and cloud environments at will,
DesktopNow gives IT control and optimization of Windows desktops
everywhere, using the most cost-effective and secure deployment model.
DesktopNow, powered by AppSense, is already a proven cloud-era
technology architected using web services that has delivered scalable,
enterprise-ready solutions for many years. It's a natural extension to
support our customers and partners as they move this infrastructure to
the cloud," said Jon Rolls, Vice President of Product Management,
Ivanti. "With these Best Practice Guides, IT can provide a controlled
and optimized experience to desktop users without additional on-premises
Ivanti DesktopNow supports the following desktop models:
- DaaS and Virtual Desktops in the Cloud -
Supporting both virtual desktops (VDI) and published desktops in the
cloud, DesktopNow services can be hosted in the same cloud
infrastructure to smooth onboarding and maximize user acceptance.
- IaaS for Hybrid Desktops -
With the DesktopNow infrastructure hosted in Azure or AWS, all desktops
securely communicate with a scalable, highly available cloud service
that protects and optimizes the user on physical and virtual desktops,
no matter where they are.
- Citrix Cloud Implementations -
DesktopNow also supports Citrix Cloud and Citrix Lifecycle Manager
(CLM). A launch partner for Citrix Cloud CLM, Ivanti technology allows
automated creation and deployment of best practice blueprints for Citrix
Ivanti DesktopNow Plus is
a workspace management solution that simplifies desktop deployments and
administration, increasing productivity to reduce IT costs and secure
endpoints. With DesktopNow Plus, IT organizations can deliver a
personalized, compliant desktop regardless of user location or device.
The solution also eases Windows 10 migrations and enables secure file
sync, sharing and data access.
The DesktopNow Cloud Best Practice Guide for Microsoft Azure can be downloaded here. The DesktopNow Cloud Best Practices Guide for AWS can be downloaded here. The DesktopNow Citrix CLM (Smart Tools) Blueprint is available to Citrix customers using Smart Tools to automate deployment.