Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Standard for Azure

CVAD Standard for Azure gives you the ultimate virtualisation solution in the public cloud.

Citrix recommend Microsoft Azure for public cloud app and desktop deployment projects, and so does Atlas Cloud.

Benefits of CVAD Standard for Azure

What is CVAD Standard for Azure?

Put simply, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops for Azure (CVAD Standard for Azure) is hands-down the quickest and easiest way to manage, monitor and provision Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS).

Compared to using Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) alone, CVAD Standard for Azure gives a superior user experience from any device thanks to Citrix’s HDX technology and their 3D graphics accelerator.

Using Citrix virtualisation technologies takes up far less bandwidth than standard Microsoft virtualisation. That means employees can stream their virtual apps and desktops with no lag from more places, more effectively.


Access the benefits to CVAD Standard for Azure with Atlas Cloud’s managed services or consultancy.

Superior user experience

CVAD Standard for Azure guarantees a high-definition user experience from any location, no matter how resource-intensive your apps are.

Enable temporary work effectively

CVAD Standard for Azure gives rapid provision of a Windows desktop and apps for seasonal workers, temporary contractors or occasional remote work. Easily close when not in use and pay no licencing fees.

Improve security and GDPR compliance

CVAD Standard for Azure stores all data in one, secure UK location: Microsoft Azure. That means data is never downloaded to devices, giving a dramatic reduction in risk and a high compliance solution.

Enhanced optimisations from AVD

CVAD Standard for Azure is built with added optimisations that further distinguishes it from AVD, including Microsoft Teams and broader support for peripherals (including universal printing).


For over ten years, we’ve specialised in the provision of managed desktop technologies.

Over that time, we’ve developed close relationships with key vendors like Microsoft and Citrix and have seen our DaaS solutions win multiple high-profile awards.

We’ve been audited to high standards for previous high-compliance customer requirements.


Combining industry-standard Cyber Essentials and ISO 27001 accreditations with less-common BS 10012, which assesses adherence to GDPR requirements, you can be confident Atlas Cloud handles personal information with secure processes.

2. Citrix Experts

We’re a Citrix Preferred Partner and are one of only a handful of Citrix managed accounts in Europe. that means we have direct access to the Citrix team when required, which helps speed things up.

We have multiple Citrix-certified solutions advisors and engineers.


As part of our proactive approach to security and service, we regularly arrange for external third-parties to attempt to find vulnerabilities in our systems. If anything’s found, we look to fix them quickly.

4. UK Government Approved

Public-sector organisations in the UK will be relieved to know we are G-Cloud 12 approved.

Private-sector organisations may be encouraged to hear we adhere to UK Government standards in pricing, processes and security.

“We have a good working relationship with Atlas and feel that they have taken the time to understand our business and our requirements.”

Erica Kemp – Business Development Director, Ecus

Working with Atlas Cloud

From consultancy, licencing and implementation through to fully-managed services, as one of the best cloud services companies in the UK, we can help organisations of any size enable secure remote working through Microsoft technologies.

Fully Managed IT Service


We’ll manage the process, end-to-end, so you don’t have to.

Part Managed IT Service


Use our expertise to get up and running but maintain day-to-day control.

Cloud Consultancy


We assist, you deliver. Your environment or ours.

If you’re looking for managed cloud hosting solutions or virtual windows desktops, talk to us today!

Citrix Managed Desktop Pricing

Citrix Managed Desktop is hosted in Microsoft Azure, which uses a pay-per-second usage model. We can help you both predict and also limit your usage with Azure. Atlas Cloud charges a management fee as a small proportion of your Microsoft Azure billings for any relating managed services.

There will also be licencing fees for each CVAD Standard for Azure user active within on calendar month.

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