Citrix now provides the entire management part of the environment as a cloud-based SaaS. A completely operable scenario is available at the push of a button and in just a few minutes. Here, the pertinent question relates to the location of the workloads, and the Citrix Cloud caters to all variations.
The workloads and the corresponding backend systems can remain completely on-prem or be operated entirely in a public cloud (e.g. Azure or AWS) with their matching backends. A hybrid solution with the best of both worlds is accommodated using two Windows2016 instances (Cloud Connectors). Citrix operates the Citrix Cloud and the associated Cloud Connectors as part of the service, ensuring that the Citrix environment remains up and running smoothly. But it is still necessary to define and build runnable, purposeful images of the workloads.