Citrix XenDesktop and Azure / Amazon Licencing
Posted on 2014-01-10
I have a question about the Citrix XenDesktop solution.
It is my understanding that Microsoft now allow RDS on Azure (and I assume this applies to Amazon as well). However they still quote that
"Virtual desktop or VDI deployments that deliver desktop environments using virtualized Windows client operating systems, such as Windows 7 and Windows 8, will continue to not be allowed on Azure, because Windows client OS product use rights prohibit such use on multi-tenant/shared cloud environments"
Now, my understanding is that XenDesktop on Azure (as supported by Citrix) actually does create VMs for each client user connecting to a remote desktop (ie Win7/8).
Therefore, does this mean that XenDesktop on Azure is technically in breach of the use rights or am I missing something ?
Do the same conditions about XenDesktop apply to Amazon AWS ?