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Virtual desktops

Companies today are confronted with a challenge of balancing security and IT resources with demands for remote work. Enabling secure and scalable access to corporate resources can help you keep business moving forward.


Enable and accelerate the shift to remote work flexibly and securely


User authentication and authorization with Google Workspace, IAP, or Active Directory. Encrypted desktop streaming delivers wherever your employees may be.

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Google works with premier partners so you get a best-fit solution running on infrastructure that can scale up and down quickly and cost-effectively.

Forward looking

Increase business agility and reduce operational complexity by migrating and replatforming applications to the cloud.

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High-performance virtual desktop partners

Leading software vendors provide virtual desktop solutions on Google Cloud to meet your specific needs, listed below in alphabetical order: 


Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops secures the delivery of applications and desktops to any device, on any network, empowering a modern digital workspace. Citrix virtualization balances user experience with advanced security and management tools to streamline work for both IT admins and users.


itopia is a cloud-native automation and orchestration solution enabling desktop as a service (DaaS) on Google Cloud. itopia empowers enterprises to migrate VDI workloads to Google Cloud and rapidly deploy Windows virtual desktops and apps to workers on any device.

Nutanix Frame

Nutanix Frame lets you stream your Windows apps and desktops from Google Cloud to any device with a browser. This desktop as a service (DaaS) is easy to deploy and also integrates seamlessly with Chromebooks, Google Drive, and Google Authentication. 


VMware Horizon® 8 simplifies the management and delivery of virtual desktops and apps on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid or multi-cloud configuration. With Google Cloud VMware Engine, customers can natively run Horizon 8, which helps IT control, manage, and protect all of the Windows resources end users want, at the speed they expect, with the efficiency business demands.


Workspot’s turnkey, enterprise-ready SaaS platform leverages Google Cloud to place virtual Windows 10 desktops and workstations at the edge of the Google Cloud region nearest users for unparalleled performance. The fully managed service features predictable flat-rate pricing, which includes the cost of cloud compute, Go-Live Deployment Services, and ongoing support.

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Additional partners

Additional partner options for industry and workload specific use cases.

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