Azure Virtual Desktop & GO-Global

Last Updated:
April 11, 2024

Azure Virtual Desktop & GO-Global: a Comparison

Azure® Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows® Virtual Desktop) and GO-Global® are similar on one regard—both solutions enable Windows ISVs to deliver their applications to customers located anywhere. Beyond that similarity, however, there are substantial differences.

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a cloud-based service from Microsoft® that virtualizes Windows operating systems and delivers virtualized Windows desktops and applications from Azure to end users. According to Microsoft, it is aimed at enterprise customers.

GO-Global is an application publishing solution that will work in any public, private, or hybrid cloud to deliver Windows applications to end users. GO-Global’s ISV customers range in size from ISVs with under 100 customers to some with more than 10,000 customers.

The table immediately below provides a comparison between AVD and GO-Global.

Comparing AVD and GO-Global

AVD vs. GO-Global

Bottom line? Windows ISVs that opt to deliver their application using AVD relinquish the ability to control:

  • Application delivery
  • Application configuration
  • Their corporate brand
  • Their customer’s experience when using the application; and
  • Their ability to define application security policies.

With GO-Global, you can choose the cloud and/or cloud service that works best for you. GO-Global will give your customers a great user experience, whatever the network. GO-Global will not obscure your brand. And, GO-Global enables you to determine how your app is secured and will not restrict your choice of SSO providers.

Additionally, Windows ISVs using AVD to deliver their application pay for every user, no matter how often the user opens and uses the application. With GO-Global, you pay for concurrent users, not named users, which saves you money on licensing.

Want more control and more choice for your application cloud delivery? Consider GO-Global.

GO-Global works with any public, private, or hybrid cloud to deliver great performance, even over low bandwidth connections. Despite its low cost, GO-Global delivers enterprise-level scalability and security but is easy to install, configure, and use, with considerably less technology overhead required for implementation.

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