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Unidesk at Citrix Synergy 2016: Top 5 Things You Need to Know

Posted by TJ Racherla on May 10, 2016

Unidesk is proud to be a Gold sponsor of Citrix Synergy this year, being held May 24 – 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

You can find us at Booth 615G - or just look for the Unidesk tower! That's where we will be showcasing our application management innovations, which are redefining how Citrix XenApp server farms and XenDesktop VDI environments are managed at scale.

For all regulars and newbies at the event, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 things you can expect from Unidesk at Synergy.

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Global Law Firm Reveals the Secrets to Award-Winning VDI

Posted by TJ Racherla on May 5, 2016

In IT, you usually only hear from end users when something is slow or broken. But global law firm Jenner and Block implemented an award-winning virtual desktop infrastructure that is working so well, the firm's attorneys are contacting IT from as far away as Switzerland and India to tell them how happy they are with the experience.

What's the secret to their VDI success?

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TechTarget: Unidesk Part of All-Star Lineup for Mission Critical VDI at Major Health Laboratory

Posted by TJ Racherla on May 2, 2016

Another Unidesk customer is in the news as a result of their successful application and desktop virtualization deployment. TechTarget SearchDisasterRecovery just published "Health Network Labs doubles up for disaster recovery" detailing how the Pennsylvania-based diagnostic testing center has implemented best-in-class VDI with Unidesk for application and image management. VDI and other virtual workloads are so critical that Health Network Labs has created a mirrored environment with technologies from Cisco, Citrix, EMC, Imprivata, Unidesk, and VMware to ensure availability.

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[VIDEO] How Shannon Medical Updates Their "Monster" EMR - McKesson Paragon - in VDI

Posted by TJ Racherla on Apr 14, 2016

Healthcare VDI projects are complex, and often hit roadblocks when it comes to virtualizing mission-critical apps like Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software. But this isn't the case for Shannon Medical Center.

The Texas-based healthcare organization is avoiding EMR app virtualization challenges in VDI and simplifying delivery and patching of more than 150 apps with Unidesk application lifecycle management software. One of their 150 apps is their "Monster" EMR, McKesson Paragon.

Mike Russell, Assistant IT Director at Shannon Medical Center, shows in 90 seconds how they're using Unidesk as the solution to their McKesson EMR image management, application delivery, and personalization challenges.

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Unidesk Makes CRN 2016 Data Center 100 List

Posted by TJ Racherla on Mar 24, 2016

Unidesk is proud to have been named to CRN's 2016 Data Center 100 list and Top 20 Virtualization Vendors alongside industry leaders Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware. While we're honored to be part of this prestigious list, we realize that it is due to the growing support and advocacy of our channel partners that we have been recognized by CRN.

Having great technology helps, too, and we're thrilled that our new Unidesk 4 platform extends our industry-leading application management solution from VDI to Citrix XenApp, taking traditional server-based computing to places it has never been.

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How USF Health Scaled VDI & Epic to 3,000 Users

Posted by TJ Racherla on Mar 23, 2016

This is part 1 of a 2-part blog series. The first gives an overview of USF Health’s 3,000 user Epic and VDI rollout. The second summarizes the business benefits that USF Health is now realizing.

Giving care providers mobile access to Epic EMR and hundreds of other key apps can be a real IT challenge when every group has unique requirements. This is why many healthcare organizations are using VDI with Unidesk application management to enhance provider access to clinical apps, comply with HIPAA and meaningful use mandates, and enable clinicians to spend more time on patient care and less time on logins.

USF Health is one such organization. We featured them in our Customer Success webinar series to find out the technologies and strategies their two-person end user computing team is using to efficiently scale VDI and Epic, and keep 3,000 users happy. This blog summarizes what they told the audience.

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What’s the common thread between these two 3,000 user Epic EMR and VDI deployments?

Posted by TJ Racherla on Mar 11, 2016

USF Health in Florida and Lakeland Health in Michigan are both using virtual desktops as the delivery vehicle for Epic EMR and other clinical applications to their 3,000 physicians, nurses, and staff.

While one uses VMware Horizon and vSphere and the other Citrix XenDesktop and Microsoft Hyper-V for desktop virtualization, both have standardized on the same solution for application management: Unidesk.

The end user computing architects at both institutions recently shared their project goals, designs, and implementation strategies in separate webinars attended by nearly 1,000 healthcare IT professionals. In case you missed it, here are the links to the webinar recordings.

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With Unidesk and VDI, Snow Day Means Business As Usual for Leading Law Firm

Posted by TJ Racherla on Mar 10, 2016

Unidesk law firm customer Ober Kaler was recently featured in the Maryland Daily Record for the advanced mobile access they’re granting their employees with virtual desktops and Unidesk application management software.

The article, Because of technology, snow day means business as usual explains how the recent “snowmageddon” in Baltimore had no effect on Ober Kaler’s business operations and client service. Attorneys and staff worked from home with access to all applications, even though the firm's office was officially closed on the day of the storm.

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What Do These 3 Successful VDI Deployments Have in Common?

Posted by TJ Racherla on Mar 4, 2016

We kicked off the New Year with three awesome customer webinars in our End User Computing Customer Webinar Series, which spotlights IT professionals who are modernizing their Windows workspaces with the help of Unidesk application lifecycle management technology.

Even though all three customers are using three different connectivity solutions (Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix XenDesktop, and VMware Horizon), and two different virtualization platforms (Hyper-V and vSphere), their VDI deployments have one technology in common: Unidesk.

Unidesk's openness should not come as a surprise. We're known for our numerous customer successes with VMware Horizon. We're also known for being Microsoft's image management partner for scaling Microsoft VDI on Hyper-V and making it easy to move Windows apps to the cloud with Azure RemoteApp. Our innovations for Citrix have also been in the news lately, and many Citrix customers with large XenApp farms are already making enterprise commitments to Unidesk.

In case you missed it, here's how the 3 customers are using Unidesk with their chosen infrastructure and end user computing platforms. The full webinar recordings let you listen to your peers explain how they are making application and desktop management easier for their IT organizations, while delivering fast, secure 24x7 access to Windows apps for their end users.

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Spotlight on Unidesk's App Layering Innovations at MVPDays Canada

Posted by TJ Racherla on Mar 1, 2016

After our well-received sessions at the Microsoft MVPDays in western Canada last fall, we’re excited to be a Platinum sponsor of the multi-city IT Pro Community Road Show again, this time in eastern Canada. Look for Unidesk this week at the following locations and venues:

  • February 29, 2016, Toronto
  • Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Vaughan, 3201 Highway 7 West, ON, Canada
  • March 2, 2016, Ottawa
  • Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • March 4, 2016, Montreal
  • Delta Montreal, 475 Avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montreal, QC, Canada

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Another Unidesk Customer Featured in Windows IT Pro

Posted by TJ Racherla on Feb 22, 2016

Last month, two Unidesk manufacturing customers - Dayton Superior and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing USA - made headlines as the subject of Windows IT Pro magazine’s hit story, "From Water Pumps to Sports Bikes, Manufacturers like Their VDI".

This month, another Unidesk customer - Montgomery County, PA - was featured in the magazine’s new story, "Law enforcement ups its VDI game." The article explains how local, state, and federal agencies are enhancing mobility and streamlining application management for their workforces, while realizing additional benefits such as better security and lower costs.

For those who think virtualizing desktops and apps is more expensive than doing things the same old way with PCs, the facts shared in this story prove otherwise.

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Unidesk's Innovations for Citrix XenApp: Webinar FAQs & First Look

Posted by TJ Racherla on Feb 11, 2016

If you haven't heard about Unidesk's new application layering breakthroughs that will completely change what is possible with Citrix XenApp, then you probably missed one of our most popular webinars, too! The other day, Unidesk Chief Solution Architect Ron Oglesby and Chief Marketing Officer Tom Rose held a webinar on our new capabilities that included a live "First Look" demo by Ron.

Citrix CTPs, EUC evangelists, and customers were completely blown away and asked a ton of questions. For those of you who missed it, here are the Top 5 questions that were asked, Ron's answers, and the video clip of Ron's demo.

Citrix XenApp, Unidesk 4.0, Session Containers, Citrix PVS, AppDisk, Webinar FAQs, Unidesk Elastic Layering   |   Read this post >

K-12 School Cracks the Code to Low-Cost VDI

Posted by TJ Racherla on Feb 4, 2016

Last week, we aired the first episode in our 2016 End User Computing Customer Webinar Series, which spotlights IT professionals who are modernizing their Windows workspaces with the help of Unidesk application lifecycle management technology. Our 2015 webinar series featured a large number of Citrix and VMware customers. To even it out, we kicked off the new year with a Microsoft customer who is using Unidesk to scale VDI with in-the-box Windows Server technologies - for about $400 per desktop. Yes, you read that right. $400 per desktop, all-inclusive!

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What Blew Citrix CTPs Away In This EUC Podcast?

Posted by TJ Racherla on Jan 25, 2016

Frontline Chatter, a leading end user computing community podcast recently featured Unidesk's Chief Solution Architect, Ron Oglesby in their "fresh out of Citrix Summit" episode on the latest news in EUC.

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Unidesk Customers Star in Windows IT Pro's "VDI in Manufacturing" Story

Posted by TJ Racherla on Jan 14, 2016

With all the buzz around Unidesk's announced innovations for Citrix XenApp and traditional Server-Based Computing (SBC) this week, it was cool to see our VDI customers in the spotlight again. Windows IT Pro magazine's story "From Water Pumps to Sports Bikes, Manufacturers Like Their VDI" stars two of our manufacturing customers - Dayton Superior and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing USA. One uses Citrix XenDesktop and the other VMware Horizon for workspace connectivity. But both attribute much of their VDI success to Unidesk, which they use to manage and deliver all of their Windows apps.

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Desktop & Application Virtualization Best Practices from 37 Unidesk Customers

Posted by TJ Racherla on Dec 29, 2015

Enterprises of all sizes continued to implement desktop and application virtualization throughout 2015 as the way to mobilize Windows apps and streamline IT operations. Whether they opted for Citrix, Microsoft, or VMware as their end user computing or virtualization platforms, Unidesk was their choice for application and image management. 37 of our customers were gracious enough to share their experiences with their IT peers in our 2015 Customer Webinar Series. All were recorded and are available on-demand as a resource to IT professionals. If you’re looking for real-life reviews, lessons learned, and tips/tricks on application delivery, VDI, and remote desktops, there’s no better place to start. Those of you who collected baseball cards as kids will appreciate the format!

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Unidesk Named to Dell Founders 50

Posted by TJ Racherla on Dec 17, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Unidesk has been selected by the Dell Ventures team to join Dell Founders 50 2016!

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Use RDSH and Unidesk to Solve Windows 10 App Compatibility Issues

Posted by TJ Racherla on Dec 2, 2015

A new announcement from Gartner confirms what most in the IT industry already know: Windows 10 is well on its way to becoming the most widely installed operating system ever. Microsoft estimates that 12 million business PCs are running Windows 10 and that it has been downloaded over 110 million times. Gartner agrees, predicting that 50% of all enterprises will have started Windows deployments by the end of 2016. What does this mean for enterprise IT?

Already, employees are bringing their own devices to work with Windows 10 preinstalled, and are expecting access to existing Windows business apps. This presents a major challenge for IT, as some older apps may be incompatible with the new OS. If your IT organization isn't ready to do a complete Windows 10 migration, how do you handle this Windows 10 app compatibility issue? With remote desktop session host (RDSH) technology and Unidesk app layering.

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure & App Layering Transform End User Computing

Posted by TJ Racherla on Nov 19, 2015

By themselves, application layering and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) are game-changers for IT organizations. Put them together, and they completely transform how Windows desktops and applications can be delivered in the new mobile enterprise. That's never been more evident than in the last 2 weeks, with Unidesk and our HCI partners Nutanix and Gridstore making news for modernizing customers' end user computing environments, while reducing costs.

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End Users Speak: App Mobility with VDI Increases Employee Productivity

Posted by TJ Racherla on Nov 16, 2015

We're often asked about what the end user reaction is to having their PCs replaced with virtual desktops or published apps. Do they like it? More importantly, will they accept it? We got the answer directly from the end users themselves on our recent webinar with Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Government, Customers, VMware, End-Users, Unidesk, App Mobility, Tintri   |   Read this post >
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