Is Unidesk an App-V Competitor for Application Packaging?

Posted by Thomas Willingham on Sep 26, 2016

Unidesk has been considered an App-V alternative in VDI environments since we first came to market. Now, with our new award-winning support for Citrix XenApp, where App-V is often used to virtualize apps on published desktop and application servers, we’re getting asked more frequently if Unidesk is an App-V competitor. The answer is "it depends."

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VMworld Perspectives: University Explains How Unidesk Simplifies App Management in VDI

Posted by Meghan Simmons on Sep 9, 2016

Last week at VMworld, we had the opportunity to catch up with many of our customers. Some just stopped by to say hi. Some gave presentations on their successful Unidesk deployments in our booth theater. Others came by to talk about the new Unidesk 4 release that won a Best of VMworld 2016 award. And others hung around to talk with attendees about how much time Unidesk has saved them and how easy Unidesk makes app packaging and image management in their VDI and Citrix XenApp environments. A few even pushed Unidesk staff out of the way and began conducting product demos on their own!

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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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How Much Is Patch Tuesday Costing Your IT Team?

Posted by TJ Racherla on Oct 22, 2015

In 2003, Microsoft began regularly releasing security patches for Windows on the second Tuesday of each month - an event that became known as Patch Tuesday. In addition to the dozen Tuesdays each year, emergency “out-of-band” (OOB) patches can be released by Microsoft at any time. A few patches every month doesn’t sound so bad ... until you realize there is a serious problem that makes Patch Tuesday suck IT resources the way a Hoover eats dust. That problem is image sprawl.

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3 Financial Services Firms Get VDI Right on the Money

Posted by TJ Racherla on Sep 23, 2015

The financial services industry operates under constant regulatory pressures. Yet it needs to be agile enough to respond to client needs and rapidly changing market conditions. The ability to function with quick turnaround times, capitalize on opportunities, and provide end user computing resources in a highly secure and reliable fashion is why more banks and credit unions are moving to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). This is why we're excited to spotlight 3 of them in the next episode of our VDI customer success webinar series.

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Texas Healthcare Facility Streamlines Desktop Management with VDI

Posted by TJ Racherla on Sep 14, 2015

San Benito Medical Associates have been providing health care services to South Texas communities for over 50 years. Specializing in family practice and general surgery, their physicians offer personalized, comprehensive care with thoughtful attention given to patients, their medical history, lifestyle and current condition.

Justin Williams, Director of Technology at the facility, recently explained in a webinar how desktop virtualization with Nimble Storage and Unidesk, supported by Texas-based virtualization and storage solutions provider Freeit, has simplified management for IT while improving desktop mobility and application access. Here is a short summary of what he said, along with a link to the on-demand recording so you can hear for yourself!

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Webinar: A Year In The Life With VDI At North Bend Medical Center

Posted by TJ Racherla on Sep 8, 2015

Our previous blog highlighted our customer webinar featuring Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The CTO office did an amazing job explaining how they are scaling to 3,000 desktops. And they invited end users on to share their perspectives on what VDI has meant to them and their work productivity. We’re thrilled to be back with yet another customer success story for you – only this time, we’re telling North Bend Medical Center's story in retrospect!

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Think You’ve Hit The Utopia Of Virtualized Healthcare? 5 Reasons Why You Haven’t

Posted by TJ Racherla on Aug 13, 2015

If you liked “4 Hour Workweek”, You’ll Love Unidesk!

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Unidesk for Hyper-V Feature: Application Layering for Microsoft VDI

Posted by Ron Oglesby on Feb 13, 2015

In my last video blog, I showed how Unidesk for Hyper-V brings simplicity and scalability to the mangement of RDS collections and desktops. Today's video shows how Unidesk application layering technology makes application virtualization issues a thing of the past for Microsoft VDI.

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Is Layering a ThinApp Alternative?

Posted by Andrew Nadeau on Oct 27, 2014

Is Unidesk layering a ThinApp alternative? This is a question we get asked all the time. Like many answers to questions in IT, it depends on your use case and what you are trying to accomplish.

If you're looking for an easier and more powerful way to deliver applications in VDI, and you'd rather the applications appear as if they are locally installed instead of isolated, then yes.

If you're looking to isolate a subset of your apps in their own "bubbles" so they don't conflict with each other, then no.

A closer look at the two approaches will help you understand when app layering can and cannot be a ThinApp alternative.

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