Customer Extends Citrix XenApp with Unidesk - Projects $3.6M Savings

Posted by Tom Rose on Sep 12, 2016

We're winning enterprise customers since the launch of our new, highly scalable Unidesk 4 platform, which now supports VMware Horizon in addition to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. The larger size and scope of these projects, however, puts a much greater emphasis on economic return. You can't blame CFOs for wanting to know how fast Unidesk is going to pay for itself and how they'll save money.

One area of impact that has caught their attention is using Unidesk to better leverage existing Citrix XenApp investments instead of perpetuating costly PC refresh cycles. Here's the situation at one healthcare organization, who plans to save more than $3.6 million by not having to buy 3,900 new PCs.

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Unidesk 4 Provides Enterprise Scale

Posted by Thomas Willingham on Aug 15, 2016

Although Unidesk has been known for helping thousands of mid-market customers transform application management, a lot of the buzz around our new Unidesk 4 platform is how it now scales to the largest enterprises. Scale is critically important when discussing enterprise solutions. You want to ensure the solution you purchase today can grow with your needs. You want to ‘invest’ in a solution that supports your enterprise strategy today and in the future.

Let’s look at how Unidesk 4 provides enterprise-class scale.

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Unidesk Enables Customers Cloud Migration

Posted by Thomas Willingham on Aug 8, 2016

In the post Your Hypervisor & Cloud Mobility Strategy Just Got Easier with Unidesk Platform Layers, I outline how the Platform Layer lets you publish the same Layered Image and deliver the same Elastic Layers to any hypervisor or cloud for any VDI or session-based deployment. This solution helps you create a migration strategy for the cloud.

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Real-Time App Delivery for Citrix XenApp and VDI – a Deeper Look at Unidesk Elastic Layering

Posted by Thomas Willingham on Jul 27, 2016

Elastic LayeringTM was announced back in April, when we provided a preview of how Unidesk 4 could deliver unique apps in real time to Citrix XenApp sessions. This new ability to attach virtual disks at login and give XenApp users logging into the same server different apps was one of the reasons that Unidesk 4 won Best of Citrix Synergy Award for New Technology. Now that this capability is available for XenApp, and for VDI – it’s time to  take a deeper look at the technology. After my technical overview, I include a short video by our Chief Solution Architect Ron Oglesby that visually explains how Unidesk Elastic Layering works.

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[VIDEO] How Unidesk Application Layers are Deployed

Posted by Thomas Willingham on Jul 12, 2016

Unidesk recently won the Best of Citrix Synergy 2016 Award for New Technology for innovations in application layering. You may have read about two of the innovations - delivering unique apps in real-time to XenApp sessions and enabling apps to be packaged once for delivery on-prem or to the cloud - that led to this award.

A new 2-part video has just been released revealing more about these innovations. Part 1 is a technical overview. Part 2 is a live demo. If you want to know more about how Unidesk transforms app packaging and lifecycle management for all types of digital workspaces, including session-based computing and VDI, either on-premises or in the cloud, check them out here!

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Unidesk and App Volumes in the News

Posted by Thomas Willingham on Jul 7, 2016

Unidesk and VMware App Volumes continue to draw comparisons as the leading solutions for install-free application packaging and delivery using virtual disk "layers." Both were in the news again recently. TechTarget SearchVirtualDesktop's story "VMware App Volumes 3.0 confusion frustrates customers" includes commentary from customers of both products, and substantiates many of the technical differences explained in the blog "Comparing Unidesk and App Volumes."

While there are many differences between Unidesk and App Volumes, two stood out in the TechTarget story.

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Your Hypervisor & Cloud Mobility Strategy Just Got Easier with Unidesk Platform Layers

Posted by Thomas Willingham on Jun 27, 2016

If you have worked with digital workspaces for any length of time, the issue of image and application management has come up. Unidesk is well-known for simplifying application packaging and image management for digital workspaces delivered by Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware Horizon, Microsoft VDI, Azure IaaS/RDS, etc. We’re winning awards for our ability to capture any Windows desktop app as a virtual disk “layer” and deliver it to users without installation, giving them just the apps they need, when they need them.

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Citrix XenApp vs XenDesktop: How to Decide

Posted by Tom Rose on May 23, 2016

Shared hosted desktops and published apps with Citrix XenApp? Or full virtual machines for every user with Citrix XenDesktop? The Citrix XenApp vs XenDesktop decision used to be pretty clear. But with new application layering innovations that can deliver unique apps and personalization in real-time to every XenApp user, the line between traditional server based computing (XenApp) and VDI (XenDesktop) has been blurred.

This blog summarizes the traditional differences between XenApp and XenDesktop, explains how Unidesk application management software changes the equation, and then provides a new decision matrix for the two Citrix hosted workspace solutions, so you can decide which is right for you, your users, and your business.

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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.

Citrix XenApp, Unidesk 4.0, Unidesk Layering, Elastic Layering, Session Containers, Citrix PVS, End User Computing, Podcasts, PVS Integration, EUC   |   Read this post >

Unidesk Announces Elastic Layering and Session Container Breakthroughs for Citrix XenApp

Posted by Tom Rose on Jan 11, 2016

Today at Citrix Summit in Las Vegas, we announced major new layering innovations for Citrix XenApp that will change how everyone looks at Server-Based Computing (SBC). Our last blog set the stage for why today's Unidesk-XenApp news is so big. Here, we summarize the press release and the impact on enterprise IT organizations and service providers who are using Citrix XenApp -- as well as XenDesktop -- for modern workspace delivery.

Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenApp, Unidesk Layering, Elastic Layering, Session Container, AppDNA, Citrix PVS, Persistent Session, XenApp Personlization   |   Read this post >
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