Unidesk wins Best of Citrix Synergy 2016 Award for New Technology

Posted by Andrew Nadeau on May 31, 2016

Best of Citrix Synergy 2016 for New TechnologyThe traffic at our booth was constant. The presentations in our theater by our customers Centra Health, Credit Acceptance, Cook Children's Hospital, Northeast Georgia Health System, Sunrise Health, St. Luke's Health System, and Westminster Savings Credit Union were well-attended. The meetings with our partners were productive.

Just when it seemed like the Citrix Synergy conference couldn't get any better, we learned that Unidesk 4 won a Best of Citrix Synergy 2016 award in the New Technology category.

Award-winning innovations

An independent team of judges consisting of experts and editors from SearchVirtualDesktop.com reviewed and evaluated products according to innovation, value, performance, reliability, and ease of use. They gave out awards in 5 categories:

  1. Application, Data and Network Security
  2. Desktop and Application Delivery
  3. Storage, Networking and Infrastructure
  4. New Technology
  5. Best of Show

Our newly re-architected Unidesk 4 was the winner in the New Technology category for bringing 3 unique innovations to the end user computing market.

Unidesk Layered Images™

Unidesk is the only layering technology that can package every component of a Windows workspace - even the OS itself - as a virtual disk "layer." Unidesk 4 leverages this unique capability to eliminate image management in Citrix XenApp environments. Citrix admins can combine the same Windows Server OS layer with any combination of app layers to create standard Windows images. Unidesk's connector for Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) automatically delivers these Layered Images to the PVS store so they can be delivered to XenApp servers. No matter how many different XenApp silos, PVS vDisks, and server configurations an enterprise has, the Windows Server OS layer and all app layers only have to be managed, patched, and updated once.

Unidesk Elastic Layering™

Unidesk Elastic Layering is our new "hot-add" technology that attaches app layers at user logon to virtual desktops and - in an industry first - individual XenApp sessions. Users logging onto the same XenApp server can now have different apps delivered to their sessions based on Active Directory user and group membership. This new technology makes the XenApp vs XenDesktop decision harder and gives customers more options, since XenApp shared hosted desktops can now deliver one-off and departmental apps to individual users, much like XenDesktop virtual desktops.

Microsoft Azure and Hybrid Cloud Support

The big news at Synergy 2016 was the rekindled partnership between Citrix and Microsoft. Citrix has selected Microsoft Azure as its preferred and strategic cloud for all future products. Citrix cloud investments will be centered in Azure, and Citrix will help customers accelerate their move to the cloud by delivering “as-a-service” versions of its solutions hosted in Azure.

Unidesk 4 is the best solution for Citrix customers who are planning to move to Azure:

  1. Unidesk is the only solution that enables the same apps packaged for on-premises XenApp and XenDesktop deployments to be delivered to Azure. Using Unidesk's connector for Azure, Layered Images can be published to XenApp and RDSH servers in the cloud to eliminate the need to build and maintain custom images for every application combination.
  2. Unidesk is the only Azure-certified application management solution.
  3. Unidesk is the only app management solution available in the Azure Marketplace whose management appliance itself can be hosted in Azure.

Said the judges, "Unidesk completely rebuilt its platform so it works with on-premises platforms and Microsoft Azure. Being able to deploy virtual machines composed of layers to any platform is a unique and valuable feature."

Best of Citrix Synergy 2016
Unidesk Chief Marketing Officer Tom Rose holding the Best of Citrix Synergy 2016 Award for New Technology presented by industry expert Brian Madden.

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Posted by Andrew Nadeau on May 31, 2016

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