We are gratified to be a Citrix Ready partner, and to have our virtual desktop management software verified as Citrix Ready
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2010
Unidesk®, the leading innovator of virtual desktop management software, today announced that it has joined the Citrix Ready® program and has competed the Citrix Ready testing process to make its provisioning and personalization solution for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) verified for use with Citrix® XenDesktop®.
Unidesk's ability to capture applications that users install on their virtual desktops and preserve them through frequent patches to Microsoft Windows is important for knowledge workers with advanced client computing requirements. By supporting user-installed applications and other user customizations without having to significantly increase storage capacity, Unidesk improves the XenDesktop user experience and reduces overall Total Cost of Ownership. The combined offering can help ensure the success of XenDesktop pilots, and expand production implementations to a broader set of enterprise use cases.
"Unidesk adds significant value and innovation to our customers' XenDesktop deployments and we welcome the company as a Citrix Ready partner," said Harry Labana, vice president and chief technology officer, Desktop Division at Citrix. "Solutions like Unidesk help drive growth for virtual desktops across the enterprise by giving users the ability to personalize their desktops to have the same or better experience than they had with a traditional PC. We look forward to continued collaboration with Unidesk to provide a powerful virtual desktop experience for our customers."
User-Installed Applications and Storage Reduction - At the Same Time
Traditionally, IT organizations implementing VDI have had to choose between low storage costs or a flexible end user experience. Supporting knowledge workers who need to install their own applications has meant migrating full PC disk images to expensive data center storage. Keeping storage costs down has meant sacrificing support for user-installed applications and other types of desktop personalization.
Unidesk enables XenDesktop customers to benefit from storage savings and user-installed applications at the same time. With Unidesk, IT administrators can create desktops from independently packaged and provisioned operating system, application, and personalization layers.
Unidesk's ability to share the operating system and application layers across many desktops sharply reduces the storage requirements and costs needed to implement XenDesktop, since redundant copies of Microsoft Windows and large applications such as Microsoft Office are eliminated.
Unidesk's ability to preserve personalization layers through desktops reboots means user-installed applications are sustained through patches and upgrades to Microsoft Windows, helping Citrix XenDesktop satisfy more sophisticated knowledge workers.
"We are gratified to be a Citrix Ready partner, and to have our virtual desktop management software verified as Citrix Ready," said Don Bulens, Unidesk President and CEO. "IT organizations with a commitment to XenDesktop can now confidently expand their implementations to satisfy even the most demanding users, knowing that user-installed application support is possible without having to break the budget on storage. We look forward to working with Citrix and its solution partners to reduce the overall total cost of ownership of VDI and accelerate XenDesktop deployments."
About the Citrix Ready Program
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix® XenDesktop ®, XenApp™, XenServer®, NetScaler® and GoToMeeting®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 12,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. The Citrix Ready program received the Alliance Excellence Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for creating a strong community of alliances through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at http://www.citrix.com .
Unidesk (http://www.unidesk.com ) is the management solution for desktop virtualization that makes IT and end users fall in love with virtual desktops. Unidesk is the only software solution that delivers all three requirements needed for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) success - storage efficiency, 100% personalization of the user experience, and simple, failure-proof provisioning and patching of Microsoft Windows and any application. The company's patent-pending desktop layering technology gives IT unprecedented control over desktop administration, while giving end users the ability to completely customize their desktops for maximum productivity and job satisfaction. Unidesk is a privately-held company with worldwide headquarters in Marlborough, MA USA. For more information, visit the virtual desktop management blog or http://www.unidesk.com .
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