Unidesk Named a "Major Player" in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Client Virtualization 2013 Vendor Analysis

Desktop Layering Leader Grows 240% in 2013, Ends Year with 580 Customers

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Unidesk desktop layering software simplifies Windows management and VDI

Our strong growth in 2013 has proven that a single, holistic management platform is the way to reduce the TCO of Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon View implementations and enable desktop virtualization to satisfy more use cases.

Marlborough, MA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014

Unidesk Corporation today announced it has been named a “Major Player” in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Client Virtualization 2013 Vendor Analysis (Doc # 245100, December 2013). The rating caps a year in which the desktop layering leader saw its revenue increase 240% and its customer base grow to 580, as more Citrix XenDesktop® and VMware Horizon View™ customers looked to simplify the deployment and management of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

Unidesk® VDI management software combines desktop provisioning, image management, application virtualization, persistent personalization and storage optimization into one simple platform. This unique, converged approach is made possible by Unidesk’s patented desktop layering technology, which enables desktops to be created from reusable, independently managed sets of operating system and application “layers.” The flexibility of layering eliminates the many point tools and consoles that have made VDI too hard to deploy for many organizations and brings new levels of efficiency to the management of Microsoft Windows®.

With Unidesk, VDI administrators have only one gold image of Windows to patch and update, no matter how many different desktop configurations are required. Applications can be packaged and layered on top in minutes, without the challenges of traditional application virtualization. End users enjoy fully persistent desktops that keep all customizations, including user-installed applications. By sharing layers across many desktops, Unidesk® reduces VDI storage capacity requirements up to 80% for both non-persistent and persistent desktops.

“We’re pleased to again be included in IDC’s MarketScape and to be named a Major Player in Client Virtualization,” said Don Bulens, Unidesk CEO. "We’re even happier that so many customers are calling Unidesk ‘the missing piece’ for VDI success. Our strong growth in 2013 has proven that a single, holistic management platform is the way to reduce the TCO of Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon View implementations and enable desktop virtualization to satisfy more use cases.”

To learn more about how Unidesk is accelerating the movement of Windows desktops to the cloud, attend the live webinar featuring architectural engineering services firm STV, Inc. on Thursday, January 16 at 2:00 PM ET. STV Manager of Network Systems Matt Dierolf, together with AEC Solutions Specialist Chris Bradt and Director of Information Systems Steven Icenhour, will explain how Dell, Unidesk and VMware have the firm on track to deploy VDI to more than 1,000 users across 30 regional offices. Register here: http://www.unidesk.com/stv.

The IDC MarketScape: Client Virtualization 2012 Vendor Analysis is available from IDC at http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=245100.

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About IDC Marketscape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Unidesk Corporation

Unidesk is accelerating the movement of Microsoft Windows® desktops to the cloud. Unidesk’s patented desktop layering software is the only effortless way for IT organizations to deliver applications, manage images, sustain user customizations, and optimize storage for Microsoft Windows® desktops virtualized on VMware vSphere®. Hundreds of Citrix XenDesktop® and VMware Horizon View™ customers use Unidesk to make VDI provisioning and Windows management elegantly simple. Unidesk is a privately held company headquartered in Marlborough, Mass., with authorized solution partners around the world. For more information, visit http://www.unidesk.com.

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