Unidesk 3.0 helps extend Windows Server and Hyper-V platforms

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 11 March 2015
Unidesk 3.0 helps extend Windows Server and Hyper-V platforms

Unidesk, a provider of desktop and application management software for the cloud, has made available its Unidesk 3.0 layering technology.

Unidesk 3.0 helps extend the Windows Server and Hyper-V platforms and deliver efficient, scalable management of the Microsoft virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) experience.

With the new release, enterprises that are looking to host desktops and applications within their private clouds using Hyper-V and VDI will be able to simplify application deployment, eliminate image sprawl, offer personalisation and achieve scalable management of VDI users, desktops and collections.

With complexity and application delivery among the biggest issues faced by companies looking to deploy VDI, Unidesk 3.0 offers a solution to meet the challenges that are posed.

“According to the latest IDC research, Hyper-V units were on track to capture one third of the x86 hypervisor deployments in 2014,” said Robert Young, Research Manager, Cloud & Virtualisation System Software, IDC. “Solutions like Unidesk that make it easier to virtualise desktop workloads on Hyper-V could accelerate that growth. For companies looking to overcome the cost and complexity challenges that have hindered VDI adoption to date, Unidesk for Hyper-V is a solution that should be explored.”

The layering technology enables Windows operating systems, applications and personalisation to be delivered and managed from a central installation point as modular virtual disks.

Thanks to the technology’s ability to virtualise every component of the desktop above the hypervisor, Microsoft VDI is significantly enhanced with powerful new capabilities, including application layering, Windows operating systems layering, desktop provisioning, persistent personalisation, storage optimisation, Microsoft RDS integration, and Citrix XenDesktop integration.

“Unidesk’s innovative layering technology for Microsoft VDI takes the delivery and the management of virtualised Windows desktops and applications to a new level,” said Andrew Conway, Senior Director, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility. “We are excited to welcome Unidesk to our partner ecosystem as they bring great new capabilities to businesses of all sizes that are deploying remote desktops and apps.”

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