Unidesk

Forget everything you know about traditional application management. Today's Windows app delivery challenges are a result of agent-based approaches developed 30 years ago, and application isolation approaches that were designed to prevent application interoperability. It's time to park these legacy approaches and usher in a new era of Windows application mobility, portability, and flexibility.

Unidesk software can deliver more applications with greater interoperability and less IT impact than any other application management solution. With Unidesk layering innovation, enterprises deploy virtual desktops and session hosts at half the cost, enhance end user computing service delivery, and gain the power to support Windows application mobility on any virtualization or cloud platform.

Explore how Unidesk can help you cost-effectively scale a specific end user computing platform, overcome image management and application delivery challenges in your industry, or solve a specific IT problem.

 

Unidesk Layering

Unidesk is the original inventor of the groundbreaking Windows application delivery technology called layering. Layering is now regarded by Gartner and customers as the best way to deliver Windows applications to any device.

 

Business Agility and IT Efficiency

Unidesk layering makes Windows image management and application delivery dramatically easier and faster. Our average customer experiences a 10X improvement in how fast they can virtualize applications, is able to virtualize 40% more apps, and has only 1 Windows operating system to patch.

Unidesk layering makes Windows image management and application delivery dramatically easier and faster. Our average customer experiences a 10X improvement in how fast they can virtualize applications, is able to virtualize 40% more apps, and has only 1 Windows operating system to patch.

Windows App Mobility at Half the Cost

Unidesk, together with our partner Microsoft, gives customers the option of deploying virtual desktops and remote apps for far less than purchasing new PCs or using traditional VDI technology. By extending native Windows Server capabilities, Unidesk offers a better experience for users and simpler management for IT, at half the cost.

One Windows Instance. All Apps. Any Cloud.

Virtual desktops on-premise with Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft VDI, or VMware Horizon. Published apps with Citrix XenApp or Microsoft RDSH. Remote apps in the cloud with Microsoft Azure. Unidesk supports where you are today and gives you the flexibility to move in any direction tomorrow.

The best way to deliver apps. Period.

Unidesk layering delivers any app to any number of desktops or session hosts as a read-only virtual disk with one normal installation. Apps look as if they are locally installed and are fully interoperable – even if they’re in separate layers. No isolation bubbles, sequencing, or app stacks. No apps left behind.

Patch Windows once. Once.

Unidesk puts an end to image sprawl. We layer Windows as a read-only virtual disk, so you can manage your OS just like your apps. Patch it once. Assign it to any number of VMs. With Unidesk Imageless Management™, VDI, RDSH, and XenApp all get patch-once efficiency.

Personalization that makes every user happy.

Our Personalization layer stores every user customization - local profile settings, data, even user-installed apps - in a writable virtual disk that's unique to each VM. You can finally have persistent desktops in VDI that are as storage-efficient and easy to manage as non-persistent VMs.

Point-and-click provisioning.

What if you could create desktops and session hosts from a pick list of app and OS building blocks? And scale the number of VMs without adding more images or silos to manage? That’s the power of Unidesk layering. Create VMs with only the app layers, OS layer, and physical configurations each use case needs.

Space savings - a nice side effect of layering.

Unidesk shares virtual disk layers across many VMs. Advanced file system and registry virtualization keeps changes to one layer from impacting others. You get more space savings than block-based approaches like VMware Linked Clones or Citrix vDisk. A better user experience and easier management, too.

Desktop recovery that's a win-win.

Break/fix has always been lose-lose. Give your users a new desktop, and they lose hours of productivity re-personalizing. Try to figure out what went wrong, and your senior Windows guru loses hours of valuable IT time. Unidesk is win-win. Helpdesk repairs select apps or full desktops. Users keep their personalization.