VMware Horizon + Unidesk: A Smarter Digital Workspace
VMware Horizon + Unidesk: A Smarter Digital Workspace
Unidesk accelerates VMware Horizon deployments, reduces costs, and keeps your end user computing options open with the only "manage-once, deliver anywhere" Windows application management platform.
Package Windows apps as a modular virtual disk “layers” separate from the Windows OS for install-free delivery to VMware Horizon desktops and sessions.
Leave no app behind with 99%+ compatibility.
Manage Windows once across all Horizon pools – no more image sprawl.
Shift app delivery and image management to helpdesk and Tier 1 IT staff.
Deliver apps everywhere – other hypervisors, the Azure cloud, or Citrix XenApp.
As the leader in application layering, Unidesk adds unparalleled value to VMware Horizon implementations. For enterprises with a wide variety of Windows apps or a desire to keep platform and cloud options open for the future, Unidesk is the clear choice.
|Package any app separate from the Windows OS as a virtual disk layer with an ordinary install|
|Package Windows desktop and server operating systems as virtual disk layers|
|Deliver app and OS layers to VMware Horizon desktops|
|Deliver app and OS layers to VMware sessions|
|Flexible layer assignment by user, AD attribute, VM, or delivery group|
|Flexible app delivery – out-of-band (deliver layers pre-boot) and Elastic Layering™ (deliver apps at user login or hot-add into running VMs)|
|99%+ app compatibility – drivers, system services, apps that run while users are logged out|
|Persistent layer (writable virtual disk) for personalizing VMware Horizon desktops|
|Persistent layer (writable virtual disk) and Session Containers™ for personalizing VMware Horizon sessions|
|Lifecycle management – auditing, versioning, rollback of layers|
|Path to the cloud with full support for Azure RemoteApp|
App Volumes Comparison
Unidesk and VMware App Volumes are the two leading application lifecycle management solutions for VMware Horizon VDI deployments. Enterprises that need broad application compatibility, packaging simplicity, optimal support for Citrix XenApp published desktops and applications, and a path to Azure RemoteApp and other clouds choose Unidesk. Read the Unidesk and App Volumes Comparison for a detailed technical analysis of the two solutions.
Like many large technology companies, VMware competes with its partners in some areas of its business. So while Unidesk competes with VMware App Volumes, we also integrate closely with many other VMware technologies. That's why Unidesk is an Elite Member of the VMware Technical Alliance Partner (TAP) program. And why we have cooperative support escalation policies in place to service the thousands of customers who use Unidesk and VMware Horizon together. And why we are an annual sponsor of VMworld. You wouldn't expect anything less from the world's best Windows application management solution for the modern enterprise, and the only solution that works across all hypervisors, end user computing platforms, and clouds.
Unidesk leverages the full feature set of VMware Horizon for easy integration into existing or new deployments.
- VMware Horizon Clients
Desktops and sessions with Unidesk layers are securely accessed through VMware Horizon Clients on all end user computing devices supported by VMware.
The PCoIP protocol provides a high-performance user experience on any device, over any network. With PCoIP, the virtual experience rivals a local PC, even when using multimedia, real-time voice and video collaboration, USB peripherals and 3D graphics. Unidesk-layered Windows apps become mobile device aware and optimized to support touch gestures and other native mobile device features. Integrated WAN optimization capabilities boost network efficiency and performance, even over challenging, high-latency networks.
- VMware vSphere
Deploy Unidesk and VMware Horizon together on VMware’s world-class hypervisor.
- Support for Windows versions and 16-, 32-, and 64-bit apps
VMware Horizon and Unidesk together support 16-, 32-, and 64-bit applications running on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
- VMware View Composer
Publish Unidesk layered images to View Composer for distribution to desktops.
- VMware User Environment Management (UEM)
VMware’s profile management solution ensures that each user’s personal settings are applied to virtual desktops and applications layered by Unidesk, regardless of the location and end point device.
Read Our Customer Stories
Thousands of VMware customers use Unidesk as their application management platform. Read their stories to see why.
Curwensville Area School District
Unidesk is enabling this Pennsylvania school district to enhance student and faculty collaboration while eliminating issues with traditional physical desktops.View Case Study →
Chico Unified School District
Unidesk is enabling the IT team at Chico USD to master desktop and application virtualization, while exceeding the expectations of students, faculty, and staff.View Case Study →
Morgan County Charter School System
This Georgia school district's small IT team is streamlining Windows patching, app delivery, and mobile access for students, faculty, and staff with virtual desktops powered by Nutanix and Unidesk.View Case Study →
Austin Pain Associates
This pain management practice in central Texas is improving patient care and IT efficiency thanks to virtual desktops with Unidesk, Nimble Storage, and VMware Horizon.View Case Study →
South Taranaki District Council
One of New Zealand's best places to work is the first council to successfully implement VDI. Unidesk layering and Nutanix web-scale hyper-converged infrastructure innovations are two reasons why.View Case Study →
Twin Cities construction company accelerates growth and streamlines IT operations with VDI powered by Unidesk and Tegile.View Case Study →
Nutanix Web-scale infrastructure and Unidesk layering innovations have enabled VDI to be delivered on-budget and ahead of schedule for this international car rental firm.View Case Study →
Unidesk is provisioning all virtual desktops and delivering over 100 different apps for Tennessee Tech's campus-wide VDI initiative, now in use by over 4,000 students.View Case Study →
Architecture, engineering, and construction management leader turns to Unidesk for efficient management of VDI and a complex portfolio of CAD and custom applications.View Case Study →
Pike County School District
Implementing VDI with Unidesk and VMware has enabled this Georgia school district to upgrade the student and faculty computing experience, while simplifying image management and app delivery for IT.View Case Study →
William Woods University
Unidesk and Tintri are the game-changing solutions credited with enabling this liberal arts university to achieve 100% desktop virtualization for students, faculty, and staff.View Case Study →
HKM Law Group
Nimble Storage flash-optimized arrays and Unidesk layering innovation improve client service and IT efficiency for this leading law firm.View Case Study →
Mercer University is one of Americaʼs oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning. Unidesk and Cisco UCS are the foundation for the university's successful “Borderless Classroom” VDI initiative.View Case Study →
Bernstein Shur Counselors at Law
Unidesk, Cisco, and VMware are enabling this law firm to give the attorneys a more consistent, secure, and stable desktop experience.View Case Study →
State of Ohio DODD
Read how VDI deployment in Ohio state government has won awards for improving the efficiency of its IT department.View Case Study →
Unidesk and Tegile, with integration services by KIS, are enabling Hartnell College to overcome storage, app delivery, and training challenges on its way to campus-wide VDI success.View Case Study →
This liberal arts and sciences college virtualized faculty and staff desktops first, proving that with Unidesk layering, persistent VMs are as easy to deploy and manage as non-persistent VMs.View Case Study →
Tulare County, California
Unidesk is enabling this county to create desktops that satisfy every department’s unique needs and budget, give employees greater access to key applications, and improve service delivery for residents.View Case Study →
Group Health Centre
With Unidesk, Imprivata, Tegile, and VMware, this Canadian ambulatory care organization is easing Epic EMR updates, improving IT efficiency, and enabling physicians and staff to spend more time on patient care.View Case Study →
Hamilton County, Indiana
App delivery at a moment's notice, efficient Windows updates, and day-to-day management of VDI by the same Tier 1 IT staff that managed PCs. All benefits this county government attributes to Unidesk.View Case Study →
Leith Automotive Group
One of the largest auto dealer groups in North Carolina started its virtual desktop deployment with VMware, and is cutting costs by finishing it with Microsoft. Unidesk is making this hybrid cloud flexibility and IT budget savings possible.View Case Study →
Trek Bicycle is using VDI with Cisco, Unidesk, and VMware to free employees from lugging laptops to and from work - so they can commute with their bikes instead of their cars.View Case Study →
Vigo County, Indiana
The combination of Unidesk, VMware Horizon View, and Fusion-io is enabling Vigo County to achieve application delivery on a moment’s notice, one gold image to patch, faster-than-PC end user experience, 5-minute break/fix, and secure 24X7 desktop access from any device.View Case Study →
Global leader in concrete construction solutions deploys VDI with Cisco, Nimble Storage, Unidesk, and VMware to enhance application flexibility and put desktop management back in the hands of the help desk.View Case Study →
This Swiss engineering firm is disproving the common misconception that graphics-intensive apps cannot be used in virtual environments. Unidesk has enabled CSD to virtualise all 300 of its apps – including CAD - to meet its users' diverse mobile workspace requirements.View Case Study →
TIPPER TIE Group
This global manufacturer modernized its end user computing environment with Unidesk, saving time and money for IT and offering enhanced application access for workers in 4 countries.View Case Study →
This leading data consulting firm is enabling its consultants to live anywhere in the world and enjoy 24x7 access to key Windows apps. Yet IT enjoys simple and scalable application management. Unidesk makes it possible.View Case Study →
City of Kent, WA
The City of Kent, Wash., is building a more agile, future-proof IT service organization while launching a fleet of virtual desktops based on Unidesk management software - a move that is leading to a host of operational cost savings for the city and vastly improved service for its users.View Case Study →
City of Yuma, Arizona
Desktop and application virtualization with Unidesk has improved efficiency for IT while enhancing mobility and application access for city workers.View Case Study →
NorthCountry Federal Credit Union
A leading Vermont-based financial co-operative is keeping secure financial data off the “edge” and transforming application access for tellers and staff by virtualizing 100% of its applications - including its core financial app, Fiserv. Unidesk is making it possible.View Case Study →
A leading Massachusetts-based community bank is using Unidesk to cut the cost of Windows application delivery and image management, while providing a more personal desktop experience for employees.View Case Study →
Shannon Medical Center
This Texas hospital is giving its doctors and nurses greater access to clinical applications, streamlining desktop management, and simplifying delivery of McKesson EMR with Unidesk.View Case Study →
University of South Florida Health
With the help of Unidesk and Pure Storage, USF Health is giving doctors, nurses, students, professors and staff mobile access to 2,500 virtual desktops and 180 applications, including Epic EMR.View Case Study →
Jenner and Block
Global law firm Jenner and Block has won awards for its 1,400-user "NextJen" desktop and application virtualization project. Unidesk is at the heart of the VDI deployment, managing and delivering more than 140 of the firm's key apps.View Case Study →
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
This Maryland hospital is streamlining access to clinical applications, making application and image management more efficient, and accelerating updates to EMR and other clinical applications with the combination of Imprivata, Nutanix, and Unidesk.View Case Study →