concerning 4.0 - to be honest, I am more than a bit frustrated:
VMware bought AppSense two years ago, and of course out of your point of view they should have chosen Unidesk. So afterwards somebody decided Microsoft should be the next potential owner, so everything was developed for Hyper-V: Azure, RDHS implementations came afterwards etc. And of course imho MS would never easily buy a technolgy built on Linux.
Version 2.9.4 for vSphere was published months ago last year - and since then there are no updates to the underlying CentOS? Are we really "Enterprise ready" with something like that?
It looks to me as if with version 4 the bride Unidesk now makes herself as beautiful as possible for being bought by the last possibilty:Citrix - We can now create machines to be imported/pushed into PVS - great for all those existing environments (blablabla, what you can not right now).
But to be honest: We always told our customers in the last 3 years: With Unidesk they now could use Citrix VDI without any PV-servers or Horizon without any Composers - and this is going to make their whole setup a lot easier.
So the question is for me: Where are the real breakthroughs in V4 (and I am asking as a partner not a customer)?
Great to have would be:
- Multi tenancy: How great would it be for all of us, to create e.g. a Firefox layer at one point,check it out and to deliver it to 20+ of our customers (of course with the same underlying WindowOS? Without the need of having domain trusts.
- Pre-Built Layers: Even better: Not to imagine the potential this would have for you guys to deliver OS and software packages for a small amount like the Ninite.com guys do. I can imagine this is not easy, but (over here) this would be a huge argument for anybody choosing VDI: I just download my OS/Software updates from the cloud.
- Migration scenarios: How great would it be for potential customers if they know with the Unidesk VDI Management solution, they can choose (a) their way into VDI and (b) they know, the migration of the users to Windows10 in a couple of years will be as easy as 1,2,3? Can't imagine, what a good sales argument this could be...
And to sum it up: This is a very German point of view.