Citrix has announced at Citrix Summit 2017 its acquisition of UniDesk, the force behind developing the Windows application packaging and management technology known as layering.
UniDesk allows for unique advantages that streamline secure app delivery and VDI deployments. Through incorporating UniDesk technology into XenApp and XenDesktop, Citrix can advance its industry standing by offering a best in-class solution for apps and desktops in the cloud, on-premises and in hybrid deployment environments. As UniDesk technology is already compatible with XenApp and XenDesktop, it will be available to customers who have active Citrix Success Services subscriptions.
Also highlighted at the event were solutions, tools and support services designed to enable customer progression to the cloud at various stages of the migration process. This comes as demand for an architecture that allows customers to manage workloads on their current infrastructure, while having the ability to migrate to one or more clouds grows considerably.
Citrix introduced new packages to transition from on-premises licenses to Citrix Cloud for existing customers and services that enable Citrix and Microsoft customers to deploy Windows 10 desktops on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Also, the provision of services to deploy apps directly on Azure, and Smart Tools to simplify the deployment of new workspaces. Citrix has announced a new Citrix Ready partner initiative targeting the mid-market along with mobility and network management products and services that complement Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) and provide comprehensive security and value for Citrix and Microsoft customers.
“Through our portfolio of products and services, Citrix is equipping partners and customers with the necessary tools to ensure their successful journey to the cloud. Whether they choose to overhaul completely or deploy apps at a gradual pace, we have the management platform and the services required to best fit their business goals,” said P. J. Hough, Senior Vice President, Product and Technology, Citrix.