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Big Technology Signs Unidesk To Expand Desktop Virtualisation Opportunities

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Big Technology Signs Unidesk To Expand Desktop Virtualisation Opportunities
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Big Technology, a specialist Value Added Distributor of innovative and disruptive datacentre transformation technologies, today announced the signing of fast-growing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) management company Unidesk®. Under the terms of the agreement Big Technology will distribute Unidesk’s pioneering desktop layering technology to its reseller partners, educating, enabling and energising them to take advantage of the significant and growing VDI market opportunity.

“According to Gartner, the market for physical desktop management software, called ‘client management’, is in excess of $3bn, and this market is beginning to transition to virtual desktop management with Unidesk leading the way,” commented Brian McDonough, Unidesk Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “We needed a proven distribution partner in EMEA with a strong pedigree of taking disruptive technologies to market to help resellers take advantage of this opportunity. Big Technology was the clear and obvious choice.

With a focus on next-generation compute, infrastructure, storage and virtualisation technologies, and existing relationships with Unidesk technology alliance partners Nutanix and Tegile, Big Technology is well suited to build and document VDI reference architectures that incorporate Unidesk. Unidesk’s ability to enhance VMware Horizon® View™ and Citrix XenDesktop® implementations with simple, all-inclusive desktop provisioning, application layering, image management, storage optimisation, and personalisation capabilities will enable resellers to address today’s most challenging datacentre issues in the areas of virtual desktop deployment, performance, management, cost reduction, and scalability.

Added McDonough, “We are excited to have Big Technology on board to help us showcase how Unidesk transforms the management of Windows desktops in private and public clouds at their demonstration centres.”

Commenting on the reseller opportunity Jason Dance, Managing Director, Big Technology explained, “Desktop virtualisation has been held back by management challenges that only become clear as deployments begin to scale: virtualising applications with traditional tools is slow, difficult, unreliable and expensive; too many “golden” images make patching Windows costly and resource-intensive; insufficient desktop personalisation causes end-user dissatisfaction and rejection.

“Unidesk, with its patented desktop layering technology, solves these problems with one holistic management platform. Resellers offering Unidesk with Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon View can differentiate themselves with a VDI proposition that is easier and cheaper to manage at scale, can support more use cases, and can show ROI in less than 4 months.”

Unidesk is the first of a new category of desktop management software designed for the cloud. Gartner estimates that by 2016, there will be 76M hosted virtual desktops deployed using connection brokers such as Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon View. Unidesk aims to be the management platform for all of them.

Big Technology will be unveiling Unidesk to its reseller partners at a special launch taking place on Thursday 26th June at 46 New Broad Street, Liverpool Street. For further information on this, please click here.

About Unidesk Corporation

Unidesk virtual desktop management software makes Microsoft Windows® a cloud utility. Unidesk’s patented desktop layering technology enables lean IT organizations to effortlessly deliver applications, manage images, sustain user customizations, and optimize storage for desktops virtualized on VMware vSphere®. More than 700 Citrix XenDesktop® and VMware Horizon View™ customers use Unidesk to radically reduce the cost of VDI and Windows management, while offering an uncompromised personal desktop experience. Unidesk is a privately held company headquartered in Marlborough, Mass., with authorized solution partners around the world. For more information, visit www.unidesk.com.

About Big Technology

Big Technology is a value added distributor dedicated to addressing the needs of the user driven, software defined datacentre, and delivering world-class infrastructure solutions alongside its vendor and reseller partners. With offices in Theale, Reading, Big Technology operates as a division of Exclusive Networks UK, part of the pan-European Exclusive Networks Group.

With a unique portfolio of disruptive vendor solutions and leveraging Exclusive Networks’ established, successful approach to achieving market penetration for new and innovative technologies, Big Technology employs highly specialised engineering and consulting skills. Its choice of technologies reflects the importance of ensuring efficiency, elasticity, economy and low latency within the intelligent, automated user driven datacentre.

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Unidesk Unidesk is the leader in application management software for the next-generation Windows workspace. With Unidesk, IT organizations manage applications once across virtual desktops, shared hosted desktops, and published applications with unequaled packaging simplicity and full application compatibility. Unidesk's open management solution supports all virtualization platforms including Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere; supports leading cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure; and integrates with leading end user computing solutions including Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, Microsoft VDI/RDSH and VMware Horizon. Unidesk is a privately held company headquartered in Marlborough, Mass., with 1,400 customers and solution partners around the world.

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