Citrix has acquired Unidesk the inventor of Windows application packaging and management technology known as layering. This makes it simpler and easier for partners and customers to securely deploy and manage apps and desktops through XenApp and XenDesktop.

Application layering has emerged as the best way to separate apps from the underlying operating system, so they can be managed once and delivered from any end user computing solution to any device.

Application compatibility is one of the most important criteria to get value out of any layering solution, and Unidesk is regarded as having vastly greater application compatibility compared to competition. Only Unidesk offers full-stack layering technology, which enhances compatibility by layering the entire Windows workspace as modular virtual disks—including the Windows operating system itself (OS layer), apps (app layers), and a writable persistent layer that captures all user settings, apps, and data.

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