In January, Citrix announced its acquisition of Unidesk, the pioneer of layering technology that dramatically simplifies application and OS management for organizations of all sizes. We are pleased to announce that Citrix App Layering—the new name for what was Unidesk—is a Citrix Cloud service available for anyone to try and for eligible customers to deploy.

Citrix App Layering is the only solution that:

  • Layers all of Windows—apps, OS and user profiles
  • Achieves app compatibility greater than 99.5%
  • Enables packaging apps once for on-demand (elastic) or base image delivery
  • Offers app and OS sharing across on-premises and hybrid cloud environments
  • Eliminates golden images and ‘image sprawl’
  • Supports on-demand app delivery for both VDI and XenApp
  • Supports Azure

How to Get Citrix App Layering

Citrix App Layering is an entitlement to customers of XenApp (Advanced, Enterprise and Platinum editions), XenDesktop (VDI, Enterprise and Platinum editions) and Citrix Workspace Suite with active Citrix Customer Success Services Select (previously Software Maintenance). It is also included as part of these Citrix Cloud packages: XenApp Service and XenDesktop Service, and Workspace Service. If you are not using any of these Citrix products or services but want to use Citrix App Layering, contact your Citrix representative to discuss available options best for you.

Try Citrix App Layering Now!

Are you ready to give app layering a try? Citrix App Layering supports any hypervisor, so whether you are using Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware Horizon, or Microsoft RDS/RDSH, it’s simple and fast to get started—and requires no changes to any on-premises infrastructure. Go to Citrix Cloud to sign-in or to create a new account to access your 60-day free trial. The Citrix App Layering service includes full feature functionality and eligible customers with active Customer Success Services Select can use this service for production roll out.

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