back to article Unidesk jumps into Hyper-V VDI

Unidesk is a company that's well-regarded in desktop virtualisation (VDI) circles because its layering and one-virtual-disk-for-many-guest-desktops technologies do some nice things like allowing one golden master of a virtual desktop and then delivering custom combinations of apps to individual users. That's a handy trick …

  1. Lusty

    "Microsoft's happy that Unidesk has come to play, because VDI on Hyper-V is not something many organisations have looked at. That's partly Microsoft's fault, because it has offered difficult licensing conditions for Windows under VDI."

    Surely this is the entire point of Hyper-V Server. For VDI there is no server licence other than System Center when using this edition, and many companies have looked at it when they've received good advice about licensing VDI on Hyper-V.

  2. K Silver badge

    Anybody got a link to the licensing change and the impact?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "because VDI on Hyper-V is not something many organisations have looked at"

    Yes they have. It might usually be managed by Citrix software, but Hyper-V Server is much the preferred underlying Hypervisor for VDI these days. As Hyper-V Server is completely free for the fully featured product but is fully supported...

    See for instance: http://blogs.citrix.com/2013/07/09/eight-reasons-to-run-xendesktop-7-on-hyper-v-2012/

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