May 18, 2017

CitrixSynergy 2017 Q&A: Stratodesk Will Showcase Its NoTouch Desktop for VDI and Desktop Virtualization at Booth 508

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Are you attending Citrix Synergy 2017 in Orlando, FL?  If so, I invite you to add Stratodesk to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

Stratodesk is a software company that focuses on hardware agnostic thin client software and PC repurposing solutions. Stratodesk's signature product is NoTouch Desktop. Stratodesk's mission is to provide the most powerful and simple to use endpoint OS for VMware, Citrix and other VDI environments and a centralized endpoint management solution. NoTouch Desktop works on any kind of old and new dektop hardware (PCs, Laptops, Thin Client devices) and offer more security, better and easier client management, increased reliability and lower total cost of ownership to companies of all sizes.  

Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Stratodesk to learn what they have planned for Citrix Synergy 2017.

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VMblog:  As a Citrix Synergy 2017 sponsor, give us the rundown of your booth setup.

Stratodesk:  This year Stratodesk will be at booth #508 right next to the CITRIX booth. Stratodesk CEO Emanuel Pirker, US and Latin America Sales Manager Hernan Contreras, EMEA Sales Manager Harald Wittek as well as highly knowledgeable tech guys will be on-site throughout the show to answer questions, show demos and talk to customers and partners. The Stratodesk team will be showcasing their signature product NoTouch Desktop, which is the market leading hardware agnostic, HDX ready endpoint operating system and management environment for VDI and Desktop Virtualization. The team will be demonstrating NoTouch OS: a secure Linux based, HDX ready endpoint operating system to connect to CITRIX XenApp or Xen Desktop as well as other VDI environments. NoTouch Center: an enterprise grade, browser based administration software that helps IT administrators control, manage, configure, and update all endpoints from one central location.  

VMblog:  What message should an attendee take back with them to their boss after visiting your booth? How can they internally sell your technology? 

Stratodesk:   

  • Stratodesk is the ideal endpoint solution for Citrix. In addition, it has other leading clients pre-installed and fully supports VDI environments such as VMware, Oracle, Microsoft, and DaaS.  

  • Stratodesk dramatically reduces hardware and software cost. Instead of purchasing new hardware, repurpose your existing endpoint devices into new VDI or Cloud terminals. No recurring antivirus or 3rd party management tool payments for PCs. 

  • Stratodesk offers NoTouch Center an intuitive, highly scalable enterprise grade management suite with outstanding, CIO-proof reporting features and extensibility.  

  • Stratodesk ensures security on the endpoint (No local Windows). 

  • Stratodesk frees you from vendor lock-in.  Get full control back over what hardware to buy. 

VMblog:  Why should a Synergy attendee add you to their MUST SEE list? 

Stratodesk:   

  • NoTouch is the "benchmark" solution for VDI endpoints. Compare your current endpoint landscape to NoTouch's solution. 

  • Live demo of the unique PC repurposing and client management solution. Learn how to make your next VDI deployment faster, easier and more cost-efficient.  

  • Chat with our technically knowledgeable staff and take a deep-dive into technology discussions, and architectural overview.  

  • Learn from our vast experience in many VDI projects with different solutions (Citrix, VMware, Oracle, Microsoft) 

VMblog:  Can you give VMblog readers a sneak peek as to what you will be showing off at your booth this year?   

Stratodesk:  Attendees should join us in our booth for a live demo of the latest product release NoTouch Desktop. They will learn: 

  • How to easily convert any PC or laptop (existing and brand new) into a smart, secure, "zero-like" VDI endpoint in seconds 

  • How to get all the benefits of thin and zero-client computing with NoTouch out of the box 

  • How NoTouch will unify your end user's desktops with a single high performance OS and a single management solution for all your devices. 

  • How well NoTouch works with Citrix. NoTouch supports Citrix USB device forwarding, local printers, storage (USB sticks / thumb drives), smartcards (including CAC). Multimedia is supported on the client with Citrix HDX features - everything Citrix XenApp / Desktop have to offer - most notably Flash redirection and Microsoft Skype for Business optimization (formerly known as Lync). In fact, you will find these modules in NoTouch, providing the richest multimedia experience ever: 

  • HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection 

  • HDX RealTime Media Engine (Skype for Business) 

  • HDX 3D Pro GPU/H.264 acceleration 

  • HDX Mediastream Windows Media Redirection 

  • HDX RealTime Webcam Video Compression 

  • How to manage your VDI endpoint network with the superior, centralized management tool, NoTouch Center, that offers all the outstanding management features YOU need (reporting, scripting, easy deployment, updates, etc.) 

VMblog:  Give readers a few reasons why your product or service is considered unique.   

Stratodesk:   

  • Minimal system requirement- Runs on almost any x86 device out of the box. Any machine faster than 500 MHz, and 512 MB RAM will work 

  • Our multi-kernel operating system (same look and feel but different Linux kernels) guarantees flawless, easy installation and comprehensive peripheral support for a wide array of hardware.  

  • Our top VDI-OS supports smart card readers inclusive government used CAC or PIV cards and various Single Sign-On solutions (e.g. Imprivata) 

  • The included management solution NoTouch Center is intuitive, easy to learn and feature rich.  

  • A huge product knowledge base and an outstanding support by our support techs, no matter if you buy two or two thousand licenses.  

VMblog:  How does your company and product fit within the Citrix ecosystem? 

Stratodesk:  Stratodesk is the hassle free endpoint operating OS and endpoint management solution for XenApp and XenDesktop environments you have always been looking for. We are a long-term Citrix ready partner and we work closely with the Citrix tech and marketing teams.  We have the client pre-installed and stay up to date with the newest Citrix receiver implementation ensuring that our OS plays extremely well with all Citrix products and other partner's solutions. 

VMblog:  Attendees always enjoy a good trade show tchotchke.  Are you guys giving away anything special or interesting this year? 

Stratodesk:  Stratodesk will be giving away the super cute polar bear key chains (come early because these are extremely popular), comfortable Stratodesk T-Shirts, keychain flashlights, and many more. Attendees will also be entered for a chance to win a drone. Visit us at booth #508. 

 

Last modified on May 18, 2017
David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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