Stratodesk and Citrix: Why our Partnership Matters

Authored by Paul Craddock of Stratodesk

Stratodesk has recently announced that Stratodesk NoTouch OS has achieved certification for Citrix Ready® Cloud and Citrix Ready Endpoint Premium against the latest version of Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops 21.12. This certification continues to validate our long and collaborative partnership with Citrix, letting customers know that Stratodesk NoTouch OS has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with the Citrix Workspace App for Linux.

Over the years we continue to develop our partnership with Citrix, not just with the inclusion of the Citrix Workspace app in Stratodesk NoTouch OS, but with development of the innovative Citrix Workspace Hub which is a low-cost Enterprise ready thin client based on the Raspberry Pi 3B which was launched back in 2018. This technology was enhanced even further in late 2019 with the launch of the more powerful Raspberry Pi 4 which also included 4k resolution for a single display and native dual HDMI display at a resolution of 1920 x 1080.

Deploying ‘Day One’ Features for Citrix updates

Stratodesk continues its tradition of being first to deliver new features from virtual desktop partners like Citrix when they become available to the market. Stratodesk’s newest NoTouch OS version 3.3.508 integrates Remote DX from ControlUp for monitoring Citrix virtual desktops and applications. ControlUp Remote DX collects relevant data on the end-user’s work-from-anywhere experience, such as the quality and speed of their Wi-Fi or internet connection.

Without Stratodesk NoTouch, IT staff have to either download and deploy the Citrix Workspace App on their own, which includes keeping Windows installed on desktops, or purchase entirely new thin clients, which can be pricey and lock an organization into specific hardware.

Expanding Remote Communication and Collaboration with Stratodesk and Citrix

By deploying endpoints running Citrix Workspace and Stratodesk NoTouch solutions, enterprise IT organizations can offer their choice of unified communications and collaboration tools, including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Cisco WebEx with HDX certification, to end-users working partly or full-time from home.

Stratodesk can transform any PC, thin client, laptop or Raspberry Pi device into a secure and centrally managed VDI/DaaS endpoint with Stratodesk’s suite of thin-client endpoint software solutions, including Stratodesk NoTouch Center, Stratodesk NoTouch OS, and Stratodesk NoTouch Long Term Support (LTS). The recently launched NoTouch LTS solution brings greater control to enterprise IT departments responsible for managing and efficiently updating from thousands to tens of thousands computing devices distributed across multiple locations.