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UK Citrix Partner Accelerator, London

Wed, 2018-02-14 12:13
We are delighted to invite you to the forthcoming Citrix Partner Accelerator event on Tuesday 27 February at the Emirates Stadium in London.

Partly Cloudy Desktops Can Make Full Cloud DaaS Easy!

Tue, 2018-02-13 15:37
Cloud-based Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) are getting a lot of attention. Even if your organization is not ready to make the leap, you can be prepared for the future. ProfileUnity v6.7.5 introduces the ability to natively host user profiles on cloud native storage, such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure Blob. Learn how to seamlessly automate your user profiles from on-prem CIFS storage to the cloud. Benefits include zero user downtime, built-in disaster recovery, and secure authentication.

Building a Methodology to Support Application Lifecycle

Tue, 2018-02-13 15:35
Enterprises today are faced with many challenges, and among those at the top of the list is the struggle surrounding the design, deployment, management and operations that support desktop applications. The demand for applications is increasing at an exponential rate, and organizations are being forced to consider platforms beyond physical, virtual and cloud-based environments. Users have come to expect applications to "just work" on whatever device they have on hand.

And the Winners Are…

Tue, 2018-02-06 14:17
Access, The End-User Computing Magazine

Migrating to Windows 10 and more with Liquidware

Mon, 2018-02-05 12:20
Barry Coombs and Peter von Oven discuss how Liquidware can help you with you migration to Windows 10, whilst also moving to a forward look managed desktop estate. Liquidware can help in a multitude of ways from the start allowing you to assess your current infrastructure, managing profiles in a seamless manner, privilege elevation, Office 365 management, Application Layering and much more.

Three root cause analysis methods to help solve VDI issues

Mon, 2018-02-05 12:15
From performing a manual assessment to working with VDI vendors' proprietary tools, IT professionals have options for figuring out why problems are happening in their deployments.

Liquidware user experience monitoring fills gap in DaaS migration

Mon, 2018-02-05 12:13
Moving virtual desktops to the cloud is complicated. To take some of the monitoring load off, one company adopted Liquidware software, making for an award-winning initiative.

Chicago CUGC

Wed, 2018-01-31 22:11
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

HIMSS, Las Vegas, NV

Wed, 2018-01-17 23:51
HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information and technology. HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

Citrix UK User Group, Birmingham

Wed, 2018-01-17 23:50
Our 24th XL event will take place in Birmingham on 15th February 2018

VTUG Winter Warmer

Wed, 2018-01-17 18:29
his year, our 12th, is no different...Over the next few months more information will be forthcoming; but for now, here is the tentative agenda for January 25th, 2018 at Gillette Stadium:

Workshop: Achieving the Ultimate Next Gen Desktop

Wed, 2018-01-17 18:18
This workshop will explore the key stages and considerations required to deliver the 'perfect' desktop whilst achieving business goals. Organised by Capito in partnership with Liquidware, IGEL and Uniprint, you will have the opportunity to put your questions and challenges to a panel of experts with live technical demos.

Boise CUGC

Wed, 2018-01-17 18:15
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

Chicago CUGC

Wed, 2018-01-17 18:11
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

‘7 Minutes’ With Liquidware President and COO Chris Akerberg

Fri, 2018-01-12 14:22
7 Minutes” is a feature where we ask channel executives from startups – or companies that may be new to the Channel Partners audience – a series of quick questions about their businesses and channel programs.

Channel Partners Accelerate Move to Cloud-Based Desktops with Liquidware Solutions Stack

Mon, 2018-01-08 10:33

Will 2018 be the Year of DaaS?

January 8, 2018 – Anaheim, CA - Liquidware, a leading provider of platform-agnostic end-user computing solutions, today announced that partners are utilizing Liquidware solutions to move their customers to Amazon, Citrix, and VMware cloud-based desktops as a service (DaaS). The announcement took place at this week’s Citrix Summit (Liquidware booth #406).

Liquidware Workspace Environment Management (WEM) solutions are the market’s only third-party user management suite that helps transform and manage users in pure cloud-based desktop deployments, such as Amazon WorkSpaces or Citrix desktops on Azure. Liquidware is a Citrix Ready verified Partner, a VMware Alliance Partner, and the community’s only Workspace Environment Management member of Amazon’s AWS Advanced Partner Network.

Recent research from IDC (1) highlights a CAGR of 32.1% for DaaS. Mobile workforce environments are a key driver of this growth, along with DaaS offering an efficient and secure delivery of corporate information across varying device types. According to that same research, a key benefit of consuming DaaS is to gain an increased ability in unifying desktop, application, security, and mobility management, allowing organizations to more efficiently and effectively empower their employees via improved user experiences across disparate device types while improving IT operations and security.

"In the last several years people have surmised time and again that every coming year will be "The Year of VDI.’ In truth, VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) has been on an upward trend over many years. We are seeing that 2018 will be the start of the same trend for DaaS adoption. Hosting options and management features have evolved and turnkey “Pure DaaS" desktops are emerging. 2018 will indeed be the year of significant DaaS adoption," commented Jason E. Smith, VP Products, Liquidware. "By combining the flexibility of desktops in the cloud with management solutions from Liquidware, channel partners will enable their customers to assess, on-board, and manage DaaS users through every stage of the cloud workspace lifecycle."

Liquidware Workspace Environment management solutions include:

  • Liquidware Stratusphere UX assesses users, monitors user experience and provides diagnostics to ensure DaaS and on-premise workspace environments are both sized appropriately and properly managed.
  • Liquidware ProfileUnity is full user environment management that enables seamless migrations to DaaS and on-premise desktops. Users are then managed efficiently with context-aware policies, dynamic profiles that perform on any Windows OS version, and advanced options that handle large profiles such as Office 365 and cloud storage caches.
  • Liquidware FlexApp provides Application Layering to end the needless cycle of modifying base images to deliver applications. Advanced options include a Click-to-Layer™ feature and PackageOnce™ technology that enables most applications to be delivered to a mixed Windows OS enterprise. FlexApp is compatible with any Windows deployment and is especially effective in DaaS, VDI, and application delivery strategies such as Citrix XenApp application publishing and Amazon AppStream.

In a recent blog post, J. Tyler Rohrer, co-founder of Liquidware, discussed the key trends that channel partners should look to embrace in order to deliver the ultimate next-generation desktop for their customers.

What Partners Are Saying About Liquidware
"Working with Liquidware and Amazon WorkSpaces is providing us fresh opportunities to expand our portfolio of services to the cloud and grow our business," commented said Chris Noon, co-founder of Nuvens – an Amazon WorkSpaces and Liquidware partner.

"While many of my customers are interested in DaaS as a viable option, they need to ensure they move the right workloads to the cloud and then maintain management and control of them," stated Keith Paschall, CEO of Centrinet, a leading Liquidware, Citrix, and VMware partner. "Utilizing Liquidware’s leading WEM solutions provides the assurances they, and we, are looking for to deliver the end-user experience that the business needs."

"When customers are looking to extend their on-premises Virtual Desktop and Application deployments to the public cloud or re-platform altogether, it's critical to gain insight into existing performance metrics and sizing considerations that will drive costs," said Nick Frank, Practice Lead of End-User Computing, AHEAD. "We use Liquidware Stratusphere UX to perform assessments and leverage Liquidware's leading Workspace Environment Management solutions to deliver the end-user experience and financial analysis that the business needs."

(1) IDC Worldwide Desktop-as-a-Service Software Forecast 2017-2021, #US42785717, June 2017

About Liquidware

Liquidware™ provides industry leading, platform-agnostic desktop solutions for hybrid Windows desktop environments including Citrix® XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware® Horizon View, Amazon® WorkSpaces and physical Microsoft® Windows PCs. The company’s Stratusphere UX solution delivers visibility into desktop environments to support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks). ProfileUnity provides just in time delivery of User Profiles, application and user rights management and context-aware policies. FlexApp delivers advanced Application Layering. The solutions are available in an extremely cost-effectively priced bundle called Liquidware Essentials. Liquidware products are Citrix Ready, VMware-certified, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidware.com for further information.

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Get to know root cause analysis tools for VDI

Fri, 2018-01-05 14:50
Not all VDI monitoring tools provide the same features. IT admins in search of a root cause analysis tool may want to turn to third-party vendors.

New Liquidware Stratusphere UX 6.0 User Experience Monitoring – Podcast Episode 295

Wed, 2017-12-20 10:16
In episode 295, Douglas Brown interviews Kevin Cooke, Product Director at Liquidware Labs. Kevin and Douglas discuss the new Stratusphere UX 6.0 User Experience Monitoring solution. Kevin talks about topics such as user experience, the cloud, and even Kevin Smith. We learn about a new highly-scalable architecture and its benefit to larger enterprise organizations. We also discuss new application features, reporting and application GPU metrics, as well as a few newly supported end-user devices.

Top four VDI trends that dominated 2017

Tue, 2017-12-19 11:44
With a new year getting started, these are the top four trends in VDI leading the way. Uncover why user experience and data rich apps took over in 2017.

Liquidware Announces General Availability of Stratusphere UX 6.0

Mon, 2017-12-18 10:40

Release offers major architectural enhancements to support scale and performance, newly supported client and application visibility

December 18, 2017 – Chicago, IL - Liquidware, a leading 3rd party provider of platform-agnostic end-user computing solutions, today announced the general availability of Stratusphere™ UX 6.0, a user experience monitoring and diagnostics solution for physical desktops, virtual and cloud-based workspaces. Stratusphere UX has received a major architectural change with this release, scaling to support the capture of far more user, machine and application metrics and information. The solution has also added features to support application strategy, application visibility as well as support for new end-devices.

"We have put significant resources behind this version of Stratusphere UX," said David Bieneman, CEO and co-founder, Liquidware. "Architectural enhancements and the addition of a Stratusphere Collector Appliance now allow the solution to extend visibility and capture more in-guest details, while also increasing overall responsiveness and reporting." The new architecture of Stratusphere UX will better support enterprise environments with a platform scale increase of 400 percent and increases of 40 percent in interface responsiveness and over 100 percent in reporting time.

"Stratusphere UX 6.0 has been a great solution for us. We have significant resources invested in VMware and the ability to monitor the environment is important to us. Liquidware provides greater speed to resolution and detail over other solutions we’ve used, including vRealize Operations Manager," said Ralph Looney, Senior Director, IT Infrastructure and Systems at Coast Community College District. "We could not be happier with Stratusphere UX and how it supports the delivery of user experience and meeting the needs of our students."

Greater End-Device and Application Visibility

With this release of Stratusphere UX, the product will now support Apple OS X (El Capitan) and macOS (Sierra). It has increased visibility to support end-device trace route functionality; physical-layer connectivity can play an important role in the delivery of user experience for remote users. In addition, release 6.0 of Stratusphere UX will provide greater application features with new Application Strategy reporting. Specifically, the solution will add reports for application utilization and application candidates (complexity) for FlexApp, Liquidware’s Application Layering solution.

To better support the application lifecycle, Stratusphere UX 6.0 will also include new application-specific GPU metrics. Based on a partnership with NVIDIA and its software development kit, Stratusphere UX enhances the existing NVIDIA GRID visibility with new application-specific encode, decode, frame buffer and graphics utilization metrics. GPU can play a significant role in the delivery of virtual desktop workspaces, and the combination of Liquidware Stratusphere UX and NVIDIA server-based GPU cards offer a solution designed to support the monitoring, diagnostics and overall visibility required to support application optimization and health.

"Modern enterprises need to understand the technical details of user experience as they strive to both improve system usability and virtualize clients in a platform agnostic fashion. Tools which allow the enterprise to reliably baseline usability, diagnose deviations, and act on the results help meet this need before it becomes a stumbling block on the road to digital transformation," stated Shannon Kalvar, Research Manager for IDC’s IT Service Management and Client Virtualization Program.

More information about Stratusphere UX can be found at www.liquidware.com/products/stratusphere-ux

 

About Liquidware

Liquidware™ provides industry leading, platform-agnostic desktop solutions for hybrid Windows desktop environments including Citrix® XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware® Horizon View, Amazon® WorkSpaces and physical Microsoft® Windows PCs. The company’s Stratusphere UX solution delivers visibility into desktop environments to support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks). ProfileUnity provides just in time delivery of User Profiles, application and user rights management and context-aware policies. FlexApp delivers advanced Application Layering. The solutions are available in an extremely cost-effectively priced bundle called Liquidware Essentials. Liquidware products are Citrix Ready, VMware-certified, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidware.com for further information.

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