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Liquidware Announces FlexApp Integration with Amazon Elastic Fleet

Tue, 2021-11-23 15:12

Instantly add any application stack to Elastic Fleet with FlexApp One

Chicago, IL. – 23 November, 2021 - Liquidware, the leader in digital workspace management, today announced FlexApp One integration with the newly announced Amazon AppStream 2.0 Elastic Fleet, a new fleet type that offers a completely different approach to cloud desktops. This integration extends the use case of Elastic Fleet to ALL applications, not just the ones in portable format.

Based on AWS-managed pool of streaming instances, elastic fleets allow customers to deploy applications from AWS cloud storage (S3) buckets. This offers many benefits to customers such as lower costs and speed but also has restrictions. Because the fleet is based on AWS managed instances, only portable applications are supported, excluding those requiring a traditional installation on the Windows OS. Working in collaboration with Amazon, Liquidware has integrated FlexApp One, its self-contained FlexApp layer format, into AppStream 2.0 Elastic Fleet. FlexApp One is an included feature of FlexApp, the industry’s leading application layering solution that untethers the dynamic capabilities of layered applications from full-time network connections, enabling applications to be made available by any means necessary. FlexApp One applications are self-contained in one shareable file and run without the need for an additional application player on Windows sessions.

The benefits this integration delivers to customers are:

  • Extends desktop fleet with any application you need
  • No installation needed
  • No virtualization, the application interacts with natively with the OS
  • Quickly test new applications
  • No update cycles

Further details can be found in this launch blog post by Amazon.

"We worked with Amazon during the Beta phase to test integration with FlexApp and the FlexApp One functionality," stated Thomas Lahaussois, head of strategic alliances, Liquidware. "It’s a great use case, since we extend the new fleet use case to all applications instead of only the ones in portable format. With FlexApp One, you can now instantly add any application stack to your Elastic Fleet."

About Liquidware

Liquidware is the leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows desktops. The company’s products encompass all facets of management to ensure the ultimate user experience across all workspaces – physical, virtual, DaaS or in the cloud. Enterprises across the globe utilize Liquidware solutions to dramatically decrease time spent managing desktops, while delivering increased security, flexibility and scalability. Supported platforms include Microsoft physical, WVD (Windows Virtual Desktop), and RDS desktops, Citrix Desktops, VMware Horizon View, Amazon WorkSpaces (AWS), and Nutanix Xi Frame. Liquidware products are available through a global network of partners. For more information, visit www.liquidware.com or follow on Twitter @Liquidware.

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How Applications Are ‘Packaged’ For The Cloud

Mon, 2021-11-01 20:31
Applications exist ‘on’ the cloud or on a server or smaller computer, it’s a fact of life.News Link: How Applications Are ‘Packaged’ For The CloudRelated Product: FlexAppProfileUnityStratusphere UX

LIQUIDWARE KNOCKS IT OUT OF THE PARK WITH RECORD Q3 RESULTS

Mon, 2021-11-01 20:29

Signs the largest FlexApp Application Layering deal in company’s history

Chicago, IL. – 2 November, 2021 - Liquidware, the leader in digital workspace management, today announced after setting a company record in Q2, Q3 saw continued momentum with the company hitting new record results and signing the largest FlexApp deal with a global leading insurance organization for multiple-millions of dollars.

The highlights of Q3 include:

  • New License bookings up 252% over Q3 2020
  • Renewal bookings up 136% over Q3 2020
  • Subscription bookings up 183% over Q3 2020
  • YTD total bookings up 73% over 2020
  • Largest FlexApp application layering deal in company’s history booked in the EMEA region

Liquidware’s digital workspace management (DWM) solutions provide crucial benefits in today’s dispersed workforce environments. By providing digital experience monitoring to ensure the ultimate user experience, just-in-time application delivery and with user environment management to enable profile portability and seamless OS migrations, Liquidware is the DWM provider of choice in many large enterprises globally supporting office-based and remote workers. Liquidware solutions have been proven to save organizations multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars, results which have been validated via their online calculator.

Chris Akerberg, COO and President, Liquidware stated, "As a privately held company we are very proud of our organic growth and success, which has allowed us to forge our own path and destiny. This approach continues to yield outstanding results for our company and enables us to better respond to our customers’ requests. I envisage Q4 continuing this growth trajectory, and 2021 being another record year for Liquidware."

About Liquidware

Liquidware is the leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows desktops. The company’s products encompass all facets of management to ensure the ultimate user experience across all workspaces – physical, virtual, DaaS or in the cloud. Enterprises across the globe utilize Liquidware solutions to dramatically decrease time spent managing desktops, while delivering increased security, flexibility and scalability. Supported platforms include Microsoft physical, WVD (Windows Virtual Desktop), and RDS desktops, Citrix Desktops, VMware Horizon View, Amazon WorkSpaces (AWS), and Nutanix Xi Frame. Liquidware products are available through a global network of partners. For more information, visit www.liquidware.com or follow on Twitter @Liquidware.

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IGEL and Liquidware Partner in Repurposing Desktops with IGEL OS

Mon, 2021-10-25 20:25

Free Assessment Program Powered by Liquidware Stratusphere UX

Chicago, IL. / San Francisco, CA - 26 October, 2021Liquidware, the leader in digital workspace management, and IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, today announced a new partnership to deliver a free assessment program for enterprises looking to repurpose x86-64 compatible devices with IGEL OS.

“This initiative from IGEL and Liquidware will help enterprises enhance work-from-anywhere solutions for their workers,” stated Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst at ESG. "Our recent Digital Workspace Trends research highlights the preference and accelerated adoption of hosted desktops. So, the ability to turn compatible x86-64 devices into IGEL OS-powered endpoints will help deliver cost savings, increased time to value and an optimal user experience."

With the global chip shortage, many organizations are looking at cost-effective methods of utilizing current hardware. Stratusphere™ UX, which accomplishes the assessment, is even more useful in providing ongoing end-to-end user experience metrics that provide enterprises unparalleled endpoint-to-datacenter visibility.

The assessment helps organizations understand how they can maximize both user productivity and ROI by choosing IGEL OS for their x86-64 devices. Working with IGEL’s TCO calculator and the information provided in the FREE assessment, they will have all the data needed to make highly informed decisions about a PC/laptop/MacBook /thin client repurposing project.

The assessment process is simple with Stratusphere UX. As the assessment data is unique to each organization, it really speeds the progress of planning and IGEL OS deployment. The following are the key steps involved:

  1. A self-dissolving agent is installed and runs in the background on your proposed PCs for repurposing for about a week.
  2. Real-world usage data and hardware specs are securely sent to the Stratusphere UX reporting virtual server, which can be located in the cloud or at your location.
  3. Liquidware and IGEL teams meet with you to review the real-world findings to provide clarity to your project and help provide you with proof-of-value that IGEL is the clear endpoint OS choice.
  4. This insight determines which x86-64 devices can be repurposed into an IGEL OS-powered endpoint. By extending the life of existing hardware assets, organizations can eliminate the disruption and cost of investing in new endpoint hardware.

Stratusphere UX is primarily designed to provide ongoing user experience metrics including detailed information about endpoint devices such as those powered by IGEL OS. Joint customers can take advantage of the fact that a Stratusphere UX agent has been built into the IGEL OS firmware to easily monitor their environment.

“We already have many joint customers that have benefited from doing a quick assessment for IGEL OS and also benefit from the ongoing user experience monitoring of their IGEL OS endpoints,” commented Jason E. Smith, VP of Alliances and Product Marketing, Liquidware. “With this new offering of a free assessment to determine ideal x86-64 hardware candidates to be repurposed as an IGEL OS-powered endpoint, we enable organizations to save a large chunk of their IT budget.”

“Our partnership with Liquidware is all about improving the endpoint computing experience,” said Divya Saggar, Director, IGEL Ready. “By working closely with their team to develop the custom monitoring agent for IGEL OS, Stratusphere UX, as well as the new free assessment program for IGEL endpoints, we are able to gather key experience metrics that then enable us to improve end-user satisfaction, while at the same time driving productivity and increasing security in today’s work-from-anywhere environments.”

IGEL and Liquidware will hold a customer-facing webinar on Thursday, November 18 at 10:00 am (PT) to discuss the full parameters of this joint initiative. Register for the webinar here. A joint solution brief detailing the free assessment program can be downloaded here.

Liquidware is a member of an ecosystem of cutting-edge hardware, software and peripheral solutions that have been verified for use with IGEL OS to deliver a powerful, productive, and secure user experience. To view the Liquidware IGEL Ready profile, click here. To explore the IGEL Ready ecosystem of solutions, visit igel.com/ready.

About Liquidware

Liquidware is the leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows desktops. The company’s products encompass all facets of management to ensure the ultimate user experience across all workspaces – physical, virtual, DaaS or in the cloud. Enterprises across the globe utilize Liquidware solutions to dramatically decrease time spent managing desktops, while delivering increased security, flexibility and scalability. Supported platforms include Microsoft physical, WVD (Windows Virtual Desktop), and RDS desktops, Citrix Desktops, VMware Horizon View, Amazon WorkSpaces (AWS), and Nutanix Xi Frame. Liquidware products are available through a global network of partners. For more information, visit www.liquidware.com or follow on Twitter @Liquidware.

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Liquidware Aids DevOps with New FlexApp Package Automation Feature

Tue, 2021-09-07 20:55

New Feature Also Ideal for Large Enterprises with Multiple Applications

Chicago, IL. – 7 September, 2021 - Liquidware, the leader in digital workspace management, today announced its award winning FlexApp™ application layering solution now includes package automation, an innovative feature that provides enterprise organizations the ability to significantly reduce application packaging and deployment times. FlexApp Package Automation also provides great integration for DevOps by enabling an organization to deliver applications at high velocity.

Continuing on from the recent FlexApp One feature announcement, this further innovation from Liquidware provides the following benefits:

  • Bulk packaging of .EXE, MSI, MSIX etc.
  • Leverages multiple packaging consoles working independently to greatly accelerate packaging
  • Package output is turnkey and ready to distribute via the ProfileUnity console
  • Ideal for integration with DevOps
  • Aids application managers’ workflows by working with major application vendors’ silent install switches

"We are witnessing more and more of our enterprise customers implementing FlexApp layering as their de-facto way to deploy applications," commented Jason E. Smith, VP of product marketing and alliances, Liquidware. "The new package automation feature brings further efficiencies for customers that have dozens, if not thousands, of applications to provision." Automation is one of the top priorities for CIOs according to many surveys conducted recently. Along with automation being a key driver to digital transformation, Gartner recently stated that hyperautomation is now inevitable and irreversible as it is a top strategic priority; everything that can, and should, be automated will be automated.

A trial version of FlexApp can be requested via https://www.liquidware.com/download

About Liquidware

Liquidware is the leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows desktops. The company’s products encompass all facets of management to ensure the ultimate user experience across all workspaces – physical, virtual, DaaS or in the cloud. Enterprises across the globe utilize Liquidware solutions to dramatically decrease time spent managing desktops, while delivering increased security, flexibility and scalability. Supported platforms include Microsoft physical, WVD (Windows Virtual Desktop), and RDS desktops, Citrix Desktops, VMware Horizon View, Amazon WorkSpaces (AWS), and Nutanix Xi Frame. Liquidware products are available through a global network of partners. For more information, visit www.liquidware.com or follow on Twitter @Liquidware.

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Liquidware Wows End User Computing Market, Delivering Self-Contained Application Layers with FlexApp One

Wed, 2021-08-25 20:07

FlexApp One apps support Microsoft Endpoint Manager and can even run offline

Chicago, IL. - August 26, 2021 - Liquidware, the leader in digital workspace management, today announced its award winning FlexApp™ application layering solution now includes FlexApp One, an innovative feature that enables virtually any Windows application to be self-contained in a single file and easily distributed to any Windows workspace, plus can also run offline on laptops and PCs.

The new self-contained format of FlexApp One enables the industry’s most flexible application delivery to be managed by mainstream application deployment solutions such as Microsoft Endpoint Manager – all while keeping base images clean and avoiding the usual degradation of Windows performance over time. The containerized nature of FlexApp One apps also enable them to be shared via cloud-based platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint, Amazon WorkDocs, OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box.net.

FlexApp One supports offline use cases such as laptops or disconnected PCs, a longstanding community request of application layering products, especially in the wake of increased work from anywhere users. Continuing its innovative approach, FlexApp One does not require a heavy agent or player to be pre-installed to run layered packages, only a self-installing service is needed that runs silently in the background. One base requirement for offline use is that the target PCs and laptops should be well managed, unencumbered from practices of users constantly installing and uninstalling apps traditionally, which can naturally degrade Windows performance over time.

The new FlexApp One technology also works well with Microsoft Azure Active Directory and supports the rapid deployment of apps to emerging new workspace platforms such as Microsoft AVD, Windows 365 Cloud PC, Amazon WorkSpaces and AppStream 2.0, and Nutanix Frame. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and VMware Horizon workspaces are also fully supported.

"Liquidware has over a decade of delivering innovation in digital workspace management and we’re pleased to announce self-contained application attachments with our new FlexApp One feature," commented Jason E. Smith, VP of product marketing and alliances, Liquidware. "The integration with Microsoft Endpoint Manager and new offline capability supports the increased demand to support work from anywhere users and opens up numerous new markets for Liquidware."

For more information on FlexApp One visit https://www.liquidware.com/products/flexapp/flexapp-one.

About Liquidware

Liquidware is the leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows desktops. The company’s products encompass all facets of management to ensure the ultimate user experience across all workspaces – physical, virtual, DaaS or in the cloud. Enterprises across the globe utilize Liquidware solutions to dramatically decrease time spent managing desktops, while delivering increased security, flexibility and scalability. Supported platforms include Microsoft physical, WVD (Windows Virtual Desktop), and RDS desktops, Citrix Desktops, VMware Horizon View, Amazon WorkSpaces (AWS), and Nutanix Xi Frame. Liquidware products are available through a global network of partners. For more information, visit www.liquidware.com or follow on Twitter @Liquidware.

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