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MVP Symon Perriman Joins Liquidware Experts to Explore WVD on Azure

Tue, 2019-02-19 08:01

Internationally renowned expert joins Liquidware pros to discuss leveraging Liquidware products in Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) deployment ahead of Public Preview.

Chicago, IL — Feb. 19th, 2019 — Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced that it will host a webinar on Feb. 21, with internationally acclaimed Microsoft Expert, author, keynote presenter, and technology personality, Symon Perriman to explore the benefits of virtualizing desktops in a public cloud. The informative webinar comes just ahead of the much anticipated public preview of Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). In preparation, Liquidware and Microsoft delivered a joint solution brief which details how the solutions work together to deliver easy to on-board and manage Microsoft WVD workspaces on Azure.

"The public cloud is now seeing real adoption of virtual desktops, and nobody has more or deeper expertise in freeing desktops from on-prem and readying them for the cloud, than Liquidware. They’ve been doing great things with physical, virtual and cloud desktops in the areas of user environment management, application layering and monitoring," said Perriman. "This webinar will take a hard look at the benefits companies stand to gain from virtualizing their desktops in a public cloud, why Microsoft Azure and WVD promises to be a premiere platform, and how Liquidware’s suite of adaptive workspace management solutions – Stratusphere UX, ProfileUnity and FlexApp – play into that."

Microsoft WVD, expected to be generally available this summer, has been verified to work hand-in-glove with Liquidware’s FlexApp Layering, ProfileUnity User Environment Management, and Stratusphere UX monitoring and diagnostics software. This thanks to a partnership between Liquidware and Microsoft that has seen close cooperation between product management at both companies. As a result, with Microsoft WVD and Liquidware, joint customers will experience an end-to-end solution that delivers high-fidelity Azure-hosted desktops at scale and at a cost-effective price.

"We’re committed to our partnership with Microsoft WVD and how we jointly solve a historically complex and expensive problem for businesses and organizations alike. Whether it is the ease of virtual desktop assessments, seamless user migrations to Windows 10 and Microsoft WVD, application layering, enterprise grade profile management, process optimization or quicker overall logons – when WVD is coupled with Liquidware solutions we empower customers to extract the full value of modern desktop technologies and transform their Windows workspaces to meet the needs of the cloud era," said Jason E. Smith, VP of Product Marketing, Liquidware.

Perriman added, "With the combination of WVD and Liquidware, organizations can easily evaluate, migrate, and manage their desktops in Microsoft Azure using advanced security with policy management, application restrictions, granular privilege elevation and much more. We’ll delve into all this and more in the webinar."

25 free licenses of Liquidware’s solutions will be distributed to Microsoft Certified Professionals who attend the webinar.

About Liquidware

Liquidware is a leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows workspaces. 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. Enterprise companies 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 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 Showcases Healthcare Successes and Citrix Cloud Desktops Strategy at HIMSS19

Tue, 2019-02-12 08:00

The company highlights its successes with major providers in healthcare at the Citrix-Ready booth 527 and lays out the strategy to move to cloud-hosted desktops.

Chicago, IL — Feb. 12th, 2019 — Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced that it will participate at the HIMSS19 conference and expo; demonstrating recent enhancements and industry-first features to its ProfileUnity and FlexApp products, and showcasing compelling new healthcare case studies. The company, which celebrates its tenth birthday this year, will join long-time partner Citrix at the Citrix Ready Partner Pavilion – booth number 527 – at this leading global health information and technology conference, taking place Feb. 11-15, 2019 in Orlando, Fla.

Liquidware’s success in the healthcare industry is well documented and the vertical shares some credit for making it the leading and only remaining independent player in the adaptive workspace management arena. The Liquidware Essentials suite eases the pain for healthcare organizations as they grapple with balancing the everyday challenges of embracing digital transformation along with burdensome HIPAA and other regulatory requirements. This year alone, Liquidware has added on new joint Citrix desktop customers such as the largest children’s healthcare provider in the Southeast as well as in Philadelphia to provide next-generation desktop environments. In addition to that, the team has welcomed additional Citrix customers including the largest university-based healthcare provider in Utah and the largest healthcare provider in the greater Louisville, Kentucky area to design a cloud-ready environment that works best for them whilst significantly decreasing time spent managing desktops.

Last month, Liquidware unveiled several major enhancements to ProfileUnity and FlexApp v6.8. FlexApp’s new industry-firsts include the ability to store FlexApp to Object-Based Cloud Storage, including Amazon S3, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure Blob. Complementary to that, FlexApp Caching makes layered apps readily available even in the face of unstable cloud connections. FlexApp Cloud Apps is another industry-first that makes more than a dozen pre-packaged, cloud-hosted, ready-to-deploy apps available to users for the rapid spin-up of pilot projects and easy cloning for production environments.

Together with FlexApp, ProfileUnity received an update in the form of a New Licensing Server which enables concurrent license models and accurate in-use license counts of both products, a feature that is especially important to healthcare, government and education customers. Finally, both products enjoy faster client execution times thanks to a startup agent that reduces login times by several seconds.

"This is our best release, ever – a true game-changer that will have a significant impact on our joint Citrix and Liquidware healthcare customers," said Jason E. Smith, VP of Products at Liquidware. "It’s an exciting time to be in the workspace management solutions space. We’re seeing significant momentum in the movement of desktops to the cloud, with partners using Liquidware to liberate user profiles from legacy on-prem for the move to cloud-based desktops as a service (DaaS) such as Citrix virtual apps and desktops on Azure or Google Cloud. The healthcare industry is a key part of this movement as we will demonstrate at this year’s expo."

Visit Liquidware at HIMSS19 at the Citrix Pavilion, booth number 527, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Fla., from Feb. 11-15, 2019, and click here to learn about Liquidware solutions.

About Liquidware

Liquidware is a leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows workspaces. 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. Enterprise companies 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 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 invests in EMEA expansion

Tue, 2019-01-29 14:10
Adaptive workspace management outfit Liquidware announced that 2018 was a record year and, to continue the momentum, has invested in hiring new technical resources in the UK, Benelux and the Nordics.News Link: Liquidware invests in EMEA expansionRelated Product: FlexAppProfileUnityStratusphere UX

Liquidware invests in further EMEA expansion

Wed, 2019-01-23 15:11
Liquidware, a leader in adaptive workspace management, says that 2018 was a record year and, to continue the momentum, has invested in hiring new technical resources in the UK, Benelux and the Nordics. News Link: Liquidware invests in further EMEA expansionRelated Product: FlexAppProfileUnityStratusphere UX

Liquidware Witnesses Unprecedented Growth in End User Computing

Mon, 2019-01-21 21:01

2019 set to be the year of adaptive workspace management

Chicago, IL — Jan. 22, 2019 — Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced that 2018 was a record year with its solutions being recognized as market leading by industry analysts and experts. Founded in 2009, the company continues to attract an expanding array of customers as it enters its tenth year of operations this year.

"In 2018, Liquidware had our best year ever. Our Essentials bundle of user environment management, application layering and visibility solutions has become the premier choice for organizations who value our track record and platform-agnostic approach," commented Chris Akerberg, COO, Liquidware. "As we enter 2019, our current momentum will carry us into further explosive growth with our solutions across all platforms both on-premises and in the cloud."

Akerberg added that Liquidware continues to thrive as an independent platform-agnostic organization, even as the market continues to consolidate with point-solution competitors being absorbed into larger organizations. The company’s offerings are preferred as customers and partners want comprehensive functionality that can span hybrid environments and can future-proof them for managing desktops in the cloud.

Highlights of 2018 results include:

  • Closing the single largest deal in its history for in excess of $2M
  • New license bookings hit record levels with the fastest growing segment being enterprise transactions over $100K
  • Greater than 90% support renewals, a testament to customer satisfaction
  • The company’s application layering solution, FlexApp, was placed first in independent industry analysts WhatMatrix comparison
  • Secured an OEM deal with Nutanix for its ProfileDisk technology to ship with Xi Frame
  • Continued expansion of technical resources across Northern Europe
  • European Sales contribution grew to 12% of global bookings and grew 66% YOY
  • Expanded Alliance Team to support growing strategic relationships with Amazon, Microsoft and Google

In addition, Liquidware continued its innovation by bringing new and, in many cases, industry first capabilities to its product set, namely:

ProfileUnity

  • Natively host user profiles and user authored data (docs) on enterprise grade cloud storage such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, or Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  • Streamlining of startup agent enabling even faster logons

FlexApp

  • Support for object-based cloud storage – Amazon S3, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure
  • FlexApp Cloud Apps – turnkey pre-packaged cloud-hosted app layers that are ready for use
  • FlexApp Cache – enabling high availability on less than dependable networks
  • Support for Amazon AppStream – enabling one AppStream server to publish multiple applications minimizing number of base images and servers used to deliver AppStream Apps

Stratusphere UX

  • Bring Your Own License (BYOL) support for Amazon Marketplace and Microsoft Azure
  • Dashboard views and a builder
  • Spotcheck Inspector
  • Visibility for VMware Blast metrics

"ESG’s 2019 Technology Spending intention survey highlights that technology issues and organizational dynamics are the most common digital transformation challenges that businesses continue to try to overcome," said Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Liquidware is helping businesses breakthrough these challenges while delivering an optimum user experience across a variety of platforms and digital workspace delivery models."

About Liquidware

Liquidware is a leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows workspaces. 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. Enterprise companies 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 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 Invests in further EMEA Expansion

Mon, 2019-01-21 20:36

2019 set to be the year of adaptive workspace management

London, UK — Jan. 22, 2019 — Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced that 2018 was a record year and, to continue the momentum, has invested in hiring new technical resources in the UK, Benelux and the Nordics. Coupled with the growth and investment, Liquidware reported unparalleled uptake for its Essentials bundle of user environment management, application layering and visibility solutions as the market consolidated with other point solution vendors being acquired. With the absorption of AppSense and RES into Ivanti and FSlogix being acquired by Microsoft, former partners of these companies are now actively signing up with Liquidware.

“We witnessed unprecedented demand for our solutions during 2018,” commented Morteza Esteki, VP Sales EMEA. “In particular, we secured the largest application layering deal to date in EMEA for our FlexApp software, signed with some of the largest systems integrators in the region, hired some first-class technical industry talent from companies such as Softcat and Ivanti and saw our penetration increase dramatically into verticals such as Financial Services, Government and Health Care. Our world-class solutions continue to be recognised by industry experts and analysts as leading the field in managing user workspaces.”

Stratusphere UX monitoring, diagnostics and visibility software, is becoming the defacto solution for many channel partners and systems integrators across Europe for monitoring user experience in their large customer bases. Stratusphere UX has proven itself as the indispensable solution during all stages: pre-migration, migration and as on-going management solution. Many channel partners use Stratusphere UX for assessment and health-checks.

ProfileUnity user environment software is being built into customers’ new workspaces design to better manage their users as they bid farewell to their legacy UEM solutions. Thanks to its unique multi-tenancy capabilities, ProfileUnity is a great solution for managing workspaces in a multi-tenant environment. Version 6.8 is bringing many capabilities to the table that greatly assist the life of an IT admin.

In addition, Liquidware reported a 95% renewal rate for all customers in the region, which is a testament to the level of customer satisfaction for Liquidware’s offerings.

"Managing the devices, applications, services and data that users rely on everyday has been a challenge for IT administrators since desktop computing became a reality. But with business ever more dependent on IT systems working effectively and the added pressure to ensure data security, workspace management has become a critical issue. When you add in the expanding range of devices now being used, ease of management and visibility of systems is now an essential, not a ‘nice to have’,” said Tony Lock, Distinguished Analyst, Freeform Dynamics.

About Liquidware

Liquidware is a leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows workspaces. 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. Enterprise companies 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 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 Outpaces Industry in Workspace Management

Mon, 2019-01-07 13:40

Accelerates Channel Partners’ Move to Cloud with Innovative Solutions

Chicago, IL — Jan. 7, 2019 — Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced that as desktops increasingly move to the cloud, fueling cloud migration as they do so, more and more partners are using Liquidware workspace management solutions to move their customers to Amazon WorkSpaces, Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), Nutanix Xi Frame, Citrix, and VMware cloud-based desktops. This momentum is poised to increase exponentially on the back of the pending release of Microsoft WVD. Liquidware will exhibit its offerings at Citrix Summit 2019, taking place Jan. 7-9, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. (Liquidware booth #400).

A 10-year Citrix Ready veteran, Liquidware will demonstrate how its ProfileUnity, FlexApp and Stratusphere UX products are leveraging partnerships with Citrix, Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop, Nutanix, Amazon WorkSpaces, and more, to lead the charge as desktops continue migrating to the cloud.  

"We’re especially excited about our partnerships with Citrix, Amazon, VMware, and emerging desktop platforms such as Microsoft WVD and Nutanix Xi Frame and how these will fuel the cloud momentum being driven by the liberation of user profiles from legacy on-prem to the cloud. When WVD is coupled with Liquidware solutions, for which the former has been preconfigured, we can moreover protect the emancipation of these profiles – also keeping them free from cloud lock-in and thus enabling customers to extract the full value of multi-cloud, now and in the future," explained Jason E. Smith, VP of Product Marketing, Liquidware. "The industry has been waiting for years for a truly turnkey solution to enter the market and now platforms such as Microsoft WVD are emerging to fit the bill, positioning itself to be one that many organizations will readily and rapidly adopt."

Value Added Resellers and Integrators are looking to evolve with the industry as well and Liquidware delivers an ideal adaptive workspace management suite that enterprise customers now require. With key functionality for any Windows desktop that works across any physical, virtual or cloud-based platform, Liquidware’s application layering, environment/profile management and user experience monitoring enables partners to easily on-board customers to a new desktop platform with zero user downtime while ensuring service level agreements are met for user experience.  For partners interested in riding this wave, Liquidware offers online registration on its website.

"2018 was an exciting year as far as the liberation of desktops to the cloud goes, and consequently also for Liquidware as this trend inspires a growing partner ecosystem for us, with our product front and center and in the outstanding company of such important enablers as Microsoft WVD," concluded Smith.

To witness Liquidware’s products and partnerships in action, visit the company at booth # 400 at Citrix Summit at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla, from Jan. 7-9, 2019 or learn more online at www.liquidware.com.

About Liquidware

Liquidware is a leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows workspaces. 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. Enterprise companies 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 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 ProfileUnity Tool to import Registries from GPO and RES Workspace

Thu, 2018-12-13 14:39
Liquidware ProfileUnity lets you manage which registry settings users get in their session. And with context aware filters you can make sure they get the correct registry settings on the right machines. But what if you have a lot of GPO’s with registry settings in your active directory or in RES Workspace and you’re switching to ProfileUnity (especially now the UEM market is changing)? Then you could export all the registries by hand and add them to ProfileUnity or you could use one of the two small tools I created, which will do it automatically.News Link: Liquidware ProfileUnity Tool to import Registries from GPO and RES WorkspaceRelated Product: ProfileUnity

VMblog's Expert Interviews: Liquidware Talks ProfileUnity and FlexApp 6.8 and Adaptive Workspace Management

Wed, 2018-12-05 13:05
Liquidware has just released new versions of its popular ProfileUnity and FlexApp solutions, now at version 6.8. The new releases obviously come with a number of new feature enhancements, but Liquidware is also claiming industry first innovations. To find out more, we went straight to the source, Jason E. Smith, Liquidware's VP of Product Marketing. News Link: VMblog's Expert Interviews: Liquidware Talks ProfileUnity and FlexApp 6.8 and Adaptive Workspace ManagementRelated Product: FlexAppProfileUnity

Liquidware Delivers on Promise to Host Application Layers in the Cloud Natively, with New ProfileUnity and FlexApp v6.8

Mon, 2018-12-03 17:07

Multi-cloud support, including Amazon S3, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, eliminates file share requirement, enables simple public multi-cloud consumption

Chicago, Ill. - Dec. 04, 2018 - Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced the release of Liquidware ProfileUnity and FlexApp v6.8 with new industry-first features, including FlexApp layering support for object-based cloud storage (Amazon S3, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure), and FlexApp Cloud Apps – turnkey pre-packaged cloud-hosted app layers that are ready for use.

Until now, Server Message Block (SMB) file shares have been a requirement of application layering solutions for hosting the delivery of applications. SMB file shares require servers and operating systems for the purpose of making a file share available to host layers. FlexApp is the industry’s first solution to support object-based cloud storage APIs natively, thus eliminating the complexity of maintaining servers in the cloud for file shares. FlexApp Cache is also an industry-first feature being introduced to lend high-availability of layers on less than dependable networks.

Native support for multi-cloud services provides further benefits to organizations that use FlexApp to layer applications, by providing a seamless transition to cloud-based DaaS (Desktop as a Service), delivering built-in high-availability, and lowering storage costs.

"Companies are increasingly embracing multi-cloud/hybrid-cloud strategies," said Shannon Kalvar, IDC Research Manager. "This shift makes it imperative for application virtualization vendors to technically enable this strategic direction in a seamless fashion."

A summary of the new features in ProfileUnity and FlexApp v6.8 reveals:

  • FlexApp Support for Cloud – FlexApp now supports saving and hosting application layers to object-based storage with multi-cloud support, including Amazon S3, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.
  • FlexApp Caching – FlexApp applications now start immediately as blocks of data continue to load from the cloud or SMB. Benefits include faster execution of apps and enhanced FlexApp stability on unreliable networks.
  • FlexApp Cloud Apps – FlexApp now features over a dozen pre-packaged cloud-hosted applications. These apps are ready to deploy for pilot projects and easily cloned for production environments.
  • FlexApp Application Layering Support for Amazon AppStream – FlexApp enables one AppStream server to publish multiple applications, minimizing the number of base images and servers used to deliver AppStream applications.
  • Licensing Server – ProfileUnity and FlexApp’s management console will now act as a licensing server to enable true concurrent license models. Benefits include accurate in-use ProfileUnity and FlexApp license counts, especially helpful in healthcare, government, and education.
  • Faster ProfileUnity and FlexApp client execution – startup of the agent has been streamlined, reducing login times for most customers by several seconds.

"Our FlexApp layering solution has led with many industry firsts since its introduction seven years ago," said Jason E. Smith, VP of Product Marketing, Liquidware. "With the advent of object-based cloud storage for FlexApp layers, the innovation in this release is game-changing. Through the use of API-level integration, ProfileUnity and FlexApp enable organizations to easily consume cloud storage while delivering multiple benefits for the enterprise. FlexApp again delivers industry firsts with new functionality, and is moreover multi-cloud ready with support for all three major public clouds, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, and Google Cloud."

In related news earlier this year, Liquidware ProfileUnity became the first User Environment Management solution to leverage object-based storage for user profiles. User profiles, from native cloud without the use of SMB, offer similar benefits to customers by readying them for seamless DaaS transitions, providing built-in high availability from multi-clouds, and lowering the cost of storage.

 

About Liquidware

Liquidware is a leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows workspaces. 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. Enterprise companies 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 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 releases ProfileUnity and FlexApp 6.8, and talks Windows Virtual Desktop

Mon, 2018-12-03 12:52
It’s time to check in with Liquidware—their latest software releases, ProfileUnity 6.8 and FlexApp 6.8 are out, and they’re a partner on the biggest desktop virtualization news of the year, Windows Virtual Desktop. Last week, I had a call with Jason Smith, who many in the community know as Liquidware’s VP of product marketing.News Link: Liquidware releases ProfileUnity and FlexApp 6.8, and talks Windows Virtual DesktopRelated Product: FlexAppProfileUnity

Microsoft Acquires Alliance Partner FSLogix to Accelerate Windows Virtual Desktop Performance

Tue, 2018-11-27 09:13
The acquisition of FSLogix promises to ensure Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop service loads fast. News Link: Microsoft Acquires Alliance Partner FSLogix to Accelerate Windows Virtual Desktop PerformanceRelated Product: ProfileUnity

Liquidware FlexApp / ProfileUnity Support Amazon AppStream

Tue, 2018-11-27 09:10

Liquidware Products streamlines AppStream management and drives greater efficiencies for desktop migrations to Amazon’s EUC platforms

Las Vegas, Amazon re:Invent, Nov. 27, 2018 — Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced support for Amazon AppStream via its FlexApp, Application Layering, and ProfileUnity, User Environment Management products. With this announcement, comes the expansion of the already deep functionality of these products that have contributed to making Liquidware the last independent platform-agnostic player in a market segment dominated by giants.

Liquidware FlexApp is now the first application layering solution to support Amazon AppStream.  In doing so, the product greatly streamlines the management thereof, and drives down costs down for users. FlexApp achieves these operational and cost savings by allowing administrators to leverage a single Windows Server base image to deliver multiple applications.  This approach eliminates the need to constantly update the base image or affect user productivity with application updates. FlexApp layered applications are not installed to the base image of the AppStream Windows Server, but instead are layered onto the server, where they look, react, and feel as if they were installed.

FlexApp and ProfileUnity are both equipped with the ability to migrate profiles and applications to cloud-based storage, including, among others, Amazon S3. This function enables users to reap critical efficiency benefits during desktop migrations to cloud platforms like Amazon AppStream and Amazon WorkSpaces. In this adoption process, FlexApp layers moreover provide a singular delivery mechanism from a highly available S3 bucket.

"FlexApp and ProfileUnity’s support for Amazon AppStream delivers crucial benefits for enterprise customers seeking to adopt and integrate with Amazon’s EUC platforms, by driving greater efficiency before, during and after the adoption process," explained Jason E. Smith, VP of Product Marketing, Liquidware. "Support for AppStream has unlocked additional, rich functionality in both products. FlexApp application layers and ProfileUnity user environment management have evolved to play a strategic role in application strategy and user management for organizations looking to explore Amazon’s EUC solutions."

"IDC research clearly shows that the migration to ‘the cloud’ is, increasingly and persistently, a migration into a multi-cloud and hybrid public/private cloud environment," said Shannon Kalvar, Research Manager at IDC. "Management products must evolve to include both rich integration with specific vendors and broad-based support across cloud stacks."

Learn more about Liquidware FlexApp and ProfileUnity at www.liquidware.com.

About Liquidware

Liquidware is a leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows workspaces. 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. Enterprise companies 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 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 Expands Alliances Team as Computing Heads to the Cloud

Thu, 2018-11-15 12:47

New Director of Alliances and Senior Solutions Architect to drive expansion of Amazon, Microsoft and Nutanix alliances

ATLANTA, GA, Nov. 15, 2018 — Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced the appointments of 23-year veteran and three times Microsoft MVP, Robert Corradini, to lead its robust alliances programs as Director of Alliances, and fellow Microsoft MVP, Jeff Pitsch, as Senior Solutions Architect, effective October 2018. These appointments come at a strategic juncture, as the company works to expand its Amazon, Microsoft and Nutanix alliances in order to help organizations navigate the virtual desktop landscape, while continuing to deliver a more enhanced customer experience through its additional longstanding and key alliances with Citrix and VMware.

Corradini was recently responsible for crafting and running Nutanix Ready, a global program to validate third party solutions, that equipped him with a skill set which plays perfectly into the extended work Liquidware is doing with AWS, Microsoft, Google, and Nutanix. A creative, savvy technical engineer, he is skilled in both public and hybrid cloud computing with expertise that moreover spans the design, development and implementation of high-performance technology solutions.

As Senior Solutions Architect, Pitsch brings to Liquidware certifications as a Citrix CTP and Microsoft MVP, along with years of related experience acquired working for AppSense, Unidesk, and Provision Networks. His role includes consulting with Liquidware’s enterprise customers and the tech community, with a keen focus on Application Layering. Pitsch is a frequent keynote speaker at major conferences and Citrix User Group Community (CUGC) and VMware User Group (VMUG) events.

"We are immensely pleased to welcome Robert and Jeff to the team," said Chris Akerberg, President and COO at Liquidware. "As Microsoft MVPs and given their experience working with Liquidware partners, like Nutanix, they are well positioned to bring the focus needed to grow our strategic alliances as we pursue our goal of delivering more desktops than ever before. As the industry grows more diverse and options become seemingly endless, it is critical that we continue to offer our partners the best resources, tools and assets in order for them to succeed."

Since its founding in 2009 Liquidware has helped accelerate, grow, and close end user computing projects delivering success for partners and customers.

Learn more about Liquidware’s award-winning workspace environment technology at www.liquidware.com.

About Liquidware

Liquidware is a leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows workspaces. 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. Enterprise companies 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 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 Brings Greater Visibility to End User Workspaces

Mon, 2018-11-05 20:18

Major Stratusphere UX release offers new dashboards, a host of new Advanced Mode Inspectors and a process optimization feature

CHICAGO, IL. November 6, 2018 -- Liquidware, the leading third-party provider of platform-agnostic end-user computing solutions, today announced the release of Stratusphere™ UX 6.1, a user experience monitoring and diagnostics solution for physical PCs, virtual and cloud-based desktops. This latest release includes a new custom dashboard builder, a host of new Advanced Mode Inspectors and an all-new process optimization feature.

"The variety and diversity of end user workspaces is evolving at a rapid pace. Having a user-focused view of the metrics and information necessary to deliver these workspaces has never been more important," said Rory Monaghan, CTO at Algiz Technology Limited. "Many tools claim to provide the pertinent info you need to quickly discover user issues, but they fall short or require a lot of drilldown to get what you need. Liquidware’s Stratusphere UX delivers, which helps quickly resolve issues, minimize risk, save time and money."

Stratusphere UX 6.1 Provides Broader Use Case Support With New Visibility Features:

  • Dashboard Views and a Builder. Easily customize a graphical view of important metrics and information through a collection of widgets that can be moved, resized or focused to provide almost limitless customization. The product ships with more than 10 built-in dashboard views and offers the ability to add and customize additional views based on your own criteria.
  • Network Process Metrics. The process network visibility expands the existing application and process-level metrics by providing greater visibility to network connectivity, data usage, and latencies associated with processes that communicate over the network.
  • SpotCheck Inspector. Employs over 100 spot-check metrics and applies smart threshold filters to easily identify problems in the environment.
  • Trend Microsoft Windows Event Logs. Easily configured to capture, aggregate and trend specific log event details from Application, System, and Security categories, as well as filter based on severity level (Critical, Error, Warning, Information). Specific Windows Event IDs can be included or excluded, and associated built-in reports can be run and scheduled.
  • Visibility for VMware Blast metrics. Adding protocol support for this remote display protocol, Stratusphere UX 6.1 extends session details for Blast on VMware Horizon Agent 7.3 and later.

Process Optimization and More

  • All new Process Optimization. Easily managed set-it-and-forget-it feature to optimize user experience on sub-optimally sized machines to enhance productivity and increase desktop density, while optimizing in-focus applications and user experience. All optimization settings can be reported on with a built-in set of process optimization reports.
  • Native licensing for Amazon Marketplace and Microsoft Azure. This release includes Bring Your Own License (BYOL) support for Amazon Marketplace and Microsoft Azure.

"We've been working hard to make it easier for IT professionals to deliver the performance and user experience organizations and their end-users require," said David Bieneman, CEO and co-founder, Liquidware. "With the general availability of version 6.1 we continue to lower the barrier of entry for the delivery of user experience while also broadening the use cases for Stratusphere UX." More information about Stratusphere UX can be found at www.liquidware.com/products/stratusphere-ux. Learn more about this release at https://blog.liquidware.com/2018/10/30/whats-new-in-stratusphere-ux-6-1/. This new version, along with all Liquidware solutions, will be demoed at VMworld in Barcelona on booth E624.

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 and desktops running on Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms. 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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