Liquidware Labs is known for virtual workspace environment management but did you know that all of our solutions (Stratusphere, ProfileUnity, and FlexApp) run on physical desktops too? As a matter of fact, ProfileUnity got its start in 2005 exclusively managing physical desktops. The first customer was Blimpie International, the sandwich company. While other big name brand organizations soon followed in those early years, including Worley Parsons, Genworth Financial, and the University of Sydney, it became apparent that the problems of User Environment Management had been further accentuated by the world of virtual desktops and customers’ desire to delivery stateless pooled non-persistent desktops. However, our dedication to supporting persistent and physical desktops has remained central to our development. Even our FlexApp layered applications run seamlessly on well-connected physical desktops.
Today we have many customers that leverage ProfileUnity to enable users to seamlessly login to physical desktops or virtual desktops. Once such customer is Mountain States Health Alliance with over 12,000 users. Eight-thousand of those users’ desktops are Citrix XenApp based while the other 4,000 are physical.
ProfileUnity is the “tie that binds” profiles and user data across mixed operating system versions and delivery methods for many organizations today. Take a quick look at the screen shot above of all of the mixed OS environments, physical, virtual, and DaaS environments that we support out of the box. If you don’t see one listed we can easily help you customize a ProfileUnity configuration for your environment.
No matter what Windows desktop or OS version your organization is running, ProfileUnity can help “unify” all things that make up the user environment and as a result, end the migration cycle for end users moving to later Microsoft operating systems or to virtual desktops. It is extremely easy to get started, we’ve done all the work for you with a Guided Configuration that will have your proof of concept up and running in often less than one hour.
We’ve recently released Stratusphere UX version 5.8.5, and I could not be more pleased. This release is packed full of goodness, and benefits our customers in a number of areas,
such as: significantly lowering the barrier to diagnostics, enhanced ICA/HDX Citrix information and metrics, official support for the Nutanix platform, and application and process-level GPU metrics. In this post I’ll highlight a few details of each, but look for future posts that will dive deeper into each of these features and functions.
Obviously the big story coming out of VMworld 2016 was the Dell / EMC merger. It felt like the tone of every conversation was of uncertainty around what the future would be for all parties involved including VMware. Time will tell but there has been much speculation about the direction of the new combined company.
Liquidware Labs has recently been named by Citrix® as Citrix Ready® Partner of the month. Citrix has raised the bar, creating an amazing ecosystem of complementary solutions, as well as a dynamic and trustworthy process by which partners are tested and validated. We could not be more pleased with this honor.
Most importantly, however; this recognition speaks to the importance of user experience and the value third party solutions bring to Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp and Citrix Cloud environments. User experience is ultimately the best measure of success. And Liquidware Labs provides industry leading solutions that many Citrix customers have come to benefit from, including; Stratusphere UX for monitoring and diagnostics, ProfileUnity for advanced user environment management, and FlexApp Application Layering—all components required in the visibility and delivery of user experience. Continue reading →
Citrix announced today that they have purchased Norskale. This was not a surprise to many. Rumors had been swirling for more than a month and the Citrix product marketing and management team pre-briefed us yesterday as a Citrix Ready Plus Partner.
As we approach VMworld 2016, there has been a tremendous amount of excitement building around the solutions from Liquidware Labs. We just released version 6.5.5 of ProfileUnity with FlexApp back in June, here are a few of the highlights:
The infrastructure, software platforms and best practices to support virtual workloads have come a long way in just a handful of years. Details and an understanding of important metrics—memory, disk and compute—have become more commonplace as it relates both to sizing as well as what is required inside each virtual guests. From where I sit many of the barriers that presented challenges to reaping the full benefit of virtual workload delivery have been broken down. That is, except one… There is still one frontier that remains somewhat uncharted.
And that’s why I’m so very pleased to share that we’ve been working behind the scenes with NVIDA; an industry leader that has been Continue reading →
Liquidware Labs introduced ProfileDisk technology in 2014 since that time we’ve had many Citrix and VMware leverage ProfileDisk to handle large profiles for non-persistent VDI environments. ProfileUnity also supports large profiles in RDSH and XenApp environments by “containerizing” one or more areas of a users profile to virtual disk.One of the use many ProfileDisk use cases that has been proven over the years is Office 365 Cached Mode & Indexing.
Few would disagree with the tasks and approach to building IT infrastructure and services. You assess the problem and architect a design. Often a proof-of-concept phase is employed whereby confirmation of the platform and capabilities are verified. Piloting the new infrastructure … Continue reading →
Liquidware Labs is announcing the release of a new WP “VMware UEM and App Volumes Overview Comparison with Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity and FlexApp” White Paper. At its core the focus of this new whitepaper attempts to compare and contrast the two platforms. Additionally, the whitepaper provides real world customer based implementation guidance around when to use a Liquidware solution as opposed to the VMware solution stack. Continue reading →