Stratusphere in the Cloud on Amazon Web Services EC2

I’m super excited to share that our Stratusphere appliance is now supported on EC2 in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. This is exciting for a number of reasons, but overall it’s a great way to get started with Stratusphere for use cases where off-premise hosting is of value. We envision two lwl-aws-1clear uses—user assessment or onboarding, and validation of machine performance in cloud-based virtual workspaces.

Regardless of the delivery approach, it is critically important to know your user behaviors, application use, PC workload consumption and overall user experience. Stratusphere has been able to assist in these cases for on premise installations, and now can do the same for those who wish to deploy our Stratusphere Appliance in the cloud.

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What is Context Aware User & Device Environment Management and Security?

Physical, virtual, and cloud based end user computing and device management strategies are successful in organizations that have empowered their users with exactly the experience needed to accomplish their job.

To deliver this, administrators must ensure that users have the applications, access, and data they need, when they need it – all while ensuring that compliance and security standards are met.

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Any Windows Desktop is a fit for ProfileUnity & FlexApp – Physical, Virtual, RDSH, Windows 7, 8.x, 10, Server 2003/08/12/16, etc.

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.

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What’s New in Stratusphere UX 5.8.5

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 Whats-Newinformation 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.

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Liquidware Labs Named Citrix Ready Partner of the Month

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.

citrixpartnerofmonthlogoMost 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

FlexApp Notes from the Field – VMworld 2016 edition

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:

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With Greater GPU Visibility Comes Greater User Experience

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 NVIDIAmany 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.

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Since 2014 -Office 365 Cached Mode & Indexing for Citrix and VMware Desktops

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.

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