Citrix announced today that they’ve acquired Unidesk for layering. Full disclosure: we’re a leading Citrix Ready partner and a former competitor of Unidesk, with our FlexApp layering solution. I’d like to share Liquidware Labs’ perspective. Citrix briefed Liquidware Labs last week and we thank them for the official confirmation of the rumor that has been around the last couple of months. I asked firsthand how it will be available and those details are below.
FlexApp is a leading Windows application layering solution for Citrix, VMware, Amazon WorkSpaces, and well-connected physical environments. Other competitors in this market include Unidesk and App Volumes from VMware. Citrix AppDisk is in this category as well, however Citrix has not treated partners that add value to their platform as competitors. Lately we have seen a printed competitive analysis battle card from one of our FlexApp competitors and it was riddled with falsehoods. To dispel the FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt), we thought we’d list 10 things that application layering vendors would rather you not know about FlexApp. Continue reading
Healthcare organizations have some of the most mobile workforces anywhere. As doctors, nurses, and technicians move from room to room, building to building, or campus to campus, they need fast, secure, and reliable workstations to log on to in order to do their jobs efficiently.
To accomplish this, many Imprivata and Liquidware Labs healthcare customers are delivering secure virtual and physical desktops with Single Sign On, robust User Environment Management, and Application Layering capabilities. I recently worked with the product management team at Imprivata to publish documentation in order to share with the world how dozens of healthcare organization are using our solutions together. Our combined solutions ensure a seamless sign-on and login experience for tens of thousands of users in production worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve got a lot going on over the next week as Citrix Synergy 2016. I’ll jump right in with just the facts. Continue reading
Whether you’ve been to Citrix Synergy zero or many times, today’s blog is for you. I’ve had the pleasure of going to about 13 Citrix annual events (now called Synergy) and even more if you count a few in Europe. I was even at the first “Citrix Thinergy” in 1998. I’ve learned a few things about this conference, working with Citrix and surviving towns like Vegas. If you are somewhat new to this event or Vegas, or even if you’ve been more times than me, here are some things you should know before you go. Continue reading
ProfileUnity is a robust User Environment Management solution that is extremely efficient. Profiles are stored in users’ replicated file shares when offline. This is the same location that user authored mission critical business data is stored in so it’s a great place to store profiles as well. There are no SQL databases additional servers needed to scale to tens of thousands of users like we have at many government institutions, businesses, and telecom companies. Continue reading