FlexApp Layering = Enterprise Optimization Revolution

I was presenting to our sales teams at the Liquidware Sales kick off recently and was fascinated by the following response I received.

“Why wouldn’t you leverage FlexApp in your environment? At this point enterprises have virtualized infrastructure, desktops, networks, and storage but still continue to install applications natively.”

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FlexApp Integration with FlexCast delivery models from Citrix

Liquidware Labs has released a new whitepaper detailing how FlexApp can integrate with the FlexCast delivery models from Citrix. Click here to down load the new FlexApp Integration with FlexCast models from Citrix Whitepaper.

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FlexApp Layering White paper updates

FlexApp Layering from Liquidware Labs is evolving at a rapid pace. With that in mind we have updated the content with the primary white paper. Here is link to the “FlexApp: Application Layering Technology White Paper”. Continue reading

I was told there would be no math !!!

I remember those days back in school when my teacher would ramble at the chalkboard explaining some new concept or theory and then my marveling at the equations she used to document the solution. Simple. Beautiful.  I was (and am) a math nerd.

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If you can measure it – you can manage it. Andy Grove @Intel

 

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FlexApp Layering “State of the Union” blog

The recent release of ProfileUnity 6.5 was a significant platform improvement for both ProfileUnity and FlexApp. The commitment to robust integration points between ProfileUnity and the FlexApp layering platform is reflected based on the positive feedback from current and new customers alike.

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App Layering and the Big Security Risk

Application Layering solutions offer a streamlined approach to application delivery.  In its truest form you can enable users to install applications that are decoupled from the base image and you can distribute an Application(s) as seamless layers to a group of users.

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Deploying Application Layering without User Environment Management can leave a huge security gap in your desktop environment

The native approach that the latest application layering techniques leverage equate to a high level of compatibility. There is just one big problem with Application Layering, a gaping security hole.

When you grant users the right to install applications you need to elevate those same users to Admin or use a User Rights solution to selectively elevate rights in a secure manner. The need also arises if an Standard User needs local Admin rights to run an application – whether installed by a user or for a department by an administrator. Continue reading

VMware “Discovers” Workspace Environment Management (WEM)

By now, many of you have probably heard that VMware is planning to add User Management features to Horizon with their planned acquisition of Immidio. Many will look to the leaders in the UEM market for their reaction. Not to be too cliché but VMware’s “WEM” (Workspace Environment Management) positioning validates the Liquidware Labs User Environment Management, Application Delivery with Layering, and User Experience solution set that we’ve been delivering for years. Continue reading

ProfileUnity Perfectly Complements Heterogeneous VMware Horizon 6 Platform

VMware upped their game today with the announcement of new features coming in Horizon 6. Perhaps the one feature that may have the biggest impact on the market is the availability of centrally managed RDSH sessions and better performing published applications via RDSH by leveraging new and existing VMware technologies and PCoIP. This obviously heats things up in the competitive market between VMware and Citrix by leveling the playing field, but it also gives customers new flexibility and choices. Continue reading

Ed Iacobucci Remembered, Multi-Session Life Lessons Learned

Ed Iacobucci, the Father of OS/2 and Citrix, among other visionary business ventures, passed away this morning in his home. He had fought a battle with pancreatic cancer for over a year.

Ed will be remembered by many people for many things. To those in the PC/desktop business, he’ll be most remembered for being the “Father of OS/2” and the Founder of Citrix. Many people knew Ed better than I but through my brief encounters he made a lasting impression as a fair and thankful visionary, businessman, and leader. Continue reading

“I don’t always VDI, but when I do, I VDI with my users under management.”

VDI is not always the answer but when you implement it correctly it CAN lower your OPEX and CAPEX of desktops.dos_equis

When you do choose VDI here are some thoughts to consider before you implement:

1) Properly plan – use a VDI or next desktop planning tool to help you determine who are good candidates for VDI in your organization, what applications are installed, what applications are in use, what is the current performance of legacy desktops and will VDI make for a better desktop?

2) Consider Non-Persistent Desktops – Dramatically lower your storage costs and management costs. Continue reading