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Microsoft Partner Liquidware Offers an Alternative to Azure Monitor for WVD

Latest Updates - Mon, 2021-04-26 20:41
Microsoft only recently released its Azure Monitor product to help organizations assess their Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) environments, but partner Liquidware is touting a solution of its own as a cheaper and better alternative.News Link: Microsoft Partner Liquidware Offers an Alternative to Azure Monitor for WVDRelated Product: FlexAppProfileUnityStratusphere UX

Liquidware Explains Windows Virtual Desktop Monitoring Options

Latest Updates - Fri, 2021-04-23 13:23
Chicago-based Liquidware suggests it has a cheaper and better solution for monitoring Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service than even Microsoft's own Azure Monitor product.News Link: Liquidware Explains Windows Virtual Desktop Monitoring OptionsRelated Product: FlexAppProfileUnityStratusphere UX

[Research Report] Digital Experience Monitoring in the Era of Cloud and SaaS and the Need for DPI Intelligence

Latest Updates - Thu, 2021-04-22 11:21
The ‘Digital Experience Monitoring in the Era of Cloud and SaaS and the Need for DPI Intelligence’ report produced jointly by ipoque, a Rohde & Schwarz company and The Fast Mode is based on the survey of 22 leading Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) vendors.News Link: [Research Report] Digital Experience Monitoring in the Era of Cloud and SaaS and the Need for DPI IntelligenceRelated Product: FlexAppProfileUnityStratusphere UX

Liquidware joins Azure programme for Windows Virtual Desktop deployments

Latest Updates - Thu, 2021-04-22 11:20
Technology firm Liquidware has joined the Microsoft Azure Migrate Program to help businesses fast-track Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) deployments. News Link: Liquidware joins Azure programme for Windows Virtual Desktop deploymentsRelated Product: FlexAppProfileUnityStratusphere UX

S02E06.Changes in Workspace Management

Latest Updates - Sat, 2021-04-17 18:06
Join us in this episode with Tyler “T-Rex” Rohrer. We, Jits and Ingmar, had the opportunity to have Liquidware’s co-founder as our guest and talk about the game changers in the EUC space.News Link: S02E06.Changes in Workspace ManagementRelated Product: FlexAppProfileUnityStratusphere UX

Liquidware Expands Partnership with Leading VDI Specialist

Latest Updates - Tue, 2021-04-13 12:15

Cutter Group Utilizes Liquidware to deliver 1200 VMware Horizon desktops to leading Financial Services Customer in KSA

LONDON, UK – April 13, 2020 - Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced it has expanded its partnership with leading virtualization specialist Cutter Group to service the burgeoning Middle East market. Cutter, a long-standing partner of Liquidware, has built a global reputation including the Middle East for successful VDI implementations.

"Liquidware solutions are an essential part of our product portfolio for delivering successful VDI deployments," commented, Mike Trevor, Director at Cutter. "Most recently, we have utilized Liquidware Essentials to provide a remote working VDI desktop for one of the largest banks in the Middle East. The project delivered a VMware Horizon desktop solution for 1200 users – migrated using Liquidware ProfileUnity, with Stratusphere UX for monitoring and diagnostics and their application stack being delivered with FlexApp."

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen many organizations pivot to deliver work from home (WFH) and remote desktops. During the past 12 months Liquidware has assisted many thousands of users to have the same, or better than, user experience wherever they are working. Liquidware Essentials comprises ProfileUnity for user environment management, FlexApp for application layering and Stratusphere UX for monitoring and diagnostics.

Cutter uses Liquidware products as a more robust yet cost effective solution to the tools from the platform vendors. As Mike Trevor puts it, "When looking to optimize our customers’ budgets, we often propose Liquidware’s adaptive management solutions over the ‘built in’ tools. Stratusphere UX provides granular monitoring and diagnostics for a competitive price."

"This particular project in KSA was a successful deployment based on the partnership between Cutter, Liquidware and the in-country vendor Fujitsu Arabia. The proof of concept was conducted swiftly, followed by the decision to roll out 1200 Horizon desktops, which were delivered on time and within budget," stated Morteza Esteki, VP EMEA, Liquidware. "We are proud to partner with Cutter across the EMEA region. Their skill set in VDI, and other desktop deployment platforms, is what we look for in our partners to deliver our leading adaptive workspace management solutions to our joint customers."

About Liquidware

Liquidware is the leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows desktops. 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. Enterprises 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 Xi Frame. Liquidware products are available through a global network of partners. For more information, visit www.liquidware.com or follow on Twitter @Liquidware.

About Cutter Group

Privately held Cutter Group, founded in 2005, is a software-defined datacenter specialist. Focusing on infrastructure and desktop virtualization, Cutter has customers across the EMEA region – from Sweden in the North, Kenya in the South, Ireland in the West and Oman in the East. Cutter partners with the leading virtualization vendors and systems integrators to deliver first-class projects, on time and within budget. More details at: http://www.cuttergrp.com.

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It’s Possible to Realize Millions in ROI with an Adaptive Workspace Strategy!

Liquidware Blog Site - Mon, 2021-03-29 10:51

Realizing a Return on Investment (ROI) is more important than ever in today’s ever changing business climate. Working closely with one customer last year we were able to show potential ROI savings of more than $6 million. The business world … Continue reading →

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#WinWithFlexApp – $100 Prize per Week!

Liquidware Blog Site - Mon, 2021-03-15 15:08

Starting today (March 15, 2021) Liquidware is running a social media campaign around the number one – according to WhatMatrix – application layering solution, FlexApp. With ten huge innovations over the years, it’s little wonder why FlexApp was chosen as … Continue reading →

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FlexApp – 10 HUGE Innovations in App Layering

Liquidware Blog Site - Thu, 2021-03-11 16:30

When Liquidware launched FlexApp layering in 2012, it was the most innovative layering solution seen in the market because it focused on applications instead of the whole system layering. We described the apps as “dynamic” because they’re not encumbered by … Continue reading →

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Fast-Track to Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop with Liquidware

Latest Updates - Mon, 2021-03-08 20:03

Complimentary Enterprise Licenses Available as Part of Microsoft Azure Migrate Program

CHICAGO, IL. - March 9, 2020 - Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced it is part of the Microsoft Azure Migrate Program to fast-track Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) deployments. Liquidware has partnered with Microsoft to ensure enterprises have all the resources and complimentary licenses required to assist in a seamless move to Microsoft WVD on Azure.

Licenses from Liquidware’s entire adaptive workspace management suite are included (subject to approval) and often the first step to migrating to Microsoft WVD is an assessment with Stratusphere UX. In this free assessment you will discover:

  • Recommendations to right-size for Microsoft WVD
  • An inventory of your end user desktops including operating system details and hardware configurations
  • Current end user experience scoring which can be used to baseline current vs. your new Microsoft WVD deployment
  • Comprehensive application assessment including applications installed vs. applications in use, which can be used in planning for Microsoft WVD
  • Readiness recommendations for Microsoft WVD
  • Resource consumption considerations for Windows 10 multi-session including:
    • CPU
    • Memory
    • IOPS
    • Network utilization

Following on from the initial assessment, Liquidware ProfileUnity can then automate the migration of users to WVD, while FlexApp can layer applications for modern applications. Once deployed, enterprises can ensure the ongoing user experience of Microsoft WVD with Stratusphere UX monitoring and diagnostics.

"Ever since the first announcement of Microsoft WVD back in late 2018, Liquidware has partnered and worked closely with Microsoft to deliver solutions to enable smooth migrations to WVD," commented co-founder and head of strategic alliances at Liquidware, J. Tyler Rohrer. "As an inaugural launch partner in 2019, we have seen a dramatic increase in WVD adoption, particularly in the last 12 months. Offering complimentary licenses to fast-track migrations to WVD is going to further accelerate adoption and continue to embed Liquidware at the heart of these deployments."

The first step for organizations moving to WVD with Liquidware is to complete this form, which can be filled in by the end user customer, a channel partner or a member of the Microsoft field team.

Recent research from ESG entitled Digital Workspace Strategies in an Increasingly Remote World highlighted nearly 50% of organizations who have been using hosted desktops for less than 1 year was driven by a COVID-19 related work from home mandate. "We’ve seen a steady increase in the use of cloud-based desktops over time," stated Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst, ESG. "However, with so many organizations utilizing these type of digital workspaces to accommodate a work from home requirement, the past year has seen a dramatic increase. ESG’s recent research captures how this acceleration of hosted desktop strategies has impacted challenges and priorities. Liquidware’s fast-track program will no doubt aid the on-boarding of more users to WVD."

Liquidware solutions are listed on the Azure Marketplace and a joint solution brief written by Microsoft and Liquidware can be read here. Liquidware solutions support a smooth, seamless transition to Microsoft WVD on Azure, watch this video to learn more.

About Liquidware

Liquidware is the leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows desktops. 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. Enterprises 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 Xi 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 Seamlessly Integrates Workers in Healthcare Merger

Latest Updates - Mon, 2021-02-15 22:16

Center of Excellence Partner Forthright Technology Partners Migrates 30,000 users in record time

CHICAGO, IL. - February 16, 2020 - Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced its solution, ProfileUnity, was key in migrating 30,000 users when a major Orlando-based healthcare company went on an acquisition spree. ProfileUnity’s automated migration process has proven to support a reliable playbook for bringing new staff into the environment efficiently and cost effectively for any future mergers or acquisitions.

The customer had a very aggressive timeline of migrating 30,000 users over the course of just two weekends. Forthright Technology Partners, based in Florida, were engaged to deliver the support and Liquidware competence to achieve this goal.

"As a Liquidware Center of Excellence, we have many certified technicians on staff some of who worked diligently to assess the situation and business requirements prior to running a proof of concept," commented Frank M. Merion, VP of Professional Services at Forthright, "ProfileUnity is best in class for providing zero-downtime migrations. Using this solution and applying our expertise, Forthright was able to provide a seamless migration of 30,000 users to the new environment in the tight timeframe required."

ProfileUnity was installed on user desktops and automatically harvested the user profile, including OS and application personalization settings and user-authored data. ProfileUnity is configurable to cleanup profiles and only lift important user profile data, leaving caches and bloated areas behind. When the harvest was completed, ProfileUnity created a “universal user profile” that supported co-existing (both backward and forward compatibility) over multiple Microsoft Windows OSs, allowing the organization to “migrate once and forever” to newer desktop or server OS versions. Its advanced Active Directory capabilities automatically retrieve user account information from domain servers. In this case, the profiles could be loaded to the new domain server and to desktops the first time users logged in. ProfileUnity also handles folder redirection and establishes access to the user’s local printers.

Because ProfileUnity is so automated and scalable, the mass migration was accomplished with a handful of people over two weekends, not the dozens that would have been needed if it used common tools to manage the domain change and profile migration. The health system’s small team, working with representatives from Liquidware and Forthright, achieved the aggressive timeline goal.

ProfileUnity’s key advantages in this deployment were:

  • It executed the domain and Windows OS migrations in a single step. That capability significantly reduced the overall expected conversion time, and the corresponding costs.
  • Just as significant, the migration executed without blocking users from accessing their desktops and systems during the transition. This was an essential requirement for the health system because its doctors and other caregivers need access to their notes and patient files at all times.
  • ProfileUnity works for all Windows OS versions and for any kind of desktop – physical or virtual, including Microsoft RDSH, Windows Virtual Desktops (WVD), Amazon WorkSpaces, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and VMware Horizon. While the new desktops are standardized on physical machines running Windows 10, the pre-migration population was not homogenous.

    "Working with partners like Forthright enables Liquidware to deliver our adaptive workspace management solutions to joint customers," stated Chris Akerberg, President and COO at Liquidware. "They have invested in our technology and this particular customer requirement of migrating 30,000 users to a new environments, due to an acquisition, demonstrates the power of us working together to deliver unimaginable benefit to customers."

    About Liquidware

    Liquidware is the leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows desktops. 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. Enterprises 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 Xi 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 Highlights Significant ROI Opportunities with Their Adaptive Workspace Management Suite

    Latest Updates - Mon, 2021-02-08 22:02

    Savings of nearly $7M identified, by working with a major enterprise customer’s own cost structure and data.

    CHICAGO, IL. - February 9, 2021 - Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced a series of new benchmarks to help organizations identify cost savings areas utilizing the company’s adaptive management workspace suite. The benchmarks range from licensing costs to increased productivity.

    "To establish our trusted ROI approach, we worked with dozens of customers, including those in healthcare, finance, and manufacturing. The goal from the outset has been to determine where and how we can provide significant savings," commented Liquidware president and COO Chris Akerberg. "We also engaged with the analyst community, such as Gartner, IDC, and ESG, to validate our approach. Customers confirmed the elements we focus on are exactly the kinds of areas that leading analysts have highlighted to them for improvement. We are now rolling this out as a structured ROI process for all our customers."

    In collaboration with customers, Liquidware identified five key areas for cost savings:

    • Elimination/consolidation of redundant and narrowly focused tools
    • Software license recovery savings from unused applications
    • Hardware lifecycle extension through optimization of existing desktops and servers
    • Increased productivity of administrators through staff-hours saved with streamlined workspace management
    • Drastically lowering user downtime as a result of data disasters and desktop transformations

    One recent ROI study by Liquidware focused on a 5,000-user manufacturing customer that was able to realize both capital expenditure (CapEx) and operating expenditure (OpEx) savings in a number of such areas. By working closely with the customer, Liquidware found potential ROI savings in the following areas:

    • Implementing ProfileUnity User Environment Management to eliminate multiple other software tools - Savings of $2,992,000 in CapEx costs
    • Extending hardware lifecycle with Stratusphere UX’s Optimizer features - Savings of $1,350,000 in CapEx costs
    • Annual software license cost savings through Stratusphere UX identifying unused software licenses - Savings of $250,000 in CapEx costs
    • Increasing user and admin productivity with ProfileUnity, FlexApp, and Stratusphere UX through automated migrations, streamlined image management, centralized desktop admin, and a reduction of user downtime in troubleshooting - Savings of $ 3,010,390 in OpEx costs

    Even after accounting for the licensing of Liquidware’s Adaptive Workspace Management suite, the total estimated savings for the customer featured in this study was estimated at nearly $7M.

    Liquidware has developed an ROI calculator where customers can use their unique data in order to calculate their savings and how their environment can benefit from adaptive workspace management solutions. Visit https://www.liquidware.com/company/roi/ for information about the estimated ROI for your organization. The link includes a quick inquiry form to start your custom ROI calculation query.

    Liquidware also is offering customers a consultative approach once the calculator results have been collated, whereby a Liquidware expert will analyze the findings with the customer to determine the best way forward to produce a more dynamic workspace environment and increase user productivity.

    The process and basis for Liquidware’s ROI analysis is outlined in a whitepaper than can be read here https://info.liquidware.com/New-ROI-Whitepaper_Whitepaper-Landing-Page.html

    Finally, to introduce this concept to a wider audience, Liquidware hosted a webinar on January 27th. The recording can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v-IHWY8aN0.

    About Liquidware

    Liquidware is the leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows desktops. 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. Enterprises 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 Xi 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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    11 Of The Top IT Investments Businesses Will Make In 2021

    Latest Updates - Mon, 2021-02-08 12:00
    Companies across every industry have had to make quick operational changes to acclimate to the pandemic and mitigate its impacts on the bottom line. Resources, projects and functions may have been outsourced initially or cobbled together internally as a short-term solution. News Link: 11 Of The Top IT Investments Businesses Will Make In 2021Related Product: FlexAppProfileUnityStratusphere UX

    Liquidware Grows in Face of Adverse Business Climate

    Latest Updates - Mon, 2021-02-01 20:36

    Corporate Remote Work from Home initiatives in 2020 contributes to unprecedented company growth

    CHICAGO, IL. - February 2, 2020 - Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management (AWM), today announced, despite 2020 bringing challenges to the world’s economies, it was the best year ever for the company.

    Liquidware has always helped companies provide remote working solutions for their staff. However, many organizations had to pivot to deliver work from home strategies early in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. By seeking advice from the leading AWM supplier, new and existing customers enabled Liquidware to not only increase sales but also increase customer satisfaction and retention. 2020 also saw Liquidware continue to invest heavily in its industry alliance partnerships, as well as expand its focus on its global network of channel partners.

    Highlights of 2020 include:

    • Grew New license bookings 55% YOY
    • Expanded Subscriptions by 42% YOY
    • Increased Enterprise transactions 61% YOY
    • Achieved AWS Digital Workplace Competency status
    • Became a Microsoft Azure Migration Program partner - https://www.liquidware.com/videos/webinar-archive/fast-track-boarding-microsoft-wvd-liquidware-essentials
    • Received Application certification from ServiceNow
    • Awarded a Stevie for Most Innovative Tech Company in the American Business Awards
    • Was Finalist as Best Digital Transformation Product – Incisive Media
    • Become the only end user experience monitoring and diagnostics product certified by and available from all the major Cloud marketplaces

    "At the start of 2020, no one predicted that a pandemic would launch so many sweeping changes to peoples' work and life styles. But last year was unprecedented in so many ways. We considered it our mission to help our customers ensure that their staff could work safely and securely from home, and this was of paramount importance to us," stated Chris Akerberg, President and COO at Liquidware. "We are grateful that we were able to provide this assistance to them even as we achieved our business and revenue objectives."

    About Liquidware

    Liquidware is the leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows desktops. 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. Enterprises 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 Xi 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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    VMblog 2021 Industry Experts Video #Predictions Series Episode 1

    Latest Updates - Mon, 2021-01-18 13:50
    As part of our annual #predictions series for 2021, VMblog (https://vmblog.com) asked a number of different industry experts to share their thoughts about the new year.News Link: VMblog 2021 Industry Experts Video #Predictions Series Episode 1Related Product: FlexAppProfileUnityStratusphere UX
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