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Liquidware Labs To Demo Latest Desktop Delivery Solutions at HIMSS

Mon, 2017-02-20 09:56

As a Citrix Ready partner, Liquidware Labs solutions will be available within the Citrix Ready Pavillion

CHICAGO, IL. – February 20, 2017 – Liquidware Labs today announced that it will demonstrate its award-winning solutions, used to re-engineer desktop delivery for major healthcare organizations, within the Citrix Ready Pavilion - booth number 2914 - at HIMSS17, taking place February 19th through 23rd at Orange County Convention Center.

With many healthcare providers increasingly turning to virtual desktop technologies to better address HIPAA requirements and Meaningful Use compliance, as well as to enhance security of patient data, Liquidware Labs desktop transformation solutions provide Healthcare organizations with advanced capabilities such as:

  • Delivery of "follow me" desktops to enable clinicians to perform work at the point of care with greater accuracy
  • Accelerate logins to workspaces to mere seconds with integration with single sign on solutions
  • Boost desktop security with user and applications rights management, application white- and blacklisting features, as well as monitoring and simplified management to keep OSes and applications current
  • Simplifying application management to reduce administrative workloads in provisioning and maintaining applications. Centralizing applications to ensure comprehensive and timely maintenance thus boosting security
  • Monitor all desktops in the environment to prevent unplanned downtime

Jason Smith, VP Products, Liquidware Labs, will be speaking in the Citrix Booth (#2623) Theater at 3pm 2/21 on how healthcare organizations are experiencing fast logins with full User Environment Management solutions from Liquidware labs. Benefits include location based printing, application rights management and dynamic policy management, all compatible with leading EHR systems.

"We are pleased to have Liquidware Labs join us in the Citrix Ready pavilion," said Siddharth Rabindran, director, Citrix Ready, Citrix Systems, Inc. "Citrix Ready makes it easier for customers to select the most suitable virtualization infrastructure products for their specific needs. By taking part in our program, Liquidware Labs has enabled its customers to obtain the highest quality user experience available today, and the simplest means for making an informed product purchasing selection."

Customer testimonials:

“Liquidware Labs products have closed gaps in our infrastructure and saved us so much time that we can focus on other important improvements that really enhance the quality of patient care. “ - Josh Wilda, Metro Health Hospital.

"We have gone from being very reactionary to being very proactive. We now have the visibility to do a lot of things to make improvements that we couldn’t do before." Forrest Burris, Consortium Health Plans, Inc.

"ProfileUnity has definitely shortened login times." Raymond Smith, Memorial Healthcare.

More information can be found in our Healthcare Whitepaper. And further customer testimonials can be read here.

About Liquidware Labs

Liquidware Labs™ provides industry leading platform-agnostic desktop solutions for hybrid Windows desktop environments including Citrix® XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View®, physical Microsoft® Windows PCs and cloud, including Amazon Workspaces. Stratusphere™ FIT and Stratusphere™ UX products deliver visibility into desktop environments and support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks). ProfileUnity provides just in time delivery of User Profiles, application and user rights management and context-aware policies. ProfileUnity’s FlexApp feature delivers advanced Application Layering. The solutions are available in an extremely cost-effectively priced bundle called Liquidware Labs Essentials. Liquidware Labs products are Citrix Ready, VMware-certified, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.

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CUGC XL Kansas/Omaha

Sat, 2017-02-18 12:07
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

CUGC New York

Sat, 2017-02-18 12:06
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

CUGC Central Illinois

Sat, 2017-02-18 12:05
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

CUGC South Florida

Sat, 2017-02-18 12:04
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

CUGC Birmingham

Sat, 2017-02-18 12:03
For the users, by the users, we are dedicated to helping our members and their businesses excel. Our members are technology professionals interested in maximizing the value of Citrix and partner products. Together we are a source of high-value content and knowledge sharing, an online and in-person hub for professional connections, and a voice of influence with Citrix.

Where does application layering fit in the virtualization puzzle?

Thu, 2017-02-09 21:26
App layering is a valuable tool for IT pros looking to virtualize applications because it allows them to deliver specific apps to specific users based on a wide range of criteria.

HIMSS Conference

Tue, 2017-02-07 11:18
The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 19–23, 2017 in Orlando, brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops, plus a full day of preconference symposia.

Liquidware Labs Honored with Award From the Citrix User Group

Mon, 2017-01-30 11:53

Founding Member Sponsor of the CUGC Receives Recognition for its Contribution to the Community

CHICAGO, IL. - January 30 2017 - Liquidware Labs today announced that it has received a special sponsor award from the Citrix User Group Community (CUGC) in the inaugural CUGCY awards. The official announcement is located at https://www.mycugc.org/page/2016-cugcy-awards-sponsors.

The CUGCY member appreciation awards recognize specific members, groups and sponsors that have gone above and beyond at local meetings, webinars, blogs and forums that contribute to making CUGC a vibrant community. The awards' nomenclature was inspired by ESPN's ESPY awards.

"CUGC's success depends on the entire community pulling together. That includes not only our members, leadership and Citrix, but our sponsors too. Liquidware Labs has supported CUGC's mission since we first launched in 2015," commented George Abar, Executive Director, CUGC.  "Much more than financial support, the Liquidware Labs team has provided relevant, technical content at local meetings and excellent counsel to our global leadership team. We are extremely pleased to award Liquidware Labs with the recognition of our 2016 CUGCY Sponsor Award."

The official CUGC was launched in 2015 at Citrix Synergy and continues to grow its global membership, demonstrating the continued passion and enthusiasm for Citrix solutions across the world.

"We are pleased and excited to be recognized by CUGC as a recipient of their Sponsor Award 2016. The CUGC community has made it their mission to put education and thought leadership at the top of their agenda, a goal we feel privileged to support, "said Grace Krokidas, VP Marketing, Liquidware Labs. "Liquidware Labs is proud to be associated with the CUGC, and we look forward to continuing our relationship to help drive the growth and authority of this important community in the coming years."

More information about the CUGC and how to join can be found at www.mycugc.org

About Liquidware Labs

Liquidware Labs™ provides industry leading platform-agnostic desktop solutions for hybrid Windows desktop environments including Citrix® XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View®, and physical Microsoft® Windows PCs. Stratusphere™ FIT and Stratusphere™ UX products deliver visibility into desktop environments and support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks). ProfileUnity provides just in time delivery of User Profiles, application and user rights management and context-aware policies. ProfileUnity’s FlexApp feature delivers advanced Application Layering. Flex-IO supports IOPS acceleration in virtual desktop environments. The solutions are available in an extremely cost-effectively priced bundle called Liquidware Labs Essentials. Liquidware Labs products are Citrix Ready, VMware-certified, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.

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VTUG Winter Warmer 2017

Wed, 2017-01-11 21:02
For more than a decade VTUG has been bringing quality speakers and education to you at Gillette Stadium for the Annual Winter Warmer?!? This year is no different... VTUG is happy to announce keynotes from Docker, Amazon, Microsoft, VMware, to start with and along with a ton of surprises planned for the Winter Warmer 2017.

Liquidware Labs Announces Stratusphere UX 5.8.6 with NVIDIA GRID vGPU Monitoring

Mon, 2017-01-09 09:49

New virtual GPU visibility and enhanced dashboards are among the new features in this release.

Chicago, IL – January 9, 2017 – Liquidware Labs, a leader in desktop transformation solutions, today announced the general availability of Stratusphere UX 5.8.6 with a number of new features, including new virtual GPU (vGPU) metrics as well as dashboard enhancements, greater security and more. The company is demonstrating the software at Citrix Summit 2016 Anaheim this week (Booth #408).

“Stratusphere UX continues to lower the barrier of entry for the diagnostics and monitoring of end-user workloads” said David Bieneman, CEO, Liquidware Labs. “The solution’s ability to focus on all users, machines and applications, while defining a quantitative metric for user experience, is the defining aspect of Stratusphere. And now, with more granular vGPU metrics and enhanced dashboard views, Stratusphere UX offers greater capabilities in support of trending, optimizing and diagnosing the challenges faced in next generation end-user workspaces.”

Stratusphere UX is the solution of choice for administrators, platform architects, solution and managed cloud providers who wish to prioritize user experience in the platform, architecture and ongoing management of end user workspaces. Unlike traditional infrastructure and performance monitoring solutions, Stratusphere UX focuses visibility on the user experience; making it possible to focus on the user and prioritize all aspects of platform operations, management and troubleshooting.

“When delivering end-user workspaces, user experience monitoring is just as, if not, more important than infrastructure monitoring for IT to consider,” commented Robert Young, Research Director, IDC, IT Service Management and Client Virtualization Software. “The inclusion of virtual GPU visibility and metrics in this latest release of Stratusphere UX from Liquidware Labs is indicative of their understanding of the insight requirements demanded in today’s complex desktop environment.”

With this release of Stratusphere UX 5.8.6, Liquidware Labs has exposed additional layers of graphics and greater GPU visibility through its support for NVIDIA GRID. “Stratusphere UX 5.8.6 with NVIDIA GRID vGPU Monitoring means enterprise IT teams can support critical phases of the desktop, such as assessment, deployment and operations,” says John Fanelli, vice president of NVIDIA GRID. “Stratusphere’s presentation of NVIDIA GRID vGPU metrics brings improved configurability, manageability, rightsizing and, ultimately, greater return on investment to the monitoring of server-based end-user workloads.”

The following updates and feature enhancements included in version 5.8.6 of Stratusphere UX are:

Greater vGPU Visibility
Stratusphere UX now supports NVIDIA GRID enterprise software, critical for the management, optimization, monitoring and troubleshooting of graphics-related challenges in end-user workloads. Specific metrics and information include details on GPU encode, GPU decode and frame buffer.

Dashboard Enhancements
These newly organized and enhanced Advanced Mode Dashboards greatly increase the depth of visibility in Stratusphere; particularly for the Monitoring use case. The increased visibility to end-user metrics significantly lowers the barrier of entry; making important operational tasks easier and more accessible. New Advanced Mode Dashboards views include Overview (high level view), Compare Trend (three timeframe view) and Top Consumers (top resource consumers).

API Security
The Stratusphere API has provided headless access to Stratusphere UX metrics and information for some time. With version 5.8.6, greater user ID and password-based security is now the default behavior for Stratusphere API access, making access to important user-centric metrics and information easier, yet more secure.

Availability and Pricing
Stratusphere UX is currently available for general availability. Pricing is USD $39 per named user as a standalone product, or as a component of the Liquidware Labs Essentials Suite at USD $79.

About Liquidware Labs

Liquidware Labs™ provides industry leading platform-agnostic desktop solutions for hybrid Windows desktop environments including Citrix® XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View®, and physical Microsoft® Windows PCs. Stratusphere™ FIT and Stratusphere™ UX products deliver visibility into desktop environments and support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks). ProfileUnity provides just in time delivery of User Profiles, application and user rights management and context-aware policies. ProfileUnity’s FlexApp feature delivers advanced Application Layering. Flex-IO supports IOPS acceleration in virtual desktop environments. The solutions are available in an extremely cost-effectively priced bundle called Liquidware Labs Essentials. Liquidware Labs products are Citrix Ready, VMware-certified, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.

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The Top 5 Success and Failures of a VDI Migration

Fri, 2017-01-06 13:19
The Top 5 Success and Failures of a VDI Migration

HIMSS Annual Conf., Orlando, FL

Wed, 2017-01-04 13:43
At HIMSS17, connect and collaborate with experts and colleagues at all levels of government on health IT-related public policy initiatives like Medicare, Medicaid MACRA, and Congressional action – along with critical related topics, including the shift to value-based care, government strategies to promote healthcare quality and innovation, how health IT intersects with healthcare transformation efforts, and more.

Liquidware Labs 2017 Prediction: The Year DaaS and Cloud-hosted Desktop Takes Flight

Wed, 2016-12-28 12:11
Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2017. Read them in this 9th annual VMblog.com series exclusive.

Totally Awesome User Experience – Simplivity + Liquidware Labs

Wed, 2016-12-21 22:31
Part of the User Experience is ensuring users are happy, in a productive state, and have access to the resources they need to do their jobs. Ease transitions to VDI with a seamless and rock-solid migration plan for user authored data storage and management of the user environment. In this webinar Liquidware Labs and SimpliVity discuss how to properly size storage for VDI and automate user on-boarding for VDI solutions like VMware Horizon and Citrix XenDesktop.

A catchup with Kevin Cooke, Product Director at Liquidware labs.

Wed, 2016-12-14 11:17
Liquidware labs have recently dropped a new version of Stratusphere, their monitoring and diagnostics technology and we had the pleasure to catch up with Kevin Cooke, Product director at Liquidware Labs to discuss all about this release.

Liquidware Labs Launches ProfileUnity and FlexApp v6.5.8

Wed, 2016-12-14 09:57

The latest version adds support for Windows Server 2016, enhanced Windows 10 Start Menu support, and a new guided configuration for Amazon WorkSpaces.

December 14, 2016 – Chicago, IL – Liquidware Labs, a leader in desktop transformation solutions, today announced the general availability of ProfileUnity with FlexApp version 6.5.8. The new version boasts support for Windows Server 2016, enhanced Windows 10 Start Menu support, and includes a new guided configuration to get AWS Amazon WorkSpaces customers off and running quickly.

User environments and base images are easy to manage with ProfileUnity and FlexApp. ProfileUnity provides quick logons and full user environment management while FlexApp can dramatically lower the number of desktop base images needing management by delivering applications to the user’s desktop just-in-time after user logon.

Organizations adopting Windows Server 2016 now have an industry leading option for complete user environment management with ProfileUnity and innovative application delivery through layering with FlexApp. Windows Server is the operating system that organizations leverage to publish desktops (RDSH) and applications. Some organizations and cloud-based DaaS providers also leverage Server 2016 for virtual desktops as licensing the OS can be more advantageous than Windows 7 or 10 in virtual environments.

The support of Windows Server 2016 also extends compatibility for organizations running Citrix or VMware desktops with Server Windows 2016 environments. Citrix recently announced support for Server 2016 with Citrix v7.11.

Version 6.5.8 also features enhanced Windows 10 Start Menu portability. Microsoft made a marked change to the Start Menu upon the launch of Windows 10 by making it database driven rather than flat files as it had been in previous Windows versions. Profile tools and UEM solutions industry-wide have struggled with how to provide a consistent user experience in making the Windows 10 Start Menu portable between Windows sessions. ProfileUnity with FlexApp v6.5.8 solves this challenge in an innovative way that makes the Windows 10 (and Server 2016) seamlessly portable between physical or virtual Windows sessions.

ProfileUnity and FlexApp v6.5.8 also now includes a new Guided Configuration template for Amazon WorkSpaces. The administrator simply chooses the Amazon WorkSpaces template in ProfileUnity’s configuration option during or after installation. The environment is then automatically configured for fast logons and additional user management options such profile management, printer management, and folder redirection. The Amazon WorkSpaces administrator is also then ready to leverage advanced security options such as application rights management, privilege management, and selective desktop lockdown. Furthermore, FlexApp application layering readiness is prepped for the environment and applications are ready to be packaged and delivered efficiently by user, group, and department or by dozens of context aware settings.

"We’re pleased to support Windows Server 2016 in this release the launch of v6.5.8," said Jason Mattox, CTO, Liquidware Labs. "Customers of Amazon WorkSpaces can also now get quickly acquainted with ProfileUnity and FlexApp. Our new point-and-click Guided Configuration for WorkSpaces enables POC or production environments to be up and running very easily with no additional infrastructure or complex databases required.”

Availability

ProfileUnity with FlexApp v6.5.8 is available now. For a fully functional trial version download today at: www.LiquidwareLabs.com/download.

About Liquidware Labs

Liquidware Labs™ provides industry leading platform-agnostic desktop solutions for hybrid Windows desktop environments including Citrix® XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View®, and physical Microsoft® Windows PCs. Stratusphere™ FIT and Stratusphere™ UX products deliver visibility into desktop environments and support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks). ProfileUnity provides just in time delivery of User Profiles, application and user rights management and context-aware policies. ProfileUnity’s FlexApp feature delivers advanced Application Layering. Flex-IO supports IOPS acceleration in virtual desktop environments. The solutions are available in an extremely cost-effectively priced bundle called Liquidware Labs Essentials. Liquidware Labs products are Citrix Ready, VMware-certified, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.

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Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity brings users, apps and data together

Thu, 2016-12-08 11:36
Windows roaming profiles and VDI vendors' user profile management tools often fall short of the user experience and IT control companies want, which is where Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity comes in.

Customer Success Stories and Lunch 'n Learn, Houston

Tue, 2016-12-06 11:41
Enjoy a technical presentation, delicious lunch and a chance to win an Amazon Echo.

Customer Success Stories and Lunch 'n Learn, Dallas

Tue, 2016-12-06 11:39
Enjoy a technical presentation, delicious lunch and a chance to win an Amazon Echo.

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