Give me a lever long enough, and I can move the world. -Archimedes
It sure has gotten interesting in the Windows end user computing space; even more so if you add the word “cloud” to that statement.
Many of us gray haired veterans openly joke about when the “Year of VDI” will finally arrive. The entire ecosystem – from Dell to VMware to Citrix to Amazon, IGEL, 10Zig, Stratodesk, Scale Computing, and Nutanix Xi Frame – has been waiting for the idea of running a Windows operating system on dedicated hardware at your fingertips to give way to consuming Windows applications and desktops as virtualized, abstracted, cloud services available anytime, anywhere, to any device, as needed, when needed, if needed (and priced that way too). Continue reading →
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.
If you can measure it – you can manage it. Andy Grove @Intel
As many of you know the running joke in our industry for the past, heck, 8 years almost – has been that this year, no doubt, without question, slam dunk – is going to be the YEAR OF VDI. I … Continue reading →
If you check in from time to time on what Liquidware Labs is up to, you probably know we just recently released our Enterprise Class Application Layering solution FlexApp. You probably also know that the award winning ProfileUnity 6.5 is replacing legacy, overpriced, and complex User Environment Management strategies and solutions at a rapid rate. You also have probably seen tweets and heard stories about the massive scale Stratusphere UX is achieving inside and across the enterprise.
In fact – when measured by almost every — or any — conceivable metric – (cost, complexity, features, performance, scalability, updates, roadmap, etc.) the Liquidware Labs Essentials Suite (ProfileUnity, FlexApp, and Stratusphere) pummels the competition. We don’t just click a few extra boxes mind you – we set a new standard for our competition. We are the ONLY company out there who is truly weaving workspace environment management into a solid integrated approach that applies across ALL desktops in an environment. Who truly wins? Customers and Partners.
So, when the opportunity came up to collaborate with Nutanix and Citrix, two leaders in the space and our Strategic Alliance partners, we went all in. Continue reading →
Anyone who has suffered and snickered through my previous blogs will know I am a huge fan of “stateless” computing. Namely – the removal of all user state from the device that is in your hands or at your fingertips. Incrementally – we all (ecosystem) have been trending this way though many are calling it other things with “cloud or XaaS” getting the most mileage. Continue reading →
There really is nothing like getting out of the office and meeting face to face with with great partners, new and old peers, and of course customers. Being a small company – when the opportunity arose to join hyper-converged superstar Nutanix on its .Next 100 City Tour – we jumped as high as we could 😉 We will be at a select number of cities – and can’t wait to meet YOU.
I remember the first time I saw vMotion invoked – you got this sense that no matter how the movie played itself out – things had changed, for the better, forever. Nothing would be the same again. Then I remember seeing my first Riverbed Steelhead cold and hot pass and watching a 400mb file transfer, over a rusty, latent, and small link in the blink of an eye. We called it PFM at the time – Pure F#%king Magic. Indeed.
I am encouraged that the cost of VDI is one of the things that will get us all to stop and think for a moment…what problem(s) are we really trying to solve? It’s a premium way to deliver workspaces, and it comes at a premium cost. Its not cheaper than a PC, and thats a good thing.