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 the OS or OS changes. While others have become stale in their development, we’ve continued to innovate over the years. Below is a list of innovations and performance features that set FlexApp apart from the competition.
Here are 10 FlexApp layering innovations you won’t find anywhere else!
Application layering with full user environment management (ProfileUnity) – delivering advanced application delivery options including context awareness, select privilege elevation, application restrictions, registry fix up, and more!
Micro Isolation – no need to stack multiple applications in single layers. Instead, a single layer is created for each application, which allows for ultimate granularity in assigning apps to users, groups and machines. This approach also simplifies updating applications by allowing you to update a single package for a single app rather than dealing with cumbersome multi-app layers. Lastly, this approach provides greater success with packaging and deploying applications, as you no longer need to deal with conflicts manually.
Cloud Native FlexApps – Applications can be stored natively on any major cloud (such as Microsoft Blob storage) without the expense or complications of file shares.
FlexApp Cache Mode – FlexApps cache to the local session for rock-solid performance, regardless of the quality of network connections.
FlexApp Cloud Apps – FlexApp includes prepackaged cloud apps so you can hit the ground running with POCs without packaging.
Disaster Recovery and High Availability – FlexApp includes its own messaging fabric and replication without requiring expensive load balancers and complicated DR plans.
FastPackaging™ – While other app layering solutions can take more than 45 minutes to package even a simple app, FlexApp packaging is a fast process and occurs in about the same time it takes to install the app once!
PackageOnce™ – FlexApp applications work across Windows OS versions (app support required), with no need to repackage applications for OS upgrades!
Session Isolation – Multi-session Windows 10, RDS, and Citrix Virtual Apps are no problem for FlexApp, users only see and use the apps they have access to, even on the same host!
Three clouds! – FlexApp supports all three major cloud platforms natively, while others support only one or require file shares.
If you’ve not tried FlexApp, what are you waiting for? Download ProfileUnity with FlexApp today and you’ll be on your way to efficient app delivery – greatly decreasing your total cost of workspace ownership by streamlining your image management requirements.
Liquidware announced this week a Stratusphere UX Integration Kit for ServiceNow. The kit is not only now available to joint customers in the ServiceNow Store, it is also officially certified. ServiceNow Certification verifies that the Kit has successfully completed a set of defined tests focused on ServiceNow Platform security, compatibility, performance, and integration interoperability.
Cloud platforms to support digital workspace transformation is increasingly important at a growing numbers of enterprise organizations. Cloud platforms enable uncoupling workers from static devices, thereby letting their workspaces “roam” as needed.
Earlier this month Liquidware was invited to present to the CUGC (Citrix User Group Community) on how to Simplify Citrix Base Image Management with Liquidware FlexApp.
Jack Smith of Liquidware also joined us while Citrix CTA, Jake Walsh, moderated the session. We discussed when it is of great benefit to use Liquidware FlexApp and how some joint customers of Citrix and Liquidware have even used it in conjunction with Citrix App Layering – managing OS updates and apps in the base with Citrix App Layering while using Liquidware FlexApp to deliver dynamic (elastic) applications at boot, login, or on a Click-to-Layer basis.
We’re excited to share with you a new format for interactive webinars – built exclusively for the end-user computing (EUC) community. Liquidware UNPLUGGED began this past summer as a new way to engage and discuss end user computing ideas.
Liquidware UNPLUGGED is unlike anything you’ve ever seen in the industry before. It’s like a live talk show with dozens or hundreds of you closest peers in EUC. VIPs from the community form a rotating panel of monthly UNPLUGGED interactive webinars. Attendees get to participate live and get to ask their questions and/or help give answers as part of the panel! The webinar series has been well received. We keep it real and unscripted, all content is always fresh. Check out a select past UNPLUGGED sessions below and be sure to join us for our next UNPLUGGED event by registering here.
With more users than ever connecting with devices enabled with an edge OS like IGEL, it’s important to gather user experience metrics of this “First Mile” of connectivity.
Monitoring the user experience of your virtual desktop environment (Citrix, VMware, Amazon WorkSpaces, Nutanix XiFrame, etc) is nearly mandatory these days but knowing the complete end-to-end user experience should not be ignored. You don’t want any blind spot for your total connection path for end users. Your desktop UX is only as good as your weakest link so not having performance visibility of any edge OS and connections could be the downfall of your overall user experience. Many things may impact users’ session including their local network or WiFi access point performance, local hardware, resources, etc.
We’re excited to deliver the latest version of our User Environment Management and Application Layering solutions in ProfileUnity and FlexApp v6.8.3 r2.
ProfileUnity and FlexApp v6.8.3 r2 Management Console
The new r2 version builds on v6.8.3 that was first available earlier this year. Version r2 has updates to our existing features and a few new features as well such as VHDX support for ProfileDisk and FlexApp and hourly billing for the AWS Marketplace. This solution also remains available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace as BYOL.
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Our product management team just added a new Work from Home (WFH) SpotCheck in Stratusphere UX. Now it’s easier than ever to quickly check the health of your WFH desktops, no matter where they are.
Stratusphere’s distributed architecture allows you to install the “Connector ID” agent on any Windows, Linux, Mac OS based machine and quickly start gather User Experience metrics via your network, or in this case, the Internet. If you’ve recently started or expanded a WFH program in the wake of social distancing, and you are responsible for supporting those users, you really need to check this out.
Stratusphere can monitor the end user device (usually a PC) and/or a virtual desktop session, such as those from Citrix or Amazon.