Bundled solutions from VMware and Liquidware Labs offer government customers cost effective roll-out and streamlined management of virtual desktops
ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 16, 2011--- Liquidware Labs, the leader in desktop transformation solutions today announced a bundled offering with VMware that is immediately available through Carahsoft. The joint solution bundle features VMware View, ThinApp, and Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity™ and Stratusphere™ for the government sector. Touted by many as the 'On-Ramp' for VDI, the bundled solutions are aimed at assisting desktop engineering teams as they progress through project phases. The bundle is available with discounts based on VMware's TPP (Transactional Purchasing Program) for volume purchases.
Government agencies and organizations (including state, local, and educational) currently testing, architecting, and rolling-out production environments of Windows 7, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and application virtualization can immediately benefit with a streamlined ordering process for the joint solution.
When Liquidware Labs desktop transformation solutions are used in a VMware View strategy and implementation, customers and partners can lower the total cost of ownership and increase their return on investment by:
With a keen focus on operational efficiencies and operating expense reduction, the US Federal Government has been an early adopter of desktop transformation technologies in an effort to become more agile, secure, and resilient. VMware has proven to be a battle-tested platform needed to evolve desktops using virtualization.
"We are extremely impressed by the focus Liquidware Labs and Carahsoft have placed in the government sector, and bundled high value solutions such as Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity and Stratusphere are solving real world adoption challenges daily," said Dave Young, Federal Desktop Specialist, VMware. "The fact that bundles are now available streamlines the pilot and ordering process leading to shorten realizations of savings -- something the current administration is laser focused on."
Often the complexity of desktop transformation projects is daunting and leads to slow progression and additional costs. Global Federal System Integrators have found that combining the solutions from both VMware and Liquidware Labs is a huge win -- removing a great many of the perceived and real risks of alternative desktop architectures.
"This new bundle furthers our use of Carahsoft as a, 'one-stop shop' for our VDI solutions, from end devices, to VMware licensing, to supporting solutions such as Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity," said Jason Langone from MicroTech, a Liquidware Labs Acceler8 Partner. "We are primarily implementing non-persistent desktops, since we only have to design and provide resources for maximum concurrent users, whereas, in persistent desktops, an agency has to provide capacity for the maximum theoretical user base. ProfileUnity gives us the ability to deliver non-persistent desktops as it provides the ability to cleanly extract the profile from the desktop environment. MicroTech also leverages Liquidware Labs Stratusphere™ for validation and monitoring of a VDI project's overall success from an end user perspective."
The bundles are available immediately through Carahsoft and their national network of authorized resellers, and those interested are invited to reach out to their account representatives from VMware and Liquidware Lab for more information. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.LiquidwareLabs.com.
About Liquidware Labs
Liquidware Labs™ is the leader in desktop transformation solutions for next generation physical and virtual desktops, including VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, and Microsoft Windows 7. The company's Stratusphere™ and ProfileUnity™ solutions have been described by analysts as the industry's first 'On-Ramp to VDI', providing a complete methodology and software that enables organizations to decouple users and applications from the operating system and to cost-effectively plan, migrate, manage and validate the user experience for next generation desktop infrastructure. Liquidware Labs products are VMware and Citrix certified, and are available through a global network of certified partners. Visit www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.
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