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Citrix AppDNA and FlexApp: Application Compatibility Solution Analysis White Paper

A robust and relevant application strategy starts with analysis then incorporates new generation application delivery technologies for a best of breed solution. Leveraging Citrix AppDNA to analyze applications and to rationalize them against both desktop and server based operating systems and Liquidware Labs Stratusphere FIT to collect accurate data concerning performance and usage density provides the groundwork needed to determine best app delivery methods. Liquidware Labs FlexApp application layering should be considered as one key approach – among others -- for application delivery to end users.

Citrix UPM and AppDisk overview

This whitepaper provides a detailed analysis and overview of Citrix UPM and AppDisk solutions and how they compare to Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity and FlexApp solutions respectively. This document covers the use cases for each solution and when to utilize Citrix offerings versus which are the optimum scenarios to deploy Liquidware Labs solutions as the better alternative.

FlexApp Integration with FlexCast Models from Citrix

FlexApp Layering from Liquidware Labs can seamlessly integrate with all Citrix FlexCast models. In addition, FlexApp can also integrate with the complementary Smooth Roaming concept. FlexApp Layers can be attached to both XenApp and XenDesktop in ways that are invisible to users while providing increased benefits and flexibility to administrators.

FlexApp: Application Layering Technology White Paper

FlexApp Application Layering in ProfileUnity enables applications to be virtualized in such an innate way that they look native to the Windows OS and other applications. Application Layering leads to much higher rates of compatibility than previous technologies which used Application Isolation to virtualize applications. Once applications have been packaged for layering, they are containerized on virtual hard disks (VHDs) or VMDKs. They can be centrally assigned to users on a machine-level or “context-aware” basis. This whitepaper provides an overview of FlexApp concepts and ways in which FlexApp can serve as a cornerstone in an application delivery strategy.

HP, VMware & Liquidware Labs Simplify Desktop Transformation

This whitepaper provides an overview of the requirements and benefits of launching a virtual desktop project on proven, enterprise ready solution stack from HP®, VMware®, and Liquidware Labs™. HP VirtualSystem CV2, with VMware View and Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity, offers a comprehensive Virtual Desktop solutions stack with integrated User Virtualization Management and Dynamic Application Portability. By combining offerings from proven industry leaders in this end-to-end solution, customers can fast-track desktop transformation projects on a tested platform and successfully speed to production sooner.

IDC Vendor Spotlight on Liquidware Labs

This document describes how Liquidware Labs solutions play key roles in the changing landscape of desktop computing, including the recent trend to virtualize many more desktop functions in order to deliver on-demand, mobile workspaces. This trend not only supports the development of responsive, flexible end user computing, it is also reducing the complexity of heterogeneous, multi-platform architectures, thus lowering costs associated with licensing, refreshes, migrations and other desktop maintenance.

Liquidware Labs Essentials Suite for Citrix: Enhancing XenApp and XenDesktop for Users and IT.

This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Liquidware Labs Essentials suite, which extends the functionality of Citrix end-user computing applications with full User Environment Management (UEM), Application Layering, and User Experience Monitoring/Diagnostics.

Liquidware Labs FlexApp Layering FAQ White Paper

This whitepaper has been authored by experts at Liquidware Labs in order to provide informationa nd guidance regarding frequently asked questions customers encounter while exploring Liquidware Labs FlexApp Layering technology.

Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity and its Role as a Disaster Recovery Solution

As desktop operating systems become more and more complex, the need for a proper disaster recovery methodology on the desktop is increasingly crucial, whether the desktop is physical or virtual. In addition, many enterprise customers are leveraging additional technologies, including local hard drive encryption, persistent virtual images and non‐persistent virtual images. This paper provides an overview of these issues and outlines how disaster recovery (DR) plan, coupled with Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity™, can reduce DR costs and recovery times while preventing loss of critical data.

ProfileDisk & Profile Portability Best Practices with Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity White Paper

This whitepaper has been authored by experts at Liquidware Labs in order to provide guidance to adopters of desktop virtualization technologies. In this paper, two types of profile management with ProfileUnity are outlined: (1) ProfileDisk and (2) Profile Portability. This paper covers best practice recommendations for each technology and when they can be used together. ProfileUnity is the only full featured UEM solution on the market to feature an embedded ProfileDisk technology and the advantages of that are cited in this paper.

ProfileUnity – User Profile and Environment Management Solution Overview

This whitepaper describes Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity solution in detail to outline its functionality as a profile management solution, a user environment management solution to manage users, policy, and access to applications and other desktop environment resources. ProfileUnity is the ideal solution that applies to virtual, physical, RDSH and DAAS environments, that solves the issues of roaming profiles and folder redirection and facilitates migrations to Windows 10 with a universally-compatible profile.

Solving the User Profile Dilemma with ProfileUnity FlexApp

In this paper, we outline how ProfileUnity FlexApp was designed to address many of the shortcomings of Roaming Profiles in managing user profiles over multiple desktop platforms, including physical upgrades, and virtual desktops.

Stratusphere Architecture

In this paper, we outline the Architectural components and considerations for our Stratusphere FIT and Stratusphere UX products. This paper is intended for technical audiences who are already generally familiar with these solutions and the functionality they provide.

Stratusphere Security

In this paper, we outline the security considerations designed into the architecture of our Stratusphere FIT and Stratusphere UX products.

Using ProfileUnity to Migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Windows 7 to Windows 10 migrations are easy with ProfileUnity. User profiles are instantly compatible with multiple Microsoft OS versions for co-existence or migration to a new desktop. ProfileUnity also excels and ensuring that user authored data is harvested from endpoints prior to a migration as well. ProfileUnity is the only solution that provides both user profile and user data migration with zero user downtime. This whitepaper discusses the challenge of mixed OS environments and how ProfileUnity solves Windows migrations problems once and for all.

VDI FIT and VDI UX Key Metrics

As more organizations prepare for and deploy hosted virtual desktops, it has become clear that there is a need to measure compatibility and performance for virtual desktop infrastructure both in the planning process and when measuring user experience after moving to virtual desktops. This whitepaper covers best practices and provides an introduction to composite metrics VDI FIT in Stratusphere FIT and VDI UX in Stratusphere UX to provide a framework to measure Good/Fair/Poor desktops.

VMware UEM and App Volumes Overview

This whitepaper provides a detailed analysis and overview of VMware UEM and App Volumes solutions and how they compare to Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity and FlexApp solutions respectively. This document covers the use cases for each solution and when to utilize VMware’s offerings versus which are the optimum scenarios to deploy Liquidware Labs solutions as the better alternative.

Why User Experience is Key to Your Desktop Transformation

This whitepaper provides an outline of key areas that should be considered when defining a methodology for the desktop transformation process. Stratusphere makes it easy for organizations to plan and manage the desktop transformation process by providing the visibility needed to make informed decisions and build confidence to move forward with a desktop transformation strategy—from the onboarding process all the way through to ongoing operations.