Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp customers looking to migrate from Server 2003 or Win XP to Server 2008 or Win 7 based environments can do so seamlessly with Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity FlexApp which provides support for Citrix user profile management across platforms. Citrix provides a profile solution known as Citrix UPM. Many customers use Citrix UPM to manage and store the persona (profiles) of users' sessions. This enables them to leverage the use of stateless desktops for reduced licensing costs, infrastructure cost savings, as well as realize streamlined management benefits. Citrix UPM is a straight-forward profile solution for one singular Citrix Windows OS environment. Citrix UPM answers the basic dilemma of managing profiles in a simple Citrix implementation however it does not allow users to crossover from one desktop OS version to the next and also has known challenges when scaling for large implementations.
Liquidware Labs is a Citrix Ready Partner and has worked with the Citrix Desktop Transformation team to ensure customers have a clear and cost-effective solution that solves profile challenges in non-persistent environments, enables customers to use heterogeneous OS version environments, and seamlessly scales to thousands of users. ProfileUnity goes beyond the limitations of Citrix UPM to provide full Citrix user profile management with the ability to migrate, leverage the solution for disaster recovery, and provision new users without login scripts or cumbersome Group Policy Preferences. ProfileUnity also features speedy login times through innovative file compression and a reduction in profile bloat.
Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity is a comprehensive user profile management solution. The solutions advantages include one unified user profile that lets a user login to any Windows operating system (XP/2000/Server 2003/Vista/Win7/Server 2008), centrally managed user configuration settings, and maintained user persona and settings even in non-persistent desktop environments. ProfileUnity is being used globally by companies looking to break free from Roaming Profiles and other proprietary profile management solutions which are expensive and hard to use. ProfileUnity FlexApp is an enterprise-ready solution that provides ease of end-user use without the need for proprietary databases or expensive, additional infrastructure. ProfileUnity Flexapp maintains user profiles using Windows' own native format and therefore keeps profile data compatible with any other profile solution that accepts native profiles.
ProfileUnity FlexApp Supports Citrix User Profile Management By Going Beyond A Single OS
ProfileUnity FlexApp solves Citrix user profile management issues so administrators can leverage non-persistent desktops. The solution goes beyond the capabilities of standard user profile solutions to provide full user profile management with the following capabilities:
Fully Compatible with Citrix Environments and Citrix UPM
ProfileUnity keeps profiles and user authored data in Windows' native format. You'll always have the option to easily manage your profiles with any other compatible solution if you choose to do so at a later date. ProfileUnity does not create a vendor locked-in (proprietary format) profile that may be found in other solutions.
ProfileUnity can even work alongside other profile solutions if you so choose. You can also still fully leverage all of the advanced enterprise features in ProfileUnity outlined in this document even if your profile is managed separately.
Product Family Advantage
The Liquidware Labs' Essentials bundle combines ProfileUnity FlexApp with Stratusphere FIT assessment and Stratusphere UX desktop monitoring solutions to provide the end-to-end functionality needed to successfully move through a XenDesktop or XenApp deployment or server migration successfully. Stratusphere FIT can inventory and assess your current environment to aid in designing the target environment. Learn more about how Stratusphere UX compares with Citrix EdgeSight to provide comprehensive monitoring of XenApp and XenDesktop environments.