Liquidware Products streamlines AppStream management and drives greater efficiencies for desktop migrations to Amazon’s EUC platforms
Las Vegas, Amazon re:Invent, Nov. 27, 2018 — Liquidware, the leader in adaptive workspace management, today announced support for Amazon AppStream via its FlexApp, Application Layering, and ProfileUnity, User Environment Management products. With this announcement, comes the expansion of the already deep functionality of these products that have contributed to making Liquidware the last independent platform-agnostic player in a market segment dominated by giants.
Liquidware FlexApp is now the first application layering solution to support Amazon AppStream. In doing so, the product greatly streamlines the management thereof, and drives down costs down for users. FlexApp achieves these operational and cost savings by allowing administrators to leverage a single Windows Server base image to deliver multiple applications. This approach eliminates the need to constantly update the base image or affect user productivity with application updates. FlexApp layered applications are not installed to the base image of the AppStream Windows Server, but instead are layered onto the server, where they look, react, and feel as if they were installed.
FlexApp and ProfileUnity are both equipped with the ability to migrate profiles and applications to cloud-based storage, including, among others, Amazon S3. This function enables users to reap critical efficiency benefits during desktop migrations to cloud platforms like Amazon AppStream and Amazon WorkSpaces. In this adoption process, FlexApp layers moreover provide a singular delivery mechanism from a highly available S3 bucket.
"FlexApp and ProfileUnity’s support for Amazon AppStream delivers crucial benefits for enterprise customers seeking to adopt and integrate with Amazon’s EUC platforms, by driving greater efficiency before, during and after the adoption process," explained Jason E. Smith, VP of Product Marketing, Liquidware. "Support for AppStream has unlocked additional, rich functionality in both products. FlexApp application layers and ProfileUnity user environment management have evolved to play a strategic role in application strategy and user management for organizations looking to explore Amazon’s EUC solutions."
"IDC research clearly shows that the migration to ‘the cloud’ is, increasingly and persistently, a migration into a multi-cloud and hybrid public/private cloud environment," said Shannon Kalvar, Research Manager at IDC. "Management products must evolve to include both rich integration with specific vendors and broad-based support across cloud stacks."
Liquidware is a leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows workspaces. The company’s products encompass all facets of management to ensure the ultimate user experience across all workspaces - physical, virtual, DaaS or in the cloud. Enterprise companies across the globe utilize Liquidware solutions to dramatically decrease time spent managing desktops, while delivering increased security, flexibility and scalability. Supported platforms include Microsoft physical, WVD (Windows Virtual Desktop), and RDS desktops, Citrix Desktops, VMware Horizon View, Amazon WorkSpaces (AWS), and Nutanix FRAME. Liquidware products are available through a global network of partners. For more information, visit www.liquidware.com or follow on Twitter @liquidware.