Sunstate Equipment

Sunstate Equipment

MK7 Transforms Sunstate Equipment's Citrix Workspaces with Essentials

Sunstate Equipment is a construction equipment rental and leasing company with more than 80 locations across fourteen states. The company became an early leader in that industry, and later in using digital workspaces. It has had a substantial portion of its workspaces virtualized for years and was planning an upgrade to its next-generation desktop infrastructure. A pre-migration assessment led by 25-year Citrix specialists at MK7 using Liquidware Stratusphere™ UX uncovered several opportunities to improve workspace performance for Sunstate and ways to save time managing the new environment.

Sunstate Equipment had been planning to update its Citrix digital workspace environment even before the pandemic hit and changed workforce support needs. Planning for the update revealed some limitations to Sunstate Equipment’s desktop performance and got the organization thinking about how to build a more resilient, future-ready architecture leveraging cloud services and on-premises infrastructure. For help, it turned to MK7, a forward-looking IT services and solutions provider and expert in all things Citrix and complementary third-party technologies such as Liquidware.

 MK7 recommended that Sunstate consider the Liquidware Essentials Suite™, which consists of Stratusphere UX, ProfileUnity™ and FlexApp™. The Stratusphere UX user environment management solution captured the benchmark data, identified resource conflicts and other problem areas, and provided additional insights that Sunstate used to plan the optimal future environment. ProfileUnity was instrumental in reducing login times and optimizing profile management across on-premises and cloud-based services such as Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. FlexApp was implemented as a new application delivery method that could dramatically reduce the number of VDI images that Sunstate would need in the new environment.