Application Layering Comparison

FlexApp Application Layering is a fully integrated solution that leverages profile settings and policies within ProfileUnity but can also be implemented as a stand-alone solution. FlexApp is a clear alternative to Citrix App Layering and VMware App Volumes. 

Note: As desktop solutions are constantly in the process of change, Liquidware makes no claims as to the functionality offered by any other competing product.  However this chart represents a relevant checklist of the required features of an application layering solution and can be used to compare specific other products to FlexApp.

Below is a Comparison Checklist that describes how FlexApp advantages compare to other available solutions.

Key Advantages FlexApp Others
Detailed Overview of FlexApp's Competitive Advantages
FastPackaging™ - Fast, efficient application layer creation process Yes No
PackageOnce™ - Most Application Layers work independently from Operating System versions Yes No
Click-to-Layer™ - Applications on-demand  Yes No
Supports any heterogeneous Windows environment including virtual, well-managed physical, Citrix, VMware, Amazon, and others Yes No
Fast, efficient application layer update process including easy registry edits Yes No
Session Isolation -Ability to attach applications to individual user sessions on same XenApp Server Yes No
Seamless integration with the corresponding ProfileUnity management platform Yes No
Point and Click clustering embedded within the solution. No need for separate load balancers or SQL clusters Yes No
Directly creating and manipulating the VHD and VMDK files which leads to greater efficiency and optimization without the need for templates Yes No
Seamless integration and support for numerous cloud based strategies including CWC and Microsoft Azure Yes No
Highly-available design with no load balancers required (a hidden cost of others) Yes No
Supports both VHD and VMDK layers simultaneously, also transfer layers between VMDK and VHD  Yes No
Easy update/change process, clone individual FlexApp Layers for enhanced update capabilities, edit registry and files Yes No

Note: FlexApp competes with and is a clear alternative to Application Layering products and solutions such as VMware App Volumes and Citrix App Layering, and Unidesk legacy customers. VMware App Volumes and Citrix App Layering, and Unidesk are not trademarks of Liquidware and it is not our intent to claim these as our own. For more details about how our products compare to a specific competing product, please contact

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