VDI Solutions for Citrix Virtual Desktops


Key Use Cases For Citrix Virtual Desktops

Liquidware User Environment Mgmt

User Environment Mgmt

User Environment Management for Citrix environments is provided by the leading industry solution ProfileUnity

Liquidware Application Layering

Application Layering

Application Delivery Strategies for Citrix platforms are supported by FlexApp application layering

Liquidware Monitoring


Detailed monitoring metrics data provided by Stratusphere is essential for Citrix Environments

Adaptive Workspace Management for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Liquidware's solutions provide user profile and environment management, application layering and comprehensive monitoring and diagnostics for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop (formerly XenApp and XenDesktop)   Liquidware's offerings offer deep functionality beyond Citrix profile management and application layering  offerings as well as in-depth monitoring and diagnostics. When purchased in the Essentials bundle, Liquidware's solutions offer added value at substantial cost savings over Citrix products as well.

Liquidware offers the following solutions to compete with Citrix products for managing Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop (formerly XenApp and XenDesktop)  environments:

Advanced UEM that exceeds basic Citrix  UPM

ProfileUnity allows Citrix  VDI users to incorporate advanced user environment management functions into their Virtual Apps and Desktop environments, far surpassing the capabilities of the  Citrix profile management tool.  ProfileUnity provides a universal profile format that can be used across Citrix VDI, RDSH, DaaS, Cloud-based and physical devices. Logins can be speeded up to 10X faster over Citrix profile management.    Location and context-aware policy and profile capabilities integrate with MS Active Directory for maximum control of users and greater security. of workspaces.  With automated migration to Windows 10 and Server 2012r2 and Server 2016, administration is seamless while users can work unimpeded with downtime for maintenance and upgrades.

Layering that goes beyond Citrix App Layering (formerly Unidesk)

FlexApp allows Citrix VDI users to enhance their environments with application layering.  FlexApp  only outperforms Citrix App Layering (formerly Unidesk) with ‘elastic layering’ functionality that automates application delivery and updates.  This functionality allows administrators to create a comprehensive application delivery strategy leveraging the best technology required by each user groups' specific use cases. Applications can be delivered on demand. Users will experience a full-performance workspace, even as admins leverage non-persistent Citrix VDI pools for better management and security.  Application volumes can be provisioned either as VHD or VMDK. FlexApp is integrated with ProfileUnity for controlled delivery to only the users who need the applications. Administrators can reduce the number of master images they need to manage.

Desktop Monitoring that complements and extends Citrix Director

Stratusphere UX offers more detailed user experience workspace monitoring than Citrix Director.  Stratusphere UX is a stand-alone, independent desktop monitoring solution that can be used across all desktop platforms -- physical, virtual or cloud hosted workspaces, including Citrix, Nutanix, Microsoft Windows and Amazon. Stratusphere UX provides comprehensive desktop monitoring of the environment through dashboards and inspector views and provides essential built-in reporting not available in Citrix Director. An API allows Stratusphere UX data to be exported into other reporting platforms as preferred.   Ad hoc views can be implemented as needed. Stratusphere UX transcends Citrix Director limitations, providing visibility into network service and applications, as well as application processes and usage. With true in-the-guest visibility for all users, machines and applications across all groups, hosts and data stores, organizations can optimize Citrix Virtual Applications and Desktops environments to meet and exceed SLAs. Stratusphere UX detailed metrics also provide needed visibility to diagnose root causes and troubleshoot issues to prevent unplanned downtime.

"The more we looked into non- persistent virtual desktops, the more we liked ProfileUnity. It came highly recommended as the solution that was most flexible for managing a non- persistent...

Lead Virtual Systems Engineer, MnSCU

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