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 complement Citrix products for managing Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop environments:
Advanced UEM that exceeds basic Citrix UPM and Citrix WEM
ProfileUnity empowers Citrix administrators with advanced user environment management functions for Virtual Apps and Desktop environments, far surpassing the capabilities of Citrix UPM and WEM. ProfileUnity provides a universal profile format that can be used across all of your Windows environments including Citrix, VMware, Microsoft WVD, RDS, and physical desktops. Logins can be accelerated multiple times faster than the basic included Citrix profile and workspace environment management tools. Location and context-aware policy and profile capabilities integrate with Microsoft Active Directory for maximum control of users and greater security of workspaces. With automated migration and co-existence with any version of Windows 10 or Server OS, administration is seamless while users can work unimpeded with downtime for maintenance and upgrades.
Layering that goes beyond Citrix App Layering
FlexApp enables Windows application administrators to enhance their environments with application layering. FlexApp outperforms Citrix App Layering (formerly Unidesk) with dynamic app functionality (goes far beyond elastic layering) that automates application delivery and updates. With FlexApp, administrators can create a comprehensive application delivery strategy, leveraging the best technology required by each user groups' specific use cases. Applications can be delivered at boot time, login, by context-aware settings and filters, and even on-demand with exclusive Click-to-Layer technology. Users experience a full-performance workspace, even as admins leverage non-persistent Citrix desktop and server pools for better management and security. Application volumes can be provisioned either as VHD or VMDK and may be mixed if desired. FlexApp is integrated with ProfileUnity for controlled delivery to only the users who need the applications. FlexApp's unique session isolation in Citrix App environment can further reduce the number of master images required for production.
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. The solution also goes beyond Citrix HDX Insight which requires Citrix ADC (Application Delivery Controller) (formerly NetScaler) for advanced monitoring. An intuitive 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 Apps and Desktops environments to meet and exceed SLAs. Detailed metrics in Stratusphere UX also provide needed visibility to diagnose root causes and troubleshoot issues to prevent unplanned downtime.