As a company that enables organizations to facilitate a work from home strategy, Liquidware is a champion of remote working. As an industry expert in the end user computing and desktop virtualization field, Jason Smith provides answers to a number of important questions in this modern #WorkFromHome situation that many companies woke up one day to find themselves in without a lot of planning or preparation in most cases.
About a third of Americans are now working from home, more ever than before. And quite simply, that's due in large part because of COVID-19 and the pandemic that was unleashed across the globe this year. VDI, Desktop-as-a-Service, Virtual Desktops, and Cloud Desktops are the technologies that enable many of us to work from home. But these technologies have been around for quite some time. So why are more and more companies finally taking note of these and other technologies that enable many workers to do their jobs remotely?
In this latest VMblog #WorkFromHome Series, we're exploring what technology means in this current paradigm shift of working remotely. And in order to do that, we're reaching out to industry experts to help shine a light on the subject. We're asking these experts to offer up their opinions and advice on what's taking place now and where things go in the future.
In this Q&A, VMblog connected with long time industry expert, Jason E. Smith, VP of Products and Solutions at Liquidware.
Liquidware is the market leader in 3rd party, platform agnostic desktop transformation solutions for next-generation Windows desktops, across physical, virtual (VMware, Citrix), RDSH, DaaS (Amazon WorkSpaces) and cloud desktop delivery platforms. Liquidware provides an end-to-end lifecycle methodology, supported by a complete software suite, to take organizations from planning stages to ongoing optimization of production desktop environments. Liquidware’s offerings include the following:
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VMblog speaks with Jason Smith of Liquidware during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.
Jason Smith talks about the path that Liquidware has taken to help its customers onboard their next generation desktop. That has evolved from VDI to cloud based desktops and native Windows Virtual Desktops (WVD). They help with assessment, move user profiles or user personas over, and deliver applications with a zero downtime migration.
Jason also talks about how Liquidware partners and works with IGEL. Liquidware's agent is now fully integrated into the IGEL firmware, which allows them to see the last mile of the end point.
At VMworld 2019, VMblog interviewed a number of different industry experts. In episode II, we spoke with iland, Platform9, SolarWinds, Liquidware, ThinPrint, Zerto and Veeam. Watch as these experts talk about their predictions and future technologies for the coming year within the IT industry.
VMblog visits the Liquidware booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA.
Liquidware showed off a preview of some innovative features in both FlexApp and ProfileUnity that focus on Microsoft's new MSIX application format. With Stratusphere UX you'll see advanced agents for thin and edge OS solutions like IGEL, Stratodesk, and 10ZiG. These "last mile" agents give helpdesk and admins the data views they need to capture and diagnose complete User Experience metrics.
I just returned from Microsoft Inspire which was held in Las Vegas again this year. Microsoft Inspire is the namesake's annual partner conference, previously known as the Worldwide Partner Conference that has occurred every year since 2002. Microsoft Inspire has become a harbinger of news that will logically be accentuated at Microsoft Ignite, the company's end-user conference and event that follows in Orlando in November this year.
Liquidware is the leader in desktop transformation solutions for next-generation Windows physical and virtual desktops, including VMware Horizon, Citrix® XenApp and XenDesktop, as well as RDSH, DaaS (Amazon WorkSpaces) and cloud platforms. The company's innovative Stratusphere™ UX solution supports assessment, onboarding, monitoring and diagnostics of desktop environments. Liquidware’s award-winning ProfileUnity™ solution supports migration to current Windows OS and User Environment Management. FlexApp offers cutting edge application layering technology to support application delivery strategies. Liquidware’s solutions are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidware.com for further information.
SPOTCHECK INSPECTION WITH STRATUSPHERE UX
USING PROFILEUNITY TO MIGRATE WINDOWS 7 TO WINDOWS 10
OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE FOR OFFICE 365 AND LARGE PROFILES WITH PROFILEUNITY PROFILEDISK
With so many vendors exhibiting at VMworld, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule? One of the companies on VMblog's list each year is Liquidware. We've been following them since the beginning, and their technologies have helped to build the EUC market. With technologies like Stratusphere, ProfileUnity and FlexApp, they help organizations fulfill their VDI and DaaS journey. Watch this recent video interview we did with Kevin Cooke doing a deep dive into Stratusphere SpotCheck.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Tyler Rohrer, co-founder and head of Strategic Alliances at Liquidware to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2019 event.
VMblog visits the Liquidware booth during Citrix Synergy 2019 to take a look at the new features in FlexApp, Profile Unity and Stratusphere UX.
User experience remains a critical factor for both productivity and employee motivation. Stratusphere UX has in-depth diagnostics and monitoring to troubleshoot but also to assist helpdesks in demonstrating that a user’s new workspace is performing as it should. Due to Stratupshere's baseline capability, you can show a user what they had before and what they now have is better than their previous environment.
ProfileUnity and FlexApp are enabling many workspaces to move to the cloud. By seamlessly moving and managing your users' profiles and layered applications between physical, virtual or cloud your users don't need to know where their actual 'desktop' is, just that they can access it and their applications when they need them. FlexApp enables just in time application delivery based on context awareness, keeping base images to a minimum and saving time and money. With many companies having a 'cloud first' strategy now also means their desktops too.
ProfileUnity and FlexApp both leverage object-based storage without the use of Server Message Blocks (SMB). By saving and hosting profiles and layered applications to object-based storage we are readying organizations for seamless DaaS transitions, providing high availability built in from multi-clouds and overall lowering the cost of storage.