Liquidware is a company that provides monitoring and management software for physical, virtual and cloud desktop deployments.

Liquidware offers user experience monitoring, application layering, user environment management and more. The company supports many desktop platforms, including Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View, Microsoft Windows PCs, Remote Desktop Session Host and desktop as a service.

Liquidware history

David Bieneman and J. Tyler Rohrer founded Liquidware Labs in 2009.

Bieneman, who was CEO of virtualization management vendor Vizioncore from 2002 to 2008, has served as CEO of Liquidware since its founding. Rohrer was previously a partner at Foedus, a virtualization consulting services and software provider. As of 2017, he headed the Strategic Alliances program at Liquidware.

Before founding Liquidware, Bieneman and Rohrer bought vmSight, a VDI compliance and auditing software vendor. That company's technology formed the basis of Stratusphere, the first Liquidware product. Stratusphere was comprised of an assessment tool called Stratusphere Fit and a diagnostic tool called Stratusphere UX. Stratusphere Fit is now a part of Stratusphere UX.

Liquidware dropped "Labs" from its name in May 2017.

Liquidware products and services

Liquidware offers these three products:

Stratusphere UX, a user experience (UX) monitoring tool, allows organizations to inventory applications and get a performance baseline for endpoints, hosts and network and storage resources. The tool examines users, machines and applications to better understand how desktops are performing and to identify potential problems.

The product also includes Stratusphere Fit, an assessment tool that helps IT professionals plan for the move from physical to virtual desktops.

Hands-on look at Stratusphere UX

FlexApp is layering software that aims to address application compatibility issues when delivering and deploying Windows applications. Once FlexApp packages an app, IT admins can deploy it to any Windows desktop without worrying about the operating system version. The product supports DaaS and nonpersistent virtual desktop deployments from Citrix and VMware, plus applications from Microsoft RDSH, Citrix XenApp and Amazon WorkSpaces, and even physical desktops.

ProfileUnity, a user environment management (UEM) product, allows IT to migrate users from physical to virtual desktops or from one version of Windows to another. It also gives IT granular control over the rights that users have on their desktops.

The company also offers bundle called Liquidware Essentials, which includes all three products.

This was last updated in November 2017

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