Today Liquidware Labs announced at VMworld 2012 “On-Demand’ Department Installed applications. This is a significant and very cool addition to our FlexApp technology now enabled administrations to deploy user and corporate department applications to users, groups, departments, or the entire enterprise, without affecting the underlying base image of virtual machines. With ProfileUnity FlexApp, desktop administrators can utilize gold master images with the fewest number of installed applications delivered in the base OS. All other applications can be snapped in on demand at login without reboots, extensive performance penalties or application incompatibilities.
“Administrators have long wanted a way to ‘install once; deliver many’ applications in order to cut down on the time needed to configure, deploy and maintain all the versions of their organization’s software,” said Jason Mattox, CTO of Liquidware Labs. “None of the competing solutions available today are as elegant, simple and affordable as ProfileUnity FlexApp. Admins can easily decouple users and applications from the OS and deliver them on demand, across platforms, to any device.”
Department Installed Apps will be introduced in ProfileUnity 5.5 and will be generally available by the end of the year. Currently, this solution supports non-persistent virtual desktops but is being tested on physical desktops which are to be supported by Q1 2013. ProfileUnity FlexApp DIA addresses the most challenging aspect of desktop administration – application management.
Check out the Liquidware Labs press release for full details.