Stratusphere UX 5.2 delivers major new features for “point and click” diagnostics and seamless integration with VMware

  Stratusphere UX 5.2 delivers major new features for “point and click”
  diagnostics and seamless integration with VMware vCenter™ Operations Manager

  Liquidware Labs delivers Preview Inspector features and Adapter for VMware
 vCenter™ Operations Manager for comprehensive, near instantaneous customized
                  end-to-end enterprise desktop monitoring.

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- January 17, 2013

Liquidware Labs, the leader in desktop transformation solutions, today
announced its Stratusphere UX 5.2 software release is now generally available.
This release delivers new, improved Preview Inspector Views to allow
administrators to quickly drill down into user, application and machine data
to uncover process issues or resource constraints. Stratusphere UX 5.2 is also
optimized with the Stratusphere Adapter technology, an integration plug-in
which feeds critical desktop end-user metrics into VMware vCenter™ Operations
Manager to complement VMware vCenter Operations Manager systems metrics and
provide a single-pane-of-glass view into the entire infrastructure.

“The new features in Stratusphere UX 5.2 make it more responsive to the
day-to-day needs of administrators who need to get complete, near real-time
visibility into both the end users’ experience and the supporting
infrastructure,” said Jason Mattox, CTO, Liquidware Labs. “More than ever,
Stratusphere UX helps administrators prevent issues, plan for change and,
ultimately, optimize the environment.”

Preview Inspectors

The Preview Inspectors feature within Stratusphere UX improves on existing
Inspectors by providing an optimized query layer, and portraying more data
relationships among users, desktops and applications. The Preview Inspectors
also deliver significantly enhanced tailored screen views for users and
desktops with pop-out links to the application and operating system process
workloads. Administrators now also have the ability to search, sort and filter
and drill-down on the data and export it to Excel. Administrators can
proactively monitor physical and virtual desktops in their environment and
quickly spot issues with color-coded alerts that highlight abnormal
performance, for quicker response to Help Desk calls and other desktop support
tasks. In addition, Purpose-Built Views provide commonly needed overviews to
display:

  *FIT Metrics: indicating resource allocation, consumption, total and peak
    usages, constraints and overall FIT Rating of the users, desktops and
    applications for migration purposes or for ongoing provisioning needs.
  *UX Metrics: indicating the quality of the user experience in terms of
    event-based metrics such as login delay, application load time,
    non-responding applications, network latency, failed network connections
    and additional time. Count-based indicators to determine if resource
    levels are sufficient to support functioning of desktops within thresholds
    and user expectations.

Stratusphere Adapter

Stratusphere Adapter provides a focused one way feed for Stratusphere UX
metrics to flow and display directly into VMware vCenter Operations Manager.
Administrators create custom dashboards in order to view these metrics for
their environments and utilize other VMware vCenter Operations Manager
functions like creating KPIs and parent/child relationships for AD groups of
users. The Stratusphere Adapter can utilize as many as 40 key, time-based
indicators and metrics for identifying consumption and user experience from
physical and virtual desktops as well as VMware vSphere® Resource Pools and
View Pools. The data can also be viewed by AD User group within VMware vCenter
Operations Manager. These standardized, pre-defined metrics can be further
correlated into overall FIT and UX Ratings that can provide color-coded
at-a-glance indications of desktop performance compared to thresholds to alert
administrators of potential issues. The desktop metrics data is pulled from
Stratusphere UX, which provides an independent data collection device separate
from VMware vCenter Operations Manager for an additional level of insight and
control over systems monitoring. Stratusphere UX uses lightweight Connector ID
(CID) keys and Network Stations to capture metrics data.

“Stratusphere metrics are complementary to VMware cloud infrastructure data,
and we are pleased to see the formal launch of the Adapter for VMware vCenter™
Operations Manager,” said Mason Uyeda, director, Technical Product Marketing,
End-User Computing, VMware. “Visibility into both critical desktop metrics and
host environment data in a single, customizable view is important in order to
maintain the health of the virtual infrastructure and help enable uptime.”

About Liquidware Labs

Liquidware Labs™ is the leader in desktop transformation solutions for
next-generation physical and virtual desktops, including VMware View®, Citrix®
XenDesktop, Red Hat® and Microsoft® Windows 7. The company's innovative
Stratusphere™ and ProfileUnity™ FlexApp solutions deliver powerful features to
accelerate critical desktop transformation phases. Liquidware Labs solutions
support key phases including assessing existing physical environments,
decoupling users and applications from the operating system and migrating to
virtual platforms. In POC and production environments, Liquidware Labs
solutions support managing the user experience and monitoring troubleshooting
and optimizing end-to-end desktop environments. Liquidware Labs products are
VMware certified, and are available through a global network of partners.
Visit www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.

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Contact:

Liquidware Labs
Grace Krokidas, 847-542-4201
Grace.krokidas@liquidwarelabs.com