Liquidware and Readiness. We have been working with the Liquidware team for a little while now, and I was delighted to see how well Liquidware was presented on the Citrix User Group Community (CUGC).

Jason E. Smith presented a deck that included the traditional challenges in migration and desktop transformation including:

  • Assessment
  • Preparation
  • Deployment

Liquidware can help with the Assessment stage as they are able to determine which applications are in use and generate an estimate of the collated application’s complexity. This is a good first step and leads on to how Readiness is able to help with these migration efforts. Readiness built and delivered a fully cloud-based automated algorithmic assessment engine to assess, not just the compatibility but also the suitability of an application for the Liquidware format.

Here is a quick screenshot of the slide:


As you can see by the table provided in their presentation, the Readiness team confirmed that FlexApp has the highest compatibility of any virtualization technology (that we have seen so far).

This is great news as this means most applications are great candidates for the FlexApp technology. However, this is only part of the story.

And What About the Preparation Stage?

There is some work involved in the conversion process – the technical process required to take an existing application package and convert it to the “click-to-layer” virtualization format.

Readiness is able to help with this stage as well. We have fully automated and deployed a massively scalable solution to convert existing packages (from any format) the FlexApp format.


Readiness can convert over 1000 application packages per day to the FlexApp format.

And Now Deployment?

Which is great – but, if the resulting application packages are not tested, then they are not yet ready.

That is why Readiness has automated the unit testing, UAT and publishing to Intune. With this fully integrated, self-documenting cloud-based system; project start-ups are massively accelerated, and conversion efforts are reduced by as much as 90%. Minimizing the time spent analyzing, converting, and then testing the packages means project risk (and cost) are correspondingly minimized.

We look forward to working with the Liquidware team in the future.

You can find the YouTube version of the presentation here and a wrap of the entire presentation including the slides in the CUGC blog posting here.

Greg Lambert