Aloft by AccelerEd Announces Partnership with Liquidware

Published February 13, 2018

Aloft by AccelerEd Announces Partnership with Liquidware

Advances Aloft’s Scalable, Flexible and Cost-efficient VDI and DaaS Systems for Higher Education


Bethesda, MD – Feb. 14, 2018: Aloft by AccelerEd, a provider of cloud-based, immersive learning environments for higher education, today announced a partnership with Liquidware to provide user profile management, application layering and analytics.

Built with educators by educators to meet the unique challenges of higher education, Aloft by AccelerEd is a scalable, flexible and cost-efficient alternative to conventional capital-intensive virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop as a service (DaaS) systems. As part of their partnership, Aloft will use Liquidware to support customers’ seamless migration to cloud platforms and deliver ongoing usage analysis to ensure operational efficiency.

“Aloft’s cloud-based platform helps educational institutions to deliver digital resources and hands-on experiences on an unparalleled scale,” said Greg M. Smith, AccelerEd vice president. “Combining our educator-designed VDI experience with Liquidware’s industry-leading user profile and environment management and monitoring/analytics solutions delivers a faster, easier and more transparent transition for our customers.”

“We are very pleased to partner with Aloft by AccelerEd, which has introduced an innovative new offering to the education market,” said Chris Akerberg, president and chief operating officer of  Liquidware. “Liquidware’s solutions have long been recognized by education institutions as essential to re-architecting end-user computing environments for students. As one of our preferred partners in education, collaborating with Aloft is the logical next step in the evolution of Education EUC, by offering next-generation desktops in the cloud. Aloft has already reinvented the classroom experience for America’s largest online public university.”

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About AccelerEd

AccelerEd’s innovative solutions and services advance operational efficiency for higher education institutions. We implement advanced technology solutions that allow institutions to leverage technology more efficiently and free education leaders and administrators to focus on student outcomes. AccelerEd is a portfolio company of UMUC Ventures. To learn more about AccelerEd, please visit

About Liquidware

Liquidware™ provides industry leading platform-agnostic desktop solutions for hybrid Windows desktop environments including Citrix® XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View®, Amazon WorkSpaces and physical Microsoft® Windows PCs. The company’s Stratusphere UX solution delivers visibility into desktop environments and supports assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks). ProfileUnity provides just in time delivery of User Profiles, application and user rights management and context-aware policies. FlexApp delivers advanced Application Layering. The solutions are available in an extremely cost-effectively priced bundle called Liquidware Essentials. Liquidware products are Citrix Ready, VMware-certified, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit for further information.