Lakeside Software to Accelerate VMware
Desktop Virtualization Assessments
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan ― August 16, 2010 ― Lakeside Software announced
today a new partnership with VMware to assist customers and partners in adopting desktop virtualization based on VMware View™.
VMware Technical Services Professionals (VTSPs), including the VMware Professional Services Organization (PSO), will be able to
leverage Lakeside Software SysTrack assessment, design and planning tools to support and accelerate VMware View and VMware
ThinApp™ deployment opportunities in presales and postsales desktop assessments. Under terms of the agreement between the
companies, VMware Professional Services Partners around the world will be able to leverage SysTrack software in desktop
SysTrack is a powerful tool suite for helping organizations plan and optimize application delivery strategies, realize
substantial savings in desktop and application costs all while optimizing the end user experience.
Over the past several years, SysTrack has gained substantial traction as one of the industry’s tools of choice for
assessment and design of desktop virtualization projects. With over 300 systems integrators and partners, Lakeside
Software technologies are used in enterprise scale virtualization projects worldwide. Arrow Electronics provides
distribution for SysTrack products, providing global reach.
“SysTrack provides a comprehensive, realworld view of the activity taking place across an organization’s desktop
computing environment”, stated Mike Schumacher, Chief Technical Officer at Lakeside Software. “SysTrack provides
accurate assessment information to plan and implement a successful virtual desktop platform, and delivers it in a
packaged report format that provides easy-to-understand answers to the various stakeholders involved in the process.”
SysTrack has rapidly gained momentum in helping enterprise customers assess and plan for desktop optimization and
virtualization because it delivers a process-oriented approach that spans the full range of technologies needed
during the desktop project lifecycle. Beginning with discovery and assessment, continuing with design and capacity
planning, business case development through ROI modeling and ending with ongoing end user experience management,
only SysTrack provides the needed continuum of tools required for success.
In the early phases of virtualization projects, customers gain automated assessment and discovery that helps
them to identify the best candidates based on real usage patterns and conditions. In subsequent phases,
customers gain tools that help design desktop pools, servers, storage and networks that optimize results.
They leverage capacity planning tools that size and scope environments accurately. In project approval phases,
automated ROI models help provide costing and justification. During pilot phases, SysTrack tools validate
results and build confidence in rollout plans. Finally, ongoing management and diagnostic tools help ensure
that the best end user experience is achieved.
“Desktop assessments with robust tools such as SysTrack significantly help customers accelerate the benefits
of desktop virtualization and validate the optimal path to implementation in their organizations,” said Andy
Knosp, Senior Director of VMware Professional Services, VMware. “This solution will help our professional
services partners get customers on the path to cloud computing faster while improving end user experience.”
“Desktop Virtualization can significantly improve the user experience, application delivery and productivity
at lower cost of ownership,” concluded Schumacher. “Formalization of our relationship with VMware validates
our efforts to date in accelerating these projects, and will allow both organizations to deliver greater value
to our joint customers.”
About Lakeside Software
Lakeside Software is the leading provider of business intelligence solutions for IT professionals.
The SysTrack data platform includes solutions for User Experience Scoring, End-to-End Monitoring,
Problem Diagnostics, VDI Assessment & Planning and Power Management that empower IT with the
actionable information to dramatically improve productivity and reduce costs. The patented DataMine
distributed relational database architecture aggregates user-level data unmatched in depth and
quality, enabling SysTrack’s sophisticated reporting intelligence to deliver unprecedented
insight into application usage and resource utilization.
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