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Application and User Readiness Planning
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Dynamic Analysis for Dynamic Environments

IT Infrastructure is constantly evolving. Users' application needs and supporting hardware are in a state of constant change. IT executives and decision makers need real-time insight into their environment including guidance for optimizing their physical or virtual desktop OS upgrades, hardware changes and application migrations.



SysTrack generates real-time, dynamically updating analytics, reporting dashboards and workflow to enable IT to manage their transformation projects from initial design/architecture through steady state.

Realize Desktop Transformation Projects

SysTrack accelerates desktop transformation projects by helping IT get from the planning stage to real-world implementation.

Hitting the “Moving Target”

The challenge for project implementers is that the actual implementation of a transformation plan, especially a complex one involving many users, can take a period of months to roll out.

During that time the environment is continuously evolving: users are coming and going, changing assignments, applications are changing, and more. It’s a “moving target.” SysTrack can help.

Leverages Image Design and Planning Capabilities

This capability is an extension to the SysTrack data platform architecture. It applies data collected by other SysTrack tools, including the Virtual Machine Planner (VMP) and Image Provisioning Planner (IPP), to identify and rationalize the applications in use, and help IT understand workflow on affected desktops.

VMP and IPP develop complex use case analyses and apply sophisticated algorithms to reduce it down to a reasonable set of base images with installed applications, and figure out which remaining applications to entitle and which to get rid of entirely.

Graphical Depiction of Real-Time Readiness Status

SysTrack reads the base images directly from IPP, or they can be defined manually. For each image, SysTrack tracks where the application and the users are and presents real-time visual status of image, application and user readiness.

Continuous Model Updating

For each base image, the plan defines which packages are to be installed and which users are assigned to it.

Until the IT Project manager explicitly locks users into a base image, SysTrack continually (each evening by default) re-examines their usage behavior and decides if the assigned image is still appropriate or if a move is needed. This also takes into account migration of their application entitlements, resulting in an auto-fit to their best image choice.

The workflow is provided in real-time and dynamically updates itself through feeds from other SysTrack components, AppDNA, Microsoft SCCM and other sources.

Application Compatibility Scoring

SysTrack imports data from the Microsoft compatibility database, from AppDNA or from your own compatibility database, and integrates this with empirically observed data on application usage by other users. SysTrack uses this data to create a Compatibility Score for each application that shows how compatible that application is with the targeted base image.

Entitled Application Management

In addition to tracking installed application assignments to base images, SysTrack manages all of your entitled applications whether delivered through Citrix XenApp, Microsoft SCCM or App-V, VMware ThinApp or another mechanism.

SysTrack keeps track of which users need which application entitlements and to whom you have given them.

Automatic Implementation

SysTrack reads the base images directly from IPP, or they can be defined manually. For each image, SysTrack tracks where the application and the users are and presents real-time visual status of image, application and user readiness.

Lock Assignments Before Migration

When you are comfortable that the user and application assignments to base images are correct, you can “lock them in.” SysTrack will then notify each user that their migration to the new platform is pending, and move them across.



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