Before you can make the recommendation on how to best leverage VMware’s
Horizon products and equivalent technologies, you first need to understand
your users’ needs. Put simply, how can you build a completely new, optimized
end-user computing environment if you don’t first have a deep understanding of
how users use their current one?
With that in mind VMware, in conjunction with Lakeside Software has built the SysTrack
Desktop Assessment. The SysTrack Desktop Assessment is a free, cloud based offering
to give customer and partners the data they need to make good decisions.
The SysTrack Desktop Assessment is a registration-based cloud assessment solution
that enables customers and partners to capture detailed metrics and data about end user
environments. This on-demand tool provides IT with a self-service platform to assess and
quantify user, application and infrastructure requirements in order to successfully transform
a desktop environment. Leveraging this tool, IT can accelerate time to value and ensure that
their environments are right-sized to best meet end user requirements.
The SysTrack Desktop Assessment gathers in-depth information about your current hardware and software and its configuration.
It also discovers how users are using their existing computing environment, by analyzing their
real world software, web and network usage patterns. This helps target the most valuable use
cases and validate the right solution to fit your end-users specific needs. It does all of
this without requiring any commitment of time, effort or money to setup an infrastructure,
as it is automatically provisioned for you in VMware’s vCloud Air.
The SysTrack Desktop Assessment has also been built to go beyond simple discovery to
provide meaningful recommendations. For example, it will help recommend which deployment
methodologies best match your users’ needs and which Horizon tools will best support them.
It even gives details on recommended hardware platforms for Horizon 6, Horizon FLEX or
desktop models for Horizon Air.
Moving to virtual desktops and applications lets customers manage their desktops
from a central location while allowing users to access desktops and applications
from any location, and any device. Before making the move, customers can run the
SysTrack Desktop Assessment to gather baseline performance data to fully
understand their requirements and assess which platform is best for their
environment: desktop as a service (DaaS) or on-premises desktops and applications.
The SysTrack Desktop Assessment for VMware is only available from VMware.
Visit http://assessment.vmware.com to
learn more about the SysTrack Desktop Assessment solution and how it can help
customers simplify their move to Horizon Virtual Desktops and Applications, and
gain visibility, understand deployment options and assess costs.