Lakeside Software to Accelerate VMware Desktop Virtualization Assessments

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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 virtualization projects.

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.

Lakeside Software, SysTrack, and DataMine are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of Lakeside Software, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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