Case Study

Engineering — Energy | Desktop Virtualization Planning

Aibel uses Lakeside analytics to right-size, plan major desktop virtualization project

Aibel — a leading supplier of engineering services related to oil, gas, and renewable energy — was already a major proponent of virtualization, with more than 4,500 users already deployed on virtual desktops. The challenge, however, was to try and virtualize more than 1,500 CAD/CAM workstations that produced graphics-intensive modelling of 3D designs. 

The project required knowing three key things: 

  • What graphics applications were in use? 
  • Who were using which applications and which workstations? 
  • What GPU processor power was being consumed by application, user, and workstation? 

To answer those questions, Aibel turned to Lakeside Software’s Digital Experience Cloud, powered by Systrack.