Lakeside Software: Desktop Virtualization Management Podcast with Michael Schumacher – Episode 93
In episode 93, Douglas Brown interviews Michael Schumacher, CTO and Founder of Lakeside Software. Douglas and Michael discuss the Lakeside Software SysTrack desktop virtualization solution. Michael does an amazing job walking us through SysTrack’s power management and virtual machine planner technologies and how they can help IT overcome key issues with desktop virtualization planning and deployment.
About SysTrack VMP
SysTrack VMP is the first suite of tools that addresses the full spectrum of planning needs involved in adoption of desktop virtualization. The process of virtualizing desktops is a complex undertaking that involves many disciplines. The market uptake of desktop virtualization is currently limited by the slow planning cycles typical of manual processes, slow adoption rate due to unquantified risk and overall “mystery” in achieving successful VDI projects.
SysTrack VMP provides an integrated tool suite that provides VDI assessment, VDI capacity planning, virtualization modeling and predictive analysis, migration planning, storage throughput and space planning, power planning, firewall and latency analysis, user and application behavior analysis, pooled desktop / image planning and application virtualization compatibility analysis.
Most of the individual components in SysTrack VMP are unique in today’s marketplace. In cases where other products are available, competitive tools offer point solutions that lack breadth and interdisciplinary integration. SysTrack changes the game in VDI by dramatically improving the planning and adoption process through automation and high quality reports.
Components of the SysTrack Product Suite include:
• Phase 1: SysTrack Power Manager
SysTrack PM provides dramatic energy savings by turning desktop PCs off when they are not in use. This fully-automated solution automatically constructs optimized schedules for each PC to deliver maximum savings. SysTrack PM is a great place to start in reducing TCO at the desktop.
• Phase 2: SysTrack Virtual Machine Planner
SysTrack VMP is a full featured virtualization planning tool as described above. This is typically the next step in a project whose goal is desktop TCO reduction and implementation of the optimum application delivery architecture.
• Phase 3: SysTrack Platinum Suite
The SysTrack suite of tools provides automation that helps optimize and maintain virtualized environments. Environments based on mixed application delivery methodologies can be uniformly addressed, including physical PCs, VDI desktops, terminal server-based applications and virtualized applications. Extensive interactive facilities suited to forensics, administrators and help desk staff are augmented by comprehensive built-in reporting for managers and decision makers.
For more information please visit: http://www.lakesidesoftware.com
About Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher is CTO and founder of Lakeside Software. Mr. Schumacher holds a BSE and MSE in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and has over 25 years’ experience in systems software development. He has held various management and technical positions in the software field, most recently with Lakeside Software since 1997. Mr. Schumacher has designed and developed virtualization and server-based computing software products for the past 12 years, including the SysTrack product suite.