VMware’s new cloud-based assessment service based on SysTrack

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It’s an exciting day here in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (not because Spring has come – that hasn’t happened yet). Today sees the culmination of many months of work and years of experience.

You may have noticed that today VMware announced a new cloud-based desktop assessment service called “SysTrack Desktop Assessment.” Many of you have long known us as “the assessment company” – but this offering takes our capabilities to a new level by removing the operational requirement of standing up a SysTrack server in your infrastructure, and putting it all in the cloud.

We believe continuous assessment is the most important component of ensuring EUC success – first, assessing the needs of your users in order to provide them with desktops and endpoints that keep them productive, and then ensuring that those desktops continue to meet their needs as operating systems are patched or upgraded, and applications are added or updated.

SysTrack end user computing assessment technology running on top of VMware vCloud® Air™ helps optimize VMware Horizon® installations, and continuous assessment keeps Horizon desktops running smoothly.

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Available directly from VMware, SysTrack Desktop Assessment is our free cloud-based assessment solution that enables customers and partners to capture detailed metrics and user behavior data from diverse and evolving environments. Built upon nearly two decades of end user computing assessment experience, this assessment tool provides you with a self-service platform to assess and quantify user, application and infrastructure requirements to better plan, optimize and deploy virtual desktops and applications. Our goal is to help you accelerate time to value and ensure that your environments are right-sized to best meet the requirements of your end users, and keep them productive.

Use Before Your Horizon Migration

Moving to virtual desktops and applications such as VMware Horizon lets our customers manage their desktops from a central location while allowing users to access applications from any location and any device. But developing a strategy for deciding what users fit where requires information driven insights that can be significantly challenging without the right tools for continuous user and system data collection. We want more people to be successful, so we made initial desktop assessment easy and free.

The SysTrack Desktop Assessment gathers baseline performance data to fully understand all end user computing requirements and help you determine which platform is best for your corporate environment and users: Desktop as a service (DaaS), a hybrid managed physical deployment, or on-premises desktops and applications. We’re already seeing approximately 20 new assessments kick off every day.

Dynamic Reporting and Metrics

The custom report you’ll receive will contain:

  • System level build and configuration reports
  • User behavior
  • Recommendations
    • Managed physical vs. virtual
    • Horizon product selection (on-Prem vs. Flex vs. Air)
    • Horizon Air Desktop (Standard vs. Advanced vs. Enterprise)

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It’s easy (and free).

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Visit the SysTrack Desktop Assessment launch page at assessment.vmware.com to learn more and get started with our solution – and keep coming back. In the coming months we’ll be adding additional features to help you gain visibility, understand deployment options, manage costs, and make better EUC decisions.

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