BLOOMFIELD HILLS (WWJ) — Lakeside Software, the Bloomfield Hills-based provider of IT analytics and business intelligence software, Monday announced what it called the next step in its partnership with Santa Clara, Calif.-based Login VSI Inc., a provider of virtual desktop performance and load-testing services and support.
Lakeside said the companies will approach business opportunities together, and the two comapnies’ products “will be aligned to ensure a worry free integration of load generation, assessment and monitoring capabilities.”
The two companies will exhibit this week at the VMworld 2013 tech trade show in San Francisco.
Lakeside also announced integration agreements with the technology vendors GreenBytes, NComputing, Nvidia, and Teradici, under which detailed reporting of these vendors’ products will be available within the SysTrack MarketPlace. SysTrack MarketPlace support for these vendors is included in SysTrack 6.1 with availability within 90 days.
Lakeside said the combination of its SysTrack software and Login VSI’s Virtual Session Indexer provides architects with a comprehensive toolset to execute the full lifecycle of desktop virtualization projects.
Lakeside SysTrack monitors IT environments and gathers detailed environmental and user data in existing end-user computing environments across physical and virtual platforms. Through SysTrack VMP, the Virtual Machine Planning tool, IT architects can model and design the future state of virtual desktop and application environments.
Login VSI’s Virtual Session Indexer simulates real world user behavior and tests the performance and scalability of virtual desktop infrastructures. Through Login VSI, IT architects can validate the calculated system scalability with different workloads and use scenarios before the official roll-out into production.
After the initial pilot implementation, both Lakeside SysTrack and Login VSI are used to gain deep insights into the health of the environment, the end user experience, and to execute recurring scalability tests as applications and platforms are added or upgraded in the environment. This way, both products help to protect and maintain the best possible performance in production by avoiding potential bottlenecks, and by providing insights to effectively fix performance problems when they may occur.
Read the new white paper that explains how SysTrack and Login VSI’s testing tool can be combined effectively to create and to ensure the best possible performance for centralized desktop end-users at http://www.lakesidesoftware.com/whitepapers.aspx#loginvsi.
Lakeside and Login VSI commenced a close collaboration in June 2012 with the introduction of a SysTrack MarketPlace report for Login VSI. This report provides detailed guidance for user workload scripting for Login VSI benchmarking, and is available to any SysTrack customer. Visit http://www.LakesideSoftware.com/MarketPlace.aspx to learn more about SysTrack MarketPlace. Visit http://www.loginvsi.com for more information about the load testing tool Login VSI.
As for the new vendors in SysTrack MarketPlace, they are as follows:
* GreenBytes: The MarketPlace report provides a detailed breakdown of the current state of storage consumption and IOPS utilization to forecast potential loads and identify where GreenBytes can provide savings in space allocation and I/O deduplication.
* NComputing: The MarketPlace report provides recommendations for the deployment of NComputing thin client devices with an analysis of key areas in the environment that can be improved.
* Nvidia: The MarketPlace report helps enterprises meet user requirements and integrate Nvidia Grid solutions by identifying users demanding high-performance graphics for visual application software.
* Teradici: The MarketPlace report identifies potential end-user experience and consolidation ratio gains made possible by using the Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator (Apex 2800) for offloading PCoIP protocol load.
SysTrack MarketPlace, announced in June 2012, provides detailed analysis for sizing and selecting hardware, software and service infrastructure. MarketPlace provides a single source for IT professionals to get the quantified data they need to maximize the performance of their infrastructure, accelerate ROI and maximize end-user experience. MarketPlace is the product of cooperation between Lakeside Software and leading IT infrastructure technology companies including AppSense, Atlantis Computing, Cisco, Citrix, Dell Wyse, EMC, HP, IBM, Login VSI, Nexenta, Nutanix, Trend Micro, Unidesk, VMware and World Wide Technology.
MarketPlace reports are 100 percent customized for a specific vendor solution and provide only the data most relevant for analysis of that solution. They are developed through close consultation between Lakeside Software and each solution vendor that ensures each report reflects a deep understanding of the solution and provides critical and appropriate intelligence.
Visit http://www.LakesideSoftware.com/MarketPlace.aspx to learn more about SysTrack MarketPlace.