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Centrix Software helps enterprises apply right flavor of virtualization with new analytics in WorkSpace iQ

Centrix Software, a leading provider of workspace computing solutions, today announced a new set of reports within WorkSpace iQ, its award-winning end-user computing analytics solution, which will help desktop and virtualization architects select the best types of virtualization technology based on analytics focused on the user and their technology consumption patterns.

With Centrix WorkSpace iQ IT decision-makers gain fast access to unparalleled intelligence on users, applications, devices and IT consumption patterns to ensure technology investments are fully optimized to user environments. The latest version of WorkSpace iQ introduces:

  • WorkSpace Designer for Citrix– project teams can quickly and easily analyze the existing end-user computing infrastructure in preparation for employing the right combination of Citrix desktop virtualization technologies. The WorkSpace Designer covers initial analysis through detailed capacity planning for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp infrastructure deployments, including:
    • Initial analysis of users to determine the best virtualization choices for desktop delivery based on their work-style.
    • In depth analysis of application usage, including the ability to sort applications by total use and filter by business groups, locations and sessions.
    • Analysis of which applications need to be deployed on both Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp platforms and the associated compatibility status, including integration with Citrix AppDNA Apptitude.
    • Capacity planning for the final deployment based on application allocation by platform, user requirements and core infrastructure components such as SAN capacity.
  • User Virtualization Overview Report – provides unique insight into user workstyles, enabling project teams to design and deploy user virtualization in the most effective method. Capabilities include:
    • User consumption patterns of both applications and data, including total data storage by user and data transfer metrics.
    • Unparalleled login statistics.
    • Easy identification of top application usage, enabled by WorkSpace iQ’s patent-pending application matching technology.
    • Identification of where applications require administrative rights enabling the most efficient user-policy design.
  • A ‘One Click’ Data Summary Report that makes it easy for customers and partners to integrate the application and asset usage intelligence captured by WorkSpace iQ with other desktop and IT management systems in use, such as software licensing tools, to support wider user-centric technology decision-making.

“User environments are highly dynamic. In large organizations, the scale of the user base and the diversity of technology use can make it difficult for IT teams to plan architecture or application change without impacting on productivity or the user experience,” said Paul Burke, director of products, Centrix Software. “WorkSpace iQ addresses this challenge, making it easy for IT decision-makers to understand the user environments and which application delivery options best suit their needs. The latest updates provide new capabilities for IT teams designing Citrix environments and virtualization projects that drives dramatic cost reductions and performance improvements.”

“Customers are increasingly looking to separate their users from applications and devices in order to deliver the flexibility and mobility demanded by today’s workforce” said Neil O’Donoghue, Director of Professional Services at AppSense. “Understanding the current consumer-centric work environment is a critical starting point for making the right transformation decisions and Centrix Software is providing the richest, deepest understanding of users, their work patterns and how data and applications are accessed. This provides unique invaluable insight for any customer looking to transform and virtualize their users.”

“When you deploy desktop and application virtualization, you need continuous insight and visibility across the user environment and infrastructure, or your deployment is going to fail," said Rachel Chalmers, Research director, Infrastructure Computing for the Enterprise at The 451 Group. "Analytics plays a key role here. It helps organizations map the most appropriate virtualization technologies to each user based on how they work. This user-centric approach encourages users to adopt new technologies - and by the way, it saves money and gives central IT better controls."

Published Wednesday, May 09, 2012 7:09 PM by David Marshall
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