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Lakeside Software FastTrack 2.0 Accelerates Citrix Desktop Transformation

Lakeside Software, a leader in business intelligence solutions for IT professionals, announced today general availability of FastTrack 2.0, the second release of its wildly popular SysTrack FastTrack virtual desktop assessment tool for Citrix XenDesktop customers. Citrix XenDesktop customers can take advantage of the detailed analytical capabilities present in FastTrack 2.0 to smoothly transition to a user-centric environment by identifying issues and providing detailed recommendations needed to address any problems as they occur. Scaling and ramping a pilot to production is now a seamless process that leverages on-demand and historical analysis of performance for effective, proactive management.

FastTrack 2.0 incorporates significant enhancements including:

  • Advanced Reporting -- A new enhanced FastTrack report provides more detailed software and hardware recommendations for implementing a desktop transformation project.
  • Intuitive GUI -- An updated graphical interface is more intuitive and provides additional context-sensitive help resources.
  • Improved Logic -- Improved internal logic accelerates FastTrack assessment and reporting.
  • Citrix AppDNA application management software support -- The popular application migration solution can now access core SysTrack data generated with a FastTrack assessment.

FastTrack 2.0 includes an intuitive wizard that dramatically simplifies the data collection process and outputs a comprehensive report providing the detailed, quantitative information Citrix customers need to successfully implement desktop transformation projects. The wizard intuitively guides the user through the assessment process from the initial data gathering phase, through data analysis, then to modeling. Transparent to the user, the wizard makes application delivery, XenDesktop FlexCast(TM) delivery, datacenter and location decisions based on the collected data. The wizard will also proactively track the quality of the data in the assessment. From within the wizard, the customer can troubleshoot issues and also evaluate the SysTrack products that can provide ongoing monitoring, optimization and problem resolution at the site and enterprise level.

"SysTrack FastTrack is being well received by the Citrix user community for its ability to help XenDesktop customers accelerate their desktop transformation initiatives," said Dan Salinas, VP of business development, Lakeside Software. "FastTrack 2.0 is a natural evolution of our collaboration with Citrix that gives customers even more power to transform their desktops."

"Citrix and Lakeside software have a successful relationship to accelerate desktop transformation for our customers. The integration between SysTrack FastTrack and Citrix AppDNA software gives our customers valuable recommendations based on their unique configurations. As a result, we are able to help our mutual customers more rapidly assess, design and deploy virtual desktops using the market leading Citrix XenDesktop," said John Fanelli, vice president, product marketing, Enterprise Desktops and Applications group at Citrix.

Published Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:10 PM by David Marshall
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