Press Release: November 09, 2011

HP Helps Clients Speed Path to Virtualization

New service enables increased savings through increased insight

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced a new service that helps organizations speed the design and implementation of client virtualization solutions and achieve a greater return on their technology investments.

Integrating Lakeside SysTrack® software, the new HP Client Virtualization, Analysis and Modeling service also helps mitigate the risk of downtime and tighten security by providing customers an understanding of how to best leverage technologies such as VMware® View, Microsoft Windows® 7 and Citrix® Systems’ XenDesktop®.

“We needed to reduce IT operating costs to continue providing our customers with the service they expect, but lacked the information on how to successfully implement client virtualization technologies,” said Andrew Cain, systems engineer IV in the IT Systems Engineering Group at KCP&L – a full-service energy provider. “With the combination of HP’s service and Lakeside SysTrack software, we were able to better understand our IT environment to more efficiently embrace virtualization, allowing for greater response time to our customers’ needs.”

Offering organizations increased insight, reduced costs

The HP Client Virtualization, Analysis and Modeling service offers organizations a path to a properly planned and sized virtualization project, allowing them to take advantage of client virtualization technologies with:

  • Insight into user segments and applications that streamline a client’s path to a virtualized desktop environment by identifying applications in the computing environment, how applications are utilized and which user segments could be successfully virtualized.
  • Custom planning allowing organizations to reduce desktop costs by validating and tuning plans for client virtualization solutions that will help avoid performance and stability issues, improve end-user productivity and simplify desktop support and security.
  • Client migration services that provide organizations with a simplified process for moving customer-centric data to new environments.

Once a virtualization migration is complete, an organization may continue to use SysTrack software to optimize its desktops for both physical and virtual environments.

“Organizations need to accurately design the right desktop solution for each client’s segment, which requires information that’s specific to their environment and unique computing needs,” said Tom Norton, global practice director, Microsoft and Client Infrastructure Consulting Services, Technology Services, HP. “HP and Lakeside Software have deep industry expertise advising organizations on how to best transform the desktop virtualization experience.”

“Customers invest significant capital expenditures into the supporting infrastructure and the information needed to make client virtualization a success,” said Mike Spray, director, Corporate Alliances, Lakeside Software. “The HP Client Virtualization, Analysis and Modeling service with SysTrack technology empowers organizations with an unparalleled understanding of their environments by providing the information needed to more quickly deliver high-priority business services, reduce cost and safeguard business continuity.”

Additional information about the HP Client Virtualization, Analysis and Modeling service is available at

Implementing virtualization solutions helps businesses and governments in their pursuit of an Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

HP’s premier client event, HP DISCOVER, takes place Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 in Vienna, Austria. The event showcases how organizations can get started on their Instant-On Enterprise journeys.

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