SOURCE: Sychron


November 19, 2009 10:00 ET

Sychron Named Best Value in the Industry Among Virtual Desktop Solutions

Sychron Leads Industry With Advanced, Automated Resource Management for New Technology That is Transforming the Management of End User PCs

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) - Sychron, provider of the world's most comprehensive and cost effective solution for deploying and managing server-based virtual desktops, announced today that InformationWeek has recognized Sychron OnDemand Desktop™ as offering the "best value." Randy George, the publication's industry analyst, compared OnDemand Desktop to eight other virtual desktop infrastructure solutions and concluded that OnDemand Desktop's high value was based on strengths in resource and desktop access management as well as ease and range of provisioning.

OnDemand Desktop's advanced scheduling features optimize virtual desktop provisioning at two levels. At the Portal level, the OnDemand system assesses critical factors such as scheduling policies, server load, network load, transport cost, and client-to-cluster proximity before selecting the most appropriate server cluster. At the server cluster Controller level, the system evaluates server loads and cluster scheduling policies before taking a scheduling decision. These advanced scheduling features allow the desktop manager to customize the way a system provisions and assigns virtual desktops by giving the desktop manager control of 'weighting' or prioritizing each critical factor in the scheduling decision process. Within a matter of milliseconds, the workload evaluation assures an optimal session assignment for each user request. These features make OnDemand Desktop a strong contender in the "good future in enterprise IT" that InformationWeek sees for VDI.

"We designed OnDemand Desktop to eliminate much of the complexity associated with managing virtual desktops. Intelligent automation and end-to-end asset optimization maximize the business benefits of virtual desktops to both the end user and the IT operations staff," said Steve Kiser, president and CEO of Sychron.

Tom Davidson, Sychron's chief propeller head, added, "Heck, people don't want to build these things, nor do they want to manage them. They just want them to run on their own. We've designed it so folks can just say, 'run 'em.'"

Sychron offers the industry's best value:

--  Flexibility For Long-Term Growth -- Support for VMware ESX and
    Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors, heterogeneous servers, and thin client
    environments paves the way for datacenter growth according to business
    needs and constantly evolving requirements.
--  Reduces Complexity -- An elegant and intuitive interface with
    advanced, automated management features minimize hands-on tasks required
    for day-to-day management.
--  Lowers Licensing Costs -- With an integrated connection broker,
    provisioning engine, and a sophisticated workload scheduler in a single
    solution, OnDemand Desktop is a comprehensive solution that eliminates the
    need for supplemental software components.
--  Reduces Up Front Capital Expenditures -- Next generation autonomous
    provisioning technology significantly reduces storage hardware requirements
    when compared to other vendor solutions.
--  Offers Scalability for Large Number of Desktops -- Hands-free runtime
    automation features anticipate and manage the dynamic load requirements of
    virtual desktops.

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About Sychron

Founded in 2006, Sychron is the world's most comprehensive and cost effective solution for deploying and managing server-based virtual desktops. Sychron products enable the fast delivery of secure, server-based desktops to end users in enterprises of all types and sizes. The company's products work across various platforms, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft. Sychron is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Oxford, United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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