SOURCE: Sychron


June 10, 2009 09:00 ET

Sychron Hits High Marks in InformationWeek Review of Virtual Desktop Solutions

OnDemand Desktop Offers Value Above and Beyond Major Vendor Solutions

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - Sychron, provider of the world's most complete and cost effective solution for deploying and managing server-based virtual desktops, announced today that InformationWeek acknowledged Sychron as a "thought leader for developing solutions that enable quick provisioning, management, and guaranteed performance of virtual desktops on a large scale." Advanced control of end-user service levels and automated management of dynamic virtual system resources placed Sychron OnDemand Desktop™ "above and beyond" the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platforms offered by Citrix and VMware.

OnDemand Desktop was featured in InformationWeek's Rolling Review of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Tools, which also included VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop and other smaller players. While competitive solutions offer simpler connection broker capabilities, Sychron provides service level measurements and benchmarks for optimizing system performance and the overall user experience. Using hands-free runtime automation, OnDemand Desktop effectively anticipates and manages the dynamic load requirements of virtual desktops to achieve instantaneous access for end users. The Sychron systems management features can optimize end user experience performance from 30 seconds to as little as 3 seconds.

An additional strength noted in the review was the Sychron solution's ability to "easily build clusters with dissimilar hardware," which reduces upfront capital expenditures when compared to competitive solutions. It also builds on the value of flexibility by keeping technology choices open as the business changes and grows. Most solutions require expensive Storage Area Network configurations, but Sychron does not. OnDemand Desktop reduces cost and complexity by requiring less expensive hardware and reduced levels of expertise to administer and run.

The provisioning capabilities in OnDemand Desktop are "on par" with major vendors and "would add value to VDI implementations of any size." The reviewer notes that large organizations should consider OnDemand Desktop if they "aren't happy with (VMware) View 3's provisioning and brokering capabilities."

"OnDemand Desktop is designed to lower costs and deliver an automated, easy to use management solution for virtual desktops, regardless of the size of the enterprise," said Steve Kiser, president and CEO of Sychron. "We are working toward a centralized virtual desktop management solution for IT customers who want the flexibility of platform independence in their data centers. Next quarter, you will see us deliver new features and capabilities that will help customers realize real and immediate value, increase enterprise productivity, and reduce hardware, operational and energy costs associated with desktop management."

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About Sychron

Founded in 2006, Sychron is the world's most complete 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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