Process Optimization

Extend Hardware Life with Stratusphere UX Process Optimization

Extend the Life and Usability of Aging Desktops with Optimization

Managing the performance of Windows-based workspaces can be a challenge -- one that increases over time as workloads increase or change.  Whether physical PCs or virtually-delivered desktops, the effort to get the maximum value from your investment in devices and maintain a quality user experience becomes more complex. The following illustration shows how workspaces are affected by outside dynamics, which can impact performance.

Changes That Impact Device Performance Over Time

To more easily manage workspaces in the face of these impacts, Stratusphere UX includes an intelligent set-it-and-forget-it feature that increases user experience called Process Optimization.

Beyond simply optimizing the performance of workspaces by managing the priority of processes and their access to resources,  the Process Optimization feature can also yield greater user and workload density on shared platforms, including VMware Horizon or Citrix Virtual Desktops and Apps, as well as cloud-hosted workspaces. 

Process Optimization can be applied to specific users, specific machines (either machine groups, or specific make and models). Settings are available for defining profile types, which are tuned for both aggressiveness and your Windows delivery approach (physical PCs versus multi-platform environments).

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Unlike other process management and optimization solutions, the Stratusphere UX Process Optimization feature requires zero additional resources. The feature is built into the Stratusphere Connector ID Key in-guest agent.  IT staff can utilize this feature without additional overhead. Process Optimization is also easy to deploy and configure.  With granular and powerful deployment options,  the feature can be installed with laser focus by user, group, department or machine type.


Benefitting Both Users & Administrators, Without Additional Operations Overhead

Lessen effects of CPU-intensive applications Reduce slow and unresponsive applications by de-prioritizing applications that are not in-focus by the end user. Elevate in-focus application where appropriate.
Extend life of older PCs Extend the life and usefulness of older hardware as new applications are introduced, or you need to stretch your PC budget further.
Malware and ransomware protection Curb CPU spikes to help minimize the effects of runaway processes.
Protect and better manage utilization When patching Windows, creating a new image or allowing users to self-install untested applications, process optimization can protect from unknown CPU loads.
Greater resource efficiency Reclaim CPU and memory for workloads running in shared environments (VDI, RDSH, terminal services and XenApp, etc.), thereby increasing user/machine and application density.