Process Optimization

Maximize User Experience… Minimize Risk

Managing the performance of Windows-based workloads can be a challenge. Whether physical PCs or virtually-delivered desktops, the effort and administration surrounding optimization, tuning and other practices geared towards minimizing the risk of poor user experience is a never-ending mission. To assist you in your quest, Stratusphere UX includes an intelligent set-it-and-forget-it feature that increases user experience.

Beyond the optimization of individual physical, virtual and cloud-delivered workspaces, the Stratusphere UX Process Optimization feature will also yield greater user and workload density on shared platforms, such as VDI, RDSH, terminal services, including those from VMware and Citrix. Better still and for those of you already leveraging Stratusphere UX to monitor and diagnose user experience, no additional software or resources are required to optimize processes, minimize risk and increase shared platform density.

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-user 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; customers who already love Stratusphere for its user experience monitoring and diagnostics capabilities will enjoy process optimization without additional overhead. Similarly, the feature is extremely easy to install and configure—simply set-and-forget-it, with granular and powerful deployment options; the feature can be installed with laser focus by user, group, department or machine type.

USE CASES BENEFITS

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.