Hassell, a multidisciplinary design practice with offices in Australia, China, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom needed to solve a problem. How could they improve the way they delivered workspaces to their designers, who require powerful machines to handle the intense, 3D design tools they work with daily?

With end users who were used to running powerful workstations under their desk with plenty of compute power, Hassell needed a virtualization platform solution that could deliver a rich and responsive experience that exceeded their users’ expectations.

Ivanti Performance Manager

Ivanti Performance Manager, powered by AppSense, enabled Hassell to increase their user density without compromising the user experience. “We’ve been able to control applications using too much CPU and memory resources so that it doesn’t impact other users,” said Johnny Chloride, Design Systems Manager at Hassell.

In building an overall solution in 2014 Chloride believed Ivanti’s then AppSense DesktopNow Plus was critical to the success of their virtualization project.

 “DesktopNow Plus and AppSense were part of the overall virtualization package. Without AppSense, Citrix didn’t really make sense”

Hassell’s end users have been really excited by the benefits from the project, which includes the ability to logon from home and access all the same applications just as they use them in the studio.

“Before we’d have to use fairly elaborate file synchronization mechanisms,” commented Chloride. “Without Ivanti we wouldn’t have been able to get the business case to do what we wanted to do. Ivanti has provided us with the ability to give our designers the high-end graphical capabilities they needed.”

When analyzing the business case for the project, Hassell found the investment would pay for itself within 18 months. “We looked at a payback model when we went to the board and we looked at how quickly the investment would payback compared to the investment that they typically make on PC equipment.  The timeframe was around 18 months, so from a board point of view not only were they getting faster equipment they were getting the same user experience and it was cheaper.”

If you have Citrix Virtual Apps | Desktops, VMware Horizon, Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop or cloud delivered desktops in Azure or AWS, we are offering 30 Day Free Performance Manager trial on your production system to show the cost savings.