Meet StacksWare

Educational IT's New Best Friend

Live Inventory & Usage

Get notified when critical applications crash or insecure software runs.

No Agents, No Problems

Agentless means no maintenance, no down-time, and no performance hits.

15 Minute Deployment

Simply drag & drop one StacksWare virtual appliance into vCenter, XenServer, or Hyper-V.

Built For Education From Day 1

StacksWare originated from a Stanford University / VMware joint research project, sponsored by Sanjay Poonen (COO & Head of EUC at VMware).
We have deep roots in the educational community, and are proud to be trusted by over 50 flagship universities across the continental US & abroad.


Flagship Schools


Machines Monitored


Students & Staff


Application Installs

Success Story - UMass Lowell

StacksWare allows us to see what students are doing, when they’re using their applications, how they’re using applications, and (really importantly) whether they are using it at all.

We pay one software vendor $35,000 a year for a site-wide license...just because we never knew how many copies were being used.
Now with StacksWare, we’re able to see that never more than 12 copies are being used concurrently. It’s a lot less expensive to buy 12 concurrent licenses than a site-wide license for 20,000 faculty, staff, and students.

By making this switch, we’re able to get real money back on our operational budget.

Steve Athanas
IT Director at UML, 3x vExpert, Leader of VMUG Boston

Case Study - USC Upstate

"USC Upstate Creates Next Generation Software Labs With StacksWare"
USC Upstate maintains a state-of-the-art VDI deployment with students, faculty and staff accessing both persistent and non-persistent desktops from various locations, which include classrooms on each of the three campuses.

The question we’re constantly asked is ‘How much are those assets being used, and are they worth our investment?’ Prior to StacksWare, our visibility into software use within our VDI environment wasn’t easy to calculate.

Luke VanWingerden
Director of IT Client Services at USC Upstate

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Product Demo - Monitoring Computer Labs

Easily answer the question: "who is using the software we provision?"

Prove usage of key applications, and save money by removing unused applications

Determine whether a computer lab is efficient and correctly sized

View login and logout sessions, and determine under-utilized machines

Create shareable floorplan maps of your computer lab to provide real-time availability for students and faculty

Save Real Money on Your Software Licensing