ComTrade is pleased to announce the general availability of ComTrade Management Pack for Citrix NetScaler, BETA version.
ComTrade’s Management Pack for Citrix NetScaler empowers IT to measure, monitor, and manage advanced web application delivery through the Citrix NetScaler appliance.
The product gives insight into the health and performance of the resources that are being used. This management information is delivered into Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager to give Operations and Administrators the information they require to handle specific events or to optimize the configuration.
With this Beta version you’ll get the following features:
- Visualized NetScaler configuration by detailed topology view
- Out of box monitoring and performance collection for:
- System: Hardware and System Info
- Network: Interfaces, Channels, Vlans, Bridge Gorup, IPs: IPs v4-v6, Network Bridge
- Dashboard/Memory pool
- SSL certificates
- Access gateway – Virtual Servers, Access gateway policies, actions, resources, global settings, services
- Performance, alert and task views
- Tasks for getting system sessions and NetScaler events
- Settings in details, monitors per object and configuration change monitoring
June 3rd, 2013
Ottawa, April 8, 2013 – Embotics Corporation, a pioneer in virtualization and cloud management software, today released Embotics V-Commander for Microsoft Hyper-V. The unified cloud management platform, with a new multi-tenant cost model capability, helps deliver IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) with support for multi-hypervisor environments, while also helping customers make the right economic decisions for their virtualized data centers.
April 16th, 2013
Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0 Accelerates VDI Adoption by Eliminating the Cost and Performance Barriers of Persistent Virtual Desktop Deployments
Mountain View, CA and Las Vegas, NV – February 26, 2013 – Today at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) 2013, Atlantis Computing™, the award-winning leader in data center storage optimization solutions, released Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0. The new release is the first solution that enables Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View customers to run persistent virtual desktops In-Memory using RAM as primary storage, making persistent virtual desktops cheaper and faster than physical PCs. The solution delivers a better-than-PC user experience at an infrastructure cost that is less than $300 per desktop, while at the same time fully automating the deployment for thousands of users.
Most IT organizations would prefer to deploy persistent virtual desktops because that deployment model is the least disruptive to an IT organization. It uses the same desktop images already deployed on PCs, as well as the existing tools and processes already in place and perfected over the last several years to maintain and upgrade those images. However, without Atlantis ILIO, persistent desktops require so much storage to achieve the same level of performance as a PC that most organization cannot afford to deploy them. The cost of storage typically drives up the combined CAPEX and OPEX cost of the infrastructure (server, storage and network) to $1,000-$2,000 per desktop in order to deliver equal-to-PC performance.
According to Gartner, “storage is the No. 1 challenge most IT organizations face when considering virtual desktop (server-hosted virtual desktop or virtual desktop infrastructure) projects. Persistent storage is the easiest solution to deploy, but can result in significantly higher back-end storage costs because every user is assigned a dedicated virtual desktop image.” Moreover, “with an average cost per virtual desktop of over $1,000, the typical cost of storage is $400 to $600 per desktop. I/O acceleration software can support diskless, DAS or other storage configurations and has been proven at scale above 10,000 virtual desktops.”
“We have an existing persistent VDI user base that we plan to keep growing because desktop management is simple and the user experience is similar to a PC,” said Christopher Green, Vice President, IT Infrastructure Systems, Washington Trust Bank. “We have been using Atlantis ILIO software since 2011 to optimize storage performance for our VDI environment, which has improved desktop performance and the efficiency of our SAN storage. With the new Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0, the entire virtual desktop runs in server RAM, making it much faster than a physical PC.”
Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0 is the first In-Memory VDI storage solution that enables organizations to deliver persistent virtual desktops that run completely using server RAM as storage. Atlantis ILIO In-Memory storage technology delivers the performance of local server RAM, while at the same time maintaining a real-time optimizedbackup using a small amount of shared SAN/NAS storage to ensure data protection and availability. Atlantis ILIO Center provides a push-button, fully automated deployment to operationalize multiple racks of servers for thousands of users in hours, addressing many of the deployment risks of desktop virtualization.
To see a demonstration of the desktop user experience with Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0, visit http://www.atlantiscomputing.com/persistent_user_experience_video
“The downside with VDI is that it has been expensive, complicated and prone to failure because of the cost and complexity of delivering sufficient storage IOPS to the desktop with traditional SAN or NAS,” said Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “The Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI approach of using local server RAM as storage provides a significant boost in IOPS per desktop and removes the complexities associated with traditional storage and network infrastructure.”
“After we delivered Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI and won the Best of VMworld US and EMEA, as well as the Best of Citrix Synergy awards in 2012, our customers fell in love with the user experience, simplicity and deployment automation of that solution and asked for a similar product for persistent deployments,” said Bernard Harguindeguy, CEO, Atlantis Computing. “With this release, we have rounded out our product offering to deliver all desktop virtualization models using our In-Memory solution to boost performance, simplify architectures and automate persistent VDI, stateless VDI and virtualized Citrix XenApp deployments.”
Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0 Features
•In-Memory VDI – Unlike traditional storage, ILIO In-Memory storage decouples desktop performance from the traditional limitations of disk-based storage by running all sessions directly on server RAM – as primary storage – to provide unparalleled desktop performance including 12 second boot time, near-instant application launches and desktop search results that appear immediately. In addition, because all desktops run on RAM, the amount of storage traffic sent on the network is drastically reduced, addressing one of VDI’s key deployment risks.
•Atlantis ILIO Fast Replication technology maintains a real-time optimized backup on shared SAN/NAS storage to preserve the state of all persistent virtual desktops to deliver data protection and recovery.
•Automated Deployment – Atlantis ILIO Center, the management system for Atlantis ILIO software, provides push-button automated installation, configuration, sizing and datastore creation for thousands of virtual desktops across multiple racks of servers. Atlantis ILIO virtual machines are automatically created and registered as NFS data stores that are ready to use by Citrix XenDesktop or VMware View provisioning tools, or by Atlantis ILIO Fast Clone, to complete the desktop provisioning process.
•Atlantis ILIO Fast Clone – Atlantis ILIO Fast Clone can create new full clones of persistent virtual desktops in as little as 5 seconds per desktop. Unlike other storage cloning, Atlantis ILIO Fast Clone creates new virtual desktops without generating storage traffic.
Atlantis ILIO Technology
Atlantis ILIO software uses patent-pending context-aware storage optimization technologies including:
•Analysing & Processing of Storage IO Traffic – Atlantis ILIO performs context-aware processing of IO operations in real-time at the NTFS file system and block levels to significantly reduce the amount of traffic sent to storage.
•Inline Deduplication – Atlantis ILIO performs “on the wire” inline deduplication in real-time, eliminating up to 95% of the blocks before reaching storage.
•Compression – Atlantis ILIO compresses the optimized blocks before writing them to memory.
•Coalescing (IO Blender Fix) – Atlantis ILIO converts all small random blocks generated by the Windows operating systems and hypervisor – often referred to as the IO blender affect – into larger sequential blocks, greatly improving efficiency.
About Atlantis Computing
Atlantis Computing, winner of “Best of VMworld” and “Best of Citrix Synergy” awards, addresses the challenges of storage-intensive virtualized and cloud applications: performance, cost and the ability to scale-out on demand. Atlantis ILIO complements existing virtualization solutions from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware and enables the most efficient use of data center storage by any virtual machine, fully automates deployments and lowers implementation risks. Atlantis Computing is privately held and funded by Cisco Systems, El Dorado Ventures and Partech International with headquarters in Mountain View, California and offices in Europe. For more information, visit: www.atlantiscomputing.com.
March 8th, 2013
BGS neemt Embotics op in het portfolio van Cloud Management tools.
All the Private Cloud Automation Features You Need in a Single Product. Developed for IT managers and administrators in mid-sized enterprises who
are building or managing private cloud infrastructure, Embotics V-Commander is a software solution that provides management, automation and self-service provisioning. Unlike other cloud management software on the market today, our product provides a comprehensive set of virtualization and private cloud management capabilities in a single, integrated software package that can be implemented within 1 hour, which results in unmatched time-to-value.
October 25th, 2012
Xangati zal dit jaar aanwezig zijn op het Tooling Event welke gehouden wordt op 31 oktober en 1 november
in de Jaarbeurs te Utrecht.
Entree is gratis en een toegangkaart kunt u via de volgende link bestellen :
Xangati biedt een unieke oplossing voor VDI en VI monitoring met ondersteuning voor VMware, Citrix, Netwerk, Server en Storage infrastructuur.
October 9th, 2012
Xangati Unveils StormTracker – The Industry’s First Solution to Tackle Performance Storms Devastating Productivity in the Cloud
Powerful, New In-Memory Storm Detection Engine and Contextual User Interface with Multiple Storm Views Allow Managers to Instantly Identify, Track and Resolve Cloud Performance Storms
Read on »
August 23rd, 2012
Atlantis Computing Launches Groundbreaking New Storage Optimization Product Onstage at GigaOM Structure for Storage-Intensive Virtualized Server and Cloud Applications
June 24th, 2012
New Capabilities Enable Enterprises and Cloud Providers to Dramatically Improve Cloud Performance Assurance by Proactively Tracking Contention Storms
Cupertino, CA – May 15, 2012 – Xangati, the recognized leader in performance management for virtualization and the cloud, today announced a powerful new release of its Xangati Management Dashboard (XMD) virtualization and cloud suite. The new release of the XMD includes capabilities that give enterprises and cloud service providers a huge advantage in performance assurance for virtualized and cloud infrastructures, delivering: a comprehensive, continuous and high-precision performance management architecture now scalable to the cloud; integrated performance and capacity management in one solution; and the ability to performance profile virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) end-user activity without agents. The new release of the XMD also allows organizations to quickly uncover cross-silo contention storms with multi-dimensional and linked alert recordings incorporated into Xangati’s flagship Performance Management Engine.
May 18th, 2012
ComTrade and Citrix are Working Together to Allow End-to-End Monitoring and Management of Citrix XenDesktop
ComTrade Management Pack helps Citrix customers monitor and manage XenDesktop with Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager 2012
Mountain View, CA ? April 16, 2012 ? ComTrade a leading developer of management products for Microsoft System Center, today announced it is working closely with Citrix to give customers the ability to connect Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to Citrix XenDesktop®.
ComTrade will begin offering a new version of ComTrade Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop that will be compatible with Microsoft Systems Center 2012 and include monitoring and management of both Provisioning Server and Web Interface.
End-To-End Monitoring & Management of XenDesktop
ComTrade’s Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop helps IT measure, monitor and manage XenDesktop and provides a complete end-to-end view of the Citrix environment from within Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager.
Through the collaboration between Citrix and ComTrade, customers will receive a scalable and fault-tolerant XenDesktop monitoring and management solution that plugs directly into Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, eliminating the need for a separate monitoring framework. In addition, customers will be able to monitor their environments’ health and state, from connectivity issues to utilization to load and availability across all XenDesktop components.
ComTrade Management Pack for XenDesktop Available at Citrix.com
Customers seeking a better way to monitor and manage Citrix using Microsoft Systems Center can go online at www.citrix.com/comtrade to download their free evaluation of the Management Pack.
Rana Kanaan, VP, Product Management at Citrix
“ComTrade has been a strong partner of Citrix from the early XenDesktop product releases. Its management packs and plugins provide a reliable means of monitoring and managing Citrix products. We recommend ComTrade management packs as a preferred solution for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager integration to provide our customers with a complete view of their XenDesktop environments.”
Simon Taylor, VP Product, ComTrade
“Citrix is the undisputed industry leader in desktop transformation and we are pleased to offer their client’s the ability to seamlessly connect their desktop transformation experience with Microsoft System Center, one of the fastest growing and advanced monitoring frameworks available.”
About ComTrade’s Managment Products
ComTrade is the recognized leader in enterprise application and infrastructure management for heterogeneous, multi-vendor environments. Our management product line delivers strong, immediate value for customers and includes best in class solutions for management of Citrix XenApp, XenServer, and XenDesktop. www.managementproducts.comtrade.com
May 7th, 2012
BGS heeft een distributie overeenkomst gesloten met Twinstrata, leverancier van iSCSI Cloudarray Software appliances. Hiermee wordt het portfolio van BGS uitgebreid met storage oplossingen die zich geheel richt op cloud omgevingen. Twinstrata biedt een iSCIS gateway naar cloud leveranciers waaronder HP, Amazon en Google Cloud. Twinstrata wordt tevens in combinatie met Veeam Backup & Replication geleverd met een instap applicance van 1 TB.
Meer informatie vindt u op onze website of op
March 22nd, 2012
Business Generating Software (BGS)Our main goal is to provide customer and partner solutions based on management, migration and notification, which solves the customers problem beyond the limits of standard management solutions. This results in a total end-to-end managed and controlled IT environment. BGS sells this complex two-tier solutions / software with knowledge and focus to certified experienced resellers and partners, using Business Development, concept selling, training, lead generation & qualification, cross-selling and end-user support. BGS is a dedicated Value Added Distributor for management software with focus on Operations Management , Network Management and ITIL. We represent tools in the area's op HP Software, Microsoft SCOM, VMware, BMC and Tivoli. We sell through resellers, system integrators and consultancy partners. BGS is located in the Netherlands.
TrainingWith our vendors we organize on a regular base Web training events free of charge, please check our schedule.
- BGS can handle most IT projects
- BGS delivers high-end consultancy, implementation and installation via partners.
Partner ecosystemWe have access to best of breed channel partners and vendors and combine partner and specific vendor solutions with knowledge in projects. BGS generates working relationships between partners
Lead qualificationBGS qualifies leads by visiting endusers and in-depth discussion of customers problem , BGS visits endusers together with partners. We have a proven track record of projects, successfully implemented throughout EMEA
- 25 years experience Enterprise market, hardware and software
- Indept knowledge IT management market
- Focus on collaboration and partnerships
- Tier 2 product delivery only
- Bringing market players together