In this paper, we outline the Architectural components and considerations for our Stratusphere FIT and Stratusphere UX products. This paper is intended for technical audiences who are already generally familiar with these solutions and the functionality they provide.
In large IT organizations, monitoring tool sprawl has become so commonplace that it is not unusual for administrators to be monitoring 10 to 50 solutions across various departments.
Unified monitoring solutions like Zenoss offer a cost-effective alternative for those seeking to rein-in monitoring inefficiencies. By establishing a central nerve center to collect data from multiple tools and managed resources, IT groups can gain visibility into the end-to-end availability and performance of their infrastructure. This helps simplify operational processes and reduce the risk of service disruption for the enterprise.
This paper can help you make an effective business case for moving to a unified monitoring solution. Key considerations include:
• The direct costs associated with moving to a unified monitoring tool• The savings potential of improved IT operations through productivity and efficiency• The business impact of monitoring tools in preventing and reducing both downtime and service degradation
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Can mission-critical apps really be protected in the cloud?
Introducing: Cloud Disaster Recovery
enterprises of all sizes are virtualizing their mission-critical
applications, either within their own data center, or with an external
cloud vendor. One key driver is to leverage the flexibility and agility
virtualization offers to increase availability, business continuity and
the cloud becoming more of an option, enterprises of all sizes are
looking for the cloud, be it public, hybrid or private, to become part
of their BC/DR solution. However, these options do not always exist.
Virtualization has created the opportunity, but there is still a
significant technology gap. Mission-critical applications can be
effectively virtualized and managed; however, the corresponding data
cannot be effectively protected in a cloud environment.
Additional Challenges for Enterprises with the Cloud:
Solutions with Zerto Virtual Replication:
A simple truth: Current application delivery and deployment
solutions for Windows®-based desktops are often not fast enough, and the
methods employed introduce complexities and limitations that cost enterprises
valuable time, money and productivity. There is a strong need for a solution
that is faster to deploy, simpler to use, and improves productivity rather than
degrades it. In fact, the best solution would seamlessly and instantaneously
personalizing the entire desktop, from profiles and printers to applications
and extensions, while supporting license compliance and cost optimization. And,
of course, it wouldn’t matter if the target desktops were physical, virtual, or
cloud-based. FSLogix is delivering that solution today.
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There are many open source
monitoring tools available today that provide a cost-effective alternative for
tackling baseline infrastructure monitoring challenges – Ganglia, Groundwork,
Nagios, Zabbix, and Zenoss Core are just a few.
every tool is right for every environment.
Weighing the strengths and
weaknesses of open-source offerings is essential to determining whether they
will work to meet your specific goals.
When you’re in a buying cycle, calculating the cost of different storage options can be overwhelming—its not as simple as comparing cost-per-gigabyte.
Over the past decade, capital expenses have grown 3x, but operating expenses have grown 8x. That’s a remarkable pace, and so it’s critical to understand the drivers. Read up on the six TCO factors you need to consider and suggestions for how to think through—and even measure—each one.
XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7 are fast becoming the standard platforms for
deploying application and desktop virtualization in today’s expanding
enterprise, they provide a unified platform that makes application and desktop
delivery fast and easy.
utilize the new Flexcast Management Architecture (FMA) as well as several new
features and enhancements to improve the security, manageability and remote
access of your virtual applications and desktops.
In this Citrix-Ready white paper, Top Eight Best Practices for Deploying Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7,
you will discover real-world experiences as well as the top eight best
practices in deploying Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x, including how to:
Numerous components as
well as diverse back-end application elements and user-specific items comprise
today’s complex Citrix infrastructures and all can affect the user experience.
At any given time, one or more of these components may fail or experience an
issue and service organizations spend a significant amount of time and effort
diving into each of the various components in order to properly address and
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comprehensive checklist of monitoring-related criteria that should be
considered as part of due diligence by enterprises and service providers to
effectively manage performance of their complex Citrix infrastructures. Jo Harder, Application and Desktop Virtualization
Analyst, details a checklist for importance level and vendor consideration
broken out into the following categories:
Citrix logon monitoring has been a topic that has been getting a lot of attention. In some domains, users logon multiple times into their Citrix infrastructure. Slow logons affect the user experience and reduce user productivity.
This whitepaper discusses different ways of monitoring Citrix logon times, reviews what is necessary for complete visibility into the Citrix logon process and presents how to diagnose Citrix logon slowness issues quickly to improve the user experience and enhance productivity.
So you’ve invested in virtualization - now what does it take to make
that virtual environment hum? Before, during and after deploying, you
need a modern monitoring solution to ensure you’re getting the most of
your investment. We’ve compiled the 5 keys for conquering downtime and
achieving virtualization bliss.
Zenoss makes managing virtualized environments and virtualization
monitoring easy and less expensive. The Zenoss hybrid IT monitoring
platform allows you to comprehensively monitor resource performance and
availability across the entire stack, including network, storage,
applications and more, regardless of physical or virtual location.