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Insight Investment Chooses Xangati VDI Dashboard to Ensure the Best Desktop User Experience

Xangati, the recognized leader in tracking performance storms for virtualization and cloud environments, today announced that Insight Investment, a London-based specialist asset manager and a company within The Bank of New York/Mellon Group, has selected and is implementing the Xangati VDI Dashboard to proactively manage its growing VDI deployment. Insight Investment is using Xangati’s software to ensure performance and availability for a VMware View environment that it plans to immediately double in size – based on quick initial success with this new desktop model. The VDI infrastructure is orchestrated to work with more than 200 applications, including the company’s most critical suites of financial analysis software that are leveraged by the fund and pension managers.

“As we entered the next phase of our deployment, we knew that no other solution could assure us the same level of performance as the Xangati VDI Dashboard,” said Neil Jones, head of IT operations at Insight Investment. “Xangati was able to immediately highlight for us spontaneous performance storms in our storage back-end that were impacting the performance of our virtual desktops. The insights Xangati provided enabled us to push forward with our remediation strategy with renewed confidence. Additionally, Xangati’s highly intuitive UI allows our service desk all the way up to our senior desktop architects to easily use the solution to preserve an optimal end-user experience.”

“Xangati’s solution has revealed performance storms in even the most efficiently run virtualized environments,” said Alan Robin, CEO of Xangati. “In working with Insight Investment, Xangati was able to instantly provide the same value by identifying storms that were driving up storage latency. As they nearly double their environment and integrate other critical line of business applications – we’re pleased to give them the performance guarantee they need to successfully run their business.”

Insight Investment cited the following key features in its selection of Xangati’s VDI Dashboard solution:

  • its ability to easily and quickly drill-down to uncover performance problems immediately upon install;
  • its frictionless scalability, (due to Xangati’s ‘agentless’ model), enabling the company to seamlessly add new users and grow the deployment as needed; and
  • its unique ability to tie user behavior to VDI performance and guarantee a better end-user experience for its employees.

Virtualized and cloud environments are highly dynamic with resources constantly shifting throughout the infrastructure. When performance storms – or spontaneous adverse shifts in performance – erupt within these environments, IT managers must be able to immediately see and understand the interactions between the various elements.

Xangati’s performance management solution addresses this need with a cross-silo solution that spans network, server, storage, desktop, applications and end users. When cross-silo storms occur, its flagship Performance Management Engine automatically alerts IT to the potential problem, its urgency, as well as its cause. These alerts are uniquely paired with a DVR-recording, so that managers have the necessary context to resolve an issue.

Published Wednesday, July 25, 2012 6:36 AM by David Marshall
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