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Comtrade Software Debuts SCOM Management Pack for Nutanix
Comtrade Software, a leading provider of IT infrastructure and application management and monitoring solutions, is introducing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) management pack for Nutanix that will enable comprehensive monitoring of the entire Nutanix environment.

Thousands of companies rely on Nutanix to deliver the agility and economics of the public cloud without sacrificing the security and control of on-premises infrastructure. Comtrade has partnered with Nutanix to provide deeper levels of application monitoring and awareness, giving IT teams greater ability to visualize application performance trends, monitor device health and usage, and receive alerts as part of their everyday activities within Nutanix's Prism user interface.

"CIOs are faced with creating new high profitability services, managing and mining the data explosion and providing high availability with last generation infrastructure and tighter budgets," said Mike Strohl, CEO, Entisys360. "The combination of Nutanix and Comtrade delivers a simplified data center, providing customers with all the power, storage and monitoring to over-deliver on the challenges of today and turn the data center into a profit center."

The new plug-in incorporates the latest Microsoft System Center innovations and offers topology discovery, root cause analysis and proactive alerting for nodes, clusters, virtual machines, storage, data protection and replication. The product includes:

  • Intuitive dashboards for a quick and transparent overview of the health of components within Nutanix environments.
  • Application awareness for automatic virtual machine discovery and role detection of Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop environments in the Nutanix cluster.
  • Automatic notification to IT teams on issues that can impact business critical applications.
  • Performance views that align with Nutanix Prism capacity planning to indicate when additional resources may need to be applied.

"The Nutanix Management Pack from Comtrade opens new capabilities to identify workloads dynamically across Nutanix clusters and correlate this data with other management packs and dashboards," explained Stefan Roth, Microsoft MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management. "It can identify if there is Citrix running within the VMs. Simply put, your MP will dynamically know what is running inside your VM, and present the information in comprehensive dashboards."

"Comtrade is aiming to provide IT experts with an easy and flawless Nutanix monitoring experience," said Simon Taylor, president at Comtrade Software. "Our new management pack for Nutanix will provide the IT department with monitoring of health and performance to ensure mission critical applications are highly available."

To learn more about Comtrade Software, visit

Published Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:43 PM by David Marshall
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