Xangati Delivers Superior Performance Management for HDX™ Technology in XenDesktop® Environments

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Xangati VDI Dashboard Gives Live and Continuous Views of HDX technology; Further Increases Understanding About All Infrastructure Elements Impacting the VDI

The Xangati VDI Dashboard – an agent-less solution – allows admins to drill down to the protocol level (eg. Citrix HDX) of an end-users’ desktop session.

With the Xangati VDI Dashboard, we can visually see what’s occurring in the virtual desktop session next to all the other elements that impact our virtual desktop environment.—Kevin Richards, PC Systems Analyst at Athabasca University

Xangati, the recognized leader in infrastructure performance management, today announced that it has been working with Citrix as a Citrix Ready® partner to deliver comprehensive and live insights into Citrix HDX™ technology in Citrix XenDesktop®, through its Xangati VDI Dashboard. With the deeper insights and 360-degree visibility offered through the Xangati VDI Dashboard, organizations can now ensure the highest performance possible for their high-definition virtual apps and desktops delivered via XenDesktop, maximizing end-user satisfaction and ensuring the success of desktop virtualization initiatives.

The Xangati VDI Dashboard is verified as Citrix Ready for XenDesktop 5.5. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix.

“By extending our live views to encompass HDX technology, Xangati gives organizations another tool to guarantee end-user experience and drive the highest value from their VDI deployments,” said Alan Robin, CEO of Xangati. “Organizations must have critical latency insights to identify where the slowdown in a VDI session exists. Working with Citrix, we are pleased to offer deeper insights into XenDesktop to track end-to-end network latency and to couple with that our detailed knowledge of storage latency for a given desktop VM. These live latency insights can also be recorded and will be invaluable to XenDesktop administrators who can share this information with network and storage administrators who can remediate issues immediately

“As part of the Citrix Ready program, we are working with partners to make it easier for our customers to select the most suitable virtualization infrastructure products for their specific needs. The work that Xangati has done to develop the VDI Dashboard, complements the XenDesktop management capabilities and will provide our mutual customers with deeper insights into the performance of their XenDesktop deployments,” said Aimee Catalano, vice president of alliance marketing at Citrix.

The Xangati VDI Dashboard gives administrators a continuous view into HDX technology in XenDesktop virtual desktops, alongside other critical elements impacting the VDI, such as network, server, storage, desktops and applications. With hundreds of thousands of physical and virtual elements impacting the VDI, the Xangati VDI Dashboard fills a need by providing a complete view of the entire infrastructure for proactive and actionable problem solving. With a 360-degree view of all critical components delivered in a structured health dashboard, end-user computing administrators can easily locate the cause of a problem – and slash time to problem resolution by as much as 70 percent.

“With Citrix HDX technology in XenDesktop, we can meet our users’ increasing requirements for access to high definition apps and desktops from any device – on-demand,” Kevin Richards, PC Systems Analyst at Athabasca University. “Now, with additional insights provided from the Xangati VDI Dashboard, we can visually see what’s occurring in the virtual desktop session next to all the other elements that impact our virtual desktop environment. Having this view allows us to deliver fast and accurate troubleshooting – keeping our end users happy and our initiative on track.”

Insights into HDX technology in XenDesktop can also be captured through Xangati’s trademark DVR recordings – giving VDI administrators a Visual Trouble Ticket showing them all the information they need to identify and resolve an end-user experience issue thanks to the direct assistance of the end user. Xangati’s patent-pending Performance Health Engine also continuously monitors the VDI, alerting administrators to any anomalies that may impact the end-user experience.

About Xangati
Xangati, the recognized leader in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM), provides unparalleled performance management for the emerging and transformational data center architectures impacting IT today, including server virtualization, cloud computing and VDI. Its award-winning suite of IPM solutions accelerates cloud computing and virtualization initiatives by providing unprecedented visibility and real-time continuous insights into the entire infrastructure. Leveraging its powerful precision analytics, Xangati’s health performance index provides a new way to view and manage performance – in real-time – at a scale previously not possible.
Founded in 2006, Xangati, Inc. is a privately held company with corporate headquarters based in Cupertino, California. Xangati has been granted numerous technology patents for its 360-degree comprehensive approach to Infrastructure Performance Management. Xangati is a VMware Technology Alliance Partner and certified Citrix Ready Partner and supports both VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop, as well as other virtualization environments. For more information, visit the company website at http://www.xangati.com. Phone: +1 408-252-0505.

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