Visit eG Innovations at Citrix Summit in Las Vegas


Citrix performance and user experience management is a rapidly growing market. At eG Innovations, we provide a best of breed Citrix Ready product suite for unified XenApp, XenMobile, XenDesktop, and XenServer performance management. Many of the largest Citrix deployments in the world rely on eG Innovations solutions for proactive Citrix performance management and universal insight.

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Visit us at Citrix Summit in Las Vegas this week (booth #500) to see the Citrix performance management solution in action. Explore partner opportunities to collaborate in the new year and see how we can help you deliver the best Citrix experience to your customers.

We look forward to seeing you at Citrix Summit in Las Vegas!

Top-5 Challenges with Using Microsoft SCOM for Performance Monitoring


During our recent webinar How to Extend Microsoft SCOM to Monitor & Diagnose the Performance of Citrix, SAP, and other Business Critical Applications (see slides here), we asked the 220 attendees about their biggest challenges with using Microsoft SCOM for performance monitoring.

Let’s take a quick look at the results:

SCOM Poll Nov 2013

The complexity introduced by multiple management packs tops the list of challenges with 52 percent. This is followed by lack of visibility into non-Microsoft systems (42 percent), troubleshooting across multiple monitoring tools (41 percent), and lack of visibility into virtualized environments (39 percent). As a result, problem diagnosis becomes slow and complex (31 percent).

To extend the scope of Microsoft SCOM to manage non-Microsoft environments (such as Citrix, SAP or virtualization platforms like VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer and RHEV) enterprises in the past had to look at multiple third party management packs, one for each non-Microsoft platform. This traditional “multi-pack approach” creates complexity and only provides a fragmented view of the IT infrastructure. This approach also leads to slow problem isolation and diagnosis, and often results in poor user experience and loss of user productivity.

eG Enterprise for SCOM is a new universal management pack that fills this gap and provides an integrated solution for SCOM to address the performance management needs of today’s enterprises.

KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Integrated end-to-end monitoring of heterogeneous IT Infrastructures: Leverages best of breed capabilities of Microsoft and eG Innovations monitoring technologies. Single pane of glass view of entire service infrastructure (not just Microsoft applications)
  • Makes SCOM “virtualization-aware”: Enables SCOM admins to proactively detect issues in heterogeneous virtualized platforms.
  • Centralized monitoring and alerting from SCOM: The SCOM console becomes the one-stop-shop for performance and problem information. Leverages eG Enterprise’s automatic root-cause diagnosis capability.
  • Makes troubleshooting easy: The eG Enterprise console can be launched from the SCOM console on-demand, allowing administrators instant access to the detailed diagnostics provided by eG and easing troubleshooting.
  • Easily add custom monitoring to SCOM: Use the eG Integration Console to monitor and report on new applications/devices easily in the SCOM console.
  • Short learning curve for SCOM administrators: No need to learn yet another monitoring tool – continue using the familiar SCOM console. No need to learn about different management packs.
  • Maximize the return on your SCOM investment: Combine eG Enterprise’s increased monitoring depth and breadth with SCOM’s expertise in monitoring Microsoft technologies.

Learn more about EG Enterprise for SCOM and review the webinar slides.

New Webinar – How to Extend Microsoft SCOM to Monitor & Diagnose Citrix, SAP, and other Critical Business Applications


eg-scom2We would like to invite you to our upcoming SCOM performance monitoring webinar “How to Extend Microsoft SCOM to Monitor & Diagnose the Performance of Citrix, SAP, and other Critical Business Applications” on November 7, 2013 @ 11:00 am ET | 10:00 am CT | 8:00 am PT | 4 pm UK | 5 pm CET.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is a leading platform for performance monitoring and management of Microsoft applications (such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, IIS and SharePoint). However, SCOM does not have extensive capabilities to monitor non-Microsoft systems and applications (like Citrix, SAP, Oracle, Java, Sybase, etc.), nor does SCOM have virtualization-awareness for platforms like VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, AIX LPARs and Solaris LDOMs, or virtual desktops (VDI).

To extend the scope of Microsoft SCOM to manage these environments, enterprises have to look at multiple third party products that provide individual management packs, one for each specific non-Microsoft platform. This traditional “multi-pack approach” creates complexity and only provides a fragmented view of the IT infrastructure. This approach leads to slow problem isolation and diagnosis, and often results in poor user experience and loss of user productivity.

Join performance monitoring expert Srinivas Ramanathan (CEO, eG Innovations) to learn about eG Enterprise for SCOM, a new universal management pack that fills this gap and provides a single, integrated solution with SCOM to address the performance management needs of today’s enterprises. This webinar will show you how to:

  • Monitor and troubleshoot the entire IT service infrastructure end to end from the SCOM console
  • Monitor applications and platforms not natively supported by System Center Operations Manager
  • Instantly diagnose and get actionable insight into IT service health and performance
  • Provide automatic, rapid root cause diagnosis for even the most complex performance problems
  • Receive proactive problem detection and alerting before users call
  • Maximize the return on your investment in System Center Operations Manager

WEBINAR DETAILS

We look forward to seeing you at the webinar!

NetworkWorld Features eG Enterprise SCOM Plugin “Products of the Week”


The eG Enterprise SCOM Plugin was featured in NetworkWorld’s “Products of the Week“. eG Innovations earlier this week announced the availability of a new plugin that integrates the eG Enterprise performance monitoring solution with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). The fully integrated solution enables advanced end-to-end performance monitoring in complex, heterogeneous IT environments. The solution dramatically expands the capacity of System Center Operations Manager to deliver a single, integrated performance monitoring platform that supports both Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications spanning virtual, cloud and physical infrastructures. More.

eG Innovations Announces Plugin for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)


scom_eG_callouteG Innovations today announced the availability of a new plugin that integrates the eG Enterprise performance monitoring solution with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). The fully integrated solution enables advanced end-to-end performance monitoring in complex, heterogeneous IT environments. The solution dramatically expands the capacity of System Center Operations Manager to deliver a single, integrated performance monitoring platform that supports both Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications spanning virtual, cloud and physical infrastructures.

“In the past, IT operations teams had to use multiple System Center Operations Manager management packs from different vendors to extend monitoring beyond Microsoft servers and applications. These management packs only offered narrow, domain specific coverage and they were not integrated with each other, potentially resulting in slow and error-prone troubleshooting” said Srinivas Ramanathan, CEO eG Innovations. “The Microsoft System Center Operations Manager eG Enterprise integration provides a complete monitoring, diagnosis and reporting solution that manages Microsoft and non-Microsoft IT infrastructures equally well.”

“In today’s increasingly cloud-centric world, it’s more important than ever for companies to have a holistic look at their IT infrastructure to ensure they are optimizing their IT investments,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. “Through the introduction of its Microsoft System Center Operations Manager plugin, eG Innovations has shown its ability to help companies be more efficient in managing their cloud, on-premises and hybrid infrastructure.”

“Microsoft System Center Operations Manager is an industry-standard management console to manage Microsoft environments,” said Dennis Callaghan, senior analyst, enterprise software, 451 Research. “The eG Innovations plugin for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager now gives IT operations staff a comprehensive, end-to-end performance view to better monitor and manage complex, heterogeneous IT infrastructures.”

Benefits of the eG Enterprise System Center Operations Manager Plugin
The eG Enterprise System Center Operations Manager plugin enables IT administrators to proactively monitor, cross-correlate, and auto-detect issues that impact the user experience in heterogeneous virtualized, cloud and physical infrastructures. This approach dramatically accelerates IT performance monitoring, reduces IT operations cost, improves infrastructure health, increases the value of System Center Operations Manager investments and makes the System Center Operations Manager console a true one-stop shop for performance monitoring, alerting, diagnosis and reporting – within and outside of the Microsoft infrastructure.

Enterprises with heterogeneous infrastructures, including critical server applications like SAP and Oracle, virtualization technologies like VMware vSphere, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop will find this integration particularly beneficial. With the integrated solution, enterprises can:

  • Monitor the entire IT service infrastructure from end to end.
    Administrators can now use System Center Operations Manager for integrated end-to-end monitoring, automatic diagnosis and intuitive reporting across their complete IT environment, including virtual and cloud domains. This includes all key components supporting business critical services such as:
  1. 150+ enterprise applications – including Microsoft applications such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, IIS, and SharePoint, and non-Microsoft applications, including Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop, SAP, Oracle, Java applications, IBM Websphere, etc.
  2. 10+ operating systems – e.g., Microsoft Windows, Linux, AIX, HPUX, Solaris, etc.
  3. 9+ virtualization platforms – including VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Windows Server Hyper-V, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, AIX LPAR, Solaris LDOM, etc. The plugin also allows IT to easily add monitoring for custom applications to the System Center Operations Manager system.
  • With a short learning curve, System Center Operations Manager administrators can quickly start monitoring applications and platforms not natively supported by System Center Operations Manager. Administrators can view performance information and proactively receive performance alerts and reports for any layer of any tier of the IT infrastructure in the System Center console – thus saving the time and trouble involved in mastering multiple management packs or having to go to proprietary monitoring tools outside of the System Center Operations Manager console.
  • Obtain instant diagnosis and actionable insight into IT service health and performance.
    Instead of sending raw performance metrics to the System Center Operations Manager console, eG Enterprise collects, analyzes and correlates metrics from every layer and infrastructure tier using an industry first “virtualization aware” root-cause diagnosis technology. This technology separates cause from effect and dramatically accelerates diagnosis even in the most complex environments. The integrated eG Enterprise System Center Operations Manager solution provides administrators with actionable information by pinpointing the real root cause of performance problems more quickly and accurately.

Availability
For more information including pricing of the eG Enterprise System Center Operations Manager solution, contact eG Innovations at info@eginnovations.com. More details: http://www.eginnovations.com/SCOM