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Filling Citrix Visibility Gap with Application-Aware Network Performance Monitoring – Part 1: Load Balancing

There are many reasons why companies choose Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop. Citrix can lower the costs of desktop management and simplify access to hosted applications from any device. Citrix seems like an ideal solution but it introduces certain challenges to application performance monitoring (APM). With Citrix we get yet another component in the data center to take care of. In addition, the virtualized application delivery becomes “black boxed” from the APM perspective. It gets harder to isolate the fault domain to either the network, infrastructure or applications themselves. In this two-part series we will analyze how to discover and handle some performance issues which can happen in the Citrix enabled environment. We start by looking at how to monitor network performance to discover potential problems with load balancing. In the second part we will look into managing experience of Citrix users from the perspective of network monitoring. … read more

BYOD: Are your web and mobile apps ready for the revolution?

Today, more than 50% of Americans own a smartphone. They use them to update Facebook profiles, scan and deposit checks, find restaurants and more often than not work. As a result of today’s workforce becoming more dispersed and collaborative, employees often want to use technologies of their choice, including their own personal devices. Businesses have been quick to embrace this trend and give employees the ability to perform critical business … read more