Citrix Application Performance Management
Companies have seen the importance of application performance management, but some are frustrated by the limitations of existing solutions. When it comes to visibility in the Citrix tier, traditional solutions don’t cut it. What companies truly need is real end-to-end visibility in the Citrix tier and, fortunately, there is now a solution that provides this functionality: CX-Tracer from OPNET Technologies (News - Alert).
With traditional solutions, each user in the wide-area network can be identified and differentiated. There are many solutions that provide this type of visibility into Citrix, but after user transactions leave Citrix for the backend data center, user identification is lost. Therefore, you will be unable to see which users are hitting which servers and you will not be able to differentiate multiple transactions on the same server. This means that these solutions are essentially blind once the traffic hits the data center, leaving thousands of transactions and no way to see who is doing what.
With the CX-Tracer solution from OPNET technologies, however, you can achieve end-to-end visibility. It is the first application performance management solution specifically designed for the Citrix environment to correlate front-end user sessions to corresponding back-end application transactions. CX-Tracer allows you to determine why performance is slow and whether the issue originates with the client, network, server or backend application. It works in conjunction with OPNET’s AppResponse Xpert to monitor the end-user experience for all users and applications across the enterprise, leveraging the central role of the network in transporting transaction data to obtain vital information about relationships among clients and servers.
To find out more about OPNET Technologies, visit the company at ITEXPO West 2012. To be held Oct. 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX, ITEXPO (News - Alert) is the world’s largest communications and technology event. OPNET’s Vice President of R&D, Gurmeet Lamba, is speaking during “Migrating Your Apps to the Cloud: Planning and Key Considerations.” For more information on ITEXPO West 2012, click here.
Edited by Brooke Neuman
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