ComTrade at Citrix Synergy with Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop 5 on Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

Management of virtual desktops takes the stage in San Francisco for the Citrix Synergy 2011

May 26th, 2011, Citrix Synergy, San Francisco, California ¨C Application management provider ComTrade (formerly HERMES SoftLab) is proud to announce the release of new Management Pack supporting Citrix XenDesktop? 5. In addition, existing ComTrade¡¯s Management Pack for Citrix XenApp? now supports XenApp 6; both products are integrated in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager to provide simple installation, minimal training and easy maintenance.

Best of Synergy FinalistCitrix XenDesktop enables organizations to deliver virtual desktops with confidence to any user, anywhere and ultimately provides quantifiable business cost savings. ComTrade¡¯s Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop includes a fully-featured availability and performance management solution and extends the end-to-end service monitoring capabilities of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager to include Citrix XenDesktop 5 infrastructure.

¡°We believe Citrix XenDesktop 5 represents an important milestone in desktop virtualization and delivers efficiencies that drive down the cost of infrastructure and management overhead. We are thrilled to be able to further support Citrix vision of desktop virtualization and application delivery by offering our new management pack for Citrix XenDesktop.¡± said Gregor Smrekar, General Manager for ComTrade International Business.

The release of ComTrade¡¯s management pack for Citrix Xen Desktop 5 follows market acceptance of ComTrade¡¯s power-user management products of both Citrix XenServer? and Citrix XenApp.

¡°Citrix XenDesktop 5 continues to make desktop transformation easier by adding innovative capabilities that dramatically simplify desktop management and support,¡± said Natalie Lambert, director of product marketing, Enterprise Desktops and Apps at Citrix. ¡°ComTrade¡¯s Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop delivers immediate integration of these new capabilities with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, enabling IT to leverage existing management systems and skill sets for an end-to-end view of virtual desktop management.¡± ¡°System Center Operations Manager benefits from ComTrade Management Packs for Citrix as it adds greater levels of sophistication and in-depth monitoring for end users,¡± said Sergio Klarriech, Director Strategic Alliances, Management