ComTrade Announces New End-to-End Monitoring and Management of Citrix CloudPortal Services Manager

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ComTrade, a leading developer of management products for Microsoft System Center, today announced it is working with Citrix to give customers the ability to connect Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to Citrix CloudPortal™ Services Manager.

ComTrade has announced that it will be launching a demonstration of this new Management Pack at Citrix Synergy, San Francisco, May 9-11, with a full release slated for October 2012. ComTrade Management Pack for Citrix CloudPortal Services Manager will be compatible with Microsoft Systems Center 2012 and include monitoring and management of infrastructure components such as the provisioning engine and agents.

End-To-End Monitoring & Management of Self-Service Provisioning

ComTrade’s Management Pack for Citrix CloudPortal Services Manager helps service providers to measure, monitor and manage provisioning of hosted apps, desktops and cloud services, and delivers a complete end-to-end view of their Citrix portal environment from within Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager.

As a result of the Citrix Ready partnership, customers will receive a scalable and fault-tolerant monitoring and management solution that plugs directly into Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, eliminating the need for a separate monitoring framework. In addition, customers will be able to monitor their environment’s health and state, from connectivity issues to utilization, to load and availability across all CloudPortal components.

Usage-based Licensing Model to Align with Citrix Service Provider Program

In addition, ComTrade will begin offering its management products for Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp in a consumption based licensing model. This is aligned with the Citrix Service Provider program and enables services providers with a predictable and flexible cost model.

Supporting Quotes

Aimee Catalano, VP of Alliance Marketing, Citrix

“We are pleased to have ComTrade as a partner in the Citrix Ready program. ComTrade is a leaderin the development of management products that plug into monitoring frameworks such as Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. We will be working with ComTrade to bring our customers and service providers an end-to-end monitoring solution for CloudPortal Services Manager.”

Simon Taylor, VP Product, ComTrade

“Citrix’s ongoing commitment to cloud computing and its innovative approach to adding customer value have led to fast adoption of Citrix CloudPortal Services Manager. We are looking forward to working with Citrix to launch an end-to-end monitoring solution that supports one of Citrix’s key cloud initiatives.”

About ComTrade’s Management Products

ComTrade is the recognized leader in enterprise application and infrastructure management for heterogeneous, multi-vendor environments. Our management product line delivers strong, immediate value for customers and includes best in class solutions for management of Citrix XenApp, XenServer, and XenDesktop. www.managementproducts.comtrade.com

About ComTrade

ComTrade is an international provider of IT solutions and software engineering services whose clients include high-tech vendors, telecommunication companies, financial institutions, and the public sector. With over 1000 professionals ComTrade offers industry-leading expertise in data storage management, embedded systems, network systems management, gaming, telecommunications, e-solutions, and customized application development. www.comtrade.com