Majority Looking to Improve Citrix Performance Management
June 01, 2016

Srinivas Ramanathan
eG Innovations

Share this

The need for performance management for Citrix has grown in importance as the use cases for Citrix technology have expanded significantly – with 96 percent of respondents viewing Citrix services as critical for their organization’s business – according to an annual joint survey conducted by eG Innovations and DABCC, Inc.

According to Douglas Brown, the founder of DABCC, Inc., many respondents commented on how important Citrix technology is to their business. He also stated that both eG Innovations and DABCC found it interesting that even though Citrix is a critical applications for most users, only about 10 percent of those surveyed were fully satisfied with the way that they are managing their Citrix infrastructure today.

Other key findings from the survey of 750 respondents representing all major industries and IT roles included:

■ User experience is top of mind for Citrix administrators. Not being able to measure user experience is one of the top performance challenges reported by respondents.

■ Nearly 70 percent of respondents reported that they use from 2 to 5 different tools to manage their Citrix infrastructure.

■ 88 percent would like to use a single console for monitoring and managing all Citrix tiers in the infrastructure.

■ 76 percent reported that they spend more than two days per week on troubleshooting Citrix issues.

■ Nearly 60 percent believe that at least half the times that Citrix is blamed for a slowdown, the root problem is actually in one of the other tiers in the infrastructure.

■ 72 percent are interested in making Citrix performance management proactive with automatic alerts to allow them to fix issues – in any tier - before users notice.

In order to deliver the best possible user experience, Citrix environments need to not only be well architected but must also be well monitored and managed. This enables Citrix administrators and architects to identify and diagnose problems early on and prevent issues from escalating and impacting end users and business processes.

There is also a significant, unfulfilled demand for end-to-end performance monitoring and management technologies that can help Citrix professionals deliver superior service to their users.

Srinivas Ramanathan is CEO and Founder of eG Innovations.

Share this

The Latest

September 21, 2017

The increased complexity of new computing architectures coupled with new application development methodologies – especially in the face of time-to-market and security threat pressures – should make secure UX the first strategic decision for CEOs and CFOs on the path to digital transformation ...

September 19, 2017

IT professionals tend to go above and beyond the scope of their core responsibilities as the changing business landscape demands more of their attention, both inside and outside of the office, according to the Little-Known Facts survey conducted by SolarWinds in honor of IT Professionals Day ...

September 18, 2017

Digital video consumption is viral and, according to a new study released by IBM and International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), more than half of the 21,000 consumers surveyed are using mobiles every day to watch streaming videos, and that number is expected to grow 45 percent in the next three years ...

September 15, 2017

No technology that touches more than one IT stakeholder, no matter how good and how transformative, can deliver its potential without attention to leadership, process considerations and dialog. In this blog, I'd like to share effective strategies for AIA adoption ...

September 14, 2017

Enterprise IT environments are becoming more heterogeneous and complex, with fragmentation permeating cloud infrastructure, tooling and culture, according to a survey recently conducted by IOD Cloud Technologies Research in partnership with Cloudify ...

September 12, 2017

One area that enables enterprises to reduce complexity and streamline operations is their virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Virtualization is a linchpin of digital transformation and effectively optimizing an enterprise's VDI is essential to moving forward with digital technologies. Delivering the best possible VDI performance means taking a fresh look at what "desktop" means today. The endpoint, or desktop, now can be a physical thin client, a software-defined thin client, a traditional laptop, a phone or tablet. To reduce operational waste and achieve better performance across the desktop environment, consider these five actions ...

September 11, 2017

In incident management, we often overlook the simple things in favor of trying to do too much, too soon. Why not make sure we've done the fundamentals properly? ...

September 08, 2017
For our Advanced IT Analytics (AIA) Buyer's Guide, we interviewed more than 20 deployments to help us better assess vendor strengths and limitations. So given the abundance of riches to work with, I've decided to illustrate several of the more prominent AIA benefit categories with actual real-world comments ...
September 07, 2017

The Input/Output Operations per Second (I/O) capabilities of modern computer systems are truly a modern wonder. Yet no matter how powerful the processors, no matter how many cores, how perfectly formed the bus architecture, or how many flash modules are added, somehow it never seems to be enough ...

September 06, 2017

By taking advantage of performance monitoring, IT and business decision makers can gain better visibility into their cloud and application performance. Dedicated performance monitoring has become essential for providing visibility into all areas of application performance and keeping the business running optimally ...