Posted on
16 | 04 | 2012

ComTrade and Citrix are working together to Allow End-to-End Monitoring and Management of Citrix XenDesktop

Mountain View, CA ― April 16, 2012 ― ComTrade, a leading developer of management products for Microsoft System Center, today announced it is working closely with Citrix to give customers the ability to connect Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to Citrix XenDesktop®.

ComTrade will begin offering a new version of ComTrade Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop that will be compatible with Microsoft Systems Center 2012 and include monitoring and management of both Provisioning Server and Web Interface.

End-To-End Monitoring & Management of XenDesktop

ComTrade’s Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop helps IT measure, monitor and manage XenDesktop and provides a complete end-to-end view of the Citrix environment from within Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager.

Through the collaboration between Citrix and ComTrade, customers will receive a scalable and fault-tolerant XenDesktop 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 environments’ health and state, from connectivity issues to utilization to load and availability across all XenDesktop components.

ComTrade Management Pack for XenDesktop Available at

Customers seeking a better way to monitor and manage Citrix using Microsoft Systems Center can go online at to download their free evaluation of the Management Pack.

Rana Kanaan, VP, Product Management at Citrix

“ComTrade has been a strong partner of Citrix from the early XenDesktop product releases. Its management packs and plugins provide a reliable means of monitoring and managing Citrix products. We recommend ComTrade management packs as a preferred solution for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager integration to provide our customers with a complete view of their XenDesktop environments.”

Simon Taylor, VP Product, ComTrade

“Citrix is the undisputed industry leader in desktop transformation and we are pleased to offer their client’s the ability to seamlessly connect their desktop transformation experience with Microsoft System Center, one of the fastest growing and advanced monitoring frameworks available.”

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.

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.