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Citrix on Why Citrix Admins Need to Embrace Automation

Citrix on Why Citrix Admins Need to Embrace Automation

Citrix CTP Alum John Smith spent more than a decade running Citrix infrastructure at organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and McKesson, so he understands the pressures that these VDI administrators face. Still, he says that as a Solutions Architect at ExtraHop, he has been shocked to see how uniformly organizations suffer from staffing shortages. “Most teams that run Citrix infrastructure are operating on skeleton crews by choice or necessity,” he says.

What if there were a solution that could automatically detect performance issues and respond, saving the Citrix admin from having to get involved?

Enter ExtraHop and Octoblu.

The ExtraHop wire data analytics platform acts as the eyes and ears for the environment and Octoblu serves as the enterprise automation hub that orchestrates actions on behalf of the Citrix team.

In a recent CUGC Connect webinar, John and Citrix IoT Engineering Director, Chris Matthieu, explained why automation is the way forward for over-burdened Citrix teams. They advocate using ExtraHop and Octoblu in conjunction—a combination they dub “ExtraBlu”—and demonstrate how it works with a “virtual help desk” scenario.

Read the entire article here, Why Citrix Admins Need to Embrace Automation

via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.

Citrix Systems Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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