Goliath Technologies: Logon Simulator for Citrix & Healthcare IT Podcast – Episode 254
In episode 254, Douglas Brown interviews Raja Jadeja VP of Product Management and Thomas Charlton, Chairman and CEO of Goliath Technologies. Thomas, Raja and Douglas discuss the Goliath solutions, specificly their Logon Simulator for Citrix and how it works for both the everyday enterprise and within HealthCare IT. Raja and Thomas dive deep in to the who, what, when, why you should care, and much more! Truly this is a great conversation around how to truly solve problems in the Citrix world and beyond.
About Goliath Technologies
Goliath Performance Monitor – Proactive IT Performance Monitoring
Goliath for NetScaler – Supercharge your NetScaler with Goliath for NetScaler
Goliath Logon Simulator for Citrix – Proactively Simulate Citrix Logons to Ensure a Positive End User Experience
The real-time Goliath Logon Simulator proactively identifies the occurrence and root cause of end user logon failures, slowness, and application and desktop session availability issues.
Goliath Logon Simulator as a Service
Goliath Hosted Logon Simulator as a Service for Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop – Ensure Remote Users Can Logon to XenApp/XenDesktop – Confirm Citrix Applications & Sessions Launch
The Goliath Hosted Logon Simulator as a Service simulates the actual process a real user goes through from initiating a connection to launching a Citrix Session. This product – not a script – confirms that the entire Citrix delivery infrastructure will work, including the NetScaler, Storefront, Delivery Controller, VDI and XenApp
Learn more at http://goliathtechnologies.com
About Thomas Charlton, Chairman and CEO of Goliath Technologies
As Chairman and CEO, Thomas Charlton is responsible for the strategic direction and global expansion of Goliath Technologies.
Thomas Charlton most recently orchestrated the turnaround at PHD Virtual as Chairman and CEO. After multiple CEO’s, the majority shareholder, Insight Venture Partners, brought in Mr. Charlton from Shunra Software, another portfolio company. Seven record quarters of growth followed from Q3 2010 to Q1 2012 driven by the acquisition of four new customers per business day. During this time, Insight Venture Partners and a new investor, Citrix Systems, provided additional equity financing. PHD Virtual was acquired by Unitrends in 2013.
Prior to PHD Virtual, Mr. Charlton was President and CEO of Shunra Software. The company was funded in 2004 by Insight Venture Partners in New York and Carmel Ventures in Israel. He assumed control in 2007 and, after nine record quarters of revenue growth, returned the company to profitability in 2009. Shunra is based in Israel with offices in London and Philadelphia. Shunra received a number of awards in 2008 including Software Test and Performance Award, Internet Telephony’s Excellence Award, Infoworld’s 2008 Technology of the Year Award, and TMC’s Product of the Year Award.
Prior to Shunra, Mr. Charlton was the CEO of VoiceGenie Technologies in Toronto, Canada. VoiceGenie, was funded by Insight Venture Partners in New York, TRL Investments and Techbanc Inc. of Canada. Mr. Charlton went to Canada to lead the organization which subsequently enjoyed a return to profitability and six quarters of record growth. Under his leadership, VoiceGenie was recognized in Canada’s “Hot Profit 100”, ranked #1 by IDC, and received multiple awards including: The Technology Pioneer Award by TMC, The Product of the Year Award by CCW, and Sales Innovation Award by TMC. VoiceGenie was acquired by Alcatel in 2006.
Before VoiceGenie, Mr. Charlton was CEO of Trailblazer Systems. The founder-owned company, based in Atlanta, designed and marketed Ecommerce EDI software. Mr. Charlton and his team doubled revenues in 12 months. The founders, approached by an acquirer decided to exit the fast growing and profitable company. Trailblazer Systems was acquired by Nu Bridges in 2004.
Tidal Software in Palo Alto, California, offered Charlton his first CEO opportunity. Tidal Software was funded by JP Morgan Chase, Vantage Point, and Novus Ventures. He joined the team initially as VP of Sales and became CEO 18 months later. The company was recognized as: Visionary by Gartner, Upside Magazines “Hot 100”, Silicon Valley Business Journals “100 Fastest Growing Companies”, and Ranked #4 by IDC. Tidal was acquired by Cisco in 2009.
Mr. Charlton began his management career at US Surgical, the pioneer in Laparoscopic Surgery and Surgical Stapling. He held a number of sales management positions, ultimately responsible for the Western Area Business Unit with revenues of $220M.
Mr. Charlton spent ten years as a Venture Partner with Insight Venture Partners. In this capacity, he participated on due diligence teams prior to investment and engaged with portfolio companies to execute operational initiatives including recruitment of executive teams, organizational restructuring, growth planning, and general CEO coaching.
He has been featured in Inc. Magazine, CEO Magazine, New York Times, Businessweek, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Business Journal, Silicon Valley Business News, San Jose Mercury News, and CEO Intronet.
About Raja Jadeja VP of Product Management
As Vice President of Product Management at Goliath Technologies, Raja is responsible for interfacing with clients and development to define and prioritize product requirements.
Prior to Goliath Technologies, Raja Jadeja was Founder and CEO of Aduro Technologies. Started immediately after leaving college, the business initially began as an on premise IT Management Company serving small businesses. The complexity inherent in physical to virtual server conversions and management of these systems allowed for a transformation of the business model to that of a service provider focused on remote management of on premise infrastructure. He was able to build a team that capitalized on the underserved market for technically knowledgeable engineers and Aduro began serving increasingly larger enterprises nationwide. In the course of growing his business, Raja expanded the team’s expertise to include Citrix virtual desktop implementations and remote management. During the time between the founding of Aduro to exit, the company enjoyed record year over year growth in excess of 100%. Goliath Technologies acquired Aduro in January 2011.
About Douglas A. Brown
Douglas Brown is the Founder and President of DABCC, Inc. Doug has more than 20 years of experience in virtualization, cloud, and server based computing technologies and markets. DABCC is the first and most visited website dedicated to all elements of virtualization and features news and resources.
Prior to DABCC, Doug worked at Citrix Systems, Inc. as a Senior Systems Engineer from 2001 to 2004 where he developed the leading Citrix deployment system, “Methodology in a Box”, which has more than a million users. Additionally, his peers and management at Citrix named Doug Systems Engineer of the Year in 2002. From 2005 to 2016, Doug was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft Corporation for his contributions to the industry. He has also been acknowledged with the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and VMware vEXPERT awards for his continued support in the IT community. Doug speaks at leading industry events and has been a prolific author over the past 20 years.
Mr. Brown is also host of the #1 rated virtualization and cloud podcast show, DABCC Radio and DABCC TV.
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