MSP Today Expert Feature
March 25, 2015

Ericom Connect Multiplies by Ten-fold the Management Capacity of Citrix and VMware


The ability to scale has become a very important issue for organizations in today’s highly competitive global environment. It is not enough to scale, but being able to hyper-scale at a moment’s notice is an option enterprises want to have if the need arises. With potential users numbering in the tens or even hundreds of millions, a cost effective solution requiring the least amount of capital and operational expenditure is essential. Ericom Connect, a new flagship product from Ericom Software has taken a huge leap in the evolution of access technology by delivering hyper-scalability at unprecedented levels with fewer resources.

Ericom Connect is the first-ever enterprise grade managed access solution serving 100,000 concurrent sessions per server. What that means to the enterprise IT infrastructure is, it can use only 10 servers for what would take Citrix (News - Alert) and VMware to accomplish with 100 servers. Ask any IT department if they would rather manage 100 servers or 10, and the answer is glaringly obvious.

This type of scalability is another step in the right direction for the ICT industry as it continues to democratize technology and make it available for everyone. Being able to serve 100,000 concurrent sessions on a single server means enterprises as well as SMBs can increase their capacity with less capital, fewer human resources, smaller space, and lower energy bills.

Connect is the culmination of more than 20 years of evolution in the access market by Ericom. It is designed to give businesses secure, centrally managed access to Windows applications and desktops, from any device, anywhere with the ability to expand as the organization sees fit, steadily and predictably.

“The new connection broker and management platform can easily scale to support hundreds of thousands of endpoints without compromising performance or the user experience. This is the revolution the IT management of large enterprises has long been waiting for, which also turns IT from a cost center into an operational data goldmine,” said Joshua Behar, Ericom President and CEO.

Additional benefits of Ericom Connect include:

  • Advanced Grid Architecture to support thousands of hosting servers and hundreds of thousands of user sessions, while also enabling the universal sharing of all business logic, state information, and health status across the grid.
  • Secure, encrypted connections for both internal and external access.
  • A launch analysis that gives IT administrators detailed simulation of a user’s login experience improves issue detection, troubleshooting, and reduces end-user disruptions.
  • Wide client device support, including HTML5, browser-based and plug-in free access that is 100 percent platform-agnostic for traditional clients such as workstations and laptops, Windows, Mac, Linux, as well as mobile and tablets including Android, iOS (iPad / iPhone (News - Alert)).
  • Web-based administration provides one interface for all deployment, management, and monitoring activities, eliminating the overhead of having to deploy, configure, and maintain a client-based admin tool.
  • Enables monitoring user activity in real time or using historical data for full visibility into user productivity with powerful reporting for end user access analytics. It offers dozens of built-in reports, with a holistic view of utilized system resources, users and session activity. It simplifies tracking and optimizing application and desktop usage, monitor user productivity, measure system workload and health, and troubleshoot issues related to connectivity errors.
  • Custom development to better-fit changing needs. The platform is designed for fast and seamless integration of new features and ideas.

Today’s working environment is different than it was a decade ago. The development of cloud, collaboration, mobile and bring your own tech initiatives is driving organizations to deploy access solutions so their employees, customers, partners and vendors can use the resources of the company no matter where they are using any device. According to Robert Young, Research Manager, Cloud & Virtualization System Software, IDC (News - Alert), “These technology trends present IT organizations with a unique set of infrastructure management and operational challenges, resulting in a heightened need for access management and control, simplicity, and scalability.”




Edited by Dominick Sorrentino




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