visionapp—news from the Citrix Solution Summit in Orlando
visionapp has jumped into 2006 with a newly expanded line of products for terminal server / Citrix environments that allow for full automation of installation and operating processes (lifecycle management) and for secure, flexible, portal-based access to applications. The company will be representing the new versions of visionapp Platform Management Suite (vPMS 2006) and visionapp Access Portal (vAP 2006) to the public for the first time at the Citrix Solution Summit, taking place in Orlando, Florida, between January 29 and February 1, 2006.
Both products are integrated into the visionapp Control Center (vCC), a common administration console, marking the first time that application management and access will be merged into a single framework. The 2006 version of visionapp Platform Management Suite incorporates a number of special new features, such as expanded deployment functions. This means that, effective immediately, Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) will also be available as a deployment tool— this is in addition to the expanded in-house deployment mechanism (visionapp Installation Control Service, or vICS). Furthermore, the solution package includes more than 250 settings specific to terminal server / Citrix, an expanded array of ready-to-use package templates and new import/export options for server infrastructures that optimize automation processes for installation and operation within a Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 environment.
The most important new feature of visionapp Access Portal (vAP 2006) is that web server farms are administrated centrally, and therefore more efficiently, from the visionapp Control Center (vCC). This user interface is also used to configure Web Interface and Citrix Secure Gateway, thereby ensuring full support for Citrix Web Interface 3.0 (disconnecting, reconnecting and session roaming). Plus, the new vAP Connector makes it easy to link vAP up to foreign portals. An access matrix checks access parameters and displays important and helpful information (web parts, applications, farms).
Developers at visionapp created visionapp Installation Control Manager (vICM) as the perfect complement to their product suite. This robust, powerful software distribution mechanism takes, for example, the problem of differing time zones and combines the solution with multilanguage
support making it easier to manage farms spread across multiple continents. With this and its new “Partner Model 2006,” visionapp is placing increased importance on expanding its international presence, which it hopes to extend throughout northern, western and eastern Europe and the United States in 2006.
The Citrix Partner event in Orlando will allow visionapp, a Citrix Global Alliance partner, to present its new partner model to interested companies. This model envisions cooperation based on three different types of partnerships: business partner, enterprise partner and consulting partner. For more detailed information, please see our website (www.visionapp.com) or phone visionapp at its site in Ettlingen, Germany (+49-7243-3459-0).
visionapp GmbH specializes in the use of Microsoft and Citrix technologies for planning, implementing and operating server-based infrastructure and portal solutions. The company’s products and services—currently unique on the market—allow users to optimize Windows Terminal Server infrastructure and to administrate it more economically. At the heart of these innovations are automated deployment tools (visionapp Platform Management Suite), visionapp Access Portal, consulting and ASP services. This solution package is tailored to the needs of large and mid-sized companies in the financial, industrial, trade and public administration sectors.
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