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Reduce login and logout times with PAT from triCerat

 

triCerat have announced the release a new Profile Acceleration Technology (PAT) product.

Since the inception of the user profile, system administrators and end users alike have been plagued with slow login and logout times and profile corruption. This results in endless help desk calls and end user downtime, creating problems for everyone in the office.

A Typical Situation
When 8 a.m. rolls around, everyone logs in at the same time. This creates a virtual traffic jam between the profile server and the user's workstations. Files, applications, and settings all try to load to their desktop destinations all at once. This strain results in slow login times server-wide. Files can become frazzled or stop working all together. The same is true during rush hour at the end of the day, causing delayed logoff time.

Meet PAT!
Install triCerat's Profile Acceleration Technology (PAT) to direct those files, applications, and settings to their locations on-demand. Not only does the user experience improve but network utilization is reduced and spread evenly throughout the day. This relieves unnecessary strain on the server and increases speed of login and logoff times.

Why PAT?
Reduce Login and logout times
Reduce network utilization
Reduce profile corruption
Retrieve profile settings on-demand
Less stress on the server


Learn more visit http://www.tricerat.com/products/pat

PHD Virtual has released a new version of their Virtual Backup Product

See How We Deliver So Much More Value Compared to Any Other Backup Product
PHD Virtual has expanded the unmatched value of its award-winning data protection software with the release of PHD Virtual Backup 6.1. This latest version builds on our unique, patented virtual appliance architecture to deliver the most powerful, feature-filled, easy to use backup solution for virtual servers at a fraction of the cost of competitive alternatives. Designed from the ground up as an exclusively virtual solution for the virtual environment, additional functionality in PHD Virtual Backup 6.1 includes:

Hypervisor Support
VMware vSphere 5.1 support
Citrix XenServer 6.1 support

Rollback Recovery -
Immediate Access to Data
When a virtual machine crashes, how long does it take you to get it back? Unfortunately for many, the answer is hours, or even days! PHD Virtual can get you that virtual machine back in minutes with Rollback Recovery. Instead of a lengthy, full VM restore process, simply roll a VM back to an earlier state by restoring only the virtual disk changes over top of the existing VM. This can increase the RTO of a full VM recovery, sometimes up to 100X faster!
Rollback Recovery continues to prove PHD Virtual’s dedication to providing dynamic recovery options that decrease RTO and enhance the value of our customers’ businesses.
It’s your data. Get it back as quickly as possible with Rollback Recovery.

PHD Instant Recovery (for VMware) extended to Full/Incremental Backup Mode

Previously available only to customers using the Virtual Full backup mode, PHD Virtual extends the power of PHD Instant Recovery to include Full/Incremental backup mode as well. This gives individuals backing up to network shares or deduplication appliances the ability leverage PHD Instant Recovery to drastically decrease RTO and effectively test backups.
PHD Instant Recovery allows users to make an application available as quickly as possible in the event of a failure, without the need for additional infrastructure or a lengthy restore process.
In the event of a failure, PHD Instant Recovery will simply:
• Turn on a VM using the data that resides directly on the backup target, enabling users to experience next to no downtime.
• Then, once ready, users can either leverage VMware Storage vMotion or use PHD Motion to move the VM's to production storage.

Reporting Enhancements - Reduce Risk, Ensure Compliance

Many organizations are required to report on backup status and risk to upper management and regulatory bodies for compliance purposes. PHD Virtual has enhanced the reporting capabilities of the VBA to meet these needs.
Exporting Job History
Easily export job history from the PHD UI into Excel for a report that can be stored for long term compliance needs, or provided to management. This report provides complete coverage of all job statuses across all VBA’s.

Data Protection Risk Management Report
Gain visibility into your data protection integrity by viewing a list of all VM’s in the environment, along with information on their sizes, virtual disks and the date of the last successful backup. This report allows you to quickly see which VM’s in your environment haven’t been backed up in a while, or, at all, and take the appropriate action to ensure data protection compliance and integrity. Lastly, easily copy and paste the data into excel for reporting or archival purposes.

Job Copy
Accelerate Backup Scheduling
Spend less time creating and scheduling backup jobs with Job Copy. With the click of a button you can select a backup job and copy it as many times as needed. This accelerates the backup job creation process, allowing you to scale even more easily than before.

Download the software from here

triCerat's Simplify Suite 5.6 was released today

v5.6.01 (build 1835) (11/12/2012)

5.6.01.1835 (11/12/2012)

  • Added – App-V integration
  • Added – Extended print features for Ricoh PCL drivers
  • Added – Option to set the default paper size according to the system locale for printing PDF
  • Added – Profiles processing capability on session disconnect and reconnect
  • Added – Support for Windows Server 2012 terminal servers or print servers
  • Added – triShell removes folders if nothing is contained within
  • Added – Auto refresh option for triShell
  • Fixed – Print jobs dropping images from Crystal Report prints
  • Fixed – PDF printer generating with incorrect port name
  • Fixed – Print server printer assignments to local users fail to generate
  • Fixed – Assignments to domain local groups not displaying in Simplify Console
  • Fixed – Profiles assignments to custom owners failing in NT6
  • Fixed – Drive mapping error in NT6
  • Fixed – Memory leaks during registry restore operations
  • Fixed – Case-sensitive comparison for computer names in custom owners
  • Fixed – Error searching for owners in search dialog
  • Fixed – Offline mode collisions with multiple clients
  • Fixed – Environment variables not expanding correctly from the registry
  • Fixed – Various ADMX user interface issues
  • Fixed – Some Office applications do not display task bar buttons per document
  • Updated – Enhanced backwards compatibility with older print server agents
  • Updated – German translations
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 00:00

 

Feature-by-Feature Comparison Showcases PHD Virtual 6.0 Strengths in Software Deployment, Security and Data Encryption, and Cost

PHILADELPHIA, PA —Oct. 2, 2012 — PHD Virtual Technologies, a pioneer in virtual machine backup and recovery, and innovator ofvirtualization monitoring solutions, announced today that ITComparison.com, an unbiased IT comparison site offering competitive information about hardware, software, virtualization and other products, recently published the latest results of a side-by-side comparison of PHD Virtual Backup & Replication 6.0 and Veeam Backup & Replication 6.1. Get PHDVB v6.0 for 15 Days Click Here

Tweet This: @PHDVirtual Named Best Value for Virtual Backup and Replication Over Veeam http://bit.ly/HyPclv

The article looked at various questions as its basis for building a comparison chart. Queries considered were the following:

  • How does Veeam Backup compare to PHD Virtual Backup?
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of PHD Virtual and Veeam Replication Software
  • What is better PHD Virtual or Veeam Backup & Replication? How?
  • Independent unbiased comparison of Veeam Backup & Replication vs PHD Virtual Backup & Replication

Although both products performed extremely well, there were some PHD Virtual advantages that the comparison pointed out for those considering building backup or disaster recovery into their current Virtual infrastructure. Some key comments from the posted comparison are listed below:

On Installation and Ease of Use: "We give PHD Virtual an extra point for deploying their software as a virtual appliance, unlike Veeam who kept up with the traditional install. We believe installing such applications as an appliance is more future looking than the traditional method as it has easy installation and management as well as cuts the OS licensing cost."

On Data Encryption and Secure Replication: "For those environments where security is top priority and backup data must be encrypted at all stages, PHD Virtual Backup & Replication is the battle winner."

On Cost: "It seems PHD Virtual Backup & Replication is the winner on cost with a lower price for hosts equipped with 2 CPUs or more. If you have those enterprise hosts in your environment, then PHD Virtual might be a much more cost effective [solution] in your case."

PHD recently launched its PHD Virtual Backup 6.0 which features faster backup and replication with optimized performance against any type of storage target, including cloud gateway devices. Customers gain the advantages of application aware backupsand encrypted data protection along with functionality that helps demonstrate compliance with policies and regulations to pass internal and external security audits.

PHD Virtual Backup 6.0 also incorporates more savvy recovery methods that minimize downtime for even the smallest customers that cannot leverage replication.

Supporting Resources

About PHD Virtual Technologies

PHD Virtual provides the absolute best valuein virtual backup and monitoring for VMware and Citrix platforms. More than 4,500 customers worldwide rely on our products because they are effective, easier to use and far more affordable than competitive alternatives. Delivering the highest performance and most scalable cross platform backup and monitoring solutions on the market and pioneer of Virtual Backup Appliances (VBAs), PHD Virtual Technologies has been transforming data protection for virtual IT environments since 2006. Its PHD Virtual Monitor provides a complete, end-to-end solution for monitoring virtual, physical and application infrastructures in VMware and Citrix environments. For more information, please visit: http://www.phdvirtual.com/

Inbjudan Technical User Group

Thursday, 30 August 2012 15:10

ARJ Distribution stödjer Technical User Group Sweden delta du med!
VIRTUALISERINGS konferens 6 - 7 November, Johannesbergs Slott, Gottröra, Stockholm


Välkommen till vår virtualiseringskonferens 6 - 7 November där vi kommer att prata teknik inom klient, applikation och servervirtualisering.

Innehåll:
* Vilka typer av klienter ska / kan vi använda?
* Lokalt OS, VDI eller Hypervisor?
* Vilka backend system ska vi använda
* Hur ska vi hantera all lagring om vi ska hantera klienterna centralt?
* Hur hanterar vi kommunikationen mellan server och klient på ett snabbt och säkert sätt?
* Hur hanterar vi klienten när den är offline?
* Hur hanterar vi de ”nya” klienterna - smartphones, tablets osv?
* Servervirtualiseringen - mogen teknik som utvecklas snabbt!!

- Tips
- Tricks
- Nyheter

Till vem vänder sig Konferensen?
För dig som arbetar med IT på en teknisk nivå. Oavsett om er verksamhet är befintlig användare av lösningar från deltagande leverantörer eller om ni är intresserade och vill få mer kunskap om hur dessa lösningar kan ta er IT-verksamhet ett steg längre inom virtualisering så är du varmt välkommen!

Mer information och anmälan på www.tugsweden.se (Ange ARJ Distribution AB i kommentarsfältet och tävla om biobiljetter.)

Välkommen!
önskar
Technical User Group Sweden med samarbetspartners

New PHD Virtual Backup Release Adds Value with Faster Backup, Enhanced Recovery Methods and Security Advancements

PHD Virtual Backup 6.0 Delivers an Even Faster, Easier, and More Scalable Backup and Recovery Solution Purpose Built for VMware and Citrix Environments

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Monday, August 27th, 2012 – PHD Virtual Technologies, a pioneer in virtual machine backup and recovery,and innovator ofvirtualization monitoring solutions, announced today the release of PHD Virtual Backup 6.0. This latest version builds on PHD Virtual’s award-winning, patented virtual backup appliance architecture to deliver faster, more flexible and secure backups as well as leveraging even more effective recovery methods.

 

Tweet This: New @PHDVirtual Backup Release Adds Value with Faster Backup, Enhanced Recovery Methods and Security Advancements http://bit.ly/NHfjss

 

Get PHDVB v6.0 for 15 Days Click Here

 

PHD Virtual Backup 6.0 features faster backup and replication with optimized performance against any type of storage target, including cloud gateway devices. Customers gain the advantages of application aware backups and encrypted data protectionalong with functionality that helps demonstrate compliance with policies and regulations to pass internal and external security audits.

 

PHD Virtual Backup 6.0 also incorporates more savvy recovery methods that minimize downtime for even the smallest customers that cannot leverage replication.

 

“The new PHD Virtual Backup v6.0 release is top notch,” said Christian Schiff of Woodharbor Custom Cabinetry based in Mason City, Iowa. “I can recover a VM in about 3 minutes by running it from my backup storage.  Combined with their new PHD Motion feature, I can move the recovered VM to my production storage 3 times faster than using VMware’s Storage vMotion.” He concluded, “They keep adding great features and somehow keep their product so easy to use.”

 

“Constant dialogue with our customers has inspired the improvements in PHD Virtual Backup so that it’s easier, faster, and more scalable than ever before for VMware vSphere and Citrix XenServer environments,” said Shawn Brady, Vice President of Sales.  “With the release of PHD Virtual Backup 6.0 we continue to expand our value-added capabilities while keeping our prices very competitive.”

 

“vRanger was not able to keep up to our needs in our growing environment,” said Calvin Engen of F12 Networks in Edmonton, Alberta, CA. “After an exhaustive review of virtualization backup vendors, I selected PHD Virtual.  Their deduplication is remarkable and saves me a ton on storage, and the new recovery features in v6.0 are so easy to use that I can delegate some of those tasks to others and focus on all the other important things going on in my environment.” He concluded, “PHD Virtual saves me time and money and helps me stay ahead of the pack.”

 

“This 6.0 release for PHD Virtual Backup 6.0 demonstrates why we are one of the fastest growing companies in our industry,” according to James Legg, CEO of PHD Virtual Technologies.  “We are committed to meeting and exceeding our customer expectations in every way possible to earn their business with super productive, easy to use, affordable solutions.”

 

Legg noted that PHD Virtual Backup is the only major virtual backup software provider to offer a solution that was specifically designed from the ground up for virtual environments.  “Our virtual backup appliance architecture is unique in the industry,” he explained, “and it provides a powerful springboard to expand our leadership and innovation in helping customers get the most value from their virtual IT environments.”

 

Supporting Resources

PHD Virtual Technologies: http://phdvirtual.com/

PHD Virtual Backup 6.0: http://phdvirtual.com/solutions/new-6-version

More PHD Virtual News: http://phdvirtual.com/newsandevents

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PHDVirtual

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PHDVirtualTechnologies

LinkedIn:http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1992663&mostPopular=&trk=tyah

 

About PHD Virtual Technologies

Delivering the highest performance and most scalable cross platform backup and monitoring solutions on the market and pioneer of Virtual Backup Appliances (VBAs), PHD Virtual Technologies has been transforming data protection for virtual IT environments since 2006. Its award-winning data protection solution, PHD Virtual Backup is used today by more than 4,000 enterprises worldwide to achieve unlimited scalability, high availability and cost effective backup and recovery for VMware and Citrix XenServer virtual machines. Its PHD Virtual Monitor provides a complete, end-to-end solution for monitoring virtual, physical and application infrastructures in VMware and Citrix environments.  PHD Virtual also provides a suite of free virtualization utilities to assist with the administration and management of virtualized environments.

Plus Tech News Update

Dayton, Ohio, August 14, 2012 – Plus Technologies announces the availability of several new products and features.

Product News

Mobile Web Client: Plus Technologies has developed a Mobile Web Client (MWC) module for its OM Plus Delivery Manager print software. MWC is an interface specifically designed for mobile devices such as smart-phones and I-Pads.

Mobile Printing Solution: Plus Technologies created a Mobile Printing solution that allows users to print emails and attachments to the nearest printer from their email-enabled device. All users have to do is email the document to an OM Plus print queue and release it at the network printer of their choice.

SAP Re-Certification: Plus Technologies has re-certified  OM Plus Delivery Manager for SAP  R3 BC-XOM interface validating the product’s  functionality, and quality.   With the SAP features of OM Plus users will be able to enhance the output function of SAP to confirm print status at the page level, view actual print sttus from within their SAP system, as well as restart, fail-over, load balance, intelligently route jobs and much more.

Secure Print Release: Enhancements have been made to Plus Technologies Secure Print Release. Users are now able to release print jobs at the printer of choice through various methods including Workstation, Mobile Devices, Embedded, and through RFID technology.

Updates to OM Plus Fleet Manager (FM): Plus Technologies has made several updates to their print fleet management software - OM Plus FM. These updates include UI improvements on DDC and customers management, Device Contact and Resolvers' E-Mail fields now support multiple addresses, performance improvements on Asset Export, added IP Address to Asset Export (Export ONLY, it will not be overwritten during import), small display changes on Supplies Screen, added IP Address to Page Volume Report, added Page Volume query, etc.


Recent Customer Activity


Large California School District: Plus Technologies’ printer fleet management software is in use at a large K-12 school district in Southern California. The school district is equipped with approximately 2,200 print devices spread across 50 campuses, which FM is responsible for monitoring. The devices range from standard desktop printers to enterprise MFPs.

Municipal Government in California: Plus Technologies delivered a Print Encryption solution to the municipal government. The solution will enable OM Plus to accept jobs from their software switch and interrogate the jobs, allowing OM Plus to encrypt them with Capella technology and deliver the jobs to the correct printer with confirmation of delivery.

One of the Nation's Leading Brokerages: The investment company added additional licensing to their preexisting OM Plus Delivery Manager agreement.

A Leading American Multinational Manufacturer and Marketer of Home Appliances:
The appliance company, which has been a Plus Technologies customer for some time, recently acquired new licensing for Failover and Load Balancing through the OM Plus Delivery Manager software.

Government of Ontario: The government has acquired additional agents for their application servers. These additional agents enable increased visibility and control to their processes.
Baptist Health: Plus Technologies has integrated their OM Plus DM print delivery software into the health care providers EPIC environment.

One of the Nations Top 10 Largest Health Systems:
The Florida health care provider extended their OM Plus DM licensing to assist in the Lawson ERP Application print process.

Software and Services Company: The multinational company has integrated OM Plus DM into their core application software system to provide print delivery. As part of this program OM Plus DM is being implemented in local governments around the country. 


In Other News

Lexmark Visits Plus Technologies: The Lexmark Solutions Architect team came to visit Plus Technologies at the Dayton, Ohio corporate location to discuss future endeavors.

International Partnership:
Plus Technologies formed a partnership agreement with ARJ Distribution, an IT solutions firm. With this agreement, ARJ Distribution has signed on as a resale channel partner of Plus Technologies’ OM Plus Software.

Usage-Based Licensing: The Usage-Based Licensing has been gaining popularity among Plus Technologies’ customers. In the usage-based model, the customer pays fees based solely on the actual product usage. Product usage is based on the total number of pages printed regardless of the number of users or queues.

New Location: Plus Technologies has moved to a larger facility at 1860 Lyons Road, Dayton, Ohio, 45458.

Simplify Suite 5.5.2 Released today



Tricerat moved their Simplify Suite 5.5.2 from a Release Candidate to a Gold release.
Change History can be found below

Change History

The below list is a brief snapshot of the fixes and feature additions provided in this release. Please contact triCerat Support for information regarding your specific issue or support case, and they will be able to help you determine if the issue has been resolved in this release.

5.5.02.1781 (06/25/2012)

  1. Fixed - Missing line output on some printed documents
  2. Fixed - Black box printed output on some PDF documents
  3. Fixed - Buffer overrun in printer driver code
  4. Fixed - Assignments to AD security group not passed to member machines
  5. Fixed - Translation issues in German, French, Spanish, Japanese versions
  6. Fixed - Xerox 2PD stapling and hole punching
  7. Fixed - Licensing error on auto-login devices
  8. Added - Support for Simplify Printing execution from system context (for Epic print server support,etc)
  9. Added - Command line option to SDUAP to add printer assignments
  10. Added - Command line option to SDUAP to force printer remapping
  11. Added - Support for locale override for ADMX templates
  12. Added - Ability to detect new client hostname and remap printers on change

5.5.01.1706 (02/08/2012)

  1. Added - Simplify Profiles Offline Mode
  2. Added - Simplify Profiles ADMX Template Support
  3. Added - Simplify Printing Advanced Print Features Support - Xerox UPD
  4. Added - Simplify Printing Advanced Print Features Support - Ricoh/Lanier UPD
  5. Added - Simplify Printing Advanced Print Features Support - Lexmark UPD
  6. Added - Simplify Printing Advanced Print Features Support - Canon UPD
  7. Added - Simplify Printing Advanced Print Features Support - HP UPD
  8. Fixed - Members of Local Users and Groups not receiving their configuration assignments
  9. Fixed - Default Printer recapture only working when an SD Client is present
  10. Fixed - Miscellaneous bugfixes and improvemments

5.4.01.1650 (12/14/2011)

  1. Fixed – Miscellaneous PDF Printing issues
  2. Fixed – Font embedding issue from Microsoft Excel
  3. Fixed – ScrewDrivers removing local print queues from server
  4. Fixed – Windows 2000 functionality
  5. Fixed – Image printing upside down
  6. Fixed – Localization bugs for German, French, Spanish languages
  7. Added – Print Server user impersonation
  8. Fixed – Simplify License server error
  9. Fixed – Case where trial dialog displays even after licensed
  10. Fixed – Local Users and Groups not getting assignments
  11. Fixed – Crash of Stability service
  12. Fixed – Database connection clean-up
  13. Added – View peak license count in Simplify License Server console
  14. Added – Ability to copy profile data as the user account instead of system

ARJ and Plus Technologies

ARJ Distribution has signed a Distribution agreement with Plus Technologies.

About Plus Technologies
Since 1994, Plus Technologies has been providing print management software to corporate, government, and health care organizations in over 30 countries worldwide. Plus Technologies has been selected by many Fortune 500 companies who are leaders in their markets.

Plus Technologies provides solutions based on their output management suite of products including OM Plus Delivery Manager (print job spooling and delivery), OM Plus Fleet Manager (consumables, printer error and usage management system), and OM Plus Report Manager (enterprise content management system). This collection of software products are the components of their OM Plus Software Suite. Plus Technologies also provides custom programming services in the area of output management for organizations.

Plus Technologies has extensive experience in combining their output management software products with a strong implementation services capability to create ‘solutions’ that are as unique as the customer’s problems. In addition, Plus Technologies solutions are known to be very cost effective as the company provides flexible pricing options including utility billing, subscription, and initial license fee licenses.

For more information please contact Roger Jansson at ARJ Distribution AB.

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