Our Solutions


Aspen Systems specializes in helping you deliver desktops and applications to your users, from anywhere and at any time, securely. We focus on architecting and supporting the following types of IT services:

     – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
     – Remote Desktop Services & Server Based Computing (SBC)
     – High Performance Graphics Virtualization
     – Performance Monitoring & Reporting
     – Two-Factor Authentication
     – Application Virtualization
     – User Virtualization
     – Storage Virtualization
     – Mobile Computing Solutions (MDM/MAM)

 

Citrix Solutions

Aspen Systems has over 14 years’ experience working with Citrix products. Our engineering staff are Citrix Certified Administrators, Enterprise Engineers and Integration Architects. Using Citrix technologies, we can bring you and your organization closer to your desktop, applications, and data. Our team has worked on Citrix projects ranging from under 50 users to well over 5,000.

For more information see our Citrix Solutions Showcase and our Citrix VDI-in-a-Box Showcase.
For more information features of XenDesktop 7 see our recent blog post A Brief Visual Overview of XenDesktop 7

 

VMware Solutions

Whether you need assistance supporting an existing system or designing a new VMware virtual infrastructure, Aspen Systems can help. We staff VMware Certified Professionals, and have the unique ability to be fluent in various virtualization technologies. We have assisted many organizations to help with integrating Citrix and VMware together, to architect “best of breed” systems for delivering applications, desktops and user environment data to their employees throughout an organization.

For more information see our VMware Solutions Showcase.

 

Load Testing & Capacity Planning

Aspen Systems works closely with companies such as Liquidware Labs and LoginVSI to help you test the performance of your environment so you can plan a successful Live deployment. Using LoginVSI we can load test your virtual desktop infrastructure and predict “Real World” performance. This helps you identify bottlenecks before moving to production, so you can make informed purchasing decisions and required architectural changes to match your user needs. This proactive approach to systems design helps secure project success and ensure a high degree of user acceptance.

Using solutions from Liquidware Labs such as Stratusphere Fit we can help you generate detailed reports that provide deep insight into your organizations total consumption of memory, storage, network and compute resources. This data can greatly assist in helping you design and size your virtual infrastructure. Using Stratusphere UX can help you with diagnostics and desktop management, giving you insight into the true user experience performance of all your desktops. A single pane-of-glass view can give you information on the performance of both physical and virtual desktops across your enterprise, as well as the performance of your network, hosts and storage subsystems.

For more information on LoginVSI see Load Testing Your Virtual Environment Using LoginVSI.
For more information on Liquidware Labs see Liquidware Labs or send us a request for more information.

 

Mobile Computing

Using a combination of virtualization technologies can allow your users to truly become productive from anywhere in the world, using their own mobile devices. The trend of BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) requires that the proper virtualization technologies be implemented so the application and desktop delivery remain secure and highly available.

For more information see Citrix Enterprise Mobility.

 

Network and Virtualization Monitoring

To ensure a stable environment, it is imperative that proper monitoring solutions are implemented and used. Visibility into the many layers of your network and virtualization solutions allows you to proactively respond to issues before they become critical, and gives you a vastly deeper view into each layer, allowing you to implement appropriate solutions. Aspen Systems can assist you with the implementation of systems such as Solarwinds and eG Innovations to give your team inside into how your systems are running.

For more information on virtualization monitoring see Virtualization Monitoring with eG Innovations.

 

Nutanix Converged Storage

What is converged storage? According to Wikipedia: Converged storage is a storage architecture that combines storage and compute into a single entity. This can result in the development of platforms for server centric, storage centric or hybrid workloads where applications and data come together to improve application performance and delivery. The combination of storage and compute differs to the traditional IT model in which computation and storage take place in separate or siloed computer equipment. The traditional model can become a bottleneck as data sets gets bigger and the time to access that data gets shorter.

Nutanix is the market leader in converged storage solutions. By collapsing storage, compute and network into a single appliance, Nutanix has created an architecture that is both easy to install and can be clustered to service any size of workload with ease.

For more information see Nutanix – The Converged Datacenter.

 

Automation, Self-Service and Workspace Solutions

Today with the multitude of available access mechanisms, ranging from personal devices, VDI, terminal services, etc. – It is important as ever to keep things predictable in the datacenter as well as on the front-end for the user. With the RES Software Suite, Aspen Systems can deliver a solution that drastically reduces the complexity of the configuration of any hybrid, centralized or distributed computing environment. This is done through automation in the datacenter as well as on the enpoint, the ability to provide users with self-service capability as well as managing configuration, both centralized configuration rules as well as properly retaining user configuration. RES Software provides well-proven technology which allows you to reduce helpdesk calls typically in the range of 40-60%, while not becoming reliant on proprietary scripting and complex policy setups.

For more information, see RESsoftware.com and RESguru.com.

 

User Virtualization

The growing trend of “User Virtualization” or “User State Virtualization” is about decoupling the user’s preferences and environment from the underlying desktop, operating system and hardware device. By leveraging such products such as the AppSense User Virtualization Platform, a user’s environment can be stored in a centralized database more securely and reliably than with the traditional methods. This allows for seamless roaming of their profile data across hardware devices, differing Windows environments, and operating system versions. User Virtualization can dramatically decrease Windows migration times, complexity, and increase the reliability of your desktop virtualization environment.

For more information see AppSense User Virtualization.