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Channel opportunity for data backup in hyper-converged market
NEW ORLEANS – There is a new data backup and recovery vendor in the marketplace. The only thing is they are not so new. HYCU, Inc., based in Boston, has been in business for more than 25-years under another name (Comtrade). But in a sense HYCU is new – as a forerunner – for its…
Today’s channel rundown – 15 May 2018
Daily tech news and analysis channel partners need to know now, including Asigra’s latest offering, TPx’s new channel hire, cloud’s security issues and more
HYCU Expands Public Sector Market Opportunity with Carahsoft Technology Corp.
Latest Partner Initiative Drives Broader Adoption for HYCU Data Protection for Nutanix BOSTON, May 15, 2018 – HYCU, Inc., a pioneering enterprise software company specializing in data backup, recovery and monitoring for hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI), and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider™, today announced a new partnership through which Carahsoft will distribute…
Nutanix-focused HYCU extends total backup coverage message with added non-Nutanix support
HYCU strengthens its case to be perceived as a one-stop shop for data protection within Nutanix environments, by adding an integration with VMware VADP that enhances HYCU’s protection of VMware data in those environments. NEW ORLEANS – It’s been quite a year for HYCU. A year ago, at the Nutanix .NEXT event in Washington D.C.,…
Nutanix furthers its push into new cloud markets at .NEXT US
An oversaturated cloud computing market has pushed many information technology organizations to differentiate their enterprise utility through strategic partnerships and the adoption of new support tools. With a strong base in hyperconverged infrastructure appliances and influential partners like Dell Technologies Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd, and most recently Google Inc., Nutanix Inc. is rapidly surpassing expectations…
Validating HYCU Deployment By The Numbers
Vendors like to claim that their software is “1-click” or installable within 30 seconds. In general these claims are pretty fatuous unless you’re either frequently deploying or looking to automate. I’ve been spending a bit of time looking at a range of storage solutions that are fully software-defined and seeing how easy that deployment process…
The Top Boston Tech Hires, Promotions (and Departures) in April
Get ready for an intense recap, readers. April was a big month in terms of personnel moves, with several appointments in C-level and leadership positions, many changes in different companies’ boards and a few departures. Let’s count the C-executives on the move first. As of the end of April, we have a new CEO at…
Comtrade Software Becomes HYCU and releases HYCU 3.0
Data protection has featured heavily on the blog over the past few months. Solutions are moving on from the traditional self-build of the last 15 years to more targeted software and appliances. Another company doing something different with data protection is HYCU, formerly Comtrade Software. The company recently rebranded and released version 3.0 of their…
Nutanix Backup Software: Make the Best Choice Between HYCU and Rubrik
Organizations of all sizes now look to hyper-converged infrastructure solutions such as the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform to provide them with their next generation of data center IT infrastructure services. As they do, they need software optimized for protecting Nutanix environments. HYCU, Inc., and Rubrik are two early leaders in this space. Each possess distinctive…
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Channel People on the Move: Windstream, Avant, TBI, More
In terms of people taking new jobs and get promoted, March came in like a lion … and went out like one too. This edition of our monthly Channel People on the Move feature includes Avant’s hire of a former AT&T and Channel Partners exec; Windstream’s addition of a regional sales vice president; and TBI…
The Top Boston Tech Hires, Promotions (and Departures) in March
Lots of big personnel moves happened in the Boston tech community in March, including C-level appointments and departures. As far as we know, five companies (Aquabotix, Nuance Communications, Parexel, Pixability and Placester) got a new CEO, while two (Circle and Onapsis) have a new CFO. Lionbridge Technologies, a digital communications company based in Waltham, has…
Comtrade Software Rebrands as HYCU, Adds Channel Execs from Egnyte, Quest
Comtrade Software has declared operational independence from Comtrade Group with a new name, HYCU, and has embarked on a global expansion. Simon Taylor, who previously served as president of Comtrade Software and chief strategy officer of Comtrade Group, will lead HYCU’s global initiatives as CEO. HYCU’s flagship product is a purpose-built backup and recovery offering…
Comtrade Software rebrands as HYCU, touts Boston HQ growth
The new company will remain headquartered at 109 State Street, and Boston-area native and current Brookline resident Simon Taylor, formerly president of Comtrade Software, will serve as CEO.
HYCU Makes Official Debut as HCI Data Protection Provider
Comtrade Software is now HYCU, a software company that provides enterprises with monitoring, backup and recovery solutions for their hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI).
HYCU spins off from Comtrade Software to spur growth, adds support for Nutanix AFS, non-Nutanix environments
Today, newly-minted HYCU is making a pair of announcements. First they are announcing their own existence, spinning out of Comtrade Software as a separate company, with Commtrade’s President, Simon Taylor, becoming HYCU’s CEO.
A breakdown on the day’s biggest Inno story
The Comtrade Group, a $400M IT firm, announced it has created an independently operated software company, HYCU, specializing in IT monitoring and data backup. As part of its expansion, the company has promoted a Boston-area native, Simon Taylor, to serve as its CEO.
Comtrade Software Relaunches as Operationally Independent HYCU
Corporate Rebranding Marks Company’s Latest Milestone and Continued Global Expansion; Simon Taylor Named CEO of HYCU BOSTON, March 28, 2018 – HYCU, a pioneering enterprise software company specializing in data backup, recovery and monitoring for hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI), today announced a global rebranding initiative that represents the Company’s new operational independence and recent global expansion….
HYCU Expands Executive Management Team with Key Hires
Scott Henderson Joins as VP Sales Americas and Junelle Swan as VP Channels to Fuel Growth BOSTON, March 28, 2018 – HYCU, a pioneering enterprise software company specializing in data backup, recovery and monitoring for hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI), today announced two key executive hires. Scott Henderson, former VP/Head-of-Sales at Egnyte, has joined HYCU as the…
HYCU software becomes independent company
Nine months ago, Comtrade Software launched HYCU software designed specifically to back up Nutanix hyper-converged systems. Now Comtrade Software has become HYCU. Comtrade Software today officially rebranded as HYCU (haiku), a company dedicated to developing and selling HYCU Data Protection for Nutanix. Simon Taylor, previously Comtrade Software’s president, becomes HYCU CEO. Comtrade Group isn’t completely…
Enterprise Backup and Recovery Management
Data storage backups seem like a simple enough way of protecting valuable business data against accidental erasure, application crashes, server mishaps, ransomware and the countless other ways data winds up irretrievable. IT leaders soon discover that managing a comprehensive data protection strategy involves much more than pointing a backup solution to a storage target.
Demo: ESXi Backup with Nutanix Snapshots with HYCU
In addition to the support of Nutanix clusters that use Nutanix native AHV hypervisors, HYCU introduces the support for Nutanix environments that use VMware ESXi hypervisors. By using the native Nutanix storage layer snapshot technology, VMware snapshot stuns are avoided.
A More Elegant (and Affordable) Approach to Nutanix Backups
One of the more perplexing challenges that Nutanix administrators face is how to protect the data in their Nutanix deployments. Granted, Nutanix natively offers its own data protection utilities. However, these utilities leave gaps that enterprises are unlikely to find palpable when protecting their production applications. This is where Comtrade Software’s HYCU and ExaGrid come…
ExaGrid, Comtrade Software integrate on hyper-converged backup storage offering for virtualized environments
ExaGrid, provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup, and Comtrade Software, developer of HYCU, an application data protection – have partnered to offer a backup-application-to-backup-storage offering purpose-built for virtualized environments. Comtrade Software’s HYCU and ExaGrid’s scalable disk-based backup appliance together provide an elegant and end-to-end data protection solution for IT data centers. ExaGrid complements HYCU…
ExaGrid and Comtrade Software Announce Integrated Hyper-converged Backup Storage Solution for Virtualized Environments
Combination of Comtrade Software HYCU and ExaGrid Hyper-converged Secondary Storage Leverage HCIS’ Capabilities for IT Data Centers Westborough, Mass., February 12, 2018 – ExaGrid® , a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup, and Comtrade Software, developer of HYCU, – intelligent application data protection – have partnered to offer a backup-application-to-backup-storage solution purpose-built for…
Comtrade, ExaGrid Develop New Backup Package for Nutanix
The partnership will create a scalable disk-based backup appliance to provide an alternative end-to-end data protection solution. Comtrade Software, which makes monitoring and data protection solutions for hyperconverged infrastructures, has hooked up with ExaGrid, a provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup, in a new partnership to offer a backup-application-to-backup-storage solution for Nutanix. Early last year, Comtrade…
WEBINAR on Feb 21
How do you create a scale-out, next-generation backup infrastructure that matches your Nutanix?
Many IT teams are learning that legacy data protection solutions lack features needed to protect hyper-converged infrastructures. These solutions treat Nutanix like disk, and don’t allow you to intelligently protect VMs and the applications running on them, which leaves protection in the dark, and unsure that you can recover. HYCU and ExaGrid provide a cost-effective,…
HYCU – Backing up virtual machines from Replicated Nutanix Snapshots
In remote office/branch office (ROBO) environments, HYCU allows you to back up virtual machines from their replicas on the central site Nutanix cluster. Backing up data from replicas without having to transfer the virtual machine data twice frees up WAN bandwidth for other business processes. To be able to back up virtual machines from their…
SCOM 1711 Technical Preview (1801?) New Features
What does the new SCOM bring?! HTML5 Web Dashboards! here The new SCOM version also gives visibility into Management Packs Updates and Recommendations Operations Manager Products (view SCOM topology) Partner Solutions For now I’ll focus on the last two. Operations Manager Products Click on Administration Tab Expand Operations Manager Products Topology features are pretty neat….
.NEXT EMEA in London
Nov. 27-29, 2018
Join us at .NEXT in London where we will be showcasing HYCU and sharing the latest enhancements to our purpose-built data protection for Nutanix users.
ADN ist neuer Value-Added Distributor für Comtrade Software HYCU – die speziell entwickelte Datenschutz-Software für Nutanix
Comtrade Software stellt preisgekrönte Backup- und Recovery-Software zur Verfügung, um ADN Partnern neue Geschäfts- und Marktchancen zu bieten. BOSTON und BOCHUM, DEUTSCHLAND, Januar 09, 2018 – Comtrade Software, führender Anbieter von Monitoring- und Datenschutz-Lösungen für hyperkonvergente Infrastruktur, und ADN Advanced Digital Network Distribution GmbH geben heute ihre Zusammenarbeit bekannt: ADN nimmt die speziell für Nutanix…
Nutanix Acropolis hypervisor (AHV) vs Vmware vSphere hypervisor, AOS 5.5 edition
Third installation of this popular post comparing Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) and Vmware vSphere Hypervisor. This version is based on Nutanix AOS 5.5 version. Earlier versions of this post can found by clicking following links: 4.6 and 5.0.
Comtrade Software HYCU: Data Protection for Nutanix Providing Deeper Application and Hypervisor Support
Data protection trends: Ransomware, M&A deals dominate news
From the constant threat of ransomware attacks to looking ahead to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, backup vendors had much to tackle in 2017. And there was even a lot of movement among vendors themselves, with several big names making acquisitions to gain footholds in important markets.
Someone has fixed the ESX ‘VM stun’ problem
Comtrade’s latest HYCU Nutanix backup product version has a fix for the VM stun problem.
HYCU, Purpose-built Data Protection for Nutanix, Now Provides Deeper Application and Hypervisor Support
Comtrade Software Adds VMware vSphere Support, Efficient ROBO Backup from DR Target and Continues to Simplify Backup and Recovery for Nutanix Environments BOSTON, November 27, 2017 – Comtrade Software, a leading provider of monitoring and data protection solutions for hyperconverged infrastructures, today announced support for VMware vSphere as well as deeper application support for…
The Value of High Focused Data Protection – HYCU Backup for Nutanix
Anytime an enterprise considers a new platform it has to address one particular requirement; how exactly IT will protect the new platform. If the platform promises enough value, IT may forgo that requirement and cobble together a “best efforts” data protection strategy. Customers of hyperconverged vendor Nutanix faced this exact challenge, especially as they rolled…
AWS KVM adoption and Nutanix AHV
Nutanix, which strives to bring the best of public cloud to the on-prem data center, has long incorporated AWS innovations as part of its enterprise cloud strategy. Nutanix diverged from the public cloud leader, though, in hypervisor selection and launched its own customized KVM hypervisor, AHV, almost two and a half years ago.
News Bits: Comtrade, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Overland-Tandberg, Cavium, DDN, HPE, & More
This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have.
Comtrade broadens data protection scope for Nutanix environments
Comtrade Software Inc. has boosted its Hyperconverged Uptime software for Nutanix Inc.’s Enterprise Cloud Platform.
Comtrade to enhance built-for Nutanix HYCU backup with ESX support
Other new elements, which will be formally announced next week, include an early trial for AFS backup and more efficient support for ROBO environments. Boston-based Comtrade Software, which makes HYCU backup software that is specifically designed to work with Nutanix, will be announcing significant enhancements to their product next week. The main one is support for the ESX hypervisor. However, they will also…
Can You Backup a Nutanix Cluster to Amazon S3? – Comtrade Software Briefing Note
Data centers of all types are increasingly trying to figure out how to store backups in the cloud. VMware and Hyper-V customers have a variety of options for doing this, but Nutanix customers using the Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) have historically been left out. Is it possible to do this? In addition, what about backup from…
Ease your purchasing decision and trust our Citrix Ready verified monitoring solution
We are proud to announce that OMi Management Pack for Citrix is now Citrix Ready certified and is also available from Citrix Ready Marketplace. Citrix Ready technology partnership program assures complete interoperability of Comtrade OMi MP for Citrix with all the latest versions of Citrix products. For more information please visit our end-to-end Citrix monitoring…
Storage pizza from the Register’s wood-fired oven
Comtrade has an HYCU product, a purpose-built backup and recovery for Nutanix. HYCU uses Nutanix v3 APIs and all of the backups are incremental. It has a new release, v 1.5.2, supporting the use of Nutanix dense nodes as backup targets, using the Nutanix scale-out storage protocol (ABS).
DCIG Quick Look: Comtrade HYCU Dives Deeper into the Nutanix Backup Pool
Comtrade Software’s release of HYCU backup software a few months ago validated that Nutanix’s impact on the enterprise data center was real as HYCU specifically targets Nutanix backup environments. But one release does not a product make. That’s what makes Comtrade’s follow-on announcement notable. HYCU’s expanded support for more applications and cloud solutions, addition of…
HYCU, Purpose-built Data Protection for Nutanix, Enhances Performance, Application Support and Backup Targets
It has been little more than two and-a-half months since we first introduced HYCU, the first purpose-built backup and recovery for Nutanix, at Nutanix .Next in Washington DC. The word I would use to describe the time and experience since launching is exhilarating! You may be wondering why we feel that way. Boston, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Written…
HYCU v1.5 – Nutanix AHV Backup gets new features
HYCU v1.5 has been released by Comtrade Software. The following new features and enhancements are available with Hycu version 1.5.0: ABS Support, Backup window, Concurrent backups, Faster recovery, iSCSI backup target, Improved backup and restore performance, Support for AWS S3-compatible storage, Support for Active Directory applications, Expiring backups manually, Support for Nutanix API changes.
How does Comtrade Software help a Nutanix environment
How does Comtrade Software help a Nutanix environment? In this short video we learn all about simplifying computing & storage w/Nutanix and protecting it w/a purpose built app specifically for Nutanix environments.
Three Design Principles for Comtrade Software and Nutanix
Learn about 3 major reasons why Comtrade helps a Nutanix environment. We spoke with Subbiah Sundaram, Head of Data Protection with Comtrade Software.
Data protection purpose-built for Nutanix
Another data protection software? Not really…Comtrade is purpose built for the Nutanix platform. If you’re a Nutanix shop why would this matter? Watch this short 4 min video and find out!
Comtrade – HYCU – Webinar with Promark Technology
Learn how to earn more money this fall by growing your Nutanix deals. With HYCU, the first purpose-built backup and recovery software for Nutanix, you can save your customer’s money while increasing your own walletshare. HYCU allows you to bring the simplicity of hyperconverged to enterprise backup. In this webinar, you will learn how to:…
Rubrick Vs. CommVault Vs. ComTrade
We are narrowing down our recovery options for our new Nutanix build out. Our rep called out Rubrick, CommVault, and ComTrade as the best options.
SCOM 2016: Comtrade MP for Nutanix
Comtrade has released a new management pack for monitoring Nutanix solutions.
Unitrends, Comtrade Add Integrated Data Protection For Nutanix HCI Deployments
Comtrade Software, a Boston-based developer of data protection products for hyper-converged infrastructures, unveiled a purpose-built data protection for the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform the company claims can be deployed in under three minutes.
Vendor Q&A Series: Jason Gradel, Comtrade Software
The latest channel exec to sit in the Channelnomics hot seat is Comtrade Software’s Americas sales director.
VMblog’s Expert Interviews: Comtrade Software Talks Business Requirements, Data Protection and Challenges with Virtual Environments
I recently had the opportunity to have an educational discussion with Goran Garevski, VP Engineering at Comtrade Software as things relate to virtual environments.
Nutanix .NEXT 2017 highlights HCI vendor’s partners, frenemies
While Google’s new partnership with Nutanix received a lot of attention at Nutanix .NEXT 2017, other partners of the hyper-converged vendor also made news at the user conference.
Will DR and Backup power AHV sales to 50%?
.Next has come and gone like your favorite holiday. Tons of hustle and bustle with great euphoric feelings followed by hitting a wall and being extremely tired. The Nutanix conference was chalked filled with announcements but the most powering to me were the ones related to DR and Backup.
Comtrade Software unveils HYCU built-for Nutanix backup solution
HYCU is the first backup and recovery solution specifically built for the Nutanix AHV hypervisor.
HYCU for You: Icing on the cake for AHV
HYCU is a purpose-built application data protection solution for Nutanix.
Comtrade Software Introduces First DR Specifically for Nutanix Cloud
Application-centric service provides visibility into VMs, simplifies data protection in hyperconverged infrastructure environments.
Do Nutanix Customers Need a Backup Solution? – Comtrade HYCU Briefing Note
Nutanix customers find themselves in an interesting situation. On one hand, they have a scale out hyperconverged infrastructure system that has helped many people expand their virtualization environment. But some Nutanix customers find themselves in need of a backup solution.
News Bits: Seagate, Synology, X-IO, Ascolta, Dell, DDN, Druva, Pivot3, Excelero, & Comtrade
Comtrade Launches Backup for Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) like Nutanix (built on virtualized servers, storage & networking) requires new types of backup, Comtrade asserts.
Transforming Mission-Critical Systems
Comtrade Software recently released the HYCU (HyperConverged Uptime) solution designed to provide native data protection to the Nutanix cloud platform. Through tight integration with Nutanix, the system can be easily deployed and provide deep visibility into VM performance to pinpoint exactly where applications are hosted and what resources they are utilizing.
5 Channel Partner Updates: 21 June, 2017
Comtrade Software was feature in Channele2e’s Partner technology news updates, insights, chatter as Next-Gen Data Protection as it launched a data protection platform specifically designed for Nutanix’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) deployments.
Comtrade Software launches HYCU for Nutanix backup
Comtrade Software seeks poetry in hyper-converged infrastructure backups with HYCU (haiku) application that protects Nutanix Acropolis hypervisor virtual machines.
Software ‘submarine’ surfaces data protection for the Nutanix hypervisor crowd
Comtrade Software revealed what they kept that quiet: Software for AHV app data protection. Comtrade Software’s HYCU is an app-aware data protection product tailored for Nutanix’s Acropolis hypervisor (AHV) with fast deployment, backup and recovery.
Today’s channel rundown – 20 June 2017
Comtrade Software’s new product HYCU for Nutanix was presented in Channelnomics’s rundown of daily tech news and analysis channel partners need to know now.
Comtrade Software Introduces the First Data Protection Solution Purpose-built for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform
Application-centric solution provides newfound visibility into virtual machines (VMs), simplifying data protection in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) environments. BOSTON, June 20, 2017 – Comtrade Software, a leading provider of monitoring and data protection solutions for hyperconverged infrastructures, today unveiled HYCU, the first purpose-built data protection solution for the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. HYCU deploys in less…
Comtrade Software Customers and Partners Embracing Newly-released HYCU
Users and partners praise simplicity of industry’s only application-centric data protection solution purpose-built for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform BOSTON, June 20, 2017 – Modern enterprises embracing the cloud and hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI) as part of their digital transformation have historically lacked the ability to completely protect their company’s applications and mission-critical data. Customers and partners…
Comtrade Software Announces U.S. Distribution Relationship with Promark
Nutanix customers gain access to industry’s broadest application-centric solutions for IT monitoring and data protection for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) environments Boston, Mass. – June 20, 2017 – Comtrade Software, a leading provider of monitoring and data protection solutions for hyperconverged infrastructures, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Promark, a premier, U.S.-focused value…
A 10-Year Review of Data Storage
VP of Engineering, Goran Garevski, was quoted in an article ‘A 10-Year Review of Data Storage’, related to the 10 year reflection on the storage industry.
Comtrade Software Introduces the First Data Protection Solution Purpose-built for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform
Comtrade Software was published in VMblog about unveiling HYCU, the first purpose-built data protection solution for the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.
Comtrade Software HYCU Serves as a Bellwether for Accelerated Adoption of Hyperconverged Platforms
Tturn to Comtrade Software’s HYCU software confident that will get a backup solution purpose-built to protect VMs and applications residing on the Nutanix Acropolis hyperconverged infrastructure platform.
The Top Advantages of Being Agile – Part 1
Goran Garevski, VP of Engineering at Comtrade Software, was featured in a online publication “The Top Advantages of Being Agile – Part 1“.
Next Steps for ITOA – Part 3
VP of Engineering, Goran Garevski, speaks on IT Operations Analytics and their current lack of predictability for APM Digest Coverage: Next Steps for ITOA.
Announcing the general availability of OMS Solutions for Nutanix by Comtrade Software
The Nutanix Monitoring Solution from Comtrade Software for Operations Management Suite (OMS) in generally available and it enables monitoring, event analytics, and log analytics for on-premises Nutanix Enterprise Clouds.
“If I Knew Then”
Simon Taylor, president of Comtrade Software, was featured in If I Knew Then series where executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders discuss about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.
Three Key Things to Rethink in an Era of Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Article by Subbiah Sundaram, Head of Data Protection at Comtrade Software, on ‘Three Key Things to Rethink in an Era of Hyperconverged Infrastructure’ appeared online in the Industry Perspectives section of Data Center Knowledge.
OMS monitoring Nutanix “Cloud in a Box”
Comtrade Software’s partner Synergics had written a blog post about out Nutanix OMS Solution and posted on Cloud Crusaders, a Cloud Computing Blog.
Our New Nutanix running Windows Server 2016
UK Hybrid Cloud Team published a blog post Our New Nutanix running Windows Server 2016 which mentioned our OMS Solution for Nutanix in section Hybrid Cloud Technologies.
Manage Nutanix Servers with OMS and Comtrade Software
Indepth blog post by UK Hybrid Cloud Team on Comtrade Software’s OMS Solution for Nutanix.
Career Path: Making his own destiny after a market crash
Simon Taylor, president of Comtrade Software discusses his career path and about making his own destiny after a market crash.
Comtrade Software introduces Nutanix/Citrix SuperPack for SCOM
Citrix published a blog on our new Nutanix-Citrix SuperPack, which leverages the partnership between Citrix, Nutanix and Comtrade Software to offer a superb monitoring and reporting tool for joint customers.
Executive Viewpoint 2017 Prediction: Comtrade Software – Data Protection as a Service
Goran Garevski, VP of Engineering at Comtrade Software, was published in Executive Viewpoint on his technology predictions for 2017 in the article, “Comtrade Software – Data Protection as a Service.”
2017 DevOps Predictions – Part 4
DEVOPSdigest included Goran Garevski’s, VP of Engineering, prediction around the complexity of the new generation application deployments in the article, 2017 DevOps Predictions-Part 4.
25-year-old software firm you’ve never heard of stakes future on hyper-convergence – and Boston
Simon Taylor’s interview with Paul Gillin at SiliconANGLE on several key Comtrade Software areas of focus including why it chose Boston for its headquarters, simplifying the data center, the company’s 95% employee retention rate, and upcoming data protection product.
How AI will transform corporate America in 2017
Advisor and board member for Comtrade Software, Mark Minevich, was featured in new CIO Dive’s article on how AI will transform corporate America in 2017.
10 Tips for Better Public Cloud Storage Security
Goran Garevski, VP of Engineering at Comtrade Software was additionally featured in a follow on story related to public cloud storage security.
Monitor Nutanix from System Centre? What strange magic is this?
Comtrade Software has introduced management packs for Nutanix that allow owners of the hyperconverged kit to manage it with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).
Comtrade Software Unveils SCOM SuperPacks for Nutanix
New Monitoring Tools Deliver Greater Insight into the Application’s Impact across the IT Stack BOSTON, December 6, 2016 – Comtrade Software, a leading provider of enterprise IT infrastructure and application monitoring and data protection solutions, today announced new Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) SuperPacks to increase visibility into applications running on Nutanix enterprise cloud through integrated dashboards…
New products of the week 12.5.16
Network World included Comtrade Software’s SCOM SuperPacks for Nutanix as a part of their New Products of the Week 12.5.16 slideshow.
The Bloomberg Baystate Business Hour
Simon Taylor, president of Comtrade Software, had a conversation with The Bloomberg Baystate Business Hour, where he explains why Comtrade Software decided to move to Boston and discusses Comtrade Software’s dedication to charities like College Bound Dorchester. Interview can be heard from around the 15:00-20:30 minute mark.
Monitoring Helps Both IT and Businesses Scale
Simon Taylor’s byline has appeared online in the Industry Perspectives section of Data Center Knowledge, leading online source of daily news and analysis about the data center industry.
What makes the BBJ’s 40 Under 40 class tick? Hint: It’s not always in the office
President of Comtrade Software, Simon Taylor, appeared in an article about 40 Under 40 Class of 2016, their passions and making differences in communities followed long after they leave the office for the day.
College Bound Dorchester Receives $25K Gift for Kick-Off Campaign
College Bound Dorchester (CBD) received a $25k challenge gift from Comtrade Software to support its inaugural Campus Kick-Off Campaign that aims to provide ongoing support students need to complete their first semester of college.
Challenge gift drives ‘Campus Kick-off’ for College Bound Dorchester
A generous $25k challenge gift from Comtrade Software to College Bound Dorchester’s first-ever Campus Kick-Off Campaign, which will allow 47 first generation college students to focus more of their energy on working towards the degrees that will enable them to earn a living wage.
College Bound Dorchester Students Thrive in College Thanks to HYCU Gift
Money worries don’t end with tuition for financially challenged college students. Thanks to a generous $25,000 challenge gift from HYCUe to College Bound Dorchester’s first Campus Kick-Off Campaign, 47 first generation college students from College Bound Dorchester (CBD) can focus more of their energy on working towards the degrees that will enable them to earn…
Top Factors That Impact Application Performance 2016 – Part 2
Goran Garevski, VP Engineering at Comtrade Software, was published in one of the most popular articles on the website, titled, “Top Factors That Impact Application Performance 2016 – Part 2.”
Comtrade Software opens headquarters in Boston
Comtrade Software opened its new global headquarters, choosing Boston over Silicon Valley. Office opening reception with ribbon cutting ceremony was held on September 6, 2016 at the new office on 109 State Street with customers, business partners, board members and with Boston’s most influential and respected representatives, including Congressman Joe Kennedy, John Barros, Chief Execute…
Simon Taylor – Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree for 2016
We are so proud to announce that Simon Taylor, president of Comtrade Software, has been named among Boston’s best, young and extremely talented professionals in Boston Business Journal prestigious 40 Under 40. Simon has been recognized for his astonishing professional accomplishments and community contributions among other young professionals that are State’s movers and shakers. And, they’re…
Simon Taylor – Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree for 2016
Simon Taylor, president of Comtrade Software, has been recognized for his astonishing professional accomplishments and community contributions among other young professionals that are State’s movers and shakers.
Comtrade Software establishes global headquarters in Boston, appoints U.S.-based leadership team
BOSTON, September 6, 2016 – Comtrade Software, a leading provider of enterprise IT infrastructure and application management, monitoring and data protection solutions, today announced its new global headquarters, executive leadership and board members in Boston. The move will position the company for accelerated U.S. growth. “We are thrilled that Comtrade Software has chosen Boston as…
Comtrade Software opens first US office in Boston
Comtrade Software, a large IT provider based in Slovenia, is opening an outpost on State Street this week, choosing Boston over Silicon Valley for its international headquarters.
WBZAM (WBZ): CBS News Radio Boston (on Comtrade Software)
Global IT company Comtrade Software picks Boston for its new international headquarters.
WBUR (NPR) Boston on Comtrade Software
Slovenia based information technology company Comtrade Software is opening a new global headquarters in Boston.
How tying AI to cloud tech allows for wider adoption
Goran Garevski, vice president of Engineering, System Software and Tools at Comtrade Software, said he currently sees AI finding its footing mainly in backend support systems from vendors.
Comtrade Software Lets You Monitor Nutanix Via Microsoft SCOM
Comtrade Software has developed a management pack, called App Awareness, to import system and performance information from Nutanix into Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).
30 Ways APM Should Evolve – Part 4
Experts from across the industry, including Simon Taylor, president of Comtrade Software, on how Application Performance Management (APM) tools must evolve.
Monitoring Nutanix with Comtrade Management Pack for SCOM
Ramy Mahmoud, Wintel Systems Engineer, is blogging about Comtrade Management pack for Nutanix – from overview, installation process, tips and of course, to benefits.
MPx Alliance: Silver+ Sponsor at SCU Europe 2016
The MPx Alliance, comprised of Veeam, Comtrade, and NiCE is a silver+ sponsor at SCU Europe 2016! Stop by our booth to discuss all your SCOM management pack requirements and win awesome prizes with a cocktail in your hand! Session topic: Going Beyond Monitoring the Microsoft Stack Is your company using business software from companies…
Prioritizing Proactivity in a Complex IT World
Comtrade Software President Simon Taylor talks about proactive approach to infrastructure monitoring, and how IT teams can prioritize it to save time and ensure that business critical applications are highly available.
How This Nonprofit Raises Money for Its Unusual Approach to Tackling Urban Poverty
Simon Taylor, president of Comtrade Software, fully supports and discusses why and what College Bound Dorchester is doing a case study for a system that actually can end urban poverty with their model of focus on “core influencers”.
How This Nonprofit Raises Money for Its Unusual Approach to Tackling Urban Poverty
Dorchester is a Boston neighborhood that’s a study in contrasts. It’s the home of several venerable local institutions, including Boston College High School, the Carney Hospital, the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Boston Globe. However, the crime rate is 30 percent higher than the national average. Kids often grow up to be cops like…
Don’t Shy Away from Disruptive Technology – Interview with Simon Taylor, President of Comtrade Software
“Disruptive technologies are bringing a lot of exciting options to companies that didn’t exist in the past, and obviously the term “disruptive” describes the potential impact on business in a good way.”
F5 Friday: A Q&A with Comtrade on App Security
F5, a leader in application security, has teamed with Comtrade Software to provide users with an additional level of clarity into hacker attempts to breach the system.
Nutanix Partners with Comtrade for Microsoft Integration
Nutanix has worked with Comtrade Software to create a Nutanix plug-in module for the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) platform.
Comtrade Software Debuts Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Management Pack for Nutanix
Comtrade Software is introducing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) management pack for Nutanix, Inc. that will enable comprehensive monitoring of the entire Nutanix environment.
Brookline Resident Backs Dorchester Nonprofit
Simon Taylor, president of Central Europe-based Comtrade Software, partnered his company with College Bound Dorchester.
Comtrade Software Debuts SCOM Management Pack for Nutanix
BOSTON, May 10, 2016 – Comtrade Software, a leading provider of IT infrastructure and application management and monitoring solutions, is introducing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) management pack for Nutanix that will enable comprehensive monitoring of the entire Nutanix environment. Thousands of companies rely on Nutanix to deliver the agility and economics of the…
Her Pathway to College Wasn’t Just Academic
Shaquana Small doesn’t remember having very many friends or hobbies when she was in her early teens. By eighth grade she had taken on the responsibility of caregiver, tending to her often sick mother who battled with lupus. Managing the household bills and chores also left little time for schoolwork. Trapped in unrequested adulthood, Small’s…
28 Ways to Ensure Application Performance in the Hybrid Cloud – Part 4
Simon Taylor, president of Comtrade Software, and other experts from across the industry, recommend on the best way to ensure application performance in the hybrid cloud.
The Unicorn and the Phoenix: Success Doesn’t Have to be a Myth
Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, businesses can identify a need in the market, partner with key players to address that need, then spin off that product and start over again solving a new problem with a new partner.
Comtrade Collaborates with Microsoft to Offer Free F5 Management Pack to System Center 2012 Users
BOSTON, April 20, 2016 – Comtrade, a leading provider of IT infrastructure and application management and monitoring solutions, announced today that it is one of the first ISV partners to provide Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager (SCOM) users with a freemium management pack that provides holistic monitoring of the F5 environment. System Center users…
Spotlight: Comtrade launches freemium tool for managing F5 BIG-IQ environments
Boston-based ISV Comtrade is among the first to launch a freemium management pack for managing F5 environments for Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager users.
2016 spring must-reads for IT leaders: Win these books
“By using his own experiences and giving enough back story on himself to ensure that the message hits home, this book is a step apart from the masses of management self-help guides.”
The World’s Best Places To Work For Wine Lovers
“With over 1,000 software engineers working at Comtrade, wine lovers and IT experts would feel right at home in Slovenia.”
Why the Tech Phoenix Deserves Unicorn-level Excitement
“Perhaps businesses should consider focusing on the rejuvenation inherent to the phoenix – and strive to recreate themselves, instead.”
SCOM – Comtrade Nutanix MP Beta Release Overview
“As I said Comtrade, is currently working on their first beta release for monitoring Nutanix. As we are used to get high-quality management packs from Comtrade, so I was very interested in seeing what they come up with for their beta release. “
Making the Case for Plugging into Container Management
“At the root of that contention, says Taylor, is the fact that a separate management framework winds up creating another pane of glass through which the IT organization is trying to make sense of the overall IT environment.”
Are you ready to jump into hybrid cloud?
“According to Comtrade’s predictions, 2016 will be the year of hybrid cloud as increased complexity of IT requires more automated, smarter solutions.”
Why the Phoenix Trumps the Unicorn in Tech
“Rather than allot valuable talent and dollars to building its own solution, Citrix partnered with Comtrade to use its own expertise in that capacity. Comtrade’s phoenix rose in January 2016, when Citrix acquired the intellectual property rights to our Citrix Management Packs, and we continue to develop and hone the product for them. In this fashion, Citrix…
Kirill Tatarinov snags Citrix CEO role as activist investor pressure mounts
“Citrix has just sold off its cloud management products to Accelerite Inc., whilst acquiring Comtrade’s SCOM management packs to boost its own networking and virtualization solutions.”
Citrix – Some Great Things Coming!
“Looking at the monitoring product market more closely SCOM is one of the most utilized products on the market today with over 50% of market. This acquisition will allow for customers that leverage SCOM to more easily get the notifications they need to monitor their environments Citrix with success.”
A higher ed group that wants to sign up the students least likely to succeed?
How an unconventional Boston path can lead through college and out of poverty How do we reach those students who could contribute so much to society, yet often find themselves on the outside of the higher education system looking in? How do we guide them back on course so they elevate those around them, and…
Citrix Sells CloudPlatform to Accelerite, Returns Focus to Core Technologies
“Comtrade and Citrix also signed a software development agreement to keep the original Comtrade software engineers who built the technology working on it for the foreseeable future.”
Catching up with all the non-Citrix activity around Citrix Summit: Dell, HopTo, Liquidware Labs, ThinPrint, plus Citrix/Comtrade
“For many years, customers have been using Comtrade’s Citrix Management Packs to give them advanced Citrix management and monitoring from SCOM, allowing them to gauge not only the infrastructure but the end user experience. At Summit, Citrix announced that they had acquired the Citrix Management Packs from Comtrade.”
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: SAP, Microstrategy, Blackbaud, Citrix Systems and Intuit
“Interestingly enough, just this week they acquired Comtrade, which will enhance the IT department’s ability to ensure high-quality mobility experience for end users. The two moves show investors the company is not afraid to admit what doesn’t work and take action on what does.”
Citrix buys one and sells two
The article provides an overview of the announcements Citrix made this week, including the sale of two products (Cloud Stack) and the purchase of one (Comtrade SCOM management packs for Citrix users). The article says the Comtrade management packs acquisition will make it convenient for Citrix users to manage all Citrix applications from a single…
Citrix buys Comtrade’s SCOM Management Packs IP
“Customers can proactively monitor the quality of the Citrix end user experience and infrastructure health performance across market-leading products, such as XenDesktop, XenApp, XenMobile and NetScaler, all while leveraging the existing monitoring platform.”
Citrix Acquires Comtrade’s SCOM Management Packs IP
“Comtrade has created valuable native integration of monitoring services for XenApp, XenDesktop and Citrix Workspace Suite with Microsoft SCOM, giving enterprises true end-to-end management of the Citrix environment from one console,” said Calvin Hsu, VP of Product Marketing, Windows App Delivery at Citrix.
Citrix Touts Microsoft Support at Partner Event
“The company announced its acquisition of Comtrade System Software and Tools management packs for Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). The acquisition covers just the technology IP of SCOM management packs for Citrix-specific environments.”
Citrix buys System Center control freak, sells CloudPlatform
“Comtrade makes software that, among other things, makes it possible to manage Citrix software in Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). Owning such code makes sense for Citrix, as plenty of users will have SCOM and want a single control freak with which to wrangle Citrix environments. Citrix can now sell ’em just such kit.”
Citrix cloudstack sells its solutions to persist
“At the same time, Citrix has announced the acquisition of Comtrade’s assets, particularly SCOM management packs. These products give users the ability to manage XenApp, NetScaler and XenMobile within SCOM.”
Executive Viewpoint 2016 Prediction: Comtrade – IT Departments will be Forced to Balance Performance & Efficiency
“In 2016, this complexity will drive more organizations to demand end-to-end management capabilities that provide holistic performance data and help minimize downtime.”
Citrix Is The Latest Enterprise Tech Firm Under Pressure From Activist Investors
“It’s been a busy week for Citrix, a company focused on desktop virtualization and networking. Just yesterday, it sold its cloud management products to Accelerite, and on the same day announced that it had acquired Comtrade’s SCOM management packs for Citrix users.”
Citrix: What’s new at Summit?
“Two key announcements associated with XenApp/XenDesktop relate to the licensing of Comtrade technology for monitoring as part of the Platinum edition and application-related functionality in the upcoming v7.8 release.”
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“The acquisition of Comtrade’s management packs for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (:SCOM) offers Citrix users with comprehensive, end-to-end monitoring, delivering single pane of glass visibility into the entire Citrix desktop virtualization, network and mobility environment.”
Citrix Acquires Comtrade’s SCOM Management Packs IP
“Comtrade’s solution also provides tracking of individual users and captures their everyday application use and experience. This way, the IT support organization, from the first line operations staff to Citrix experts, can effectively collaborate and support their business end-users.”
Citrix updates XenApp, XenDesktop virtualization products
“Tying all of this together is Citrix’ acquisition of Comtrade’s SCOM management packs. The deal, which was also announced Monday, will provide users with end-to-end monitoring and single-pane visibility into the entire Citrix desktop virtualization, network and mobility environment, Citrix said.”
Citrix has acquired the management pack (MP) technology from Comtrade
“To extend the monitoring capabilities of Citrix delivery infrastructure end-to-end and tighten integration with Microsoft products, Citrix has acquired the Citrix-specific management pack (MP) technology from Comtrade.”
Citrix Acquires Comtrade Management Packs SCOM-user Customers
“Comtrade System Software & Tools (Comtrade) has announced that Citrix has acquired the company’s System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) management packs for Citrix users.”
The Citrix Summit 2016 between acquisitions and disposals, with some new software
Citrix acquires Comtrade’s tools for managing virtual environments through Microsoft System Center Operations Manager.
Citrix Acquires Comtrade’s SCOM Management Packs IP
Largest European management pack provider spins off monitoring tools for Citrix, signs ongoing product development and support agreement LJUBLJANA, January 11, 2016 – Comtrade Software (Comtrade), a leading provider of IT infrastructure and application management and monitoring solutions, today announced that its Citrix management packs were acquired by Citrix, a strategic, long-term partner of Comtrade. The…
Unlock New Value in Performance Monitoring with Native Plugins
The article discusses the evolving challenges IT teams are facing, advice for selecting the appropriate plugins and what to consider during implementation.
2016 APM Predictions: Single Pane of Glass
As the IT world increasingly moves toward “single pane of glass” management consoles, customers are looking to understand: “How can these platforms enable true end-to-end monitoring and guaranteed infrastructure performance?” and “How will these platforms deal with the rise of cloud-based computing?”.
2016 Application Performance Management Predictions – Part 1
Bogdan Viher’s prediction was featured in Part I of APMDigest’s application performance management predictions for next year, among other thought leaders in the industry.
New Paradigms in IT Still Face Long-standing User Experience Challenges – Interview with Simon Taylor, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comtrade
Jesse Weisberg of Virtual Strategy Magazine has published the Q&A with Simon Taylor.
Companies are becoming smart about charity
Simon Taylor, Senior Vice President and General Manager of System Software and Tools at Comtrade is discussing the importance of going beyond financial donations, and engaging in philanthropy to build a bridge to a new market.
Comtrade 2016 Predictions: Increased IT complexity will drive rise in smarter, more automated solutions
IT gurus have been predicting the rise of hybrid cloud for years, but 2016 will finally be the year when hybrid cloud adoption becomes more prevalent and automated workflows are adopted in legitimately sizable numbers.
Comtrade collaboration improves access to LHC data
The collaboration will address the accessibility, manageability and scalability of the EOS storage system used by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
Large hadron collider gets big data storage boost
CERN storage, scale and access improved for data on universal building blocks. Collaboration between researchers and CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is set to improve as a result of a key collaboration.
Three Questions To Help Organizations Find The Right Nonprofit Partner
Giving back to those less fortunate is an important mandate for for-profit organizations. In 2014, corporations donated nearly $18 billion to nonprofit organizations in the U.S., an infusion of money that helped support important initiatives.
Comtrade Facilitates Global Access to CERN Research
New collaboration improves access to more than 140 petabytes of LHC data for thousands of researchers worldwide LJUBLJANA, November 19, 2015 – Comtrade, a leading provider of IT infrastructure management and monitoring solutions, has joined CERN openlab as an associate member. The collaboration will address the accessibility, manageability and scalability of the EOS storage system used by…
MPx Alliance Presenting at VeeamON
The MPx Alliance, comprised of NiCE, Veeam, and Comtrade will be presenting at the prestigious VeeamON 2015 event on Tuesday, October 27th at 16:30! Don’t miss out on this unique session by the triad of System Center experts, which is geared to empower IT practitioners to extract the most value out of their System Center…
WEBINAR: Monitoring Citrix mobile workspace solution with System Center
Comtrade delivers a complete and integrated System Center based monitoring solution for Citrix Workspace Suite without the need of any third party components. Using Comtrade Management Packs, Workspace Suite administrators can visualize and understand infrastructure health and interactions of NetScaler, XenDesktop and XenApp, and XenMobile layers in a single view. On top of that the…
MPx Alliance – The Microsoft System Center Management Pack Experts
The MPx Alliance, comprised of Veeam, Comtrade, and NiCE, is a powerful collaboration set to provide customers with best in class management solutions. The management packs from these leading vendors natively integrate into Microsoft System Center, complementing each other and supercharging manageability of your IT environment. The MPx Alliance portfolio covers business critical monitoring for…