Kupol Chooses 2X RAS Over Citrix

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“The terminal printing function is really helpful and solves the printer compatibility problem. 2X Remote Application Server is very easy to use, logical and low-priced – unlike the Citrix product, for example.” Denis Shikhov – Leading software engineer – Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol, JSC

Kupol Chooses 2X Software- Company Overview

kupol chooses 2x SoftwareIzhevsk Elektromekhanicheskiy Zavod (IEMZ) is one of the largest manufacturers for Russian defence, and its high-quality goods are well-known in the world market. The secret of the company’s success is its orientation towards market requirements, its mastery of the latest technologies, its use of high-precision equipment, and its trained specialists.

The Challenge

The IT department has a key role in IEMZ’s success. Over the years, the company has developed a far-reaching and complex network infrastructure. A large number of corporate network segments in Izhevsk, Moscow and other cities are connected to the main platform by lower-bit-rate channels. Some of these segments represent complicated networks with large numbers of active users. They all need the same network services as the workers at the main platform. As a result, they decided to create a pool of terminal servers on the main platform. Obviously, one server was not enough for such a complex environment: the number of users working simultaneously reached 200, and the IT department was struggling to keep them all up and running with Windows Terminal Server. At that time (mid-2008) they were using Windows 2003 only. They were disappointed by the configuration complexity and poor functionality of the Microsoft solution for balancing the server workload in the terminal pool, and started searching for alternative solutions. After analysing the market, they chose 2X Remote Application Server for its Load Balancer module. Unlike, for example, the Citrix product, the 2X product was very easy to use, logical and low-priced.

The Solution

Use of the 2X solution proved that they had made the right choice: they have had no problems, failures or errors when using it.kupol chooses 2x Software However, IEMZ realized that they also had to deal with changes: increases in the number of users; new operating systems; new tasks (e.g. related to scanning options on terminal servers); increasing server-based software that is sometimes conflicting; growing number of printers with incompatibilities with the terminal server OS. When the above-mentioned problems became acute, they decided to activate all the modules of 2X RAS, which together offer a complete solution and are easy and logical to use. IEMZ are now testing this system, but have already checked its functions and haven’t experienced any serious problems. The terminal printing function is really helpful for administrators and solves the printer compatibility issue; the function allowing application publishing on desktops solves the application compatibility problem, allowing assignment of applications to different terminal servers. “We are confident that further use of this software will again prove that we have made the right choice.” Denis Shikhov – Leading software engineer – Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol, JSC

About Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol, JSC

kupol chooses 2x Softwarekupol chooses 2x SoftwareOne of the principal aims of IEMZ has always been the manufacture of high-accuracy, reliable military equipment, to meet the needs of the Russian Ministry of Defence. During the last 40 years, the company has become a complex industrial manufacturer making some of the best weapons in the world, as well as related devices and instruments. Nowadays, IEMZ is one of the largest manufacturers for Russian defence and its high-quality goods are well-known in the world market. The secret of the company’s success is its orientation towards market requirements, its mastery of the latest technologies, its use of high-precision equipment, and its trained specialists. The company’s credo focuses on the high quality of items produced, as well as a profound concern for pre-sale preparation of products, warranty services and customers. Thanks to the above-mentioned factors, IEMZ has achieved a great position, is ready for new challenges in today’s developing market, and is open to cooperation.

About 2X Software

2X Software is a global leader in virtual desktop, application delivery and mobile device management solutions. Thousands of organisations worldwide trust in the reliability and scalability of 2X products. 2X offers a range of solutions to make every organisation’s shift to cloud computing simple and affordable. The company’s product line includes the award-winning 2X Remote Application Server (2X RAS), providing platform-independent virtual desktop, application delivery and integrated thin client management from a single software package to any modern operating system, as well as to mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. 2X Mobile Device Manager (2X MDM) offers a complementary (or stand-alone) solution that enables 2X Software’s customers to monitor and manage corporate and employee-owned mobile devices. With 2X MDM, customers will be able to track their devices and remotely lock or delete data if a device is lost or stolen. In addition, organisations will be able to monitor mobile devices for malware and remove inappropriate apps. For additional information, visit www.2x.com or contact Giorgio Bonuccelli by email (Giorgio.Bonuccelli@2x.com) or phone (+356 2258 3800).

Giorgio Bonuccelli is a Marketing and Communications Director at Parallels. Giorgio has extensive experience in cloud computing and virtualization, with a background of many years in multinational corporations (Dell, EMC and McAfee). In his career he has filled different roles, from sales to training and marketing. This wide-ranging experience and flexibility helps him simplify concepts and write content that is easy to read and understandable even by newcomers to the subject. As a blogger and technical writer he has published more than 1000 papers.