Wyse to Enhance Server Management Software
The thin-client vendor is expanding the application management features in its terminal server management software.Thin-client vendor Wyse Technology Inc. next week will expand the application management features in its terminal server management software. At the Citrix Solutions Summit in Orlando, Fla., officials with the San Jose, Calif., company will unveil Wyse Expedian 3.0. Key new features of the software, which runs on all Microsoft Corp. Windows servers running Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server, will include two additions to the softwares Application Shaping offering, called Application Affinity and Application Priority, according to David Rand, director of corporate marketing. With Application Affinity, IT administrators can assign particular applications to particular CPUs. The benefit is that a power-hungry application wont impact applications running on other processors, so users will see no degradation of performance, Rand said.
Application Priority is a way of enabling the system to redistribute bandwidth if an application that requires a lot of bandwidth is introduced into the server. As with Application Affinity, the benefit is that employees using other applications on the same terminal server wont see the performance drop because of the new application. The software also enables IT administrators to automatically schedule the bandwidth distribution. For example, one schedule can be set up for daytime work and another for nighttime work, said John Truitt, senior product manager at Wyse.