What’s new in Login VSI Login Enterprise?
Employee experience is just one of several factors driving a wave of monitoring buzz.
We might as well call this series Monitoring Monday. Two weeks ago, I wrote about Lakeside Software’s plans for their recent equity investment. Later this week, I have more monitoring conversations on my calendar. For today, I have an update on Login VSI and Login Enterprise.
Login Enterprise 4.0, announced in late January, is the successor to Login PI, the performance and availability monitoring product from Login VSI. What’s new here?
Login Enterprise 4.0 includes application load testing, which can scale up to 500 concurrent sessions. The goal is to eventually move Login VSI customers over to Login Enterprise, though there’s no set end of life for VSI right now.
Later this year, the app testing features from Login AT will be built into Login Enterprise, too. (It already has the ability to pull screenshots and logs when apps fail.)
Lastly, Login Enterprise 4.0 uses the newer architecture that was first introduced in Login AT, which should make it easier to deploy.
It’s interesting to see how things have evolved for Login VSI. In the early days, it was all about benchmarking and capacity planning in order to fine tune on-premises virtual desktops and apps for the best possible performance and density. But, in the cloud world, you just order up a VM with whatever configuration you need, and you’re less concerned about things like squeezing a few more users on a host.
Now, with Windows 10 and so many of our apps updating all the time, the continuous testing and monitoring features are getting more and more important. Plus, Windows 10 Enterprise Virtual Desktop also needs careful monitoring.
Login VSI’s Mark Plettenberg said that their more advanced customers are starting to use automation to help keep on top of all these updates, and integrating with Login via their APIs.
Login VSI is starting to see customers put their products on physical desktops, too. And of course, they’re playing up the employee experience angle that’s getting so much attention these days.
To go along with everything, Login Enterprise is moving to one- and three-year licensing terms, and will no longer offer one- and three-month terms. Login VSI has also made some marketing updates, and hired a new VP of global marketing, Paul Campaniello.
Employee experience monitoring is clearly having a big moment right now, even though we’ve been talking about many of these concepts for years. I’m looking forward to digging into what’s different now versus in the past, and what else it means for the EUC space.