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Enterprise 2017-07-27T00:00:53+00:00

End User Experience Optimization

End users benefit from new levels of efficiency and reliability from your virtual desktop environment. Coretek’s solution leverages industry technologies from Citrix, Imprivata, Microsoft, VMware and more. End users achieve:

  • Immediate access to applications and data
  • Role based application access
  • Single sign-on access to everything they need
  • Rapid reconnect from any virtual devices
  • Freedom to move about and stay connected
  • Remote access as defined by your policies and security parameters
  • Personalized desktop experience
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Virtual Desktop Enhancement Suite (VDES)

Deploying a valuable virtual experience for end users means new challenges for IT organizations. Coretek developed a toolset to help IT better manage virtual desktops and their underlying servers, networks, databases, and even battery power on local devices. VDES consists of:

XAPPNOW – Users get faster reconnect times to applications when roaming between devices with a virtual desktop.

 

REBOOT MANAGER – IT manages server reboot with greater control and flexibility. Reboot Manager provides management of server reboots and is ideal for Citrix server maintenance. You control the reboot with configurable attributes.

 

SUPPORT INFO – Users have an easy way to get key support information that your Help Desk requires to troubleshoot in a Virtual Desktop environment.  They simply hover or double-click the Coretek icon for critical support information.

 

BATTERY MONITOR – Users can display the battery life of their endpoint device from which the virtual desktop is being accessed.

Get in contact with us today to discuss our solutions or schedule a demo.

Virtual Desktop

Organizations are looking for ways to leverage digital information systems to achieve improved access for their end users in the office, conference rooms, hallways, and even on the go. The goal is to enable quick, secure, and easy information access from any device from any device anywhere enabling the user to focus time and energy on the task at hand and less time accessing information.

The virtual desktop can be integrated with your current infrastructure to provide fast, secure, and stable end-user experiences. It enables new physical methods of access (often called end points) such as in-room cabinets, mobile carts or even tablets, laptops or other devices. Coretek works with your team to customize an architecture based on your requirements:

  • Improve user satisfaction and technology adoption
  • Eliminate password frustration
  • Increase data security and streamline end user workflows
  • Improve customer satisfaction by giving precious time back to customer-facing employees

Virtual Desktop Optimization

Many companies have made the VDI investment, but are unhappy with its performance. Allow Coretek to assess and solve your VDI problems. Coretek Virtual Workspace Optimization improves productivity for end users by optimizing your infrastructure. It reduces the administrative overhead for the IT department through rapid deployment, consistent desktop and applications for easier support, and faster data and systems recovery. Moreover, Coretek can maximize the investment you have already made in technology.

Workspace Optimization reviews 10 specific optimization data points to provide actionable feedback on where your environment ranks in key areas.  These data points are analyzed to provide the most optimized environment and the performance you need.

Some of the key areas assessed include:

  • Initial login analysis
  • Desktop reconnect timing
  • Optimization of user data and settings
  • Application delivery strategies in a virtual desktop environment
  • Optimal virtual desktop image management
  • Back-end infrastructure cost-to-performance ratio
  • Printing strategies within a roaming environment
  • End-point device management

Infrastructure Automation and Management

Coretek provides support services for customers of any size and covers all aspects of the organization’s environment from the end user client devices to the servers and connectivity components.  We can eliminate the significant project backlogs and keep your systems healthy freeing your IT staff for strategic projects that add value for your internal customers.

With Coretek infrastructure automation and management, your organization can reduce routine and repetitive tasks and achieve the following benefits:

  1. Eliminate time spent building servers (Web Servers, Database Servers, RDS/Citrix Servers)
  2. Drastically reduce the time your staff spends on patching and updating servers
  3. Improve project and operational quality with automated builds that ensure configuration consistency
  4. Track system builds by automating change requests and updating service tickets
  5. Perform “self-healing” for applications and systems by automating events triggered by specific conditions
  6. Improve request-to-fulfillment time by integrating Cloud infrastructure into the Automated System Build process.
  7. Eliminate the “We don’t have enough storage capacity, it will have to wait” response Data Center Solution.
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EndPoint Management and Analytics

Coretek is helping their customers look at their IT Services as a business and using analytics to enable better end user experiences.

The terms analytics and Big Data are used everywhere these days.  Hospitals use analytics to define trends that help improve patient outcomes.  Manufacturing uses analytics to identify product usages, preferences, quality and customer satisfaction. Other industries study customer analytics to better market and sell products.

The IT department typically develops analytics to help other department (their internal customers) enhance business capabilities.  It makes sense then, that IT departments should implement these same game-changing technologies and principles to improve the user experience of the internal customers they serve. Yet, many IT departments don’t.

Coretek can work with your IT departments to develop metrics and analyze data at the end user experience to:

  • Identify Hot Spots and Cold Spots for device usage to make better decision on device placement and investment
  • Identify variances in end user login times for both initial login and when reconnecting to a virtual desktop
  • Perform historical analysis to understand how a problem developed
  • Quickly diagnose user problems
  • Separate actionable endpoint data from the noise and track critical KPIs
  • Reduce desktop management costs through informed decision making
  • Ensure endpoint security and identify suspicious behavior

Application Virtualization

Application virtualization focuses on leveraging your technology investment and improving efficiencies for end users. Coretek takes an all-encompassing look at your application prior to packaging and delivering. We understand and maximize the end-user’s experience drawing on a deep knowledge and expertise of application performance, behavior, legacy functionality, workflow, use-case, user experience, method of access, security and data integrity. 

Coretek uses a proven virtualization, packaging and delivery process:

  1. Application listing- Gather requirements
  2. Assessment– Determine need to upgrade, repackage, transform or replace and test application in development environment
  3. Virtualization/PackagingInstall tools and software, check performance in development environment, implement uninstall/roll-back procedures
  4. Full Test/QAStandalone testing, test with other core applications, verify integrity, user acceptance testing, sign-off/approval of production image and core apps
  5. Distribution– hand off completed virtual apps to project team or assist with distribution

Coretek’s proven team of application packagers has expertise in all of the leading application virtualization and packaging tools:

  • AppSense Application Manager
  • Citrix XenApp
  • Microsoft AppV
  • VMWare ThinApp
  • Symantec Workspace Virtualization Suite
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Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Traditional enterprise datacenters employ discrete tiers of compute and storage all connected to a dedicated, and often static network.  These traditional architectures are not the most nimble or cost effective options for meeting the ever-increasing demands of a modern virtualized environment and the resulting I/O needs of a modern enterprise. Let Coretek show you how to reduce complexity and cost while improving performance, flexibility and scalability. And, we can help.

Hyperconverged infrastructure natively integrates computation and storage.  Coretek’s Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions are 100% software-defined with no reliance on special purpose hardware for resilience, performance, and availability. This allows for new capabilities without costly hardware upgrades.  Datacenters using Hyperconverged infrastructure benefit from:

  • Unlimited Scalability
  • Fastest Time to Value – Approximately 3 weeks implementation
  • 40-60% reduction in overall capital expenditure and operational expeditures
  • Decreased footprint – Up to a 90% reduction in power, cooling and space
  • Dramatic elimination of storage complexity
  • Redeploy IT staff so that they can invest their time and energies on more important and impactful business initiatives and innovations

Coretek was an early adopter of Hyperconverged infrastructure and can leverage years of experience in assessing your current datacenter.  As a trusted advisor, we provide valuable input to help increase performance and efficiency while reducing cost and complexity.  We take a vendor agnostic, consultative approach to correct datacenter issues.

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Software Defined Networking

Software Defined Networking (SDN) separates the operating system that makes decisions about where network traffic is sent from the underlying hardware that forwards traffic to its destinations.  Coretek can work with you to implement decoupling and enable the software to efficiently make those decisions both faster and at a lower cost.

The result is a network that can deliver new applications and services in minutes, rather than the days or weeks required in the past.  In today’s virtual world the reality is that our clients are no longer willing to put up with the complexity created by traditional hardware-based networking solutions.  And, they don’t have to.

With SDN-based technologies like micro-segmentation, network security inside the datacenter can be dramatically transformed by containing and blocking the threats to other servers.  Through our customized datacenter assessments, Coretek will provide you with direction on how to implement SDN-based technologies like micro-segmentation to help you arrive at more optimized and cost effective network.

Next Generation Firewall

Enterprise networks are being populated by a new generation of end-user applications, both personal and business-oriented, that are designed to evade detection by existing firewalls. This lack of visibility and control negatively impacts business through:

  • Increased liabilities: regulatory and internal policy compliance and data leakage
  • Increased costs: increased bandwidth consumption which in turn add IT operational expenses
  • Increased threats: viruses, spyware, worms and application vulnerabilities

Cortek Services works with Palo Alto Networks, a network security company. Its next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content – by user, not just IP address – at up to 10Gbps with no performance degradation. Based on patent-pending App-ID™ technology, Palo Alto Networks firewalls accurately identify and control applications – regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption – and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. Enterprises can, for the first time, embrace Web 2.0 and maintain complete visibility and control, while significantly reducing total cost of ownership through device consolidation. In collaboration with Palo Alto Networks, Milestone can provide clients with unparalleled network security and protection.

Strategic Staffing Solutions

Many companies are leveraging the services of staffing companies to gain access to talent and adjust their workforce based on the cyclical needs of their business. Coretek Services offers three staffing options to quickly augment your workforce. We continually monitor our performance and the performance of our employees to make sure you are continually satisfied with our staffing services.

Contract
Our contract staffing services enable companies to fill short-term needs for qualified employees. Hiring individuals on a contract basis allows each company to maintain proper staff levels and retain the talent available today, while reducing employee-related costs.

Contract-to-Hire
Coretek’s contract-to-hire staffing services allows companies to benefit from the traditional services a staffing agency offers with the option to hire the employee permanently. A company can observe the employee on the job to determine if he or she is the right fit for the position. After the contract period is complete, the employee can be hired on a permanent basis.

Direct Placement
Through direct placement, Coretek assumes all responsibility for recruiting and screening candidates so companies can focus on their business. We use professional recruiters with access to a range of recruiting resources to select the perfect employee. Companies rely on direct placement options to increase staff for project-based work, and to grow and replenish their workforce.

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Cloud Desktop

The Cloud Desktop means that users can securely access their applications and data from any device, anytime and anywhere.  Windows desktops and other applications are efficiently delivered as a cloud service. This allows for rapid user provisioning and modifications in a matter of minutes. 

IT complexity is significantly reduced and the end-user experience is highly customizable and secure. It integrates your applications, file shares, printers and Active Directory.  The Coretek Cloud Desktop is device agnostic providing access from desktops, laptops, tablets, thin and zero client and even smart phones. This service is especially suited to BYOD environments.

Cloud desktops deliver:

  • Scalability, ramp up or down desktops as needed
  • Mobility, connect to any device, anywhere
  • Security, centralized data control
  • Cost Reduction, decrease in infrastructure cost
  • Redundancy, highly available infrastructure

Virtual Desktop Management

Organizations are looking for ways to leverage digital information systems to achieve improved access for their end users in the office, conference rooms, hallways, and even on the go. The goal is to enable quick, secure, and easy information access from any device so that end user can focus time and energy on the task at hand and less time accessing information.

The virtual desktop can be integrated with your current infrastructure to provide fast, secure, and stable end-user experiences. It enables new physical methods of access (often called end points) such as in-room cabinets, mobile carts or even tablets, laptops or other devices. Coretek works with your team to customize an architecture based on your requirements:

  • Improve user satisfaction and technology adoption
  • Eliminate password frustration
  • Increase data security and streamline end user workflows
  • Improve customer satisfaction by giving precious time back to customer-facing employees

Virtual Application Packaging

Virtualized Application Packaging (VAP) is a critical component in the deploying and managing of applications. Application management and enterprise software delivery (ESD) tools have come a long way but managing resources, logistics and changing bandwidth can be daunting and constraining.  To help mitigate the overall cost for repackaging applications for use with ESD mechanisms, such as SCCM, VAP’s solution is remote and flexible support. 

Coretek’s VAP solution will provide a quick, repeatable process that is secure and simple.  Coretek packagers have access to local network resources so there is no need to transfer data out of your secure network.  Our dedicated and focused application development teams full will fully test and validate each package resulting in reduced internal costs, improved coordination, and reduces bandwidth consumption.

Desktop Deployment and Management

Benefit from our team of certified technicians who can maximize your point of care computing investments, and maintain your operational efficiencies. Coretek’s preventative maintenance service offers a comprehensive evaluation of your Desktop inventory, including a multi-point inspection and a power system inspection where applicable. With this service you can maximize desktop life, safeguard operational efficiency, maintain uptime, and improve workflow.

Mobile Device Management

Coretek’s mobility solutions provide the control and visibility IT needs and the flexibility to support multiple mobile devices, ownership models, and use cases. Mobile devices at work are growing at an exponential rate. New and complex mobility management challenges arise as a result of the number of device models, platforms and operating system versions available.

Accessing corporate resources from a mobile device introduces a significant threat to corporate security. IT managers must ensure mobile devices comply with their organization-specific IT policies and that configuration is pushed to devices. However, unlike traditional PC management, mobile environments are highly heterogeneous.

Coretek’s mobility solutions:

  • Mobilize business
  • Develop, apply and enforce security policies and protect data
  • Deliver productivity apps optimized for business
  • Drive productivity
  • Mobilize business processes and optimize mobile management, security and access across all apps
  • Access secure mobile, Windows desktop, SaaS and web apps from a unified corporate app store
  • Deliver productivity apps including native-like email and browser that both users and IT want
  • Secure enterprise apps with a single line of code or wrap apps post development without adding any code
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Next Generation Firewall

Enterprise networks are being populated by a new generation of end-user applications, both personal and business-oriented, that are designed to evade detection by existing firewalls. This lack of visibility and control negatively impacts business through:

  • Increased liabilities: regulatory and internal policy compliance and data leakage
  • Increased costs: increased bandwidth consumption which in turn add IT operational expenses
  • Increased threats: viruses, spyware, worms and application vulnerabilities

Cortek Services works with Palo Alto Networks, a network security company. Its next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content – by user, not just IP address – at up to 10Gbps with no performance degradation. Based on patent-pending App-ID™ technology, Palo Alto Networks firewalls accurately identify and control applications – regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption – and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. Enterprises can, for the first time, embrace Web 2.0 and maintain complete visibility and control, while significantly reducing total cost of ownership through device consolidation. In collaboration with Palo Alto Networks, Milestone can provide clients with unparalleled network security and protection.

Secure Mobile Data Access

Trends such as employee mobility, work shifting, and BYO devices are putting pressure on IT. In addition, the need for businesses to leverage existing investments, protect corporate data and intellectual property and meet regulatory compliance requirements add to the headache. Coretek knows that businesses are dealing with growing global and dispersed workforces and need to collaborate and securely share data with other employees, third parties, customers, and partners.

Furthermore, employees have increasingly turned to unsecure and unauthorized personal online file sharing accounts for access to corporate data and to share data with others. Personal online file sharing usage in the workplace creates serious risks for the enterprise with potential data loss, violation of regulatory rules, and places data outside of IT control.

To combat this a secure data sync and sharing service with flexible storage options allows IT to protect and mobilize all enterprise data. This enables mobile productivity with read-write access to data and workflows and collaboration. This also allows users to securely share files with anyone and sync files across all of their devices. Coretek Secure Mobile Data Access solutions can also be fully integrated with existing security infrastructure and polices.

Web and Application Delivery Control

Today’s dynamic business environment exerts new pressures on networks to respond quickly to sudden or unpredictable changes in demand without lag in application performance or missed SLAs. Yet traditional over-provisioning is costly and slow. Coretek provides options.

Citrix NetScaler is the industry’s leading service delivery platform with the most comprehensive set of application security, acceleration and load balancing capabilities across the broadest range of platforms.

Citrix NetScaler is an all-in-one web application delivery controller (ADC) that makes applications run up to five times faster, cuts web application ownership costs with server offloading, and makes sure that applications are always available with its application load balancing capabilities.

As of 2012 there were over 10,000,000 sites using NetScalers.  Microsoft, eBay, Weather.com, CNET, and MasterCard are among the busiest sites using Citrix NetScaler. It is deployed in thousands of networks around the globe to optimize, secure and control the delivery of all enterprise and cloud services and maximize the end user experience for all users including mobile clients.

NetScalers are available as a physical appliance or software appliance and features a pay-as-you-grow software model that has been very popular as customers’ bandwidth needs have scaled with HTTP throughput.

  • NetScaler makes improved application performance by including HTTP compression and caching.
  • Improves application availability by load balancing applications Layer 4 through Layer 7
  • Server offloading, or removing applications and workloads from servers, can reduce the numbers of servers you need and thus reduce hardware costs and allow for more consolidation of servers.

Why Coretek Enterprise Management Solutions ?

Managing devices, applications and migrations across an enterprise is serious business—especially when the current infrastructure has been homegrown and extended over the years. Let Coretek help.

Technology-agnostic means that solutions are tailored to fit the needs of your organization. We find the strengths in your current infrastructure.  Then we help design and implement solutions that improve the end user experience while reducing your IT costs and inefficiencies at the same time.

Get in contact with us today to discuss our solutions or schedule a demo.

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