2 Steps aims to be the premier synthetic monitoring solution on the market and works out the box with applications delivered via Citrix, making it easy to measure the end user experience at remote sites and in real time.
It was purpose built from the ground up to be simple to use, applicable to a wide range of applications running on a variety of platforms and fully integrated into Splunk. As such, it aims to be universally compatible with different versions of the Citrix Workspace client; it is not tied to any specific version because it relies upon computer vision techniques to identify on screen elements rather than interfacing with e.g. the ICA protocol.
2 Steps makes it possible to create synthetic tests in minutes for just about any application and, due to the intuitive interface, requires minimal training to enable productivity. It collects quantitative performance and availability metrics along with video replays to facilitate communication between resolver teams.
2 Steps was designed from the get-go to cooperate with enterprise infrastructure and applications.
2 Steps is a modern synthetic monitoring solution which is fully compatible with applications and services delivered via Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. It is also compatible with native Windows applications, Web sites and services and mobile apps, making it a one-stop shop for synthetic monitoring in the converged enterprise.
2 Steps is fully integrated into Splunk, allowing tests to be created, scheduled and the results analyzed without changing screens. The data is stored in an open format and can be freely mixed with other Splunk data sources and queried in the standard way. Video replays of failed tests are available, facilitating analysis and communication between teams.
The intuitive user interface allows anyone to create tests in minutes without the need to learn complex scripting languages such as Selenese, meaning that subject matter experts and application users can add additional monitoring on demand without the involvement of scarce, specialist, software testing professionals. This enables the modern, agile, enterprise to deploy synthetic tests cheaply and pervasively, unlocking greater value versus a comparable investment in other monitoring solutions.
By testing applications and services from the end-user’s point of view, 2 Steps provides the other half of the story that infrastructure metrics don’t. By quantifying the experience, 2 Steps combines with raw infrastructure metrics to create the training data required to kickstart your AI OPS transformation.