Tag Archives: virtualization

Back to the Blog…

It’s been awhile since I have posted anything new.  I always thought that with more travel, I would have more downtime at nights to write.  However, I have found the inverse to be true.  By the time I get back … Continue reading

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XenAppAudit v1 Now Available

I am happy to announce I have made my XenAppAudit Utility generally available on my site.  This is free to any and everyone who wants to use it.  I have been developing this on and off over the past year.

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Interview with ServerWatch

I was recently interviewed by Paul Rubens with ServerWatch.  He featured some of my comments in his article titled “VDI: The ‘Other’ Virtualization Technology” which was published on December 1, 2011. 

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Optimizing Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop on VMWare vSphere

I previously wrote a series of posts about Optimizing XenApp on VMWare.  These posts were taken from REAL WORLD experience with tuning XenApp 4.5 on Windows Server 2003 running on VMWare ESX 3.5.  Obviously, times changes and technology improves.  Also, … Continue reading

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VDI Planning Guide: Highly Available Desktops

My latest article “VDI Planning Guide: Highly Available Desktops” has been published at E-Commerce Times under their Expert Advice section: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/73429.html A key advantage of virtualization is the ability to decouple an operating system from its hardware layer. This improves … Continue reading

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White Paper: Keys to Managing your Virtual Environments

A white paper I updated for GlassHouse has been published: Keys to Managing your Virtual Environments. GlassHouse has assisted many organizations with the design, planning and implementation of their virtual environments. During the implementation phase, we help companies set themselves … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar: VDI: Are you Ready?

Base on my article Are you ready for VDI?, in this webinar we discuss the importance of identifying exactly what VDI means to your organization, how to determine if VDI is right for you and how to make it a … Continue reading

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Technical Deep Dive: XenApp Load Evaluators

One of the often overlooked features of XenApp is truly understanding the load evaluators. As a consultant, I commonly see environments using only the Default Load Evaluator. If I am lucky, they might be using the Advanced Load Evaluator. Rarely … Continue reading

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Are you ready for VDI?

More companies are investigating the benefits of implementing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).  If you are one of those companies then you need to ask yourself, “Am I ready for VDI?”  The first step is identifying exactly what VDI means … Continue reading

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Citrix Synergy 2011

If you are thinking about going to Synergy this year, I will be assisting in moderating the XenClient learning labs (SYN409D) during Summit and speaking as part of the XenDesktop team during Synergy. This is an exciting opportunity for me! … Continue reading

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