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New Article: VDI Storage Considerations

In July, I had the pleasure of speaking at BriForum in Boston.  BriForum is a popular vendor-neutral conference focused on virtualization and mobility technologies.  My first session, which was very well received, was titled Where To Stick It: VDI Storage Considerations. During the … Continue reading

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Speaking at BriForum, Part 2

This afternoon I had the opportunity to speak again at BriForum.  I presented my DIY DaaS: Creating your own Desktop-as-a-Service session.  I had the pleasure (or misfortune) to follow Brian and Gabe on stage… that is a tough act to follow. Overall, … Continue reading

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Speaking at BriForum

This morning I was able to speak at BriForum.  This is my first time attending or speaking at BriForum … great venue! My morning session was Where to Stick It: VDI Storage Considerations.  The session went well with good audience … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Baselines

Establishing baselines are a critical component to long-term management of any system (IT, manufacturing, etc.)  Baselines allow you to understand your norms and help forecast your future.  I find myself constantly baselining in everyday life. When I take the kids to … Continue reading

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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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Fun with PVS on VMWare

I was recently engaged in a project deploying PVS 5.6 SP1 in an environment running VMWare vSphere 4.1.  This was not the first such environment, but we encountered some interesting issues.  I figured if this helps someone else out there, … 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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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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