YouTube in VDI


In my house, YouTube rules the network. Not Netflix. Not Amazon Prime. YouTube There are just so many cute cat videos. 🙂 YouTube is the biggest network consumer on my home network. Streaming media consumes 40% of my data usage and YouTube is 60% of that! My users: 3 kids. I'm concerned with bandwidth usage… Continue reading YouTube in VDI

A Intro to SAML


A secret handshake or an inside joke. Fun ways for us to share information to each other, secretly. Without the historical association, others will fail to get access or understand the full meaning. Welcome to SAML SAML is a way to securely share authentication and authorization information between two parties. Most often, SAML is used… Continue reading A Intro to SAML

Site Aggregation Connectivity vs Direct Workload Connection


After I posted the blog on Direct Workload Connection, I started to think... Didn't we already have something like this with site aggregation? I even remember when I first talked about site aggregation in 2018 that I drew up this particular diagram When we do site aggregation, we can have a user connect to on-premises… Continue reading Site Aggregation Connectivity vs Direct Workload Connection

Direct Workload Connection


I don't know of anyone who likes road construction, especially road construction that sends you on a multi-mile detour you around the construction. Detours are not as efficient as the direct route. They take more time for you to get to your destination. We will usually get the best experience if we can take the… Continue reading Direct Workload Connection

Considerations for Cloud Desktops – Skillset


Many moons ago when I first got my driver's license, I remember driving down the road in the small town I grew up in. All of the sudden, the engine dies. Luckily, I was able to coast into a parking lot. I parked the car and popped the hood. I'm not sure what I expected… Continue reading Considerations for Cloud Desktops – Skillset

VPN Alternative for Web Apps


There are many technologies out there to continue letting let people work while stuck at home. A big part of the solution you use all comes down to what your typical day looked like. And by typical, I'm talking about life before lockdown. Where you an office-based user? What types of apps did you access?… Continue reading VPN Alternative for Web Apps

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Bandwidth – 2003 vs 1912 release


Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2003 is the first release after the much anticipated 1912 LTSR. Between the major LTSR releases, there are numerous smaller releases that can directly impact bandwidth consumption. The previous set of tests compared the 1912 LTSR release with the 7.15 LTSR release, showing a huge reduction in bandwidth usage. The… Continue reading Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Bandwidth – 2003 vs 1912 release

Top 10 Practical Tips when Working From Home


For many of us, we've now experienced a few weeks of working from home.  How's it going?  How's your hygiene? Are you still bathing frequently? Have you found your rhythm? Now that you've had your first experiences with work from home, I wanted to provide some advice on how to make it the greatest thing… Continue reading Top 10 Practical Tips when Working From Home

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops – CPU Utilization


With the 1912 release of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912, we saw a major improvement in overall bandwidth utilization.  Some of the tests showed an 80% reduction in bandwidth utilization.  But how does this drastic decrease in bandwidth utilization impact CPU utilization?  Let's find out. Test Details The test scenarios are as follows: Workloads:… Continue reading Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops – CPU Utilization