Your network is killing your file copy performance


We've all been there before, rush hour traffic. You know how it goes. You slowly increase speed to 5mph, then 10, then 15. Excitement is building because you are now going 20mph. Then, out of nowhere, you slam on the brakes and your speed immediately drops back to 0mph. We eventually start over again, 5,… Continue reading Your network is killing your file copy performance

Changing the user experience can be dangerous


As many know, I like to do home improvement projects, so I spend quite some time at the local hardware store purchasing supplies.  I've been going to the same store for years. I've been using the self-service checkout lanes for years. I've been purchasing my items with a credit card for years. Everything was going… Continue reading Changing the user experience can be dangerous

XenDesktop 7.7 and Windows 10


The other day, I was able to share the latest single server density results when running Windows 7 on XenDesktop 7.7. We looked at a range of parameters like: PVS vs MCS PVS Disk Cache vs RAM Cache Citrix Policies: Very High Definition vs High Server Scalability vs Optimized for WAN Windows 7 optimizations Once… Continue reading XenDesktop 7.7 and Windows 10

XenDesktop 7.7 and Windows 7


We recently completed a massive round of testing looking at many of the different deployment configurations we can do with a Windows 7 desktop in XenDesktop 7.7. We wanted to look at how different factors might impact single server scalability. PVS vs MCS PVS Disk Cache vs RAM Cache Citrix Policies: Very High Definition vs… Continue reading XenDesktop 7.7 and Windows 7

Lessons Learned with vCPU Allocation and HDX


How many of you have read the XenDesktop Planning Guide called "VM-Based VDI Resource Allocation" that is in the XenDesktop Design Handbook? Hopefully, there are a lot as it provides a table with initial recommendations for allocating vCPU, RAM, steady state IOPS for VDI type desktops. Remember, these are estimates! User Group Operating System vCPU… Continue reading Lessons Learned with vCPU Allocation and HDX

This School House Rocks with Virtual Desktops


Imagine an environment where: The endpoints are over 5 years old Users' personal computers are state of the art Applications have not been patched in over one year Each office has different configurations, although they should be identical These are some of the challenges with one particular environment: the ABC School District. This particular school… Continue reading This School House Rocks with Virtual Desktops

Clash of the Titans: Users, iPads and IT


The iPad was released, and people were happy. People brought the iPad to work, and users were excited. Users connected the iPad to the corporate environment and IT got scared. If you went to the Apple store and did a demo of the iPad, you might have noticed the installed Citrix Receiver (honestly, did anyone… Continue reading Clash of the Titans: Users, iPads and IT