Does Personal vDisk solve the application challenge?


At Citrix Synergy 2012 the other week, I had a lot of discussions with people around Personal vDisk. This is the new technology in XenDesktop 5.6, which you can get from the Synergy session: SYN119 Deep dive on XenDesktop personal vDisk. In a nutshell, it separates the base image from user customizations allowing an administrator… Continue reading Does Personal vDisk solve the application challenge?

Big or Small VMs for XenApp


Many of us know that if we virtualize XenApp servers using a 32bit OS, we can more fully utilize the physical servers. This is possible because the 32bit OS will reach system limits before we reach physical hardware limits. By adding more VMs, we effectively increase the scalability of the physical hardware by more fully… Continue reading Big or Small VMs for XenApp

Hosted Shared Desktops or Hosted Virtual Desktops?


This is probably the most common question I get when going through a virtual desktop design… Should I use the hosted shared or hosted virtual desktop model? For once, this isn't an "It Depends" answer. This is a "Yes" answer. You will mostly likely need them both. For those of you who aren't sure what… Continue reading Hosted Shared Desktops or Hosted Virtual Desktops?