A Virtual Desktop Storm Approaches


Rush hour. Something we all can relate to. Way back in time when I used to go to an office daily, I hated rush hour.  If I left home at a certain time, it would take me 45 minutes just to get to the office. But if I left just 15 minutes earlier, that same… Continue reading A Virtual Desktop Storm Approaches

Beware of Improper Resource Allocation


If you ask me what type of desktop I need, I'm going to say, 2+ cores with at least 4+ GB of RAM, 500+GB hard drive, etc. If you look at what I really need, you will see 1 core and maybe 2 GB of RAM. In fact, when I look at my resource consumption,… Continue reading Beware of Improper Resource Allocation

Hyper-V and XenDesktop – What the School Decided


To cluster or not to cluster, that was the question for the ABC School District. For those of you that read through the ABC School District reference design noticed that the environment was based on Microsoft Hyper-V.  And not only that, it consisted of two distinct groupings: Virtual Desktops Infrastructure Why the two groupings? Because… Continue reading Hyper-V and XenDesktop – What the School Decided

The Virtual School Is In Session, Please Take your Seats


Once upon a time, there was a little school (70,000 users) with a  little problem (desktops over 5 years old) with a little idea. The school was trying to find a way to make the tax money go further. The newest desktops were 5 years old with many more approaching 10 years.  Depending on the… Continue reading The Virtual School Is In Session, Please Take your Seats

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

Do you know all that you should know about desktop virtualization


A long time ago, in a blog far, far away, I asked a simple question "What virtual desktop design topics are you interested in?"  Thankfully, I got a few comments from Steven Hunt, Faisal Iqbal, and Tyrone Thomas so I won't be forced to deliver a standard, glossy marketing presentation. Instead, those of you attending… Continue reading Do you know all that you should know about desktop virtualization