Windows 10 Optimization: Part 8 – The Results


Statistics are fun. It is amazing what interesting insights you can get from statistics. For example About 20% of workers would work harder if their employer offered a $1,000 shopping spree at the store of their choice – You hear that Citrix! About 20% of the people who watch the Super Bowl do so for football, the rest watch commercials About 20% of copy machine issues worldwide are caused by people sitting on them – That is awesome Over the past year, my blogs are 20% funnier And my absolute favorite statistic is from Homer Simpson (who else): People can … Continue reading Windows 10 Optimization: Part 8 – The Results

XenDesktop 5 Scalability – Site Capacity


When we last looked at XenDesktop 5 scalability, we really focused on the user experience in that users should not be required to wait longer than 2.5 seconds before the system responded to an authentication or launch request. We said that if the controller got very busy due to logon storms, we could add additional controllers to help lower the overall load and get us back to that 2.5 second goal. But guess what? The 2.5 second goal might require that we look at other aspects of the XenDesktop 5 architecture beyond the controllers. We already looked at the maximum … Continue reading XenDesktop 5 Scalability – Site Capacity

XenDesktop 5 Scalability – XenDesktop Controller Capacity


Think about the architecture of XenDesktop 5. One of the core components responsible for an acceptable user experience during the initial authentication and launch of the virtual desktop are the controllers. If these controllers get overloaded, it will take users longer to launch their virtual desktops. What is acceptable is based on the users and their requirements. But for this example let’s say when we hit the icon for the virtual desktop we expect a response within 2 seconds. How many controllers do I need for 5,000, 10,000, 15,000 or even 20,000 users? It really boils down to the logon … Continue reading XenDesktop 5 Scalability – XenDesktop Controller Capacity

The truth about XenDesktop 4 scalability


We’ve heard about it, we’ve seen it and we’ve read about it from Citrix, from VMware, from Microsoft and from just about everyone else. We see one report showing one technology is better than the other but then we see another report showing the exact opposite.  Doesn’t this leave you wondering what you should do next.  You might be wondering what in the world am I talking about?

I’m talking about SCALABILITY!
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