Andrew Melmed

  1. Combine PVS and Melio to Maximize Investments in XenApp and XenDesktop

    Hi all, Always striving to educate the industry on how Sanbolic's distributed data management software, Melio™, is helping organizations around the world realize the greatest return on their XenApp™ and XenDesktop® deployments, we're taking the opportunity once again, this time in the form of a webinar being held tomorrow morning at 11:00AM EST. / 8:00AM PST. The webinar, titled "Citrix PVS 6.0 and Sanbolic Melio 4 – ...

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  2. No More Read-only LUNs in PVS, Sanbolic Melio Offers Consolidation, Scalability and Performance for PVS HA

    While browsing the Citrix® Support Forums last week, I came across a posting that was written by a Citrix® customer who had recently upgraded his Provisioning Services™ (PVS™) farm from version 5.6 SP1 to version 6.0 and was disappointed to find out the Read-only LUN feature in PVS had been removed. In his posting, the individual explained that he had multiple PVS ...

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  3. Looking for an Alternative to Read-only LUNs, Replication and File Shares for PVS HA?

    Have you recently upgraded to PVS 6.0? Did you happen to notice the Read-only LUN feature has been removed? Was it a feature you used previously to consolidate your vDisks and make vDisk management and maintenance easier? Other options such as replication and file shares introduce data management overhead, inefficient use of storage and single points of failure, and offer no ability to scale, less-than-stellar performance and various other unfavorable results. If you're ...

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  4. Sanbolic to Discuss the Advantages of Deploying XenApp and XenDesktop with PVS 6.0 and Melio 4

    Interested in learning about the benefits of deploying XenApp and XenDesktop with PVS 6.0 and Sanbolic Melio 4? Sanbolic is hosting their first webinar of the new year tomorrow morning (Jan. 11th) at 11:00AM EST. / 8:00AM PST. The webinar, titled "Citrix PVS 6.0 and Sanbolic Melio 4 - A Winning Combination!," will focus on how organizations can leverage some of the new features available in the latest ...

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  5. How Organizations Around the World Deployed XenDesktop with Ease in 2011 using Sanbolic Melio

    Happy New Year Everyone! For my first post of the new year, I wanted to provide a brief synopsis of what Citrix XenDesktop customers were able to achieve in 2011 using Sanbolic's Melio Distributed Data Management software. Hundreds of Citrix customers throughout the world got started with XenDesktop Pilots/PoCs very quickly (within days, not weeks or months), with less effort and with lower upfront cost. After completing successful Pilots/PoCs, ...

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  6. For VDI customers, it’s not the number of users, but the use case that matters most!

    Hello All, Over the past few weeks I've read several intriguing articles from well-respected bloggers that focused on Citrix’s strategy for VDI in a Box. There were some excellent points made by all, particularly around the idea of qualifying which Citrix VDI solution, VDI in a Box or XenDesktop, is best for customers based on use case rather than user numbers. Of course, this entails Citrix partners perform due diligence, thoroughly studying and ...

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  7. “XenDesktop® on Hyper-V™”: From PoC to Production at Enterprise Scale with Sanbolic® Melio™

    Every week I speak with IT professionals considering or in the process of evaluating Citrix® XenDesktop®. One of the things I find particularly interesting is the vast majority who plan on conducting their PoCs on Hyper-V™ also intend to start over from scratch using vSphere™ when they implement XenDesktop in production. "Start over from scratch using another hypervisor," I initially thought to myself. "Why would anyone want to rebuild a virtual desktop infrastructure from scratch when they could save themselves ...

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  8. VDI in a Day!

    Citrix Synergy 2011 is just around the corner and you can already feel the energy in the air! Like every year, exciting news and information will be heard and shared by all, interesting discussions will take place and informative articles and blogs will be written, ensuring that Citrix Partners, VARs and customers around the world are brought up to speed on the latest and greatest ...

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  9. SQL™ HA for XenDesktop 5.0®… Made Easy!

    Hello everyone, Citrix® XenDesktop 5.0® has certainly become the "talk of the town" recently. And why not, it introduces a ton of new features and enhancements designed to simplify VDI deployments and allow organizations to realize the benefits of virtual desktops on a much larger scale than ever before! And just like we've done over and over again in the past, Sanbolic® is helping Citrix customers ...

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  10. Make XenDesktop 5.0 POCs and Deployments Easier Than Ever – Part II

    Earlier this week, I posted an article http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2010/11/29/Make+XenDesktop+5.0+POCs+or+Upgrades+Easier+Than+Ever%21) that invited readers to learn more about a cost-effective, easy-to-use, unified storage solution that can greatly simplify XenDesktop 5.0 POCs, deployments and expansions and there were a ton of people that accepted my invitation! Today, I want to extend readers another invitation. Only this time, the invitation is to learn more about HOW this cost-effective, easy-to-use, unified storage ...

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