Bhumik Patel

Bhumik Patel is a Solutions Architect in Citrix's Worldwide Sales Strategy team and is primarily responsible for delivering technical best practices and joint solutions on Citrix and Cisco solutions for customers, partners and internal sales teams. Such as XenDesktop on UCS and CloudPlatform, XenDesktop and XenApp with Jabber, XenMobile with Cisco BYOD Smart Solution and other smart solutions such as VXI  and product integrations with ASA, WAAS, Nexus product lines. He has been a Citrix employee since 2007 and is based out of Santa Clara, CA. Bhumik has worked as a Citrix Consultant and led consulting projects for various enterprise Citrix customers around the globe. Bhumik has led initiatives for developing best practices while integrating Citrix and partner solutions. The following list gives an insight in to some of the projects. Twitter: @bhumikp
  1. Citrix XenDesktop Best Practices with Cisco UCS (Recorded Webinar)

    On April 30th, along with Chris Carter from Cisco, we delivered a technical webinar covering best practices for implementing XenDesktop on Cisco UCS Platform. This was the first of our TechTalk series with Cisco and in the coming months we will deliver further on our joint solutions. So if you have interest in a specific topic or are working on our joint products deployed in ...

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  2. Implementing scalable XenDesktop solutions with Cisco datacentre optimizations (SYN132)

    First, I think there is value for you to read this blog even if you are not attending Synergy Barcelona :) - that is off course if you are interested in our joint solutions. In this blog and in the session, I would like to highlight & discuss on a few key topics related to our joint solutions with Cisco in the datacentre space. This ...

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  3. Delivering Cisco Unified Communications with Citrix XenDesktop

    I get this question a lot – What are the different options to deliver Cisco Unified Communication applications with XenDesktop? Cisco has recently released a VXI 2.6 Cisco Validated Design Guide (CVD) for XenDesktop 5.6 which provides great level of clarity around the different options supported, their design and configuration details, performance results, and intended use cases. I recommend you read it as it also provides ...

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  4. Summit & Synergy Barcelona: Hands-on workshops on Cisco UCS, NetApp and XenDesktop

    For our partners and customers attending this year’s Summit and Synergy Barcelona, we are running technical hands-on classes with Cisco and NetApp that you can register here. This is the 2nd time that technical hands-on training with partners such as Cisco and NetApp has been provided at a Citrix Summit and Synergy event; first time being in May at San Francisco where we had great ...

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  5. Summit and Synergy Hands-on Workshops on Cisco UCS, NetApp and XenDesktop

    Are you looking to get technical hands-on learning on a complete solution for hosting XenDesktop such as FlexPod for XenDesktop? Interested to configure Cisco UCS platform and NetApp storage for hosting XenDesktop?  In this single workshop class, instructors from Cisco, NetApp and Citrix (me) will provide hands-on learning on all three solutions and showcase value that the joint solution can provide. Training will be provided ...

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  6. Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) solution for Citrix XenDesktop

    Cisco recently released an updated Cisco Validated Design guide (CVD) for its Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) with Citrix XenDesktop. It is available here and provides a comprehensive coverage of the entire Cisco VXI solution for delivering virtual desktops with XenDesktop - so I highly recommend anyone interested to give it a read. In this blog, I would like to provide key summarization of the VXI ...

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  7. Better QoS for XenDesktop with Branch Repeater

    One of the new features of Branch Repeater 6.0 is the traffic shaping module that allows a better and more granular level of QoS for delivering protocols and applications over the WAN – including virtual desktops and applications. This traffic shaping feature of Branch Repeater coupled with the new HDX Multi-Stream implementation for XenDesktop 5.5 and XenApp 6.5 allows us to optimally prioritize HDX traffic ...

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  8. NetScaler Cloud Bridge Implementation Requirements

    For customers looking to leverage the relatively new NetScaler Cloud Bridge feature, I would like to share some implementation specific details for extending an on-site data center network to the cloud provider network. For some basic feature background, please refer to our sites here and here. Ok, if you are like me you probably didn’t read all the way through the links. So here in ...

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  9. Branch Repeater VPX Scalability Analysis

    Customers deploying Branch Repeater for providing WAN acceleration and optimizations to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop solutions or for optimizing any other TCP based protocols have a choice to either deploy the physical appliances or the virtual appliances (VPX). While deploying physical appliances has been a well-known territory for many years, especially in terms of its specifications and expected scalability, deploying VPX instances warrant answering a ...

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  10. Cisco CVD for Citrix XenDeskop on Microsoft Hyper-V

    It's been almost 4 months since I mentioned in my last blog to "stay tuned" for the Cisco Validated Design guide (CVD) for Cisco UCS with XenDesktop on Hyper-V and trust me, we have been busy testing at the Cisco labs since then. Well, I am glad to share with you that the CVD is now released and available here.  The report provides XenDesktop validation ...

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