Rachel Berry

  1. Workload Balancing (WLB) – XenDesktop and XenApp – Use Cases!

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    A few days ago I blogged about the new version of XenServer Workload Balancing 6.5 and highlighted some features that I thought were particularly interesting for XenDesktop and XenApp users to explore. In my last blog (which you can read here), I covered how the recent release of a new version of XenServer 6.5 and a new version of WLB adds more functionality, a better ...

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  2. JPEG Compression – Recognising The Artefacts to Help Tune HDX for XenDesktop and XenApp

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    Citrix HDX and HDX 3D Pro technologies use a multitude of compression technologies and codecs to support an enormous range of hardware, end-points, operating systems and network connections for XenDesktop and XenApp. Our technologies are adaptive so most of the time you will be unaware if we are changing technologies under-the-hood to support your particular systems, application usage and network conditions. The administrator has control ...

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  3. Citrix XenDesktop: PVS with NVIDIA vGPU Available and Fully Supported!

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    Those of you using Citrix XenDesktop and HDX 3D Pro with XenServer for vGPU may be aware that initially NVIDIA vGPU launched with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1 back in 2013 and was announced with support for MCS (Machine Creation Services) as a mechanism for provision desktops. Since then we have formally validated, tested and documented support for PVS too, you can find the official support matrix ...

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  4. Citrix XenServer Workload Balancing (WLB) – Why XenDesktop and XenApp Customers Really Should Take Note!

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    When I first started at Citrix, I did a lot of training with the XenServer Workload Balancing Architect Deane Smith. Deane has moved on from Citrix but his architecture remains and it’s one of the cleverest and most well thought out componentised examples of product design that I’ve seen. XenServer Workload Balancing (WLB) is one of the most distracting examples of product naming I’ve seen. It ...

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  5. Free Upcoming Citrix User Group Events in Germany – Hannover, Cologne, Munich and Hamburg

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    Just a quick blog to let you know about several user events in German in the coming weeks. These are suitable for Citrix Staff, Customers and Partners both new to the technologies and those highly experienced. They are a great opportunity for anyone using or looking to use Citrix and Virtualisation technologies from other vendors including Microsoft and VMware to learn more at zero cost, ...

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  6. Autodesk designer reviews REVIT on Citrix XenApp – plus register for GTC 2015

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    At Citrix Synergy 2014, I saw one of the most fascinating demos of NVIDIA GPUs running Citrix XenApp to deliver Autodesk REVIT. We’ve blogged a lot about how XenApp is a really cost effective and user-satisfying way to deliver Autodesk applications on vSphere, XenServer or physical servers using NVIDIA or AMD GPUs. This demo wasn’t so much about the underlying cost of the technologies though but ...

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  7. London, UK – Citrix User Group Event – 17th Dec 2014 – FREE for customers and partners

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    Update: You can read the users own review of this event to get an idea of what these meetings involve, here. The UK Citrix User Group will be having their 11th meeting on Wednesday 17th December 2014 in London, UK. This event is possible thanks to the kind support of partner IBM and other sponsors, so it’s COMPLETELY FREE for Citrix users and partners.     It is essential ...

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  8. Citrix Dutch User Group – Event Review

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    The following blog was authored by the Dutch Citrix User Group community, one of a number of user groups worldwide: On the 26th of September 2014, the sixth DuCUG event was held at Cisco in Amsterdam. The DuCUG would like to sincerely thank Cisco for facilitating our event once again.   Our chairman Jon Jager opened the event for an almost full house. Part of the opening was ...

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  9. Citrix User Group – Norway – Community Cruise and Meeting Review

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    Scandinavians on a boat have usually meant trouble to us English. Vikings have a proven history of getting on their boats, crossing the odd icy-cold sea, followed by burning a few villages or killing the occasional Anglo-Saxon king. So when I heard the Citrix User Group in Norway were holding one of their user group meetings on a cruise, see details here, I wasn’t really ...

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  10. Citrix supports NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™ for XenApp!

    Today I’m pleased to announce support for NVIDIA vGPU for XenApp on Citrix XenServer. Citrix has supported GPU-sharing for XenApp for a long while now, for NVIDIA (and other vendors) GPUs, on vSphere, XenServer and Physical servers. This support complements the existing GPU-sharing for XenApp feature based upon GPU-passthrough; whereby one GPU is passed through to one XenApp windows server VM, the sharing occurs in the ...

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