Tag: storage

  1. Diving deeper into the latest XenDesktop 7.5 IOPS results

    As you saw in a previous blog, XenDesktop 7.5 is able to achieve an average IOPS value of less than 1/10th per user. Of course when you put out unbelievable results like this you hear a lot of comments trying to find holes in the results or test procedures. This is as it should be as it is part of any good scientific method. In order ...

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  2. Less than 1 IOPS per user with XenDesktop 7.5

    It is amazing when you've been focused on a technology for so long that you start to see major improvements. In 2010, I provided my original guidance on XenDesktop IOPS. Four years later, have we seen any major improvement? See for yourself. As you might be aware, I've been working with the Citrix Solutions Lab on validating standardized designs. These validated designs are published as Citrix ...

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  3. The Changing Read/Write Ratio for XenApp

    As technology changes, so too does a recommendation. For years when you deployed XenApp servers with Provisioning Services, the storage Read:Write ratio would be 10:90. This is still the case in most scenarios. But in analyzing the latest data from the Citrix Solutions Lab, who were testing the "RAM Cache with Overflow to Disk" option, we encountered some results that will make us revisit some of ...

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  4. Data Center Operations: Storage migration operations in a virtualized environment

    In the modern data center the storage layer is one of the most critical layers you rely on. If you’re an ISP, ISV, CSP or an ESP you have been bestowed with the utmost responsibility of owning the storage layer from the operations and agreed upon service perspective. With the advent of modern virtualization technology and hypervisors moving forward as fast as it is, storage ...

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  5. XenDesktop 7.1 Planning on Hyper-V 2012 R2 Pt.2

    Last week’s blog focused on some of the networking design decisions when deploying XenDesktop 7.1 on Hyper-V 2012 R2. This week I want to go over some of the storage design decisions to consider, and some new storage features in Hyper-V 2012 R2. There are five storage solutions to consider with Hyper-V 2012/2012 R2: Local storage Direct Attached Storage (DAS) Storage Area Network (SAN) SMB 3.0 File Shares Windows Storage Spaces Please ...

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  6. Announcing the CloudBridge CSX Solution…CloudBridge offers more than WAN Optimization

    Take a look at the news Citrix announced on February 11th…in short, Citrix announced the CloudBridge™ CSX solution, powered by the new CloudBridge 2000WS appliance. The new CloudBridge 2000WS appliance helps consolidate the number of physical servers needed at the branch location by combining full wide area network (WAN) Optimization capabilities with a new, pre-configured Windows Server. The CSX solution extends the value of the CloudBridge ...

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  7. The Benefits of Using Sanbolic Melio

    The Benefits of Using Sanbolic Melio vs. Replication, Files Shares and NAS for PVS HA As a long-time Citrix-Ready partner, Sanbolic is often asked by VARs, systems integrators and customers alike why someone would choose to use its Melio software to enable the high availability (HA) feature of Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) for their PVS-based XenApp or XenDesktop deployments over other (more traditional) methods such as ...

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  8. NetApp and Citrix – Together at Summit 2014

    Greeting, everyone.  We've been very busy working closely with NetApp in 2013 and we're very excited to have NetApp as a Gold Sponsor at Summit this year. Rob McDonald, NetApp's Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing put out the blog posting below highlighting NetApp's involvement at Summit and I thought I'd share it with all of you.  Make sure to stop by Booth 306 and learn how ...

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  9. XenServer Performance Tuning – Top 5 Recommended Guides

    XenServer Engineering has a dedicated performance team, working on optimising and scaling the platform. Over the last year they have put together a toolbox of documentation and whitepapers to assist those interested in tuning their XenServer deployments for performance. These guides will be of interest to those using XenServer for Server Virtualisation but also investigating XenServer as Citrix’s platform for XenDesktop, CloudPlatform and Netscaler SDX.   So ...

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  10. Virtual desktops and local storage

    The desktop is a unique beast within the data center. It is something different than what we've typically placed within the tightly controlled, highly-available environment. What happened so far is that the desktop has changed to better align with data center practices. That means having high levels of availability and utilizing shared storage. But is this the right approach? Should the desktop align with the ...

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