Tag: storage

  1. Size Matters: PVS RAM Cache Overflow Sizing

    Fragmented vDisk

    With the introduction of RAM cache with overflow to hard disk (introduced in PVS 7.1, hotfix required), IOPS can be almost eliminated and has therefore become the new leading practice. However, this feature can have a significant impact the write cache sizing. This stems from the difference in how the write cache storage is allocated with this new option. To understand this feature and how ...

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  2. Top 5 Reasons for marketing and selling the Integrated System – FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop

    Top 5 Reasons for marketing and selling the Integrated System – FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop

    Integrated Systems - when done well - offer partners and customers a solution that just “works”.  Ultimately it’s about bringing structure and organizing principles to an otherwise complex system and enabling our partners to help deliver the final product to the end customer. There are actions that Integrated System purveyors such as Cisco, Citrix and NetApp rigorously take to make it easier for our partners by ...

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  3. The Death of IOPS – Part 2

    I sort of cheated since there isn't a "Part 1" with this exact same title, but I have my reasons for changing the title and this is partly why I'm writing this second article about the same topic.  The first article is entitled "Citrix Puts Storage 'On Notice'" and can be found here.  In case you haven't had a chance to read it yet, I talked ...

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  4. Webinar: MCS vs PVS – Deep Dive

    I am pleased to announce details of a very exciting webinar coming up next week. The webinar is titled MCS vs PVS - Deep Dive and will be delivered by our own expert Nick Rintalan. This webinar will cover the current state of MCS vs PVS. We'll look at how MCS and PVS work differently on hypervisors like ESXi and Hyper-V. We will look at new target platforms ...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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