Tag: storage

  1. 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 ...

    Read More

  2. 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 ...

    Read More

  3. 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 ...

    Read More

  4. 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 ...

    Read More

  5. 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 ...

    Read More

  6. 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 ...

    Read More

  7. 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 ...

    Read More

  8. 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 ...

    Read More

  9. 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 ...

    Read More

  10. 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 ...

    Read More