Tag: storage

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Storage and IOPS guidance for App delivery with XenDesktop 7

    If it wasn't for the cost, I would… (do just about anything) Cost is one of the major barriers to doing almost anything. With enough money and resources, a person can do anything, but this makes a lot of things unfeasible because we don't have an unlimited supply of money. When we tried to create a solution to mobilize Windows applications for 500 users, cost was a ...

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  8. Citrix Ready Technical Webinar with EMC

    Learn how EMC VNX Series provides scalable, efficient, and cost-effective storage infrastructure for XenDesktop 7 Citrix and EMC’s partnership is founded upon product quality, innovation, and addressing customer requirements with industry-leading joint solutions. Together, the EMC VNX flash-optimized Unified Storage with MCx (multi-core optimization)and Citrix XenDesktop 7 technologies blaze the trail towards building out scalable, efficient, and cost effective virtual desktop infrastructure solutions and deployments. EMC ...

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  9. PVS vs. MCS Revisited

    It's been a few months since my last article, but rest assured, I've been keeping busy and I have a ton of stuff in my head that I'm committed to getting down on paper in the near future.  Why so busy?  Well, our Mobility products are keeping me busy for sure.  But I also spent the last month or so preparing for 2 different sessions ...

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  10. How to leverage the new multiple datastore options of VDI-in-a-Box 5.2

    Last year with version 5.1, VDI-in-a-Box introduced the ability to take advantage of two separate data stores, allowing VDI-in-a-Box to better leverage the direct attached storage of servers.  When using the Hyper-V or ESX hypervisors, VDI-in-a-Box allows you to define a second datastore to separate the storage of golden images, and linked clones.  Now with version 5.2 of VDI-in-a-Box we have introduced the option for a third datastore. In addition to ...

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