Team: Guest Bloggers

  1. Make XenDesktop 5.0 POCs and Deployments Easier Than Ever – Part II

    Earlier this week, I posted an article http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2010/11/29/Make+XenDesktop+5.0+POCs+or+Upgrades+Easier+Than+Ever%21) that invited readers to learn more about a cost-effective, easy-to-use, unified storage solution that can greatly simplify XenDesktop 5.0 POCs, deployments and expansions and there were a ton of people that accepted my invitation! Today, I want to extend readers another invitation. Only this time, the invitation is to learn more about HOW this cost-effective, easy-to-use, unified storage ...

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  2. Make XenDesktop 5.0 POCs or Upgrades Easier Than Ever!

    Already planning XenDesktop 5.0 POCs or upgrades? XenDesktop 5.0 is designed to make VDI deployment and scale-out simple... but to maximize your investment in VDI, flexible, scalable, highly-available and easy-to-manage shared storage is the way to go! Click here http://blog.sanbolic.com/?p=932 to learn how to make XenDesktop POCs and production deployments easier than ever while reducing the upfront and ongoing costs associated with evaluating, deploying and expanding ...

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  3. Achieving High Performance, Scalability, Availability and Manageability for Citrix® Provisioning Services™

    There was a great write-up posted on the Citrix community blog site last week that focused on improving the performance of Provisioning Services (PVS) using CIFS shares. In it, the author provided keen insight into the inner-workings of network shares and how PVS works with network shares by default. The blog was not only informative, but very helpful as it also provided suggestions on how ...

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  4. Plan and Design Citrix® XenDesktop™ with the Future in Mind!

    Hello, Andy from Sanbolic here... back for another discussion regarding how a cluster file system can help organizations achieve far greater returns on their investments in one of the leading VDI solutions on the market today, Citrix XenDesktop. Last week, while browsing through some articles on VDI (as I so often do), I came across a blog from a prominent and reputable Citrix XenDesktop VDI architect ...

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  5. Enhancing Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp with Sanbolic Melio 2010

    Add Seamless Scalability, High Availability and Simplified Storage Management to Citrix Virtual Solutions with Sanbolic Melio 2010  Hi, my name is Andy Melmed and I am the Director of Enterprise Solutions for Sanbolic Inc., a developer of software products designed to simplify, share and extend the capabilities of SAN storage. As a new guest blogger on the Citrix Community blogs, I plan to use this forum to ...

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  6. Delivering a no-compromise solution with XenClient on Intel vPro processors

    Hi I'm Rick Echevarria, aka RickE, and I am responsible for Intel's platforms for Business. I am very excited to be here at Synergy 2010 learning sharing insights community on customer needs and trends like Desktop Virtualization. I hope all of you can join me for my session at the Moscone Center on Thursday at 3pm, but in the meantime, here is a taste of ...

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  7. Choosing a Thin Client OS for XenDesktop

    Choosing a thin client OS for your desktop virtualization deployment can be tricky.  Windows embedded thin clients offer the latest features, but they cost more and have additional security implications and maintenance compared to Linux based thin clients.  Wyse ThinOS clients are often easier to secure and manage than Linux clients, but often lag in features.  This has changed with the use of the Wyse TCX software, but ...

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  8. Using XenDesktop with ESX

    Most people know by now that XenDesktop supports three virtualization platforms with VMware ESX being one of them.  However, there are at least four different editions for ESX.  Even if you have decided to use ESX for all or part of the XenDesktop deployment, which edition do you really need?  Can you stick with 3.5, or should you use 4.0?  As part of the CSC Dynamic ...

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  9. Is Your IT Infrastructure Ready For The Next Upturn?

    As of late, indicators are starting to point to the beginning of a recovery in the economy. As the economy picks up momentum and credit markets thaw further, the next mergers and acquisitions movement will start gaining steam. Question is, is your enterprise ready for the next business cycle? Can your infrastructure adapt to the rapid fire pace of change that is going ...

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  10. Deciding Between Blades and Rack Servers for XenDesktop Environments

    There are several pros and cons when choosing between blade or rack servers related to power consumption, consolidated networking, manageability and cost.  These comparisons are readily available over the Internet, but what makes one preferable to the other in a XenDesktop deployment?  Let's take a look at a few of the differences.   Higher Density XenServer Resource Pools Rack servers offer more quad-socket models compared to blades and also offer greater memory capacity and the latest processors.  ...

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