Entries by Keith Paschall

5 Things to Consider When Creating a High-Availability Architecture Strategy

Handling increased system load, decreasing downtime, and eliminating single points of failure are all crucial needs of any SMB or enterprise IT infrastructure. High-availability architecture is one method that addresses these needs. Since every business is different, the right approach requires careful development of a strategy that is tailored to the business. Here are 5 […]

Welcome to the Centrinet Team!

  Please welcome the newest member to our team, Mindy Sullivan. Mindy has over eight years of experience in the software and technology industry, with a strong foundation in healthcare and SaaS. In her free time Mindy enjoys going on adventures with her family, especially adventures in the great outdoors like traveling and camping. Mindy is experienced […]

White Paper: HR Firm Gets Shelter from the Storm with Centrinet’s IT Hosting

Resource Alliance, a leading national human resources solutions company, contacted Centrinet after a storm hit in late 2014, causing severe damage and power outages. The outages shut down their main server, prompting them to contract Centrinet for a long overdue environment overhaul. They had been experiencing performance issues with outdated end user devices and failing […]

Installing Intel DC P3500 1.2TB NVMe SSD & VMware ESXi 6.0

Mark Ma, our Senior Systems Engineer and Citrix SME, recently published a case study on ServeTheHome. ServeTheHome is dedicated to helping professionals and enthusiasts take their first leap into home and small business servers. Visited by thousands of people daily, ServeTheHome features content from a great community that uses STH as a focal point. Case Study Preview […]

PVS vs. MCS in a VDI deployment

There’s a lot of debate in the engineering community on whether to use Provisioning Services (PVS) or Machine Creation Services (MCS) when deploying a VDI solution. There are clear differences between the two technologies, and depending on the type of deployment, important factors to consider when choosing which one to use. MCS MCS uses linked clone technology. This means […]

Expanding a vDisk

Do you need to increase the size of your vDisk in order to allocate more space to your OS drive? Follow these simple steps to complete the process on a Windows 2008 R2 server and above. Download the following link: VhdResizer Once you have the VhdResizer installed, open it. Browse to the VHD that you want […]

Webinar: User Experience Monitoring for Desktop Transformation Success

Centrinet and Liquidware Labs hold the answer to complete User Experience Monitoring for desktop transformation success. Learn where to focus efforts and how to use visibility to define success and ensure end-user and business objectives are being met. Participants Kevin Cooke (Product Director of Liquidware Labs) and Dario Ferreira (President of Centrinet) share how proven […]

Reverse Imaging a Disk Image & Updating XenTools

Purpose Our purpose in creating this guide is to lay out a step-by-step procedure for updating XenTools on a PVS image, and to document some of the pitfalls involved with the process. Please keep in mind that failure to follow the correct sequence can brick the image, in which case you must start over from scratch. Scope This procedure […]

A Review of Dell’s vWorkspace

Last week Centrinet attended a vWorkspace training session at the Dell Concourse Parkway site in Atlanta, GA. The session was held to introduce the partners to the new product, along with a demonstration of its capabilities. We were very impressed and found the product to have some great new features. The administration console was very […]