Here is a short instructional guide to update your HTML5 receiver for StoreFront. … [Read more...] about Citrix StoreFront: Update Receiver for HTML5
This past January I had the pleasure of participating in the Citrix Partner Expert Council (PTEC) that was held in Las Vegas. Over 200 partners, myself included, were able to directly communicate and give our feedback to the different Citrix Product Managers. It’s great to know that Citrix is still on top of it’s game and gets partners involved in the product development cycle. During one of the casual events I had a pretty interesting chat with a couple of my fellow participants. One thing … [Read more...] about What’s so Special About a Citrix Engineer?
Snow has hit Atlanta for the last two years in a row, with a single inch putting the city on shutdown. So far this year we have had to deal with almost a week of shutdown time due to these icy conditions. To combat this, many companies have started to implement Work From Home policies - not only in Atlanta, but nation-wide. With these policies going into effect certain questions arise, namely: Can an employee be as productive from home as they are in the office? Yes, with a solid Work From … [Read more...] about What’s Your Company’s Work From Home Policy?
A couple of weeks back I was able to attend the 2015 Citrix Summit in Las Vegas. The event was a great resource – with sales education, technical deep dives, and an array of new programs. One great bonus was the fact that it was held in January, so I didn’t have to suffer the 110°+ heat of a Las Vegas summer. There are three releases I want to make special note of – these are releases we have had success with, along with great client feedback. So without further ado, here are my top three … [Read more...] about Notable Citrix Updates
I recently completed a very interesting client project based on MS Hyper-V and MS Storage Space, and wanted to share the details here today. The Clients had been using the 2008 R2 Hyper-V CSV cluster with iSCSI storage, which was complex to manage. The steep costs for iSCSI storage were returning low levels of performance on the 1GbE iSCSI network. After looking at some alternative solutions, we proposed that they utilize the existing 2U DL380G7 servers’ local storage with Hyper-V … [Read more...] about Software Defined Storage (SDS): A Centrinet Case Study
Consolidate, save, and work from anywhere. The past five years have seen a number of industries and sectors adopt Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Adopting VDI is a great way to allow your organization’s IT department to simplify the desktop management process; the software creates the desktop images, allowing you to consolidate management to a single location, cutting time and costs. VDI also gives your users far more options for accessing their work. They can securely access … [Read more...] about VDI Predictions for 2015
The primary objective of a distributed storage model is for local storage on each individual server to act as a pool for the cluster. In this model, the virtual machine (and any data) is stored locally for better performance. Because the data is being replicated, redundancy is achieved - opening up alternate network paths and ensuring no single point of failure. For a distributed storage model to work properly, a high-speed network is a must. I have compiled the following list of vendors … [Read more...] about Unique Solutions for Distributed Storage
Why is Software Defined Storage such a hot topic this year? That is because it is changing the way people purchase storage. Instead of relying on large storage companies, we now have the ability to build cost effective storage solutions as needed. Traditional storage technologies have long been considered a very expensive investment, and large storage vendors (such as EMC and NetApp) have somewhat monopolized the market. These companies have historically charged between one and several … [Read more...] about Software Defined Storage: A Hot Topic
Software Defined Storage (SDS) has been a hot topic for the year of 2014 so far. What is software defined storage? It is a storage infrastructure that is managed and automated by intelligent software as opposed to the storage hardware. The main benefits of software defined storage over traditional storage are flexibility, automated management, and cost efficiency. Below, I introduce you to the major players in the software defined storage space and I have listed the requirements needed to use … [Read more...] about Hot Topic for 2014: Software Defined Storage