Tag Archives: VDX

JUL
11
In some scenarios, RES Subscriber is used to lock down a workstation. This is done by simply defining the RES Subscriber as the shell, and then launching a remote desktop. The advantage of this is that the computer then behaves like a thin client with minimal maintenance required. In the past, when using the Citrix Web Interface with the legacy Receiver, it was relatively easy to create the launch command line. It was even possible for administrators to generate custom ICA files. There were many different methods that could be used to launch a Citrix published desktop. However, when using Citrix Receiver 4.x with Citrix StoreFront, it may become a little more complex. The following example may help explain this ... READ MORE>>
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JUL
31
Sean DonahueWhen I was young and foolish I ignored some of the biggest pot holes on the road to VDI salvation. But I am here to warn you against the mistakes I have made. 1 - Thou Shalt Not Be a Bandwidth Glutton Since Ethernet, and then fiber, became so prevalent and displaced slower speeds of ARCnet and Token Ring, we all too often take our bandwidth for granted. But when too many users are all accessing virtual desktops in a data center and using our Ethernet as their twisted pair, highway traffic jams can, and will, occur. And what is the result of binary traffic jams? Slow speeds for those users ... READ MORE>>
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FEB
24
Home away from home. I think it a rare occurrence when someone could have had multiple careers like I have, yet one thing remains the same; my frequent trips to the Microsoft campus in Redmond Washington. I would say that I started coming here with a steady frequency back in 2004 when I spent a week at SEATAC airport working for Softricity. Back in those days I was a Hilton points guy.

Then I went to Marriott attaining Gold status, which is nothing when compared to my friend Steve Campbell who is lifetime platinum status. The past several years, I have been a frequenter of the ... READ MORE>>
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SEP
23
By Sean Donahue, Senior Director Global Alliance Marketing

Much ado about nothing??? Only time will tell. This week I find myself in a most unusual location, my home office. I know I am at the home office because, unlike in my quiet and pristine Marriot- based office, my 4 sons (yes, 4) are raining chaos and confusion in a distinct 3-square-foot space around my chair. You know, many people ask me, “Sean – how do you travel so much with four sons?”  And my response, “It’s because I have four sons that I travel so much.” Now, seriously, this week, at home or on the road ... READ MORE>>
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AUG
23
By Jeff Fisher, VP, Business Development

The one-size-does-not-fit-all-story for VDI and the cloud seems to be echoing across the industry. Desktop administrators are the first to tell you that in most cases, a wholesale move to these technologies will leave many of their users without the kind of desktop experience needed to successfully perform their jobs. Sure, VDI and cloud-hosted desktops can give users access to basic applications and data … but increasingly that’s not enough. A rich user experience is more important than ever, and users expect to access their IT services through multiple devices from multiple locations without compromising that experience. Part of ... READ MORE>>
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