RES Workspace Manager with full integration with Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.x available

RES Software is a long-standing Citrix partner with a large percentage of our customers using RES Software products to support their Citrix deployments. This has been the case since the inception of RES Software (1999) and continues today with deep integration with Citrix’s XenDesktop and XenApp products. At RES Software we believe that we’re able to provide […]

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The VDIdealist – Complexity Killed VDI

By: Sean Donahue by Guest Blogger Dave Cusack (A persona of Sean Donahue) The Beginning In the beginning, there was a simple Microsoft stack…a single car to drive…a single trusted vendor. Nothing could be better…and I got it all for “free”! I deployed it in my PoC — my test environment. My users got along fine […]

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The Misadventures of Updates – A VMware Story

“Thou shalt not apply software updates to production systems…” was one of the 10 commandments of IT that Ross Perot brought down from Mount EDS (Electronic Data Systems) in the early days of “Data Systems.” As preached, a recent article by The Register, would lead us to believe that customers are negatively impacted by applying the VMware vSphere replication update. In fact, according to the article as well as a post in the VMware Knowledge Base, this update is so detrimental that it would require a VR rebuild and for replication to be created from scratch.

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The VDIdealist – Avoiding the Seven Sins

By: Sean Donahue When 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 […]

The VDIdealist – Not Every App is a VDI App

In the pursuit of the ultimate virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment, we are often misled by the platform vendors that every app, user, and use case is suitable for VDI. While extending the virtual desktop with local apps can offer tremendous advantages, the sad reality is that not every application is suitable for a hosted desktop environment. But all is not lost. Incorporating reverse seamless technology can allow applications that use local peripherals like VoIP to work seamlessly in your hybrid desktop environment.

The VDIdealist – Is Your Solution More Complex Than Your Problem

By: Sean Donahue Every Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment starts with the best of intentions. You strive for simpler desktop management, reduced storage costs, better central control, increased efficiency and security. Whatever your reason you may find yourself on the brink of a user revolution that can topple your VDI. Analysts say that 50% of VDI […]