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About zhurachel

I am a solution architect focus on virtualization and storage.

FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop and NVIDIA GRID

FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix and NVIDIA enhances virtual desktop infrastructure to encompass real-time 3D graphics capabilities. This new solution, FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop and NVIDIA GRID brings together best-in-class components to overcome the challenges graphics-intensive visualization workloads.  

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OpenStack vs AWS

Service OpenStack Project Name Amazon Virtual Machines Compute Nova EC2 Virtual Block Devices Block Storage Cinder EBS Object Storage Object Storage Swift S3 Virtual Networks Networking Neutron (formerly Quantum) VPC App Orchestration Orchestration Heat CloudFormation App Monitoring Measurement Ceilometer CloudWatch … Continue reading

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Citrix XenDesktop RAM Cache – An awesome way to save your IOPS

We have been fighting storage IO battle since day one. There are many flash technologies on the storage vendor side. Now Citrix Provisioning Service has an awesome and easy to use feature called RAM Cache on the hypervisor RAM that can … Continue reading

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Hope I can meet you at Vegas!

Hope you are as excited as we are for Insight 2014 Las Vegas! I will have 6 NetApp break sessions and a XenDesktop on Hyper-V lab. This will keep me busy.  Also you can find me at virtualization booth.  Hope … Continue reading

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Citrix XenDesktop Design Guide is published

Design guide for Citrix XenDesktop on NetApp Storage is published today. The Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 system, which now incorporates both traditional, hosted Windows 7 or Windows 8 virtual desktops, hosted applications, and hosted shared Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows … Continue reading

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Big Hammer for virtual desktop

As a solution architect in a storage company, I am often asked by customers and sales engineers how many IOPS per desktop. My answer is always it depends. Virtual desktop IOPS is a myth. It varies by application, the stage of … Continue reading

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