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Data Mobility Demo

I posted volume move blog a few weeks back. I recorded a demo for Citrix Synergy yesterday and want to share with my blog friends. Please view demo NetApp cluster ONTAP data mobility for virtual desktop. Volume move is supported … Continue reading

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VSC 2.0 for XenServer Beta Program starts

NetApp has started Beta Program for the version 2.0 of the NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC) for Citrix XenServer. Register and get the code! VSC for XenServer is a free  plugin into Citrix XenCenter and provides single pane of glass … Continue reading

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Three reasons why choose NetApp clustered OnTap for virtual desktops

NetApp brings to market for the first time, enterprise-ready, unified scale-out storage with the release of Data ONTAP 8.1. 1. Scale-out Data center needs agility. Cluster OnTap is a way to solve the growth in a storage environment. Every storage … Continue reading

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XenDesktop Storage Design Series: Part 4 Storage Sizing

Storage sizing for virtual desktop is a critical and complicated task. Accessment is an important first step.   Liquidware Lab Stratusphere and  Lakeside VDI Accessment are recommended to collect network, server and storage requirements. NetApp has contracted with Liquidware Labs to provide free licenses to … Continue reading

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Xendesktop storage design series: Part 3 Protocol

I used Citrix Desktop Transformation Accelerator today. This is a great tool to guide you through access, design, implement and rollout phases.  One thing caught my eyes is the diagram below. SAN (iSCSI and FCP) has 75% of the deployment. Let’s … Continue reading

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XenDesktop Storage Design Series: Part 2

Xendesktop with Citrix Provisioning Server work load analysis Storage sizing is critical to deploy a virtual desktop solution. Over sizing makes the solution very expensive. Not enough storage ends up bad user experience.  I have spent last 2 months setup … Continue reading

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NetApp Insight Vegas 2012

NetApp Insight Americas 2012 is approaching fast.  See below on my speaking sessions. Please come and meet! I have two speak sessions at Insight.  VI-3-152 – Virtual Desktop Solution Updates and Architectural Best Practices Discuss the newest storage design for … Continue reading

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XenServer and NetApp best practice

I happily announce NetApp TR-3732 Citrix XenServer and NetApp best practice is published. The document is jointly written by Citrix and NetApp engineers. I have worked on this document for 4 years and this is my fourth revision. This guide supplements your NetApp … Continue reading

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Citrix Synergy SYN620W Platform training on XenDesktop with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and NetApp

I just taught a Citrix hands on lab SYN620W. 44 Students ( all partners today) did a lab on NetApp VSC for Citrix XenServer and Command Insight Balance. We got great feedback. We also had a good discussion on PVS, … Continue reading

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Demo, hands lab and presentation at Citrix Synergy 2012 San Francisco

Citrix Synergy is at the corner. This event shows how virtualization, networking, storage and cloud technologies work together. NetApp and Citrix have collaborated to ease the implementation of desktop virtualization by making virtual desktops simpler, more cost effective, and more robust for enterprise. … Continue reading

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