Category Archives: virtual desktop

SimpliVity Citrix XenDesktop Reference Architecture

SimpliVity has built reference architecture by implementing a 4 nodes SimpliVity OmniStack as a building block. With SimpliVity solution, it is flexible to start a small Pod and scale out to thousands virtual desktops. OmniStack systems are clustered together to … 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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CVD: FlexPod Reference Architecture for a 2000 Seat Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 on VMware vSphere 5.1: Storage

Two nodes FAS3240 with 4 shelves DS2246 were utilized in the deployment to support 1450 users of hosted shared desktops (HSD) and 550 users of hosted VDI (HVD). Clustered Data ONTAP version is 8.2P4. To support the differing security, backup, … Continue reading

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Join me for FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop Validated Design webex

FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop Validated Design Converged solutions, which combine desktop operating systems, applications, compute, network and storage improve agility, simplify the deployment and reduce the cost of desktop virtualization. In this webinar, you will discover how the validated … Continue reading

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CVD: FlexPod Reference Architecture for a 2000 Seat Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 on VMware vSphere 5.1: Architecture

This CVD provides a 2000-Seat Virtual Desktop Infrastructure using Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 built on Cisco UCS B200-M3 blades with NetApp FAS 3200-series and the VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1 hypervisor platform. The architecture deployed is highly modular. While each customer’s environment … Continue reading

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XenDesktop 7.1 with vSphere 5.1 on NetApp CVD is published

Finally after many late nights, we finished our CVD XenDesktop 7.1 with vSphere 5.1 on NetApp. I had great time working with the best engineers in Citrix and Cisco. I will start my series blog posts on this CVD shortly. Happy … Continue reading

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