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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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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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Where should I put Citrix PVS vDisk?

Often there is a debate if we should put Citrix XenDesktop PVS vDisk on CIFS or SAN LUN. I like CIFS’s simplicity and SAN LUN’s resilience. Can we have both? Answer is SMB 3. To verify I setup a lab with … Continue reading

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Citrix XenDesktop on NetApp Storage Solution Guide

I am very happy to announce new technical paper Citrix XenDesktop on NetApp Storage Solution Guide is released.  Thanks for Neil Glick to architect and set up the whole infrastructure with me, and Will who did all the performance testing.

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Non-disruptive operation for data center and cloud solutions

One of the benefits of NetApp clustered OnTap is non-disruptive operation. The key to efficiency and the lynchpin of clustering is the ability to make sure that the cluster does not fail—ever. The nondisruptive collection of independent nodes working together … Continue reading

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Personal vDisk and IO redistribution

With the persistent (assigned) desktop configuration utilizing Citrix personal vDisk, the effect of I/O to the storage can be summarized as follows: Much of the workload that went to the write cache in a nonpersistent desktop now goes to the … Continue reading

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