Installing XenDesktop is a pretty frustrating experience. I believe that’s why Citrix came out with VDI-in-a-Box to help those interested in a POC build a quick environment. I haven’t looked at the VDI in a Box solution as I’m more
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a great technology. But great technologies don’t always become great solutions. Barb Darrow over at GigaOM post titled “Is this the year of desktop virtualization yet?” It would seem the year of desktop virtualization has
I’m a pretty big fan of XenDesktop. It’s a slick and power VDI platform. A while back I helped a small company deploy XenDesktop and they’ve really appreciated the migration from XenApp. They are accessing the environment locally, remotely and
I read an interesting blog post on the Citrix website about how we should not use XenDesktop as a disaster recovery strategy. My initial thought was “huh?” Why in the world would I not want to use XenDesktop as a
See if I can encourage some interaction between you guys and myself. I’ll throw this nugget out and see who bites. So, if you have a pretty beefy VMware ESXi server (16GB to 32GB) in your lab you should be
A while back I wrote how I thought Windows 8 should be a bare metal hypervisor. I won’t revisit the many advantages including VDI but, I’d be really excited to see a client based bare metal hypervisor with wide support.
I got asked a pretty interesting question the other day. If an organization deploys Virtualized Applications or Desktops via a virtualized application solution such as XenApp why would they need to deploy Virtualized Desktop using VDI or vice versa? I
This perplexed me for a few hours while trying to install Xendesktop 5.0 using the quick deployment. When it was time to connect to the vCenter to add my VMware hosts I kept receiving this error – “The hypervisor was