I have just published another six chapters of my book Inside Citrix the FlexCast Management Architecture. You’ll find the links in this article. I’d also like to share my plan on publishing the other chapters and the book as a whole (in PDF format) within the next couple of months.
I will be the last one to tell or promise you that moving to the Cloud will save you money. It definitely could, but it’s not a certainty by any means. In fact, if that’s you’re only objective and short-term focus/strategy (saving money, that is) you might want to reconsider. Having said that, Cloud computing does give us an almost unlimited amount of options (services) to choose from, which can help in getting work done more efficiently. Making the right decisions on what, where to use, and how to implement and configure is often the tricky part… Read on.
Remember when I told you about VDI Drones, back in September 2018? No? Click the link below if you would like to learn more. Anyway, since then we got a ton of feedback. In this post, we’d like to share what has happened in the meantime. Again, we would like to thank you all for your time and efforts throughout the last couple of months, to say you’ve been helpful would be a major understatement.
Citrix has had a very busy year. After the release of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.16 in November of 2017, four new versions were released throughout 2018 – XA/XD 7.17, 7.18, and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1808, and 1811. Wow! From delegated control to the Workspace App, numerous HDX and ICA improvements, LHC, Config Logging, and the list goes on. Release after release brought new and improved features and functionalities, awesome! But what about printing..?
During Microsoft Ignite Microsoft announced their Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) offering, available on Microsoft Azure exclusively. It provides users with a full, multi-user Windows 10 experience virtualized in the Cloud and always up to date and available on every device.
Here you go, a fully updated sheet with help from the community – thank you! If you feel there is still something missing, do let me know. I cannot promise an update right away, but I’ll keep collecting feedback and get it in there eventually. I’ve added a (connection) protocol section (thanks Rachel) and updated 10 other fields (over 20% new content). Again, it’s not meant as a ‘like for like’ comparison sheet, it’s more of a ‘this is what to look for on a per-platform basis to get you started’ kind of thing. So, no this one is faster, better, cheaper etc…
In this post, I’d like to highlight a couple of eye-catching announcements (12 to be a bit more precise) made throughout re:Invent 2018, AWS’s annual main event, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have never been to one of their conferences personally, but man, would I like to go someday. AWS has always been and still is the Nr 1 in Cloud services and solutions worldwide. Of course, Microsoft is catching up quickly. Let’s dig in and see what they’ve been up to.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of different cloud services to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming. Where to start? Also, while each cloud vendor offers the same services and/or functionality (there are differences, of course) they all use slightly different naming conventions, which can be very confusing. That’s why I thought it would be helpful to list a bunch most used Cloud services (25 in total), on a per platform (AWS, Azure, and Google) basis, listing their main purpose/use-case and accompanying service names. This way you’ll know where to start and what to look for, hopefully. The primary focus lies on Compute, Networking, Storage, and Databases services – the building blocks of (Cloud) life.
En daar is niks aan gelogen. Ik ben nu zo’n 7 maanden lid van ‘de club’ en ik kan niet anders zeggen dan dat me dat prima bevalt. Het technisch inhoudelijke niveau is uitzonderlijk hoog, de sfeer uitstekend, en de manier waarop men elkaar (verder) helpt en ondersteund is bijzonder te noemen.
Al ruim 15 jaar werken IGEL en Citrix samen om het gebruik van VDI, DaaS, en hosted shared desktopoplossingen te vereenvoudigen. Ze doen dit voor bedrijven over de hele wereld, groot en klein, oud, nieuw, en branche onafhankelijk. Mede hierdoor breekt IGEL record na record als het gaat om haar innovatieve en software gedreven thin-client oplossingen en universeel endpoint-management platform.