A chat with Dave Brett, CTA, CTP and all that was before.

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Back again… told you it would be quick! On this weeks episode, we had the utter pleasure to speak with Dave Brett, Citrix EUC evangelist, blogger and newly crowned Citrix CTP. Dave has been a friend of the podcast for a long time now, having not had a community podcast in a while, i was really keen to get Dave on to talk all about his history and work.

On this podcast, we had the pleasure of speaking with Dave on the following topics.

  • From programming to Softricity.
  • The brutal requirements of consulting.
  • What brought Dave to Citrix technologies.
  • Building a blog and idea’s behind it.
  • Cloud MFA and the enterprise.
  • Dave’s favorite Citrix technology.
  • Always snapshot your netscaler before running a wizard!
  • Octoblu and possibilities.
  • Thoughts on Unidesk?
  • will app layering replace app virtualisation?
  • XenServer 7.1 updates.
  • CTA and us not knowing what the hell it stood for!
  • Becoming a CTP.
  • As we look down the track 3-5 years, where do you see your next focus being?
  • Will Cloud become a reality in your opinion for VDI?
  • is IoT going to pay off for Citrix in a big way?
  • Fitness tracking and data nerds.

A chat with Pat Lee, Vice President – Cloud Apps and Desktops at VMware

11003dbAnd we’re back! On this podcast we were joined by none other than Pat Lee, Vice President, Product Management – Cloud Apps and Desktops at VMware. Pat has had a fascinating past along with working in a very busy department at the moment that is VMware EUC.

As VMware are driving forward so aggressively, we took great pleasure in speaking with Pat in this episode about the following topics:

  • Pat’s start in IT and his career path from Mac hardware to VMware EUC.
  • Development of VMware fusion.
  • Transition from product management to VP, how has that gone for you?
  • The evolution of VMware’s EUC side, particularly in the last 36 months.
  • Developing a great VDI client for smart phones, how VMware nailed the use case.
  • Blast extreme, congrats on the new protocol, whats the use case and where does it fit?
  • Lets talk PCOIP vs Blast, where is the future of VMware’s EUC story?
  • Of all the VMware projects Pat has been evolved it, we talk about his favourite projects.
  • GPU and horizon has been a big push, why, where and how?
  • Is EUC getting enough focus at VMworld?
  • Citrix’s marketing has been attacking hard at Synergy and Summit, what does that tell you?
  • Crystal ball time, whats next and where is the market going?
  • IoT, the good, bad and downright crazy.

As promised a worthwhile attendance would be the VMware EUC Insights session in February:

https://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2017/01/registration-open-euc-insights-2017.html

That’s it for now! New podcast coming next week!

Goliath Technologies, a run down on new releases and features.

Back again! Today we’re joined by Lee Gitzes Senior Director of Technical Operations at Goliath Technologies to talk all about their latest release in Netscaler and Logon simulator technologies. In the coming days Goliath are doing a number of webinars, so if you want to learn more, please find oodles of information below!

On this podcast, we had the pleasure of talking to Lee about the following:

  • All about Goliath Technologies.
  • Goliath for Netscaler version 4 release.
  • Integration with Appflow and Nitro.
  • How does Goliath for netscaler compare with Insights and Netscaler MAS?
  • Does Goliath for Netscaler stand on its own as a point solution without the rest of the product line?
  • Licensing requirements.
  • All about the Goliath for Citrix Monitoring offering.
  • Monitoring vGPU statistics.
  • How to Learn more about Goliath for Netscaler.
  • About the Goliath logon simulator.
  • About the new Application Availability cloud service.
  • How focusing on healthcare is great for everyone.
  • Whats next for Goliath?

Technology in action:

Goliath Application Availability Testing Service for Citrix:

http://goliathtechnologies.com/performance-monitoring/goliath-application-availability-testing-service-citrix/

Goliath for NetScaler 4.0 Pre-Recorded Webinar

http://goliathtechnologies.com/introducing-goliath-for-netscaler/

Upcoming Webinars:

XenAppBlog.com Technical Workshop 11/03/2016

https://xenapptraining.leadpages.co/goliath-technologies-workshop/

Citrix Ready Webinar 11/15/2016

http://citrixreadyprogram.com/partners/webinar/2016/cr-webinar-Goliath/?pcode=blog

CUGC Webinar 11/16/2016

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2602272821679856642

 

This Month in EUC – Episode 6.

newLogo800Back once again after a summer holiday to catch up on the latest movements in the EUC and Virtualisation space. Today again we’re joined by our esteemed panel of Kees Baggerman and Thomas Brown.

On this episode, we discussed the following topics:

  • Horizon 7.0.2 and Vmworld Update
  • Citrix Synergy updates
  • Microsoft & Citrix
  • Nutanix & citrix
  • Citrix Acquire Norskale
  • Fslogix Project flux
  • Windows server 2016 release
  • Blackberry dead
  • RES Software freemium edition
  • RES Nutanix and AppVolumes connectors?
  • Nutanix successful IPO

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Cloudhouse looks awesome, we had a chat with CTO Mat Clothier all about it.

MatClothier2Back again and a great little podcast with Mat Clothier, a veteran of Briforum, founder and CTO of Cloudhouse.

Application containers are the new black, but Cloudhouses approach is truly unique and Jarian and I were blown away with their demo recently at Briforum London.

But i’m getting way ahead of myself, in the mean time, here are a few of the items we had the pleasure of talking with Mat about on this podcast:

  • Who is Cloudhouse.
  • What did Cloudhouse set out to fix.
  • How does Cloudhouse “Applications anywhere” work?
  • What is Cloudhouse “Data anywhere”.
  • How does Cloudhouse add value?
  • What are the nuance differences between application packaging and Cloudhouse’s approach.
  • App-V integration with Cloudhouse, awesome value feature, how does it work?
  • How has the reception with Microsoft been with the App-V integration piece?
  • Autonomy and Self driving cars.

I really enjoyed this podcast, you should definitely check out Cloudhouse when you get a chance.

A chat with Cláudio Rodrigues, End User Computing Expert.

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And we’re back! here for a great podcast was a man who needs no introduction, Claudio Rodrigues!

Claudio is an entrepreneur, MVP, CTP, vExpert and has been in the EUC and desktop virtualisation market since it’s inception.

Claudio is a great guy, with an “always honest” opinion on all matters and he was a great guest we’d be attempting to get on for some time!

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This Month in EUC – Episode 5.

newLogo800Back once again, catching up on the latest movements in the EUC and Virtualisation space with our esteemed panel of Kees Baggerman and Thomas Brown.

On this episode, we discussed the following topics:

  • Appsense Acquisition to Landesk.
  • Citrix Melio is no more.
  • Dell vWorkspace end of life.
  • Citrix promoting the Raspberry PI, how does that work and what do we think.
  • Latest Xenmobile updates:
    •  Touch ID for worxhome.
    • iPad Pro view for worx apps.
  • Citrix synergy is coming, what do we expect?
  • synergy announcements due from:
    • Unidesk v4
    • FsLogix
  • Michael roth joins Fslogix from RES software.
  • Turbo going from strength to strength.
  • Cloudhouse is an interesting play.
  • Horizon 7 out in the wild.
    • Kicking the tyres of “JIT”
    • Blast protocol seems to be doing very well
    • AppVolumes 3
  • XD 7.8 in the wild?
  • Upcoming Conferences

A chat with Simon Townsend, Chief Technologist at AppSense.

0afa7f9We thought AppSense had been unusually quiet of late, then BAM, social media was awash with acquisition news for LanDesk and AppSense!

In this episode, we have the top gentleman that is Simon Townsend, Chief Technologist at AppSense on with us to talk all about Simon, AppSense and the LanDesk acquisition.

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A chat with Kenji Obata, Founder and CEO of Turbo.net

KenjiAfter a brief hiatus, we’re back with a great podcast with the Founder and CEO of Turbo.net, Kenji Obata. Turbo and Spoon have been a well known name in our industry for some time now, so we decided to reach out and sit down with Kenji to discuss the founding of his companies and how they’ve progressed.

Kenji is a fascinating guy to say the least, in this podcast we had the pleasure of discussing the following topics:

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A ProfileUnity and FlexApp Deep dive with Jason E Smith, VP of Product Marketing at liquidware labs.

jasonIn todays podcast, we sat down and had a chat with Jason E. Smith from Liquidware labs on the topic of UEM and Application layering. Unless you’ve been under a rock, in a dark quiet cave, you’ll know how many vendors are pushing hard on their application layering technologies this year to simplify your application deployment in desktops.

With this podcast, we looked at how a UEM and Application Layering solution

  • Jason’s start with DCA in 1993 with Remote Lan Node.
  • Standing ovations for WinView
  • RES Softwares start in the US.
  • Entrigue, Script Start to ProfileUnity.
  • Writing for DABCC.
  • Why is UEM and Application Layering a good combination for a product?
  • UEM deployment in 60 minutes.
  • Application security and isolation use cases.
  • What exactly is “Micro Isolation” to Liquidware Labs?
  • How was FlexApp architected to be highly available?
  • Where is the value add now a days with VMware and their customers?
  • And the Citrix customers?
  • Coping with Office 365 and Lotus Notes.
  • Home automation and beyond the home.
  • Escaping from technology.