Recently at Citrix Synergy, FSLogix announced a new feature code named Project Flux. Project Flux is a much needed and awaited feature in the non-persistent virtual desktop world. As applications move to cloud based infrastructures like Office 365 and the distance between client and server infrastructure grows, applications can suffer from poor performance issues. Things have been done to try and band aid this issue by redirecting folders to local file shares such as Application Data or just redirecting the caching portion of the application in applications such as Outlook or Lotus Notes. The problem with redirecting Application Data or just the caching portion of the application is we aren’t really solving the problem. The application can and will suffer from poor performance. I say can and will because at smaller scale things may seem ok, but what happens when you try to scale? The problem comes back or things get worse when another piece of infrastructure, like a file server, becomes overloaded during peak usage times of the day. So how does FSLogix solve this problem? With Project Flux!
FSLogix Project Flux Makes Office 365 and Other Applications A Reality in Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops Part 1
Citrix Workspace Cloud is go! Hear the latest from the A-team!
What a big day it is for Citrix! After months and months of development Citrix Workspace Cloud is here and we’ve got all the information you could possibly want!
Today on this special podcast, we’re joined by our friends Joe Vaccaro and Harsh Gupta to talk about workspace cloud, the vision, the execution and the launch details.
Jarian and I have been involved in the early Beta’s and we’re super excited for Joe, Harsh and Citrix as a whole on this momentous day.
On this topic we had the pleasure of talking about:
- The Citrix Workspace Cloud journey.
- The Value in workspace cloud.
- The components shipping.
- The brilliance of lifecycle management.
- Workspace cloud versus the competition
- and much much more!
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A panel chat on GPU and desktop virtualization.
Welcome back to Frontline Chatter podcast. Some recent comments in blogs and on social media about how GPU should be required on every desktop virtualization project turned into some lively debates on Twitter, etc. This was perceived as misleading by some, along with Sean Massey writing a blog post (GPUs Should Be Optional for VDI) outlining issues with GPU form fact in today’s format.
We at Frontline Chatter decided to get a panel together to discuss GPU to dispel confusion, provide education on the technologies available and help customers make informed, educated decisions away from blanket statements.
Joining us on the podcast are industry experts Thomas Poppelgaard (MVP, CTP), Sean Massey (vExpert EUC), and Simon Bramfitt (Senior Industry Analyst).
In this podcast we’re here to explain GPU, vGPU options, and debate the viability of achieving success in VDI/HSD with or without GPU backing. Topics discussed include:
- Description of GPU enablement
- Technical availability
- VMware Technologies – Pass-Trough/vDGA, Shared Virtual Graphics/vSGA, and vGPU with NVIDIA GRID cards
- XenServer Technologies – Pass-Through and GPU with NVIDIA GRID cards
- Hyper-V Technologies – Bare Metal and RemoteFX
- Where does GPU make most sense? Or is this a win for everyone?
- We’re told GPU makes everything better, where are the facts and figures? Or is this all in perceived user benefit?
- Demystifying GPU and VDI, are we seeing much use of GPU with RDS/XenApp/HSD technologies?
- Price and foot print. Do the benefits of GPU outweigh the rack space? Does deploying many smaller servers have benefits over huge iron with density?
- What about bare metal?
- Today vs Tomorrow, where is this technology going and when WILL its adoption allow critical mass?
- Better form factor – mezzanine cards, pass-through PCI cables, etc.?
- Better design – on chip/dye GPU like Intel Iris and AMD?
- Better support for motioning VMs and datacenter virtualization technologies?
- Add much more!
Thank you to our panel guests for joining us for this podcast! It was a really hot debate and too good to cut off so apologies in advance for the 1 hour long podcast. It really is topical gold, so worth listen.
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A chat with Patrick Rouse, Product Manager for Wyse vWorkspace
Jarian and I have been fans of vWorkspace for some time and were thrilled when Patrick Rouse, member of the product management team for Wyse vWorkspace at Dell, decided to entertain our nonsense and join us on a podcast! Patrick has been in the Server Based Computing market for years, achieving CTP, MVP and now heads up Product management for the vWorkspace product in Dell Wyse.
This was a really fun podcast, we had our usual agenda rounded off at a tidy 30 minute mark, but enjoyed ourselves so much, the time flew by and we ended up with a 50 minute conversation full of fun and intrigue.
We recorded this podcast just before Citrix Synergy, on this podcast we had the utmost pleasure to talk to Patrick about the following:
- Patricks career path, Marine Corps, to CTP, to MVP, to Quest, To Dell and all that was between!
- The 90’s and WinFrame and POTS, oh my!
- Why is there such a cult following for Server Based Computing and the magic when you get it.
- Where did vWorkspace come from and how did it end up in the Dell product suite.
- How did vWorkspace integrate on acquisition by Dell.
- What is vWorkspace?
- The completeness of the vWorkspace suite and the announced appliance for vWorkspace at Microsoft ignite.
- Whats new in the vWorkspace 8.6 beta.
- Double byte chars
- Layering functionality, Yay! (definitely a trend for 2015)
- Full clone virtual desktops on Hyper-V, regardless if direct or SCVMM.
- Chrome connector for vWorkspace.
- Simplifying the connector to be suitable for your mom!
- Drag and drop from local to hosted applications (Take note everyone else, we get asked for this daily!)
- As an early adopter to Linux Desktops, how has vWorkspace seen the market mature?
- Does vWorkspace have vGpu/RemoteFX plans in the near future?
- Parallels, 2X and Odin.
- Storage spaces direct
- RDP .next and OpenGL support.
- No SCVMM needed for vWorkspace, yay!
- Could vWorkspace succeed head on vs Citrix and VMware?
Big big podcast, but well worth the listen. Take care guys n’ gals, we’ll be back soon.
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