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Last Build Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:00:52 +0000


Lakeside Software: Reach Peak Productivity with Proactive Monitoring

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:35:10 +0000

(image) 5 Best Practices for Proactive Monitoring  Becoming proactive within the enterprise can be a challenging mountain to climb. As a past level 1 help desk employee, I can safely say that I wish proactive monitoring was something we took more seriously.Independent of the obvious benefits of a proactive approach to digital experience monitoring, if done properly, it can bring about numerous benefits to the support […](image)

The enhanced change management module in ServiceDesk Plus (Cloud version) Video

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:00:51 +0000

(image) We’ve enhanced the change management module in the cloud version of ServiceDesk Plus to provide IT teams with more control over and clarity on change management processes. IT teams now have access to a visual change workflow builder, change templates, and change roles. In this video you will learn about, 1. Generating multi-stage change workflows, […](image)

Citrix: Modern Management with XenMobile

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:08:43 +0000

(image) Implement Modern Management, a new way to manage Windows 10 and Office 365 in the cloud with Citrix XenMobile. My daughter is a junior in high school and is preparing to make the leap to college soon. I’ve been stressing about how I will help “manage” her life to ensure she’s safe, well-fed, and hangs […](image)

VMware: Win “Dell EMC VxRail VMware VSAN Over Nutanix HCI”

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:55:35 +0000

(image) Gartner has just released its first HyperConverged Infrastructure magic quadrant as of January 2018 and unsurprisingly Nutanix is leading the way. Dell EMC is lurking right at the corner just barely behind Nutanix while VMware is 3rd on the leaders board followed by HP which I wouldn’t think would have made it as leaders without […](image)

Cisco: Completely Changing the Way Your Network Runs

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:45:31 +0000

(image) Before you get into the meat of this blog, I encourage you to take a peek at Cisco’s newest video for Cisco DNA Center Assurance. Yes, it’s an ad, but trust me this one is definitely worth your time: When Cisco makes a new product announcement, it’s usually a big splash in the industry – […](image)

Cisco Nexus 9000 Achieves a Clean Sweep of IT Brand Pulse Award 2018 ‘Medals’

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:40:20 +0000

(image) Though Cisco is a proud technology provider of the Winter Olympics being held in PyeongChang, South Korea, sadly we are not a medal qualifier in any of the 102 events across 15 different sports. We did participate in our Olympics of sorts held last month though, in the form of the IT Brand Pulse Awards […](image)

SharePoint and GDPR Compliance – Classify, Prepare and Protect

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:38:51 +0000

(image) During the last couple of months, you have probably heard a lot about the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation which will apply from 25th May 2018. The GDPR is all about data classification, so you need to prepare SharePoint properly. The clock is ticking for all companies with operations in the European Union or […](image)

Citrix: Unified Management Framework Delivers a New Citrix Workspace IoT User Experience

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:22:00 +0000

(image) Citrix Ready workspace hub includes a full stack of Citrix technology and is manageable by Citrix XenMobile UEM IoT means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For Citrix, delivering IoT solutions is about providing our customers with security, experience, and choice as they determining the best ways to deliver workspace […](image)

My thoughts on Citrix buying Cedexis and what it is?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:20:56 +0000

(image) Earlier today Citrix announced publicly that they have bought the company Cedexis. (If you didn’t catch the news you can read the official blogpost here –> Being the tech-curious mind that I am, and started to read through the official blogpost didn’t give me any clarity in what kind of value it would actually […](image)

VMware Named a Leader in 2018 Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:08:36 +0000

(image) VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) today announced that VMware has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure. (1) “In our view, Gartner has recognized the important role software plays in powering next-generation hyperconverged infrastructure in this report,” said Lee Caswell, vice president of product, Storage and Availability Business Unit, VMware. “We believe this Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged […](image)

Worldline Selects VMware Network Virtualization and Cloud Management Platforms to Accelerate Innovation and Time to Market

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:50:18 +0000

(image) Shorter application development lifecycles reduce time to market for new services Cloud and network automation capabilities can free up IT resources, raise customer satisfaction levels and support Worldline’s ability to expand services to more countries VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that Worldline, a European leader in the payments […](image)

Hyper-V Backup Guide for VMware Administrators

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:10:06 +0000

(image) With Microsoft Hyper-V gaining more market share and coming of age, VMware administrators are finding themselves having to administer Hyper-V alongside vSphere in their environments. There are certainly similarities in administering the various hypervisors, including VMware and Hyper-V, but there are also subtle (if not more major) differences as well. Often, out of habit, we […](image)

Entisys360 Wins a 2017 Americas Award at Citrix Summit 2018

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:15:44 +0000

(image) Entisys360 named “CSA Partner of the Year” during an awards ceremony held on Tuesday, Jan. 9 Entisys360, an award-winning IT consultancy specializing in the deployment and delivery of advanced IT infrastructure, virtualization and cloud first solutions, today announced that it has been recognized by Citrix® as its 2017 “CSA Partner of the Year” for North […](image)

Entisys360 Becomes First U.S. Solution Provider to Achieve Citrix Certified Delivery Partner Status

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:50:50 +0000

(image) Three members of Entisys360’s Professional Services organization successfully completed Citrix’s rigorous eLearning program and passed the specialized Citrix Services Delivery exam Entisys360, an award-winning IT consultancy specializing in the deployment and delivery of advanced IT infrastructure, virtualization and cloud first solutions, today announced it has achieved status as a Citrix® Certified Services Delivery Partner (SDP). […](image)

Cisco: What’s shaping cybersecurity in 2018?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:34:28 +0000

(image) This year Cisco hosted the first CISO Experience at Cisco Live Barcelona, on 29 and 30 January. The event attracted over 60 Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other senior security leaders, who discussed the topics that are shaping cybersecurity in 2018. In this first blog of the CISO Experience series, we covered their insights […](image)

Citrix: Migrating Workloads to the Cloud? You Need an Agile Application Delivery Controller!

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:58:06 +0000

(image) Not only does Citrix provide a trusted digital workspace, but it also it delivers network solutions to advance workforce productivity and digital business objectives. In the spirit of helping you build the kind of agile infrastructure that supports digital business, Citrix is introducing a new, no-hassle version of NetScaler VPX Express for your hybrid-cloud deployment. […](image)

Citrix XenMobile + Microsoft Intune Integration Offers Security, Flexibility and a GREAT user experience

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:38:50 +0000

(image) XenMobile offers transparent, highly secure micro-VPN connectivity behind the corporate firewall. Intune provides application layer data protection for Office 365 mobile apps without affecting end user experiences. Today, customers no longer have to choose between the two. XenMobile adds value for Office 365 XenMobile is the first unified endpoint management (UEM) solution to integrate with […](image)

Citrix: Multi-Domain Considerations with NetScaler Gateway & StoreFront: Part 3

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:45:08 +0000

(image) In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we discussed authentication and session policy options for NetScaler Gateway in multi-domain environments. In this final installment of the series we will cover multi-domain configuration options for direct connections to StoreFront. As in Part 2, the same list of topics mentioned in Part 1 that will […](image)

Citrix: Nemertes Research examines future network requirements for VDI

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:27:09 +0000

(image) In the midst of this era of rapid technological change, virtualization continues to transform the way enterprises offer desktops and applications to their users. The continued success of virtualization is due to the variety of benefits it brings, including improved consistency and efficiency, lower costs, and better security. Another place where rapid change is taking […](image)

Can You Hear Me Now? Sennheiser, IGEL and Citrix Team Up to Give Customers a Heady Experience

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:00:49 +0000

(image) Ever been on an important conference call and the audio quality was so inferior you wanted to disconnect and put it out of its misery?   We’ve all been there.   IGEL is now helping to eliminate poor conferencing by partnering with Sennheiser and Citrix to provide a consistent, high-quality audio experience across all endpoints – mobile, […](image)

Create SSMS shortcuts with Remote Desktop Manager

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:56:25 +0000

(image) Remote Desktop Manager (RDM) is far more capable than its name might first suggest. As well as using it at work to manage all of our endpoints, my department has it managing passwords, online resources, firewalls and switches across multiple domains. This is made possible by RDM’s robust credential management and wide variety of entry types. […](image)

How to extend your on premises XenApp XenDesktop environment to Citrix Cloud XA XD Service and Microsoft Azure

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:50:51 +0000

(image) For the longest time when I was still a Citrix Admin I did not fully understand what Citrix Cloud was. Years ago when I first heard this term I thought to myself, “Yup, as if we need another Azure or AWS to enter the playing field”. This is one of the biggest misconceptions I still […](image)

VMware: Routing Deep Dive on VMware’s NSX-T (Distributed Routing and Centralized Routing)

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:43:49 +0000

(image) In the first part of this blog series, NSX-T: Routing where you need it (Part 1), I discussed how East-West (E-W) routing is completely distributed on NSX-T and how routing is done by the Distributed Router (DR) running as a kernel module in each hypervisor. In this post, I will explain how North-South (N-S) routing […](image)

eG Enterprise version 6.3 from eG Innovations

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:20:31 +0000

(image) In January, while Citrix Summit was going on eG Innovations released version 6.3 of their monitoring solution. There are several reasons Citrix and eG Innovations are important to each other. One of them is that Citrix Summit and Citrix Synergy is monitored by eG Enterprise. For eG Innovations, Citrix is an important vendor and many […](image)

ControlUp 7.1 – A minor version number increase, a giant leap for sysadmins

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:00:48 +0000

(image) ControlUp provides a unique platform that lets you monitor, troubleshoot and optimize your IT infrastructure. We are continually improving our product to help our community run a reliable and optimized IT operation. ControlUp 7.1 brings a ton of new capabilities to systems administrators. Along with enhanced host and VM visibility, this release adds NetScaler monitoring […](image)

New Veeam Recovery to Microsoft Azure Ensures Business Continuity That’s Fast, Easy-to-Use, Simple to Deploy and Affordable

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:10:49 +0000

(image) Ensures business continuity: Enables enterprises to leverage Microsoft Azure for data recovery, eliminating the high cost of a dedicated recovery site Elegantly simple to deploy: Simplifies recovery site configuration and deployment with a NEW Veeam PN – a complete solution for networking setup Fast and easy to use: Seamlessly and securely migrates on-premises workloads to […](image)

Container Orchestration vs. the Status Quo

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:20:01 +0000

(image) In Agile shops especially, “build vs. buy” is an ongoing and evolving debate among CIO’s and DevOps teams. You see a demo of a new product which solves a problem, you look at the talent on your bench and you think: Yeah, but we could do this ourselves. Then you remember the mountainous backlog waiting […](image)

Citrix FAS with Azure AD and Error 404 Not Found

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:49 +0000

(image) So a short blogpost on a issue I faced this week.Working at a customer this week we were working on setting up Citrix with SAML based authentication from MyApps Portal using Azure Active Directory. In order to setup this properly we needed to implement Citrix FAS in order to do SSO directly from a Azure […](image)

Unlocking the ROBO/Edge IT Landscape with the Launch of Nutanix 1-node Cluster

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:32:47 +0000

(image) The 1-node Nutanix Enterprise Cloud offering was created with one thing in mind: you – our customers. You told us that a Nutanix offering specifically designed for smaller, remote deployments will radically simplify your ability to deliver virtualized applications at your remote sites. Your journey to a consolidated cloud strategy was missing consistency and common […](image)

Citrix NetScaler MAS Video: Application visibility and control in the cloud

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 06:29:48 +0000

(image) Watch this webinar to learn how Citrix NetScaler MAS is the essential tool to help you navigate your journey to the cloud. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix(image)

Get to know root cause analysis tools for VDI

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:04:21 +0000

(image) IT dig deeper. There are a number of root cause analysis tools available for VDI shops to help them get to the bottom of any problems. It is helpful for IT to know a few of the more popular root cause analysis tools available today. Whether the vendor does not provide diagnostic tools, or if […](image)

NAKIVO Helps a Hosting Provider Save €25,000 in Backup Cost

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:10:06 +0000

(image) Phi Medien Systeme GmbH, a hosting and cloud services provider, headquartered in Jülich, Germany, is using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to back up and near-instantly recover VMware VMs with Flash VM Boot, while also saving €25,000 in backup costs. NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments, has announced today that […](image)

Microsoft: Maximize your VM’s Performance with Accelerated Networking – now generally available for both Windows and Linux

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 19:12:35 +0000

(image) We are happy to announce that Accelerated Networking (AN) is generally available (GA) and widely available for Windows and the latest distributions of Linux providing up to 30Gbps in networking throughput, free of charge! AN provides consistent ultra-low network latency via Azure’s in-house programmable hardware and technologies such as SR-IOV. By moving much of Azure’s […](image)

Datrium DVX makes EC2 and HCI seem like Complex Old Systems

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:19:12 +0000

(image) While setting up couple AWS EC2 instances a few days ago, I noticed that despite the higher level abstraction and orchestration provided by cloud services I still needed to understand quite a lot about application behavior to properly stand-up a solution that would cater for my business. Luckily I was just playing around with some […](image)

Cisco: Enterprise Networking – Trends for 2018

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:32 +0000

(image) 2017 has been a year of incredible progress and change for Enterprise Networking at Cisco. We redefined networking this year with the world’s first intent-based networking system. We believe that Intent based networking is the future of networking – fundamentally changing how we think about networks and empowering IT to deal with disruptions caused by […](image)

Announcing PassiveInstall

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:00:11 +0000

(image) A PowerShell Automation Framework for Application Packaging with Passive/Silent Installations. Today I am releasing another free tool for the community, called PassiveInstall, plus a free online training course for it (see bottom of this article for a link to the training).  A PowerShell module intended for use by anyone wanting to create customized automated installations of […](image)

Citrix Workspace Service Overview Video

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 21:12:02 +0000

(image) Only Citrix offers the most complete and integrated workspace to enable people to securely access their apps, desktops and data from anywhere. Rely on Windows app and desktop delivery from XenApp and XenDesktop, device security from XenMobile, secure file sync and sharing with ShareFile, and network security with NetScaler. And only a Citrix Workspace offers […](image)

Nutanix Video: See what’s waiting for you at .NEXT on Tour

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 21:02:55 +0000

(image) Join us for inspiring keynotes, breakouts and panel discussions plus networking opportunities. This video is from the fine folks at Nutanix.(image)

Citrix NetScaler MAS: XenApp and XenDesktop Visibility

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:47:58 +0000

(image) Citrix NetScaler MAS provides unique visibility into the overall performance of Citrix HDX technology and the ICA protocol giving you insights to optimize the delivery of virtual apps and desktops. Learn more at This video is from the fine folks at Citrix(image)

Citrix SecureMail using Samsung Dex!

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:20:53 +0000

(image) Would you like to use Secure Mail on a bigger display, but don’t want to carry two devices with you? Don’t worry — you can use Samsung DeX with a Samsung S8 or S8+ enabling aesthetically designed Secure Mail to work on a bigger display from 10.7.20 release. The result? Your phone now becomes your […](image)

VMware VMworld 2017 Video – The Future of Networking and Security with NSX-T

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:56:53 +0000

(image) VMworld 2017 US NET1821BU – The Future of Networking and Security with NSX-T This video is from the fine folks at VMware VMworld.(image)

eG Innovations Announces Native Performance Monitoring for Cloud-Driven Citrix Desktop, Application Virtualization

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:20:47 +0000

(image) eG Innovations today announced general availability of eG Enterprise 6.3. A breakthrough release for Citrix-driven organizations, eG Enterprise 6.3 offers the industry’s first full-featured performance monitoring capability for Citrix virtualized desktops and applications managed by a cloud service. The new release includes dozens of performance monitoring enhancements, including native monitoring for Citrix Cloud and monitoring of cloud workspaces on AWS […](image)

Remote Desktop Manager Case Study: U&S Services Relies on Remote Desktop Manager to Keep Their Data Secure and Up-to-Date

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:00:02 +0000

(image) “Remote Desktop Manager’s single pane to connect to almost anything over IP – without bouncing around – has saved me countless hours.” Client Snapshot: U&S Services, Inc. U&S Services is a leader in delivering advanced building facility automation systems — such as access controls, intrusion systems, digital video, and HVAC controls —  in commercial, industrial, educational, […](image)

Cisco: A Look Back on a Big Year for Networking

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:14:56 +0000

(image) Today’s network was devised decades ago. Over the years, it has been stretched to meet the ever-growing needs of enterprises – tinkered, tweaked and extended. It is time for a major reset. To take on this major shift in networking, we at Cisco introduced the Network Intuitive earlier this year. This was a culmination of […](image)

Citrix SD-WAN Center Monitoring

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:30:55 +0000

(image) How to control SD-WAN Center Monitoring Statistics timeline If you want to take a look to various different or individual timeframes in Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN Center Monitoring Statistics, you can specify it in the following ways. 1. Preconfigured views When you open the Monitoring / Statistics tab, you will get shown the data you have […](image)

Optimizing Network Performance for Amazon EC2 Instances – AWS re:Invent 2017 Video

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 04:29:58 +0000

(image) Many customers are using Amazon EC2 instances to run applications with high performance networking requirements. In this session, we provide an overview of Amazon EC2 network performance features—such as enhanced networking, ENA, and placement groups—and discuss how we are innovating on behalf of our customers to improve networking performance in a scalable and cost-effective manner. […](image)

VMware VMworld 2017 Video – Future of Networking Applied to Digital Transformation

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:57:56 +0000

(image) VMworld 2017 NET3235SU – Future of Networking Applied to Digital Transformation This video is from the fine folks at VMware VMworld.(image)

100G Ethernet Networking

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:17:27 +0000

(image) With this largest-ever test of 100G Ethernet networking, the HPE FlexFabric 12916E sets a new high-water mark for data-center core networking. In an extensive set of stressful benchmark tests, the FlexFabric 12916E pumped traffic through 768 100G Ethernet interfaces and set several records along the way: The highest throughput ever recorded from a single switch […](image)

How I Automated my Smart Home with Apple HomeKit and Raspberry Pi

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:45:12 +0000

(image) Nowadays when it comes to home automation, the possibilities are practically endless, and virtually every device in a home can be connected and automated with a little bit of patience and some extra money to spend. There are proprietary and open-source platforms and accessories to choose from and deciding on how to go about automating […](image)

Citrix: Multi-Domain Considerations with NetScaler Gateway and StoreFront – Part 2

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:00:37 +0000

(image) In Part 1 of this series, we discussed different options of configuring NetScaler Gateway authentication policies for XenApp and XenDesktop in a multi-domain environment. In this article, we will focus on multi-domain configuration options for NetScaler Gateway session policies. The same list of topics that will not be covered in the series mentioned in Part […](image)

How to configure a Citrix NetScaler VPX instance on AWS by using Citrix CloudFormation template – Video

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:25:21 +0000

(image) Watch this video to learn how to configure a Citrix NetScaler VPX standalone instance on Amazon Web Servic (AWS) by using the Citrix CloudFormation template. For more information, see the “Deploying a NetScaler VPX Standalone Instance on AWS” topic on our documentation site: This video is from the fine folks at Citrix(image)

Cisco 2018 Predictions for SD-WAN

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:30:16 +0000

(image) SD-WAN has blown past all of our 2017 expectations. It has become one of the hottest trends in networking, and forecasts are increasing every quarter with IDC predicting the size of the SD-WAN market to be $8.05B by 2021.My colleagues keep asking me, “Where do we go from here?” Will the forecasts continue to increase? Is […](image)

Citrix: Implementing the Citrix HDX Real-time Optimization Pack: Don’t Forget About QoS/DSCP

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:48:39 +0000

(image) Implementing the Citrix HDX Real-time Optimization Pack: don’t forget about QoS/DSCP! Skype for Business (SFB) has become quite popular and, more and more, companies all over the world have implemented or are in the process of implementing Microsoft’s unified communications platform. The Citrix HDX Real-time Optimization Pack, the only VDI solution endorsed by Microsoft, enables […](image)

Cisco: The Momentum of Cisco’s Software Defined-Access Continues

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:25:22 +0000

(image) As networks grow, so does the complexity that comes with adding new applications and on-boarding new devices—including IoT—all while delivering a more secure network. Add to that challenge the drive to transform the network to deliver new innovative services and applications while providing the best experience for your customers. Read on, because Cisco has the […](image)

VMware Cloud on AWS: Networking and Storage Best Practices – AWS Online Tech Talks Video

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:00:26 +0000

(image) Did you know you could seamlessly migrate on-premises applications to VMware Cloud on AWS? Come learn the compute, network and storage architecture of the VMware Cloud on AWS solution. This session uses practical, real world customer deployment examples to dives deep on hybrid cloud network connectivity, storage & data protection best practices. Attendees will walk […](image)

VMware: Executive Predictions for 2018 and Beyond

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:00:23 +0000

(image) 2017 has been a memorable and eventful year for technology innovation. As VMware and Dell Technologies CIO Bask Iyer predicted, among other things, the role of the cloud became even more integral to the business and continues on that trajectory. And as Chris Wolf, VMware’s VP and CTO of Global Field and Industry, predicted, software-defined […](image)

How SoftNAS Can Help You Get to the Cloud

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:02:19 +0000

(image) Hybrid Clouds, Multi Cloud, Private and Public clouds, do you have a plan for your journey to the cloud?   Want to start planning your journey today? Time to check out the free Beta of SoftNAS Cloud® Platinum. Historically, when you have a complicated problem to solve that involves data movement/migration, data storage/access, networking performance and […](image)

IGEL Amps up Endpoint Security with deviceTRUST

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:25:16 +0000

(image) IGEL and contextual awareness provider deviceTRUST are the perfect match.  We both believe in giving people the most flexible, secure device options possible so they can be the most productive in their work.  And we both love to push the envelope in developing technology that makes endpoint computing more secure, and more able to support […](image)

Cisco Security Connector for iOS

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:30:12 +0000

(image) We’re excited to announce the availability of the Cisco Security Connector app for iOS, a first of its kind enterprise security solution for iPhone and iPad. Working with Apple, our team of engineers used new platform capabilities and APIs embedded into iOS 11 to deliver the deepest visibility and control for enterprise-owned iOS devices. So […](image)

Mixed Content warnings when using SSL Offloading? Use the Citrix NetScaler Rewrite Policies…

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:05:40 +0000

(image) Citrix NetScaler is one of the most advanced and impressive products that I used throughout the past 5 years. Started with the configuration of the NetScaler Access Gateway, and ended up with all the advanced features, such as URL Rewrite, Content Switching (CSW), Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) and URL transformations. (I’m also advice you […](image)

Citrix NetScaler MAS: Providing Clear Visibility into Hybrid Cloud Environments

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:39:17 +0000

(image) This is the third post in a series that is exploring the ways hybrid cloud-based and SaaS applications are driving a new approach to application delivery. In previous blog posts, we presented the overall challenges posed by hybrid cloud-based and SaaS applications and dived deeply into reliability. In this post, we continue by looking at how gaining […](image)

DataCore Software-Defined Storage Wins Virtualization and Cloud Review Editor’s Choice Award

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:35:05 +0000

(image) Intelligent Use of Processor and Storage Capacity Puts DataCore Ahead of the Rest The editors of Virtualization and Cloud Review have just announced DataCore’s SANsymphony™ software-defined storage as a recipient of its annual editor’s choice awards. This marks DataCore’s third consecutive editor’s choice award from the publication. Industry expert Dan Kusnetsky notes that DataCore is […](image)

Does Deploying Citrix in the Cloud Make Performance Monitoring Easier, eG Innovations White Paper!

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:25:10 +0000

(image) With the increasing popularity of cloud computing, more and more organizations have started moving their on-premises workloads to the cloud. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has been traditionally considered as an on-premises technology; but that is changing with the introduction of Citrix Cloud. Citrix Cloud provides enterprises with a hybrid cloud approach for deploying their virtualized […](image)

Citrix: Ain’t Nothin’ but a G(oogle) Thang: Citrix on Google Cloud

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:58 +0000

(image) At Citrix, we believe that enabling customers and partners to choose any public cloud platform that they want for running business workloads is critical to success. Since our first public cloud platform offering, we have made great progress in ensuring that platform choice is front and center for designing the secure digital workspace of the […](image)

Microsoft: General availability of Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner for VMware and Hyper-V

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:25:48 +0000

(image) I am excited to announce the general availability (GA) of the Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner for VMware and Hyper-V. This tool helps VMware and Hyper-V enterprise customers to understand their on-premises networking requirements, Microsoft Azure compute and storage requirements for successful Azure Site Recovery replication, and test failover or failover of their applications. Apart […](image)

Citrix: What’s New in XenApp, XenDesktop and XenServer in December 2017

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

(image) Last month, we kicked off our monthly “What’s New in XenApp, XenDesktop and XenServer” series to highlight all the new monthly enhancements in our virtualization solutions. Building on the momentum from November, we continue to enhance user satisfaction with our industry-first Windows Continuum virtual desktop experience. Also this month, we release XenServer 7.3, which expands […](image)

Swisscom Enterprise Service Cloud Leverages VMware Cloud Infrastructure and Management to Accelerate Time To Market

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:03:49 +0000

(image) Collaboration on new hybrid cloud service enables Swisscom to focus on service innovation [responsivevoice_button buttontext=”Click to Listen”] VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that Swisscom AG, a leading IT & telecom provider, has built its Enterprise Service Cloud on VMware cloud infrastructure and management solutions. By working with VMware, Swisscom said it has […](image)

AWS re:invent 2017: Advanced VPC Design and New Capabilities for Amazon VPC

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:59:26 +0000

(image) Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) enables you to have complete control over your AWS virtual networking environment. Given this control, have you ever wondered how new Amazon VPC features will affect the way you design your AWS networking infrastructure, or even change existing architectures that you use today? In this session, we explore the […](image)

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 10th December 2017

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:30:47 +0000

(image) VMware NSX for vSphere DLR ARP traffic is not suppressed as expected Date Published: 2017/12/04 Rising VM System Security for VMware NSX 6.3.0, 6.2.4 Date Published: 2017/12/05 Stateless Host reboot results with the error: UserVars.RmqClientToken’ is invalid or exceeds the maximum number of characters permitted Date Published: 2017/12/06 VMware SDK Support Only one virtual SCSI […](image)

VMware: Why End User Computing is Undergoing Rapid Change

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:01:40 +0000

(image) The VMware IT End User Services mission is straightforward: to enable our colleagues to do their best work by delivering a delightful technology experience. This translates to delivering a rich experience regardless of location or device. The challenge to accomplishing this is orchestrating adoption of the technologies that improve individual productivity, collaboration, and efficiency but […](image)

VMware Cloud on AWS: Networking and Storage Best Practices – AWS Online Tech Talks Video

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:30:57 +0000

(image) Learning Objectives: – Learn how VMware Cloud on AWS can move bi-directional VMware workloads to AWS – Learn how Hybrid Operations deliver Enterprise-Grade Security and performance – Deliver rich vSphere-based, consistent hybrid operating environments on AWS This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS).(image)

AWS Video: Alexa for Business: How to Set Up Echo Devices

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:18:25 +0000

(image) Alexa for Business makes it easy for you to use Alexa in your organization by providing the tools you need to manage Alexa devices, enroll your users, and assign skills at scale. Learn more about Alexa for Business at Alexa for Business comes with a device setup tool that allows you to connect multiple […](image)

AWS reInvent Highlights – NeuVector

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:47:47 +0000

(image) This was my first time attending AWS re:Invent. NeuVector was also a sponsor and our team was here to meet with customers and discuss their use cases. Although Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are rising rapidly, the vast user base of AWS and countless new features and improvements introduced every week make AWS the dominant […](image)

Citrix NetScaler Master Class December 2017 – On Demand Video

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:16:19 +0000

(image) Welcome to the Citrix NetScaler Master Class. Get details on latest features of NetScaler, tips and tricks for easy configuration, and interact with our NetScaler product experts. Agenda “101” – SD-WAN; What’s all the fuss about “In the Spotlight” – NetScaler SD-WAN: new things that make your WAN Links better, cheaper Special Section – How […](image)

Citrix: Three Reasons why SD-WAN is the Future of Branch Network Infrastructure

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:47:56 +0000

(image) SD-WAN, or software-defined WAN, is exploding at the rate of knots, and is the hottest topic within the networking space right now. Estimated to be worth just $225m back in 2015, IDC predicts that sales of SD-WAN technology will reach $1.19bn by the end of this year, and mushroom to $8.05bn by 2021.1 The reason for […](image)

How Can Cloud Infrastructure Help You Stay Competitive?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:14:17 +0000

(image) We’ve become so accustomed to locking in certain functionality when we buy hardware devices that it’s now something we expect to upgrade in the future. Think about your smartphone, your desktops, your cars and all of your datacenter equipment. Even if what you have is still working, but it’s not as great anymore, we either […](image)

IGEL – Wi-Fi Security driven Microsoft AppLocker Policy Video

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:00:16 +0000

(image) In this use case video we show how the Wi-Fi security settings of the used Wi-Fi network on the IGEL device control the Microsoft AppLocker configuration for controlling application access within the remote session. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.(image)

Microsoft’s Always Connected PCs Enable a New Culture of Work

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:35:00 +0000

(image) New devices from HP and ASUS are instantly on, always connected with incredible battery life Throughout the history of personal computing, a steady wave of progress has changed how we interact with technology in both our work and personal lives. Microsoft and our partners have led many of these shifts in technology like enabling the […](image)

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Security Spending Will Reach $96 Billion in 2018, Up 8 Percent from 2017

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:05:00 +0000

(image) Security Risks Drive Growth in Overall Security Spending Gartner, Inc. forecasts worldwide enterprise security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8 percent from 2017. Organizations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats and the evolution to a digital business strategy. “Overall, […](image)

deviceTRUST – Use Case (Conditional Access based on Wi-Fi Security) Video

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:00:13 +0000

(image) In this use case video, we show how the Wi-Fi security settings of the Wi-Fi network used on the endpoint control access to the remote session. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.(image)

Microsoft Video: The New Always Connected PCs

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:14:53 +0000

(image) Amazing. Always on. Always connected. Discover new PCs with Windows 10 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform with secure LTE and battery power for your busiest weeks. This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.(image)

Citrix Optimizer Explained

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:48:37 +0000

(image) I’ve always found the way operating systems evolve and adapt to be fascinating. They have more functionality with every release, their inner workings are more intelligent, they can automatically adapt to different situations, and are generally a lot more complex than we realize — up to the point where what we think we know about […](image)

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 3rd December 2017

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:15:32 +0000

(image) VMware NSX for vSphere Upgrading from NSX-v 6.2.0, 6.2.1 and 6.2.2 to NSX-v 6.3.5 fails Date Published: 2017/11/27 Performance issues when third party file filter drivers co-exist with Guest Introspection drivers Date Published: 2017/11/30 VMware ESXi Permission for Domain Group removed when Active Directory is not reachable Date Published: 2017/11/29 Virtual machines might be migrated […](image)

IGEL – Wi-Fi Security driven Conditional Access Video

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:30:14 +0000

(image) In this use case video, we show how the Wi-Fi security settings of the Wi-Fi network used on the IGEL endpoint control access to the remote session. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.(image)

Citrix: Why is Everyone Talking about Citrix and Kubernetes?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:14:53 +0000

(image) Faster application development and deployment are the new mantras for IT, Digital, and DevOps teams. Microservices are the emerging application architecture. As customers make this migration, they will do so in steps —beginning with a static architecture in which containers are deployed manually — then ultimately moving to a robust, automated architecture with service discovery, […](image)

Citrix XenMobile – Working through REST API Part 3: Enrollment

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:00:42 +0000

(image) It has been a while since my two first blog posts in this series, as I have been kept very busy lately. The plan for my third post, is to show how you can customize enrollment into XenMobile to fit your special needs! First things first: Here is my first blog post, showing the technique. […](image)

VMware Introduces Major Update for Integrated Hybrid Cloud Platform

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:02:32 +0000

(image) VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3 Speeds Time to Deploy Hybrid Cloud by Adding Full Set of Cloud Management Capabilities Platform Now Automates Deployment and Configuration of VMware vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight for Consistent Operations Across Clouds New Heterogeneous Server Support to Offer Customers Increased Hardware Flexibility [responsivevoice_button buttontext=”Click to Listen”] VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today unveiled VMware Cloud […](image)

Cisco: You already own the most powerful security tool. Are you really using it? Really?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:22:39 +0000

(image) See and stop threats using your existing network. If you live in the United States, there’s a 44% chance your most valuable personal data were recently compromised[1]. The silver lining, if there is one, is that this breach compelled many to start actively monitoring their credit report for signs of suspicious activity. It often takes […](image)

Is your business moving to the cloud and modern app development? – Citrix On-Demand Webinar

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:50:33 +0000

(image) View this webinar and learn: why customers are not convinced that F5 is the right choice for them, common enterprise application delivery use cases, and why Citrix NetScaler is gaining popularity amongst former F5 customers. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix(image)

deviceTRUST – Use Case (Wi-Fi roaming based default printer) Video

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:40:08 +0000

(image) In this use case video, we show how the default remote user session printer is automatically selected depending on the Wi-Fi access point connected to the endpoint. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.(image)

Gartner Says Top Five Smartphone Vendors Achieved Growth in the Third Quarter of 2017

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:23:18 +0000

(image) Xiaomi Exhibited Best Performance of the Quarter Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 383 million units in the third quarter of 2017, a 3 percent increase over the same period in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. All of the top five smartphone vendors achieved double-digit growth apart from Apple, which achieved a 5.7 […](image)

VMware Reports Fiscal 2018 Third Quarter Results

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:10:39 +0000

(image) Year-over-year revenue growth of 11% to $1.98 billion; Continued broad-based strength across product portfolio and geographies VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced financial results for fiscal 2018 third quarter: Revenue for the third quarter was $1.98 billion, an increase of 11% from the third quarter of 2016. License […](image)

Citrix: In a Hybrid Cloud World: Think Beyond Traditional Application Delivery Networking

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:20:12 +0000

(image) Networking is not immune to industry shifting changes around cloud and SaaS computing. Traditional networking perimeters encompassed corporate assets either in an on premises datacenter or third-party co-location centers to the border of corporate networks. The risk factors were minimized; requiring a simple set of tools to manage and limit security vectors. However, networking professionals […](image)

Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) 6.1.0 –  What’s New

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:01:12 +0000

(image) The Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) is the perfect way to seal your Base Image. Whatever your environment has run Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop with PVS or MCS, Citrix AppLayering, VMware Horizon View, you must prepare your Base Image before you can distribute this Image to multiple devices. If you install your Base Image from scratch or update them […](image)

VMware: Best Practices in Networking

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:10:11 +0000

(image) The networking industry is in the midst of a profound shift. This transformation is being driven by the move from hardware to software, the rise of programmable networks, the rise of open source software as a platform, and a potentially game-changing technology called intent-based networking. Rethinking the Network At the recently concluded future:net 2017, hosted […](image)

Migrating from Citrix Command Center to NetScaler Management & Analytics System (MAS) – Video

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:54:12 +0000

(image) Its time to upgrade from NetScaler Command Center to NetScaler MAS. Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot your entire NetScaler infrastructure from a single, unified console. NetScaler MAS is a centralized network management, analytics, and orchestration solution. From a single platform, administrators can view, automate, and manage network services for scale-out application architectures. Learn more at This […](image)

Leverage IoT Data Analytics for Your Business

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:47:55 +0000

(image) The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling businesses to collect large amounts of data through the use of sensors from a variety of sources and touchpoints. IoT data offers a broad perspective into many business activities and its use is limitless – from reducing maintenance costs, to avoiding equipment failure, improving operational efficiency to understanding […](image)

VMware and AWS Expand Capabilities and Availability of VMware Cloud on AWS

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:25:11 +0000

(image) VMware Cloud(TM) on AWS now available in U.S. East region Expanded VMware Cloud on AWS capabilities, including VMware Site Recovery and VMware vMotion, help customers move, run, and protect production workloads at scale [responsivevoice_button buttontext=”Click to Listen”] At AWS re:Invent 2017, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced VMware Cloud™ on AWS is expanding […](image)

Cisco: Verizon Partner Solutions Announces SD-WAN Managed Service Availability for its Wholesale Customers

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:02:24 +0000

(image) By 2020 it is expected we will see a 4X cloud traffic increase, half of connected devices will be machine-to-machine, and 9X more video traffic flowing across service provider networks. The blending of these dynamics leads to a sizable economic opportunity for service providers over the next decade through new services and operational savings. Automation, […](image)

RDS Printing Best Practices – Tricerat e-Book

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:47:45 +0000

(image) RDS: The Complete Guide Tricerat is so proud to announce that our friends and industry experts Claudio Rodriguez and Freek Berson are working on a complete guide for all thing RDS. In this comprehensive read, the entirety of RDS is explored. Gain insight from two Microsoft MVPs, learn industry best practices, and more! In the […](image)