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Windows 10 Fall Creators with AutoPilot

On October 17th, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Fall Creators update and there are many articles already available that discuss the consumer side of things. However, since its release I’ve been putting the build to the test by looking at the performance impact that upgrading has on VDI density, as well as the impact the new AutoPilot feature (part of Intune) has on fat clients, which I’m a big fan of.

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Influence of power management on VDI performance

Tuning your image can have a huge impact on the performance of your environment. Tools like VMware OSOT or the Citrix Optimizer can help you with this. While most of the individual settings within your image have a small impact on the performance there is one setting outside of your image which has a big impact. The power management of your hypervisor. This setting is a bit hidden and easy to forget. Setting it correctly in your BIOS isn’t always enough.

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The value of correct sizing in the Cloud

The Cloud is rising and the growth predictions are insane. Often we aren’t even aware when we are making use of the Cloud. Think about Hotmail, Office 365, Citrix Cloud or even websites like Airbnb. Not owning the servers, like Airbnb does with houses, but also with their website back-end, isn’t the only advantage of the Cloud. Other advantages are obvious: scalability, flexibility, disaster recovery, etc. But those advantages come at a cost. With a pay-per-user model like Office 365, the costs are evident. But if you go to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model it can become confusing. Choosing the right amount of cloud resources is crucial to get the best value for money.

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Detect and avoid VDI performance problems

Building an integrated testing scenario to detect and avoid VDI performance problems

The company Login VSI sells a complete software solution to help digital workspace managers to optimize and safeguard the performance and availability of their virtual desktop production environments. Performance and availability are key dimensions of a good end-user experience and therefore very important for organizations with business-critical applications on VDI.

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[Press Release] Login VSI method achieves official patent status

Login VSI method achieves official patent status

 

An important next step for the de-facto industry standard in VDI performance testing

Boston, United States – October 16th, 2017: Login VSI (www.loginvsi.com), the industry leader in VDI and SBC performance testing, is proud to announce that the unique Login VSI methodology is now officially patented. After a four-year filing process, the formal patent has been awarded as of October 10, 2017. In addition to the method the patent protects widely used metrics such as VSImax, VSIbase and the VSI threshold, used by all major IT vendors in VDI reference architectures and presentations.

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Citrix Cloud on AWS

I was recently afforded the unique opportunity to collaborate on a project to test capacity out of a Citrix XenApp on AWS deployment. The goal of the project was to independently determine the maximum user density for a few different EC2 instance types running XenApp 7.14.

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[Press Release] Login VSI adds Predictive Power to Login PI

 

The next phase in virtualized desktop availability and performance testing

Barcelona, Spain – September 13th, 2017: Today Login VSI (www.loginvsi.com), the industry leader in VDI and SBC performance testing, announces the new version of Login PI, v2.1, which introduces new and highly anticipated predictive power to this fast-growing availability and performance testing solution.

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[Press Release] Login VSI Announces Multimedia Workload

 

VDI Like a Pro survey shows 2.5x growth of those using GPU in VDI and SBC solutions

August 30, 2017VMworld USALogin VSI, the industry standard in VDI and SBC performance and availability testing, announces the availability of the new Login VSI Multimedia Workload. This new workload helps organizations to more accurately test and scale their virtualized desktop environments leveraging GPUs, and to effectively mimic even the most diverse end-user populations.

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Join us at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas

With VMworld Las Vegas only a month from now many of us have been or are wading through the session catalog including myself. I have to say the list of sessions are so good this year that I have to choose between overlapping sessions as winner Tuesday afternoon where I can pick from 4 interesting sessions at the same time.

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