Category Archives: VDI

Dell to Acquire Wyse

Just wanted to give my $.02 on today’s news about Dell acquiring Wyse.  Again my disclaimer – I work for Dell and this entire article is based solely on my opinion.  However, I’ve been a Dell (and general consumer of enterprise IT products) … Continue reading

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Damn you VDI!….

Ok, so I’ll explain my personal thoughts on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – aka VDI.  Some of this comes in light of Brian Madden’s recent article on VMware’s View product and the future of their hypervisor.  However, even before that article … Continue reading

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FreeNAS and ESX

In my neverending quest to run a decent ESX lab at home I’ve been messing around with some storage options on the cheap.  Currently I use my iMac to serve up NFS storage to my ESX and ESXi hosts at … Continue reading

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Citrix Portable Profiles with XenDesktop 3.0 and Provisioning Server

Last year Citrix acquired Sepago who’s User Profile Manager was a somewhat unheard of technology.  Citrix now calls this product “Portable Profiles” and it’s included with XenDesktop 3.0 Advanced edition and higher.

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