Comparison of DaaS and VDI services

Azure Virtual Desktop

Desktop As A Service (DaaS) is a broad term which covers remote computing services running in a cloud (private, public or hybrid). In the framework of DaaS services, end-users can utilize virtual apps and virtual desktops running on a cloud infrastructure. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a very similar concept in which virtual desktop services … Read more

Windows Virtual Desktop partner integrations

Windows Virtual Desktop partner integrations

The following Microsoft article lists approved partner providers and independent software vendors for Windows Virtual Desktop. Citrix Citrix is an approved provider that offers enterprises centralized hybrid management of virtual apps and desktops workloads in Azure, side by side with on-premises deployments. Citrix Workspace with the Virtual Apps and Desktops service allows users to access … Read more

Apache Guacamole

apache Guacamole

This post is also available in my podcast. Overview Apache Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway. It supports standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH. it is called clientless because no plugins or client software are required. Thanks to HTML5, once Guacamole is installed on a server, all you need to access your desktops … Read more

Citrix Desktop Transformation Assessment

Citrix Desktop Transformation Acceleration

Introduction Even though Citrix has been focusing on the furute of work initiative and all new Citrix Cloud services, it is worth refering to the Citrix Desktop Transformation Assessment model every time a new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops or Citrix ADC design is about to be created. Citrix Project Accelerator can assist in the … Read more

SBC vs VDI terminology and comparison

SBC-VDI

There are two techniques to execute desktops in a datacenter and present it to end-users: Server Based Computing (SBC). Also known as ‘presentation virtualization’ and ‘session virtualization’. Invented by Citrix when it launched WinFrame in 1995. It basically is able to host multiple user sessions on a single operating system. Each user session is able to … Read more

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR lab on a single machine (updated)

Having built a powerful Windows desktop with the following configuration, I would like to share the requirements and high level deployment process for a single machine XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR lab. The host machine and virtual configuration recommendation is as follows:  Windows Server 2016 Standard evaluation with Hyper-V server role and management tools RAM and SSD … Read more

XenApp and XenDesktop Director 7.12 features

As 2016 draws towards a close and people start planning for the holiday season, Citrix announced availability of Director 7.12 – a feature-packed release that will make a XenApp/XenDesktop administrator’s job simpler and less time-consuming. The list of new features and enhancements with this release includes the ability to mine the monitoring database with custom … Read more