Citrix Optimizer Windows 10 1903 Template

Citrix Optimizer Windows 10 1903 Template

A couple of months ago we did a research with the new Windows 10 1903 build. While the new Windows build was already released the Citrix Optimizer template was not available yet. In this research the new Citrix Optimizer Windows 10 1903 template will be validated from a performance perspective....

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR vs. Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 CR

Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR vs. Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 CR

Hypervisors are a commodity for SBC and VDI infrastructures. Citrix also has a hypervisor in their product line, which, until recently, used to be called Citrix XenServer and Citrix changed the name to Citrix Hypervisor. As the latest version is based on a new Linux kernel, it is good to...

Krishan Khoesial Krishan Khoesial
The impact of managing user profiles with FSLogix

The impact of managing user profiles with FSLogix

Microsoft acquired the FSLogix solutions in November 2018. The FSLogix acquisition dovetails with Microsoft’s announced Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), a cloud-based service that offers a Windows 10 experience “optimized” for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Office 365 ProPlus. But what is the impact of using FSLogix Profile Containers in a...

Omar Bouhaj Omar Bouhaj
Citrix Policy Templates

Citrix Policy Templates

Citrix ships Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD) with several built-in policy templates that can be used as a starting point for setting up the polices in a CVAD environment. These policy templates can be used to optimize the environment and user experience. When using these templates, it is important...

Eltjo van Gulik Eltjo van Gulik
The impact of patching MDS on Windows 10 in a virtual desktop infrastructure

The impact of patching MDS on Windows 10 in a virtual desktop infrastructure

On May 14th 2019 a group of security advisors, together with Intel, publicly announced, yet again, vulnerabilities in the Intel CPUs called Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS). These vulnerabilities are also known as Fallout, RIDL (Rogue In-Flight Data Load) and ZombieLoad. On the same date, major vendors like Microsoft, Google, Amazon...

Sven Huisman Sven Huisman
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Moore’s law of Windows 10 1903

Moore’s law of Windows 10 1903

Every 6 months Microsoft releases a new version of Windows 10. Last month Microsoft has released version 1903 with plenty of new features and improvements. But based on previous researches we have seen a Moore’s law of Windows 10. This research will focus on the performance and user experience impact...

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Omar Bouhaj Omar Bouhaj
The true difference between Citrix Visual Quality profiles

The true difference between Citrix Visual Quality profiles

The visual quality of a Citrix session has a huge influence on the user experience. Last year we published a research about the Citrix visual quality profiles with interesting results. This research is an updated version covering the true difference between the Citrix visual quality profiles including always lossless and...

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Performance comparison Windows 2016 vs Windows 2019 RDSH

Performance comparison Windows 2016 vs Windows 2019 RDSH

If you are thinking about updating your Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) environment from Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2019, one of the considerations is the impact this change has on user density and performance. There are other considerations as well, application compatibility and support for example, but this...

Sven Huisman Sven Huisman
Effect of cumulative updates on Windows 10 in a VDI environment

Effect of cumulative updates on Windows 10 in a VDI environment

Every month Microsoft releases a cumulative update for Windows 10 and other supported operating systems. These updates contain improvements and fixes that will improve the quality of Windows 10. But do these updates have an impact on the performance in a VDI context? This research will compare different cumulative updates...

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Important: Influence of Citrix & Login VSI on the results

Important: Influence of Citrix & Login VSI on the results

Over the last couple of months, a lot of new insights have been shared on GO-EUC. After publishing one of our results, we received some feedback regarding these results within our slack channel. It appears that some of the test results were affected by a specific setting, in the OS,...

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Eltjo van Gulik Eltjo van Gulik