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
The Impact of Spectre, Meltdown and L1TF in a virtualized RDSH environment

The Impact of Spectre, Meltdown and L1TF in a virtualized RDSH environment

In 2018 the CPU hardware vulnerabilities Spectre, Meltdown and later L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF, also known as ForeShadow) made headlines. Hardware and software vendors released firmware updates and software patches to mitigate these vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, depending on the workload, these mitigations come with a performance impact. This GO-EUC research focusses...

Sven Huisman Sven Huisman
The true power of VMware OSOT in VDI

The true power of VMware OSOT in VDI

Optimizing the golden image is one of the best practices when creating a VDI environment. There are multiple tools available that can help you out with applying all these optimizations. This research will take a closer look at the VMware Operating System Optimization Tool (OSOT) and the performance benefits when...

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Browser Performance Impact

Browser Performance Impact

If you search for browser performance comparisons on the web, their main focus are usually the available features and performance from a physical dedicated machine. But what if the desktop is a virtual one?

Omar Bouhaj Omar Bouhaj
Citrix VDA versions breakdown, a giant leap forward

Citrix VDA versions breakdown, a giant leap forward

With each iteration of the Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) software Citrix always treats us to new features and functionalities. For the Current Releases (CR) Citrix is constantly adding new features and functionalities while also improving the performance of the HDX protocol itself. This should, in theory, result in a...

Eltjo van Gulik Eltjo van Gulik
Should you use an ad blocker in a VDI context?

Should you use an ad blocker in a VDI context?

Nowadays most websites use all kind of advertisements on their pages. A lot of consumers use plugins to block these advertisements but this not very common in enterprise environments. Should enterprise organizations use an ad blocker in a VDI environment? This research will cover the true performance benefit using an...

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Impact of sizing RDSH VMs

Impact of sizing RDSH VMs

It’s been more than 10 years since we started to virtualize RDSH-based workloads and over the years the most discussed topic is how to size the RDSH VMs. In an RDSH environment, the CPU will most likely be your first bottleneck. To get the highest user density (which is the...

Sven Huisman Sven Huisman