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
Nutanix lab architecture and hardware setup overview 2019 – Current

Nutanix lab architecture and hardware setup overview 2019 – Current

Next to the infrastructure used by GO-EUC that is rented at an external hosting company, we are now able to occasionally perform tests on hardware that is available at one of the labs at Nutanix. When available, we can use the GO-EUC automation to run Login VSI tests on this...

Sven Huisman Sven Huisman
Using Citrix Cloud from a performance perspective

Using Citrix Cloud from a performance perspective

It is almost two years that Citrix is offering their Cloud solution and they are really pushing the envelope. While the adoption is still a bit sparse, there are some customer that are already migrated but there are many organizations that are still postponing the migration. There are various reason...

Eltjo van Gulik Eltjo van Gulik
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Performance difference between user profiles

Performance difference between user profiles

The user profile is a very important part for delivering a virtual desktop. It can have a huge impact on the overall user experience. But what are the options and are there any performance differences between the different profile methods? This research will focus on the performance impact of the...

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Should you switch from Microsoft Office x86 to x64?

Should you switch from Microsoft Office x86 to x64?

A couple weeks ago Microsoft announced the switch for the default installation of Office from x86 to x64. Within VDI deployments it has always been common to deploy an x86 version of Office. What is the difference between these architecture versions and is there any impact? This research will cover...

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk