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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Citrix Optimizer version 2 – Breakdown

Citrix Optimizer version 2 – Breakdown

Last year we covered the performance results of the Citrix Optimizer (CTXO) version 2 Beta on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.

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Impact of MSIX packaged applications in a virtual desktop

Impact of MSIX packaged applications in a virtual desktop

When delivering a virtual desktop environment, it’s not about the desktop itself, it is all about the applications. There are different packaging and distribution solutions to ensure the applications are delivered to the users. Microsoft is investing in a new packaging format called MSIX. With the Windows 10 1809 release,...

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Citrix Optimizer version 2 – Windows Server 2019

Citrix Optimizer version 2 – Windows Server 2019

Optimizing and tuning your environment is one of the best practices for any virtual desktop environment. This applies both to desktop and server operating systems like Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019. In the previous research, we had the opportunity to test with the new Citrix Optimizer tool (CTXO) which...

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