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
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.

Eltjo van Gulik Eltjo van Gulik
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,...

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
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...

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Eltjo van Gulik Eltjo van Gulik
Citrix Optimizer version 2 – Windows 10 1809

Citrix Optimizer version 2 – Windows 10 1809

Recently, there has been considerable interest in the field of image optimization. One of the most commonly used tools is the Citrix Optimizer (CTXO). CTXO is a free to use image optimization tool from Citrix for VDI and SBC environment. CTXO uses various templates for instructions of what to do....

Eltjo van Gulik Eltjo van Gulik
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Office 2019 performance impact

Office 2019 performance impact

Microsoft Office is by far the most used productivity suite used by enterprises around the world. According to the latest #VDILIKEAPRO State of the Union survey, enterprises are using Office 2016 with an adoption of 30%. Office 2013 is not far behind with 25% and Office 2010 is still used...

Omar Bouhaj Omar Bouhaj
Maximizing server scalability with Citrix Policy templates

Maximizing server scalability with Citrix Policy templates

Citrix delivers XenApp and XenDesktop with several built-in policy templates that can be used as a starting point for setting up the polices in a XenApp or XenDesktop deployment. These policy templates can be used to optimize the environment and the user experience.

Eltjo van Gulik Eltjo van Gulik