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Christiaan Brinkhoff

Christiaan Brinkhoff

Christiaan Brinkhoff works as a Sr. Workspace Consultant at Detron, one of the largest IT Company’s in the Netherlands. Within Detron he mainly focus on the area of expertises Workspace and Compute & Infrastructure on the larger enterprise customers. Next to his work, he also loves to share his knowledge on several platforms, such as on Citrix Blogs, MyCUGC, his own blog on ChristiaanBrinkhoff.com, DABCC and the NetScaler MVP & IGEL Community Insider program. Throughout the last year, he is also been awarded as Citrix CTA, VMware vExpert and participate in the Citrix Subject Matter Expert program (SME) for writing and contributing to new Citrix exams.

How to Lift-and-Shift on-premise VMware workloads to the Microsoft Azure Cloud with the new Azure Migrate Service

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Lift-and-shift on-premise workloads to Microsoft Azure just made a lot easier with Azure Migrate Service, which Microsoft released in preview during Microsoft Ignite event back in September this year. Azure Migrate gives you the advice and confidence that your workloads could be migrated to Azure IaaS with minimal impact to the business! “One feature that […]

How to configure Azure Active Directory Domain Services for Citrix Cloud Workspaces with the lowest Total-Cost-of-Ownership in Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service

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The Digital Transformation can have different approaches. Most of the common reasons to follow this road – phasing out on-premises resources to a simplified – and eventually easy manageable environment with the lowest TCO (Total-Cost-of-Ownership) as low as possible, would be one of the main goals. Lifting and shifting your on-premise environment to the Azure […]

How to Solve User Logon Issues with the FREE Logon Simulator Software for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop from eG Innovations

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One of the most important parts of a successful XenApp and/or XenDesktop implementation, wherever it’s an on-premises or in the Public Cloud implementation, is definitely the testing phase at the end. In the Netherlands, we have a nice quote, which says “Measuring is Knowing or To Measure is to Know”. Poor performance and slow user Experience / logon times are […]

How to configure a Bring-your-Own NetScaler VPX in Azure for XenDesktop Essentials and XenApp and XenDesktop Service from the Citrix Cloud

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In addition to my latest blog article – How to configure the Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop Service using Azure Managed Disks and Citrix Optimizer – I’m now sharing my insights on how to use an own NetScaler VPX and StoreFront server inside Azure IaaS (Infrastructure-As-a-Service) to provide access to your Citrix Cloud Digital Workspace […]

How to use Citrix Smart Tools – Smart Scale to reduce your XenApp and XenDesktop on Azure Cloud resource costs

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Most of the Citrix Architects and Consultants out there in the field, nowadays looking to (or already are) partitially moving to the Public Cloud. The most approach that I’ve seen throughout the year, are first choosing for a hybrid and/or Proof-of-Concept Cloud scenario. Lifting and shifting small pieces of their resources to the Cloud, just […]

Virtual Expo – Microsoft Azure and Citrix Cloud: A Digital Workspace Match Made in Heaven…

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As you probably have seen on my socials, I’ve presented last Friday on the Virtual Expo event, which is great online Community event what take place twice a year. I’m very honoured to be part of the impressive line-up of people who have spoken last Friday and in the previous years! With an total of […]

How to configure the Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop Service using Azure Managed Disks and Citrix Optimizer

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In addition to one of my previous blogs about Smart Scale, that I’ve posted 2 weeks ago. I already wrote about the advantages of Smart Tools: Smart Scale. I’ll now would like to share my insights on the XenApp and XenDesktop service from the Citrix Cloud. This will be a blog series of 4 articles in […]

How to manage and secure your Citrix NetScaler infrastructure in Azure with NetScaler MAS Service from the Citrix Cloud

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Throughout the year, Citrix changed their release strategy to Cloud-first / multi-Cloud, which they announced at Synergy. One of the first results of this strategy choice is the release of NetScaler Management and Analytics System (or MAS in short) in the Citrix Cloud. Every NetScaler administrator in the field (needs to) know that standardisations and […]

CUGC Webinar – Building a Citrix XenApp Disaster Recovery Environment? Consider NetScaler GSLB & Azure Site Recovery

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As you might have seen on my socials or on the MyCUGC.org website, I presented a (my first actually) MyCUGC webinar last week – on Thursday, together with Dave Brett and Carsten Bruns. With a total of 332 registrants and 145 live attendees, it was a great success. I started a bit nervous, but really started enjoying it after the […]

How to configure Citrix NetScaler Global Server Load Balancing to Recover your Citrix XenDesktop or XenApp environment in Microsoft Azure

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Building the Digital Workspace of the Future can be a interesting road to follow. To prepare your environment for a Public Cloud, such as Microsoft Azure, there are different approaches to follow. Microsoft provides a great method to replicate, failover and/or migrate your on-premises servers to Azure with the service named Azure Recovery Service, what actually 1:1 replicates […]

How to Monitor your Citrix NetScalers with the ControlUp NetScaler Monitor Software

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As being a Sr. Workspace Consultant in the Netherlands, I constantly looking for great tools to make my work easier to do. One of the new products that attracted my interest is the ControlUp NetScaler Monitoring software. The new FREE available – hot off the press product – from our friends of ControlUp. With the […]

How to configure Citrix XenApp Essentials in Microsoft Azure, including Azure Active Directory authentication to Citrix Cloud

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One of the biggest Citrix and Microsoft partnership announcements over the last year was definitely the replacement of Azure RemoteApp by XenApp Essentials. The new cloud-based virtualization solution from Microsoft Azure, delivered through the Citrix Cloud. Citrix XenApp Essentials is the most simplified and fastest way to deliver Windows apps from Microsoft Azure to any […]

How to configure Citrix Workspace Environment Management 4.3 for XenApp or XenDesktop, including NetScaler Broker Load Balancing

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At Synergy, Citrix announced a new version of their own User Environment Management software called: Citrix Workspace Management – or WEM in short. As you may know already – Citrix acquired Norskale VUEM last year, in September and renamed it afterwards to Citrix Workspace Environment Manager. Read the whole announcement article here. WEM is a user […]

Citrix Synergy 2017 – It’s a Wrap – See all the most important announcements listed here!

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At Citrix’s Synergy user conference this week, what has been hold in the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Kirill Tatarinov started of the new vision keynote with a great shout-out to the Citrix Technology (Community) Professional (CTP’s)! Before all the new announcements started, a personal video message from F1 driver Max Verstappen and a […]

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