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Login VSI is a young and energetic international software company focused on helping both end-users and vendors of virtual desktop infrastructures to design, build, implement and protect the best performing hosted desktop infrastructures possible.

Meltdown and Spectre: Quick start guide for testing

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So you know the mitigations for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are going to have a measurable impact on the performance and efficiency of your system, not to mention user experience. The only way to get ahead of the problem is to start addressing it now. Some of the numbers we are hearing from our customers […]

The impact of Meltdown and Spectre patches on Windows 7

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In my previous article I outlined how Windows 10 scalability is affected by the Meltdown and Spectre patches delivered by Microsoft. From our customers and the community, we got messages that Windows 7 (via Citrix XenDesktop or VMware Horizon view) would be impacted more than Windows 10 so obviously that one was next to be […]

The impact of Meltdown and Spectre patches on Windows 10

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Over the last weeks a lot has already been written about the supposedly high impact that the patches of both Meltdown and Spectre will have on the performance of computer systems but even experts do not yet agree how big the impact will be on centralized desktop environments such as Microsoft RDS, Citrix XenApp & […]

Don’t let your user-experience be a “Spectre” of itself after “Meltdown”

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Bust your ghosts not your user experience The names Spectre and Meltdown invoke feelings of dread in even the most seasoned IT engineer. To those uninitiated, let me get you up-to-speed quickly. Spectre is a vulnerability that takes advantage of “Intel Privilege Escalation and Speculative Execution”, and exposes user memory of an application to another […]

Login VSI announces free Meltdown/Spectre Emergency Edition

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Meltdown and Spectre security patches may seriously affect Windows User Experience Software solution provider Login VSI (www.loginvsi.com), the industry leader in VDI and DaaS performance testing, announces the temporary availability of a free, full-production, license of their flagship product Login VSI to every organization using Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, VMware Horizon, or Microsoft Remote Desktop […]

8 Secrets and Tips with the Login VSI Analyzer

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I’d like to review some Login VSI Analyzer features and graphs I frequently find helpful which I commonly recommend to our users. These can be used for troubleshooting, validation, and providing results in documentation. My colleague, Jasper Geelen, has written a similar, helpful blog named Essential VDI Performance Graphs in the Login VSI Analyzer which […]

Optimizing Desktop Images with VMware OSOT

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It is a fact that by default Microsoft Windows desktop images contain a lot of features that you wouldn’t necessary need in a VDI environment but finding these services, background tasks and other nifty performance optimization tricks can be quite a challenge. In the upcoming time, I will be testing the effects of optimizing your […]

Optimizing desktop images with the Citrix Optimizer

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My last article was about the impact of different Windows 10 builds on the performance and scalability of your VDI environment. If you’d like to get more bang for your buck there is a new kid on the block: The Citrix Optimizer. Today we are going to look at what it does and how well […]

Windows 10 Fall Creators with AutoPilot

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On October 17th, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Fall Creators update and there are many articles already available that discuss the consumer side of things. However, since its release I’ve been putting the build to the test by looking at the performance impact that upgrading has on VDI density, as well as the impact the […]

Influence of power management on VDI performance

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Tuning your image can have a huge impact on the performance of your environment. Tools like VMware OSOT or the Citrix Optimizer can help you with this. While most of the individual settings within your image have a small impact on the performance there is one setting outside of your image which has a big […]

The value of correct sizing in the Cloud

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The Cloud is rising and the growth predictions are insane. Often we aren’t even aware when we are making use of the Cloud. Think about Hotmail, Office 365, Citrix Cloud or even websites like Airbnb. Not owning the servers, like Airbnb does with houses, but also with their website back-end, isn’t the only advantage of […]

Detect and avoid VDI performance problems

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Building an integrated testing scenario to detect and avoid VDI performance problems The company Login VSI sells a complete software solution to help digital workspace managers to optimize and safeguard the performance and availability of their virtual desktop production environments. Performance and availability are key dimensions of a good end-user experience and therefore very important […]

Login VSI method achieves official patent status

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Login VSI (www.loginvsi.com), the industry leader in VDI and SBC performance testing, is proud to announce that the unique Login VSI methodology is now officially patented. After a four-year filing process, the formal patent has been awarded as of October 10, 2017. In addition to the method the patent protects widely used metrics such as […]

Citrix Cloud on AWS via Login VSI

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I was recently afforded the unique opportunity to collaborate on a project to test capacity out of a Citrix XenApp on AWS deployment. The goal of the project was to independently determine the maximum user density for a few different EC2 instance types running XenApp 7.14. EC2 instances are on-demand and elastic hosted server resources. […]

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