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IT Blog by Marius Sandbu

IT Blog by Marius Sandbu
Marius Sandbu (@msandbu on Twitter), works as an Cloud Architect at Exclusive Networks/BigTec in Norway. Primary focusing on Software defined datacenter solution and how they integrate with end-user computing technology and also works alot with cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure. Marius is also an Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard, VMware vExpert and is also the author of many Citrix NetScaler books and shares his thought and ideas about technolgy on his blog.

VMware’s NEW Arkin NSX visibility Solution Overview

A few weeks back, VMware announced the acquisition of Arkin, with their platform (Arkin Visibility and Operations Platform) Arkin has out-of-box integrations with virtualization (ex: VMware vCenter, VMware NSX, Palo Alto Virtual Firewall) as well as physical infrastructure components (physical chassis, switches and routers), providing end to end visibility and analytics into the network. Even […]

Security overview with Windows 10 and Dive into Windows Defender Advanced threat protection

Remember back to the Windows XP/Vista days? Life was a lot simple from a security perspective. Yeah we got virus and malware, yeah we got spyware and yeah we got malware like we have been used too for the last decade. What did Microsoft have to offer us in terms of protection and security mechanics? […]

Citrix NetScaler 11.1 What’s New?

NOTE: More detailes to come during the day! So for some time now I have been part of the NetScaler 11.1 Beta, and as part of that I’ve been able to dig deep into the new features which are part of the GA release which came out earlier today. So what’s new? There are some […]

Setting up NMAS with remote Docker integration with Ubuntu docker hosts

I’ve previously blogged about setting up NMAS and setting up Netscaler CPX CPX here –> https://msandbu.wordpress.com/2016/05/14/setting-up-the-netscaler-cpx-load-balancing-on-a-ubuntu-docker-host-with-nginx/ Now with the upcoming features in NMAS one of the cool stuff is being able to manage and deploy CPX instances directly fron NMAS. All we need to do is configure the dockers hosts properly with remote Docker API. […]

Application Layering Comparison with VMware App Volumes and Liquidware Labs FlexApp – White Paper

So I’ve been working for this for some time after I had a presentation about Application layering a couple on months back at NIC conference and on Citrix User Group here in Norway. There are a lot of products/vendors in this space, so this time I decided to focus on VMware and Liquidware Labs and […]

Is Windows Server 2016 the last version of Windows Server?

Having been on vacation the last week, I get a lot of time to think among all the kids and theme parks we visit… It truly makes we belive that we guys are capable of multi tasking… Well enough of that. back to the point! Thinking back about the development that has been done on […]

Webinar on the future of Citrix NetScaler!

So as part of the admin group of the Networking SIG (Special Interest Group) on MYCUGC I try to get stuff out to the members, now is has only been a couple of months since we launched the group, but with the amount of updates happening in the NetScaler space the last couple of months […]

What’s coming from Nutanix? Announcements from .Next

So even though I am on vacation, I needed to take a glimpse of what’s happening on Nutanix the upcoming months. Like other companies they save the good stuff for that time each year that they have their big conferences, and even if this is the second year they are hosting .Next they have about […]

New eBook in the making – Securing web applications with Citrix NetScaler

As I’ve mentioned before I always have a longer project in the making which was to create a large free eBook on NetScaler, and to make that more achievable I needed to split it out into multiple projects. So far I’ve created an ebook on Optimization and one book on NetScaler Gateway. This time I […]

Microsoft Intune vs. VMware Airwatch – EMM strategy

Yeah, the subject might be a pretty good indication of what’s coming in this article but no…I have had endless debates of this subject the last couple of years (Yeah years! and you can “insert vendor name” here where most state that they are the best. This article is not to conclude if one is […]

Office365 and RDS done right with Citrix and FSLogix

So this is a blogpost based upon a session I had at NIC conference, where I spoke about how to optimize the delivery of Office365 in a VDI/RSDH environment. There are multiple stuff we need to think / worry about. Might seem a bit negative, but that is not the idea just being realistic So […]

Securing your Citrix NetScaler solutions

So this is part of one of my sessions at the local Citrix user groups next week, where one of the focus areas are around security. Where I ask the how and why do web services get attacked? Well in most cases it is that alot of the web services out there are vulnerable in […]

Citrix XenServer 7 and Docker Management of NetScaler CPX and Windows Server 2016

So lately I’ve been doing a lot of content around first of Containers! Containers is a feature that runs inside and operating system which slices it up into logical pieces. More importantly its operating system virtualization, and NOT machine virtualization. So I’ve written about Windows Server 2016 and the news about docker there, and the […]

Guide to Understanding the Citrix Logon Process for XenApp/XenDesktop

Goliath recently released a free eBook on understanding the logon process to a Citrix environment and they break it down into different pieces where they show how the different processes which are running during a logon. Then they go into how they use their product Goliath Performance Monitor to troubleshoot slow logon issues in a […]

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