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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.

Remote protocols benchmarking, Citrix, VMware and RDP–Part 2 Blast Extreme vs ThinWire

Yesterday I released the first post of my protocol benchmarking stating that I would do a follow up in part two in regards to packet loss, scenarioes. Well I lied a bit… After some feedback to my email I decided to alter it a bit. Instead of looking at PCoIP vs Blast Extreme I decided […]

Remote protocols benchmarking, Citrix, VMware and RDP–Part One PCoIP vs Blast Extreme

So I have been eargly awaing the Vmware Horizon 7 release and with it also a new display protocol called Horizon Blast, which has been a huge improvement from the former protocol PCoIP, but it is still available as an option when setting up remote desktop groups in Horizon 7 as well. Now since I […]

New eBook project status–NetScaler Gateway deep-dive

As mentioned before I am currently working on a new eBook on NetScaler Gateway, based upon feedback on mail and some randon polls on Twitter. The ebook is good underway and is of now about 100+ pages. Don’t know yet how long the book is going to be, but again its a free ebook and […]

Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure from Veeam!

Today Veeam annonced a new cool feature for all of us Microsoft Azure friends! So Veeam Direct Restore is a free virtual appliance from Veeam which delivers cloud restore options for Veeam Backup and replication and also for Veeam Endpoint backup. (Now remember even thou it is free you still need to pay Microsoft for […]

Need for speed–Benchmarking Citrix NetScaler

Citrix has announced the move to more NFV and pushing the limits of NetScaler towards up to 100GBps on a single VPX (Yet to see) but since this was a hot topic a week back I decided to benchmark a VPX to see what it can actually deliver in terms of performance over SSL. Now […]

HCI – The new kids on the block

So with Cisco and HP now accepting that HCI is now acceptable and with Cisco announcing their solution based upon Springpath last week and HP coming soon (already targeting Nutanix), and let us not forget VCE with the newly announced VXRAIL as well. It seems like everyone is jumping the boat for hyperconverged infrastructure these […]

Create a custom resource in Azurestack marketplace example XenDesktop

After dabbling around with AzureStack for some time I decided to see how easy it was to add custom resources to AzureStack marketplace so users themselves can provision virtual machines. As an example I choose XenDesktop (empty site with pre-installed SQL server) There are a few steps needed to actually do this. 1: Download Azure […]

Setting up SAML authetication for NetScaler and Storefront with SSO

After I’ve been dabling on a solution to try to fix a SSO solution between SAML and Citrix, I’ve been pretty much banging my head to the wall after trying out a bunch of different solutions. Then out of nowhere comes this along! Yay! Finally an solution to what I have been trying to do […]

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