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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.

Considering GPU in the Cloud for VDI deployments? Not so fast…

At Citrix Synergy myself and Phillip Jones https://twitter.com/P2Vme has a presentation at the NVIDIA Booth on the first day of the conference where we talked about different deployment scenarioes for NVIDIA GRID both for HCI (Which Phillip covered) and in Cloud which I talked about. This also something which I discussed at the hot topics […]

So you are considering Citrix Cloud? What do you need to think about

After attending Citrix Synergy this week, there is no denying that Citrix is quite serious about their cloud offerings and announced more offers that will be arriving later this year. This includes offerings like their Citrix Analytics Services and Workspace Service, but still it will take some time before these services will be available. Today […]

Citrix OMS monitoring Tech Preview

So Citrix recently released a Tech Preview which allows monitoring of your Citrix infrastructure using Microsoft OMS. Now I’ve been a fan for OMS for quite some time, and I try to use it as much as possible. OMS also comes in a free tier which allows uploading of 500 MB of data each day […]

Security aspects when moving to the public cloud – PaaS

So this is a follow-up on my previous blogpost on Security Aspects on public cloud –> http://msandbu.org/security-aspects-when-moving-to-the-public-cloud-iaas/ in this blog post I will focus more on what security aspects you ned to think about when considering using platform services. Platform services comes in different shapes and colours, but in the core essence you have a […]

What is your backup strategy for Cloud based IaaS deployments?

When moving to public cloud I often find that people I talk with misunderstands what services they actually get when they buy a service in for instance Azure, AWS or GCP for that matter. That is of course something I often find doing myself and not actually reading the different service descriptions. One common misconception […]

Secure Web Gateway with Citrix NetScaler

So with the introduction of Netscaler 12, Citrix has now finally added a feature which I’ve been waiting for a long time, namely the Secure Web Gateway which is a forward proxy! It allows us to use the NetScaler as a forward proxy for our clients and from there can be used to restrict user […]

Windows Server Containers with Overlay networking for Docker Swarm

With today’s release of Windows Server Network Overlay network driver for Windows Server it is now possible to run Windows Server in a docker swarm mode to have the capability to have containers cross-host communication. This has been available for Windows 10 for some time and with the Creator update. So for those who aren’t […]

Status GPU and Cloud providers AWS, GCP and Azure

So as part of the new role I have at my new company I’ve expanded my horizon to include AWS and GCP as well as Azure. Now because of my background on Citrix & VMware I also get a lot of questions around GPU support as part of it. Now I have previously blogged a […]

Getting Started with Citrix XenApp Essentials

XenApp Essentials is the new Azure only offering which provides us with a easy way to deliver Desktop as a service for end-users and is now available in the Azure marketplace.. This offering is now in GA and this blog post is an introduction to the service and how to configure it properly for the […]

Citrix and Azure Stack – Current status

After a lot of discussions with other colleagues in the end-user computing space (Yes you know who you are!) There has been a lot of questions around Citrix and Azure Stack and what can we actually deliver there today? Therefore I wanted to write this blogpost to explain the current limitations and what we can […]

What is Azure Stack and what is the architecture?

Microsoft has always been heavily committed to the datacenter and has a large footprint with Hyper-V & System Center. If we dial the clock back five years, Microsoft released Azure Pack, which was their first big attempt at a complete integrated private cloud offering and which was meant as a private offering of Microsoft Azure. […]

Security aspects when moving to the public cloud – IaaS

This is a follow-up from my earlier blogpost around –> http://msandbu.org/security-aspects-when-moving-to-the-public-cloud/ and the purpose about this post is highlighting the security aspects on IaaS services. With IaaS we have the capabilities to provision a set of virtual machines and have different supporting services around it. The purpose of this post is going to be focusing […]

Announcements at Google Next 17 and price cut on IaaS

So the last couple of days I’ve been watching closely on the keynotes at #GoogleNext, where Google was showing alot of the new enhancements to their platform. So a couple of weeks back they also introduced a new relational database service which is geo syncronous as well called Spanner Now up until now Google has […]

Security aspects when moving to the public cloud

So this is based upon a session I had at Hackcon a couple of weeks back. There are more and more businesses moving or adopting public cloud one way or another, it can be SaaS, PaaS or traditional IaaS features to move their existing datacenter to the cloud.  Now if we look at the cloud […]

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