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Rob Beekmans is a 26 year IT vetaran that worked in many fields in IT before he joined PQR 7 year ago. Rob is a senior consultant with a strong focus on Application and desktop delivery, User Environment Management, Mobility and monitoring. Rob is a VMware vExpert and is a member of the VMware EUC-Champions group. Rob shares his vision and insights on his personal blog, on webinars or on stage.

Desktops solutions – #1: Citrix Workspace cloud

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Desktops solutions – #1: Citrix Workspace cloud This blog series will give you an overview of different desktop solutions available now. both Citrix and VMware have multiple solutions and I think it’s useful to give some overview. In a quick overview I’ll tell you what it is, where things are ran and what you need. It’s a […]

Citrix AppDisk, a new player in the layering field

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Citrix AppDisk, a new player in the layering field At Synergy a few months ago, Citrix announced AppDisk. Citrix Appdisk is a new layering technique from Citrix comparable with VMware AppVolumes, Liquidware labs FlexApp, FSlogix or Unidesk. Citrix had a similar product already called Personal vDisk (PvD) but that failed horribly in real life. PvD was […]

VMworld2015: Access point in-depth

VMworld2015: Access point in-depth  In a previous blog I wrote about VMware Access Point, it was announced at VMworld 2015 in San Francisco. Access Point wasn’t all that new, we knew VMware was working on it for a year or so. In my previous blog I talked about the basic working and what it is doing. […]

VMworld2015: Horizon 6.2 File type association

VMworld2015: Horizon 6.2 File type association At VMworld VMware announced a new version of file type association for Horizon 6.2. File Type association What is file type association? File type association is what Citrix had for years already. When you work with published applications you want them to start when you click on a file that […]

VMworld2015: Composer for RDSH

VMworld2015: Composer for RDSH At VMworld 2015 VMware announced that now it’s finally possible to use composer to deploy RDSH hosts. Before you had to deploy RDSH host manually or through your own deployment method. RDSH RDSH host offer the SBC solution to VMware as you know it from Citrix and Microsoft. With RDSH hosts […]

Project Astro – Console/workflow

Project Astro – Console/workflow Yesterday at VMworld in the Session presented by Harry Labana he talked about a unified console. He demo’ed a workflow where a desktop or application is provisioned like you order a pizza. Just simple and not having to go to many many console, just like we want it. At the Atlantis party I […]

VMworld2015: HTML Access to Cloud Pod

VMworld2015: HTML Access to Cloud Pod At VMworld 2015 Tuesday, the EUC keynote, VMware released a new feature that will help users connect to resources without access to a Horizon View client. Until now you needed the VMware Horizon View client to connect to a cloud Pod enabled environment. If your environment is not cloud […]

VMworld2015: Cloud Pod architecture for RDSH apps

VMworld2015 Cloud Pod Architecture for RDSH Apps At VMworld during the keynote of Tuesday new enhancements to the Cloud Pod architecture are announced that allows RDSH application to be published through a Cloud Pod. What is Cloud Pod? Quickly looking back to what is a Cloud Pod. A Cloud Pod is what VMware designed to […]

VMworld2015: RDSH Load Balancing

VMware Load balancing At VMworld 2015 VMware announced an improvement to RDSH load balancing. With the release of RDSH load balancing offered was pretty simple not taking load of servers into account. There was no real load being determined resulting in servers being offered session they should never have gotten. VMware now releases the second […]

VMworld2015: VMware Access Point

VMware Access point At VMworld 2015 we’ve seen the birth of VMware Access point, a component that will provide external access to multiple VMware solutions. During a group discussion about App volumes we had time to discuss the Access point so I thought a quick blog might be interesting. Looking back When we look back […]

Visit my Sponsors at VMworld

Visit my Sponsors at VMworld VMworld is close, just a few days and 23000 visitors are travelling the globe to join one of the largest IT conferences around. If you are one of them I’m sure your agenda is filled until the last minute.  I’m also sure you will visit the floor to walk by […]

VMworld SFO 2015 – My agenda

As VMworld is nearing I thought to write a blog about my agenda for those interested. I just noted that someone also had that idea, Ryan also posted so here is his post: http://www.vryan.co.uk/index.php/2015/07/22/vmworld-2015-usa-my-session-choices/?sf39655051=1   So the minute the schedule builder was open I created my agenda, never will make the same mistake as the […]

Is VMware paving the path for application layering for others?

Is VMware paving the path for application layering for others? For years now, application layering has been around starting with Symantec SVS long long time ago. not many companies used to use it for it was strange and well it wasn’t that manageable at that time many thought, Symantec is still around SVS is now […]

Proactive management of end user experience using Goliath Performance Monitor and Goliath Logon Simulator

Proactive management of end user experience using Goliath Performance Monitor and Goliath Logon Simulator In my previous blog about Goliath Logon Simulator forCitrix, I stopped just after the Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop session was established. The last thing I showed you was the result of the Logon Simulator from the console. If you missed that […]

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