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Citrix Provisioning Server Technical Podcast with Pete Downing from Citrix – DABCC Radio Episode #27


DABCC Radio Live at Citrix iForum 07 – Interview  – Recap Part 4

Welcome back to our Citrix iForum 07 The App Delivery Expo Recap!    We are back after a two weeks off due to a trip to the Norwegian Citrix User Group Conference.  I’m very happy to say that this week we will be releasing three more Citrix iForum 07 Recap podcasts with interviews from the exhibit hall floor of Citrix iForum 07. 

For today’s Citrix iForum 07 The App Delivery Expo Recap podcast we have Pete Downing the Senior Product Manager responsible for the Citrix Provisioning Server solution (formally named “Ardence”).  Pete and Doug will discuss the Citrix Provisioning Server solution, the benefits, the architecture, how it works, what is needed to install and deploy it, what new features we can expect in the 4.5 and 5.0 releases, plus much more!  This is a must listen to podcast for anyone interested in the Desktop Virtualization (VDI) space.

To learn more and to listen to this weeks DABCC Radio Episode:

Click to Listen to the above podcast, “Citrix Provisioning Server Technical Podcast with Pete Downing from Citrix”

About Provisioning Server:

“Servers are stateless until streamed to; no software is preloaded or permanently loaded. No other server-provisioning approach compares in terms of economic benefits or operational efficiencies. By delivering server workloads on-demand rather than deploying them on individual servers, Provisioning Server for Datacenters 4.5: 

  • Simplifies and streamlines server management, and reduces software rollout risk
  • Assures server consistency within silos by provisioning servers simultaneously from a single standard workload image
  • Increases IT responsiveness and agility by enabling capacity on-demand – repurpose any server to do any job
  • Reduces utility costs and space needs by cutting the number of backup servers that are required
  • Dynamically satisfies needs for growth, disaster recovery and business continuity

Provisioning Server for Datacenters 4.5 can stream a workload to any server or server farm, extending Citrix Presentation Server’s application delivery capabilities as well as Citrix XenServer server virtualization capabilities. Importantly, Provisioning Server complements existing systems management solutions (SMS). It drives even better ROI by giving an existing SMS the additional option of “delivering” the workload as a service rather than relying on the traditional approach of “deploying” the workload by repeatedly copying it to every server.”

For more information about the Citrix Provisioning Server solution please visit:


About Pete Downing

Pete Downing joined the Citrix with over 10 years of experience in technology.  With a background in IT, desktop management, networking, virtualization, server based computing, application deployment, profile management, Microsoft Active Directory and systems administration, he brings a vast knowledge of the industry to his role as Senior Product Manager.  Currently Pete is working on the Provisioning Server 5.0 release as well as other various projects within Citrix.

Starting out in IT, Pete worked a full time job while in college as a systems administrator for a Boys and Girls Club located in Massachusetts.  Also while in college he worked various jobs with the campus networking team.  After college, he worked for a medium size biotechnology company TKT (now Shire) as a systems administrator.  From IT, Pete decided to enter the software world, joining ManageSoft as a Sales Engineer.  After almost three years with ManageSoft, he decided to move on and join Ardence as a Senior Sales Engineer.  From there, Ardence was purchased by Citrix and during the transition Pete took on the role as a Senior Product Manager.


About Douglas Brown (Host of DABCC Radio)

Douglas Brown worked at Citrix Systems, Inc. as a Senior Systems Engineer from 2001 to 2004 at which time he was voted Systems Engineer of the Year 2002 by his peers and management at Citrix. He was awarded the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft Corporation in 2005, 2006, and 2007 for his contributions to the industry. He was also a charter award winner of the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) for his continued support of the Citrix community.

Mr. Brown authored the popular “Methodology in a Box” book covering best practice project management in a Citrix deployment and developed Advanced Print Manager, a software application for the management of printers in a server based computing environment.

Mr. Brown has earned worldwide recognition for his dedication to providing server-based computing and virtualization professionals with proven solutions for implementation, infrastructure design, time-saving utilities, performance tips and best practices. DABCC.com is one of the most frequently visited sites internationally for virtualization and server-based computing information and networking opportunities.



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