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Lakeside Software Case Study – sizing NVIDIA GRID vGPU

Lakeside Software
I am very proud to share the results of the work I did with my friend and coworker Magnar Johnsen from FirstPoint. We have been developing for a long time a smart new way of analyzing data (iOPS, CPU, Memory, GPU, Latency..) and different pieces of software was evaluated and Lakeside Software was the product […]

Citrix Receiver for iOS 5.9.5 adds Citrix X1 Mouse and more

Citrix Systems
Hopefully you’ve heard by now that Citrix launched the X1 Mouse at Citrix Synergy and it’s available now. Think of it as the the mouse that roars for business.  Supporting iPads and iPhones, this is a unique Bluetooth Low-Energy mouse (BTLE) with custom firmware that provides full-function mouse support to specific Citrix Mobile apps including Citrix […]

First Citrix Fellow Appointed to Leading Cloud Storage Software Company Board of Advisors

Known as the No. 1 bestselling NAS in the cloud, SoftNAS ™ today announced industry veteran, Brad Pedersen, former Chief Architect and Senior Fellow at Citrix has joined the company’s board of advisors. “I was attracted to the SoftNAS board opportunity due to the impressive leadership position the company has already established in a rapidly […]

Citrix decides to share its WAN optimisation with the world

Citrix has sold WAN optimisation kit for ages, but hasn’t pushed its HDX technology far beyond its base of application and desktop virtualisation users. Until today, when it shoved the newly-badged “CloudBridgeVirtual WAN” into the sunlight. Citrix’s schtick is that branch offices don’t (always) need expensive connectivity: there are plenty of times when they can […]

Citrix Provides End-to-End Security for Apps and Data with Common Criteria Certification on XenApp and XenDesktop

Today, Citrix announced its achievement of Common Criteria certification for Citrix XenApp® and XenDesktop 7.6®, validating the ability to provide secure access to virtual Windows applications and desktops to workers on any device and any location. With this certification, Citrix offers the industry’s only end-to-end application and desktop delivery solution that meets Common Criteria evaluation standards including strict security […]

Citrix’s Top Technical Exec To Retire This Month As Employee Exodus Continues

Citrix Systems has seen several executives head for the exits in recent months, but it’s doubtful any of them have contributed as much to the vendor’s success over the years as Brad Pedersen. Pedersen, chief architect and senior fellow at Citrix, is retiring at the end of the month after 26 years at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based […]

Citrix Performance Tip: Disabling Mouse Shadow for XenDesktop and XenApp

Citrix Systems
Gosh, cursors are pesky little things! Until I joined HDX and started researching them, I had no idea how complicated and troublesome a little arrow could be! Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp both involve constructing a desktop on a server and then remoting the pixels of the desktop to an end-client device; that end-client device could be a Windows workstation, […]

Deployment Guide For Microsoft Lync 2013 in Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and VDI Environments

Citrix Systems
With the release of the Feature Pack 1 for Citrix XenDesktop 7.6, we now support audio and video optimization for Microsoft Lync 2013 Client and Server deployments using the Citrix HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Lync. This level of Lync optimization is unique in the market. While the optimization pack is the best way to deliver […]

Interview with Brad Pedersen, Chief Architect and Senior Fellow at Citrix

Brad Pedersen is Chief Architect and Senior Fellow at Citrix, a position he has held since 1993.  He joined Citrix in 1989 as a senior software engineer, and was an original member of the company’s software design and development team.  In fact, Brad was employee number 7 at Citrix!  He holds 37 issued US patents, […]

Citrix Releases Feature Pack 1 for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6

Citrix Systems
Citrix continues to add more functionality to our feature-rich, industry-leading XenApp and XenDesktop product lines with the release of Feature Pack 1, which is now available for download on While efforts for Feature Pack 1 were publically announced at Citrix Summit, our annual channel partner conference in January, today XenApp and XenDesktop customers with active […]

More Flexibility In Lync 2013 Delivery From Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop

Citrix Systems
Recognizing that Microsoft Lync is a strategic application for many organizations, Citrix has done more than any other vendor to optimize the delivery of Lync in virtualized environments. We led the way with the introduction of the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Lync 2010 in June 2012 and also embraced Microsoft’s VDI Plug-in solution for […]

Accessing ICA RTT Metrics for Citrix HDX and XenDesktop and XenApp

Citrix Systems
One of the useful metrics available for ICA is a latency measurement known as the Round Trip Time (RTT).  This is basically the time interval measured at the client between the first step (user action) and the last step (graphical response displayed). This metric can be thought of as a measurement of the screen lag that a […]

Bye-Bye Citrix SmartAuditor, Hello Session Recording!

Citrix Systems
At Citrix Summit, the annual Citrix channel partner conference, Mark Templeton stood on stage and talked about some great new XenApp and XenDesktop features and tech previews. In case you missed the full press release, check it out here.  The announcement covers a bunch of announcements for new features that will be released in 1H 2015 […]

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