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Citrix Provisioning Services or Machine Creation Services (2016 Edition)

Five years ago, Citrix released Machine Creation Services. As a way to help people decide between Provisioning Services and Machine Creation Services, I created a decision tree that broke the decision across multiple requirements. A lot has changed. Provisioning Services changed. Machine Creation Services changed. You know what didn’t change? The decision tree.  It is old. It is outdated. […]

ControlUp: Everything you need to know about the new Citrix MCS IO acceleration

With the release of Citrix XenDesktop 7.9, a new feature we’ve all been “keen as mustard” to test is the new Citrix MCS IO acceleration baked into the 7.9 release. If you’re unfamiliar with this functionality, think about the ability to serve burst disk IO directly from RAM instead of slower san disk. Moreover, if […]

‘Inside Citrix: The FlexCast Management Architecture’ Book

IT Books
Inside Citrix – The FlexCast Management Architecture focuses on the FMA, mainly from an architectural point of view. It will discuss, in detail all of its main components and services, their primary roles and responsibilities, including some of the most common optional components, features and/or closely related technologies. From the basics to deep (er) dives […]

Citrix Synergy 2016 – Day 3

Wilco van Bragt
The last day of Citrix Synergy already arrived. This third day is based on breakout sessions only. My experience of this day are again blogged in this article. I started the day with the presentation Desktop Virtualization Round-up by Jarian Gibson and Eduardo Molina. They started of describing the architectures of Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS […]

Citrix Synergy Announcements Summary

So like many people I have been watching todays keynote from the comfort of my own chair, and taken notes during the entire keynote. So people don’t have to read all the announcements from every minor announcement and rewatch the keynote here is a summary of todays news: Citrix XenDesktop 7.9 XenDesktop 7.9 was announced, […]

Citrix Synergy 2016 Video – SYN219 – Getting up close and personal with MCS and PVS

“Dive deep into the inner workings of Machine Creation Services and Provisioning Services, including implementation best practices for both technologies. You’ll learn about the weak spots and the benefits of each, and hear how they compare to the competition. We will also look into the behavior of both technologies on different hypervisors, such as VMware […]

Citrix Synergy 2016 Video – SYN306 – Preventing possible PVS performance pain points

Planning to scale beyond MCS? Tired of your PVS limitations and considering moving to an alternative deployment method? Moving to a virtualized environment and wanting to know the best models for deployment? Then this session is for you! Citrix PVS has been invigorated with new storage optimizations. Join us for a look at the importance […]

The Art Of The Possible, Citrix XenDesktop, AppDisks, Microsoft Azure and Turbo

Dave Brett
Every now and again things just click into place, when Citrix released XenDesktop 7.8 with the AppDisk technology the ability to layer applications was introduced into the XenDesktop stack, couple this with the ability to provision MCS workloads on premises and directly into Azure and you have a pretty powerful application delivery platform.  Now, add […]

Available NOW! My book: Inside Citrix – The FlexCast Management Architecture!

Bas van Kaam
Today I am extremely happy and proud to announce that my first ever book is now available for purchase over at Amazon. Continue reading to order your copy. Inside Citrix – The FlexCast Management Architecture focuses on the FMA, mainly from an architectural point of view. It will discuss, in detail all of its main components […]