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TODAY! Optimizing Citrix XenApp for the Virtual Data Center with Citrix CTP Shawn Bass


I have a great one for you today!  If you are a Citrix XenApp guy or girl then this is truly a must attend. Not only is the topic awesome but the two speakers are two of the best of the best, one being, Shawn Bass.  Shawn is, well, AMAZING and I use that word correctly.  He is truly amazing.  If you attend this you will thank me.  That is all I’m going to say about this webinar, the rest you can read below.  

Optimizing Citrix XenApp for the Virtual Data Center

There is a massive install base of customers on Citrix XenApp with Windows Server 2003 that must move to Citrix XenApp 6.5 with Server 2008 R2 by July 2013. When customers migrate to XenApp 6.5, the majority will virtualize XenApp servers to take advantage of the manageability and consolidation benefits of server virtualization. However, the combination of virtualizing XenApp, upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2 and shared storage introduces performance issues with provisioning, boot time and application response time for IO bound applications. 

In this session, Citrix CTPs Shawn Bass and Jim Moyle will discuss the storage and performance challenges of virtualizing and migrating Citrix XenApp deployments and ways to optimize XenApp for performance and scalability. Shawn will present detailed LoginVSI and ioMeter test results showing how to optimize virtualized Citrix XenApp on Windows Server 2008 R2 to improve provisioning time, boot time, application response time and reduce storage requirements.

Shawn Bass, Citrix CTP and Microsoft MVP, Independent Consultant
Shawn Bass is an independent consultant that specializes in Server Based Computing technology. He has been involved in Citrix related technologies since the WinView product and has worked through each new version of Citrix’s products over the years. Most of Shawn’s consulting engagements are with Fortune 500 companies in the financial services and insurance sectors. He is an active poster in a variety of Citrix-related support forums and is recognized by Citrix as a Citrix Technology Professional. Bass is also a Microsoft MVP for Terminal Server.

Jim Moyle, Citrix CTP & Solutions Consultant, Atlantis Computing
Jim Moyle is a blogger, speaker and technologist with well over 15 years of passionate involvement in the application and desktop delivery sector. He has worked with many large blue chip companies around the UK and the rest of Europe to develop and implement their desktop strategy. He is the Lead Technical Consultant for Atlantis Computing in EMEA and is responsible for the architecture and delivery of many world class projects. He is also currently working on a book focusing on desktop virtualization, implementation and technology.

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT

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