Being involved with the EUC space I get to talk about virtual desktops.. A lot. Sizing them is something that gets discussed a lot but what components do we actually need in a desktop? What is the anatomy of a desktop from a ‘physical’ perspective. Although it’s going back to basics I do think it’s good to take a step back every once in a while and reevaluate decisions.
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NVIDIA just released their GRID 2.0 GPU technology. In earlier articles I already described vGPU and the impact of GPUs in the datacenters. With this new release NVIDIA bumped up the use cases and performance characteristics to drive adoption of GPU within VDI and SBC implementations.
About 2 weeks ago Nutanix held its very first .Next inaugural conference in Miami and as it has been a while since I last blogged so I thought it would be a good start to pick things up again and write about my own experiences and the announcements during the conference as it was my first conference where I could peak into the vendor side of a conference.
At Nutanix the last couple of days I’ve been involved in the testing of the new vGPU features from vSphere 6 in combination with the new NVIDIA grid drivers so that vGPU would also be available for desktops delivered via Horizon 6 on vSphere 6.
After my recent blogposts AppVolumes and Citrix XenDesktop, a happy couple? and How Nutanix helps Citrix MCS with Shadow Clones I got the question from Andre Leibovici to validate if the read-only disks created via AppVolumes can benefit from our Shadow Clones technology.
AppVolumes (formerly known as CloudVolumes) was just released a couple of days ago as GA (available via trial), I downloaded a copy of the software and installed it into my lab environment as the solution itself sounds very promising solving application delivery issues by using layering technology.