To quote the famous Andrew Morgan: “Where did 2014 go?”. Another year passed and it feels like it did with the blink of an eye. A lot of things changed so I thought let’s do a recap.
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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.
The last few weeks I had a lot of discussions, people asking how I was doing and how the job as Solutions and Performance Engineer @Nutanix was going. Based on the conversations I had it seemed like there are a lot of impressions of what my team does and better yet, what I do as a day to day job.
A couple of months ago VMware released a beta tool to help optimize your image for your VDI/RDS deployment, when you look at the VMware OS optimization tool it will report possible optimizations for your image and if needed it can execute the optimizations so you have an optimized image based on the recommendations from VMware.
During the course of years I’ve experienced a lot of changes in the way we look at IT, we need to do more with less but still we’re over complexing our datacenter just to deliver our services to our end-users. We’re not only delivering our services as a standard user but we need to deliver our services based on context, so which user, what kind of device, where is this user located etc etc.