In this paper, we outline the Architectural components and considerations for our Stratusphere FIT and Stratusphere UX products. This paper is intended for technical audiences who are already generally familiar with these solutions and the functionality they provide.
As more organizations prepare for and deploy hosted virtual desktops, it has become clear that there is a need to support two related but critical phases. The first is to inventory and assess the physical desktop environment in order to create a baseline for the performance and quality of the user experience for the virtual desktop counterparts. When planning and preparing, organizations would like to know which desktops, users and applications are a good fit for desktop virtualization and which ones are not. The second phase is to track the virtual desktops in production in order to proactively identify when performance and user experience does not meet expectations, as well as to continue to refine and optimize the desktop image and infrastructure as changes are introduced into the environment.
Because virtual desktops live on shared systems, the layers of technology make it more complex to measure and classify fitness and user experience. But with increased industry knowledge and the emergence of best practices, plus new purpose-built products such as Liquidware Labs’ Stratusphere FIT and Stratusphere UX, it is now possible to more accurately measure and classify both fitness and user experience. This white paper covers these best practices and provides an introduction to the VDI FIT and VDI UX classification capabilities in Stratusphere FIT and Stratusphere UX.
This whitepaper provides an overview of Citrix AppDNA with Liquidware Labs FlexApp.
Optimizing the way applications are delivered and managed
has been an ongoing challenge in enterprise IT, and the variety of approaches
over the years have been received with varying degrees of success. While every
method has pros and cons, some of the most stubborn issues include
time-to-deliver, application conflicts, plug-ins and licensing. The
too-frequent result is high IT overhead, too many gold images and excess
spending on application licenses.
Too many companies are settling on less than optimal
solutions because that is all they are presented with and they are unaware of
the true state of the art for application management. It is possible to
dramatically reduce the number of Windows gold images, in some cases to a
single image. It is possible to deliver exactly what each and every end user
needs to do their job, and nothing else. It is possible for a user to log into
a random system and instantly be presented with their personal desktop, all the
right applications, plugins and add-ons, the right printers, and the right
fonts. It is possible and it is simple.
Citrix AppDisk, when integrated with FSLogix Apps, provides
a unique set of features that can improve end-user productivity, reduce IT
overhead and lower the cost of desktop management. With FSLogix patent pending
Image Masking technology, AppDisk gains very granular and powerful user-based
policy control over every aspect of a user’s desktop and applications, and
enhances the ability to distribute applications on network attached disk images.
FSLogix Apps also enable AppDisks to scale to a much greater degree than any
other similar technologies available today.
A simple truth: Current application delivery and deployment
solutions for Windows®-based desktops are often not fast enough, and the
methods employed introduce complexities and limitations that cost enterprises
valuable time, money and productivity. There is a strong need for a solution
that is faster to deploy, simpler to use, and improves productivity rather than
degrades it. In fact, the best solution would seamlessly and instantaneously
personalizing the entire desktop, from profiles and printers to applications
and extensions, while supporting license compliance and cost optimization. And,
of course, it wouldn’t matter if the target desktops were physical, virtual, or
cloud-based. FSLogix is delivering that solution today.
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Countless organizations have chased the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) dream in hopes of reducing costs, while at the same time, increasing control and consistency. Most have struggled. The problem is that storage built for physical workloads can’t keep up with the demands of virtual desktops.
Check out the top seven reasons why Tintri VM-aware storage is necessary for VDI success.
XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7 are fast becoming the standard platforms for
deploying application and desktop virtualization in today’s expanding
enterprise, they provide a unified platform that makes application and desktop
delivery fast and easy.
utilize the new Flexcast Management Architecture (FMA) as well as several new
features and enhancements to improve the security, manageability and remote
access of your virtual applications and desktops.
In this Citrix-Ready white paper, Top Eight Best Practices for Deploying Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7,
you will discover real-world experiences as well as the top eight best
practices in deploying Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x, including how to:
Numerous components as
well as diverse back-end application elements and user-specific items comprise
today’s complex Citrix infrastructures and all can affect the user experience.
At any given time, one or more of these components may fail or experience an
issue and service organizations spend a significant amount of time and effort
diving into each of the various components in order to properly address and
Download this white paper to get a
comprehensive checklist of monitoring-related criteria that should be
considered as part of due diligence by enterprises and service providers to
effectively manage performance of their complex Citrix infrastructures. Jo Harder, Application and Desktop Virtualization
Analyst, details a checklist for importance level and vendor consideration
broken out into the following categories:
This document contains the steps required to install a Proof-of-Concept (POC) environment for RDSH Full Desktop with FSLogix Apps. POC environments created according to this install guide can be used to test applications controlled by FSLogix Apps in a reproducible way. We build the environment in the cloud in order to minimize costs associated with required hardware, and to streamline the build process.
The testing environment is built entirely in Azure and contains an IaaS RDSH deployment including the supporting network and domain infrastructure. A non-Azure based client component accesses the RDSH deployment.