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[Press Release] Login VSI announces free Meltdown/Spectre Emergency Edition

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Meltdown and Spectre security patches may seriously affect Windows User Experience

Boston, MA: Today (January 17, 2018) software solution provider Login VSI (www.loginvsi.com), the industry leader in VDI and DaaS performance testing, announces the temporary availability of a free, full-production, license of their flagship product Login VSI to every organization using Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, VMware Horizon, or Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS).

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Don’t let your user-experience be a “Spectre” of itself after “Meltdown”

Bust your ghosts not your user experience

The names Spectre and Meltdown invoke feelings of dread in even the most seasoned IT engineer. To those uninitiated, let me get you up-to-speed quickly. Spectre is a vulnerability that takes advantage of “Intel Privilege Escalation and Speculative Execution”, and exposes user memory of an application to another malicious application. This can expose data such as passwords. Meltdown is a vulnerability that takes advantage of “Branch prediction and Speculative Execution”, and exposes kernel memory. A compromised server or client OS running virtualized could gain access to kernel memory of the host exposing all guest data. Both vulnerabilities take advantage of a 20-year-old method of increasing processor performance.

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Optimizing desktop images with VMware OSOT

It is a fact that by default Microsoft Windows desktop images contain a lot of features that you wouldn’t necessary need in a VDI environment but finding these services, background tasks and other nifty performance optimization tricks can be quite a challenge. In the upcoming time, I will be testing the effects of optimizing your desktop images and how to perform these steps in your VDI environment.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators with AutoPilot

On October 17th, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Fall Creators update and there are many articles already available that discuss the consumer side of things. However, since its release I’ve been putting the build to the test by looking at the performance impact that upgrading has on VDI density, as well as the impact the new AutoPilot feature (part of Intune) has on fat clients, which I’m a big fan of.

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Influence of power management on VDI performance

Tuning your image can have a huge impact on the performance of your environment. Tools like VMware OSOT or the Citrix Optimizer can help you with this. While most of the individual settings within your image have a small impact on the performance there is one setting outside of your image which has a big impact. The power management of your hypervisor. This setting is a bit hidden and easy to forget. Setting it correctly in your BIOS isn’t always enough.

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The value of correct sizing in the Cloud

The Cloud is rising and the growth predictions are insane. Often we aren’t even aware when we are making use of the Cloud. Think about Hotmail, Office 365, Citrix Cloud or even websites like Airbnb. Not owning the servers, like Airbnb does with houses, but also with their website back-end, isn’t the only advantage of the Cloud. Other advantages are obvious: scalability, flexibility, disaster recovery, etc. But those advantages come at a cost. With a pay-per-user model like Office 365, the costs are evident. But if you go to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model it can become confusing. Choosing the right amount of cloud resources is crucial to get the best value for money.

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Detect and avoid VDI performance problems

Building an integrated testing scenario to detect and avoid VDI performance problems

The company Login VSI sells a complete software solution to help digital workspace managers to optimize and safeguard the performance and availability of their virtual desktop production environments. Performance and availability are key dimensions of a good end-user experience and therefore very important for organizations with business-critical applications on VDI.

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[Press Release] Login VSI method achieves official patent status

Login VSI method achieves official patent status

 

An important next step for the de-facto industry standard in VDI performance testing

Boston, United States – October 16th, 2017: Login VSI (www.loginvsi.com), the industry leader in VDI and SBC performance testing, is proud to announce that the unique Login VSI methodology is now officially patented. After a four-year filing process, the formal patent has been awarded as of October 10, 2017. In addition to the method the patent protects widely used metrics such as VSImax, VSIbase and the VSI threshold, used by all major IT vendors in VDI reference architectures and presentations.

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