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Fluctuation in VDI Test Results you can solve with Login VSI

Fluctuation in VDI Test Results with Login VSI

As a test engineer at Login VSI, I perform many tests each day. But to give some scientific value to these test results, I usually repeat these tests at least 10 times to make sure that there is not a lot of variance between tests with the exact same settings. Some of our customers seem to struggle with getting consistent results in their own environment and that’s why they frequently ask me “How is it possible to get a different result when repeating a Login VSI test with the same identical settings?” In this blog, I will explain the most common reasons why this is happening and I will share some best practices on how to solve this.

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VDI predictions for 2017: Automation, cloud, chatbots and more

VDI predictions for 2017: Automation, cloud, chatbots and more

This year is not going to be exciting when it comes to VDI, there I said it.. On the other hand, for Login VSI customers it will be. While the VDI market continued its expansion in 2016, we were able to seize opportunities and overcome challenges. In fact, this is a result of our continuous effort on growing and expending our products and services by constantly looking at movements within the VDI market.

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VDI Reference Architecture Monthly – November 2016

VDI Reference Architecture Monthly – November 2016

Here we are again with another post for the Reference Architecture Monthly. I’m finding that there is a lot of great information with respect to proofs of claim and sizing, which is incredibly useful if you are trying to architect your own solution. In most cases these documents will carry this information, but what is more interesting is that there is almost always a unique morsel of information, sometimes hidden in the context of some great testing and analyzation. So, I’m going to start focusing on what I consider “the cool bits”.

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Microsoft Azure: Does spending (a bit more money) on your VM’s make a difference on User Experience?

Microsoft Azure: Does spending (a bit more) on your VM’s make a difference on User Experience?

Recently my colleague Jasper used Login PI to test the performance of a well-known cloud provider to see what their out of the box performance would look from the user experience point of view. Quickly we realized that, regardless of the hoster, If you want to move your desktops to the cloud it would entail a bit more work than simply selecting the cheapest desktop you can find + Microsoft Office and let it go from there.

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Most memorable VDI moments of 2016

Most memorable VDI moments of 2016

We have come to the closure of another year. Traditionally this is a time of reflection on the year that has gone by. Looking back, Login VSI is proud of the fact that we have been able to continue the trend of constant growth and improvement. In the past year, this resulted in a few remarkable accomplishments, that we would like to share with you. Let’s make next year even more memorable!

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VDI Reference Architecture Monthly – October 2016

VDI Reference Architecture Monthly – October 2016

Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse - VMware Horizon 7.0 with NVIDIA M10 Test Results

by Dell Wyse Solution Engineering

Summary

Looks like DELL has released an update to their hyper-converged Precision Appliance for Wyse to now include NVIDIA’s M10 GPU. Graphics rich experiences are becoming all the buzz lately and if you ask me, that is where I would want my desktop VM to live because the benefits for the end-users are massive. Typically, GPUs are seen as the elixir to what has been commonly referred to as a “laggy” experience, which basically expresses the feeling we have when there is time between a user action and the desktop (like clicking on the Start Menu in Windows) or seeing videos get all choppy.

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Testing is knowing: Test your VDI environment to prevent unwanted surprises

Testing is knowing: Test your VDI environment to prevent unwanted surprises

The other day I was talking to a customer who was having some issues that he couldn’t solve himself. Because I’ve come across similar issues in the past, I wanted to share this one with you all. The customer was trying to test the performance difference between their XenApp environment and their XenDesktop environment. They had already concluded testing on their XenApp environment using 3 workloads, namely the Task Worker workload, the Knowledge Worker workload and the Power Worker workload. Once the customer switched over to testing the XenDesktop environment they ran into issues.

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Automating your XenDesktop/XenApp deployment: Everything you need to know about the Delivery Controller

Automating your XenDesktop/XenApp deployment: Everything you need to know about the Delivery Controller

Our community is constantly growing. One of the great things about that is the fact that you get to talk to a lot of different people. After a while you start noticing certain trends. One thing I recently noticed is that there is a lot of confusion when it comes to deploying a virtualized desktop environment. So, I think it’s time to get technical and clarify a few important things you need to know when, for example, automating a Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp environment. There are many pieces involved in deploying Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp for your company. For simplification purposes while discussing automation, let’s focus on a single feature of a Citrix deployment- the Delivery Controller.

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Is Amazon WorkSpaces (AWS) like a cheap wine?

I chose a cheap wine at Amazon WorkSpaces (AWS)

For a while now Amazon offers Desktop as a Service (DaaS) in what they call WorkSpaces. I always wondered, how good do these desktops perform? At the moment of writing, I’ve been investigating the performance for a week. The whole user experience felt like choosing a cheap wine at the supermarket.

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