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Live from Citrix Synergy 2015 - Day 1

Live from Citrix Synergy 2015 - Day 1

Synergy Day 1 is over now, but for the Login VSI team this event came out of the gate fast and didn’t let up all day. It started in the Keynote, where they talked about Citrix Lifecycle Management (CLM). CLM uses blueprints and the cloud to rapidly provision environments. It’s ideal for rapidly building up lab environments, without the issues of maintaining them in between uses. Of course, no VDI lab environment is complete without Login VSI for testing, one of the very first blueprints available for CLM is an installation 'recipe' that will download and install Login VSI automatically.

My colleague Mark said it best: “If you are looking for a way to quickly prototype a Citrix environment and validate its performance, or you would like to simulate what happens to performance when you push an update or change to your environment, CLM is THE way to go forward.

After the keynote, it was time for us to get ready in the Expo Hall for lots of booth visitors, both those familiar with Login VSI and PI, and many who are new to our products. We were also standing by with cameras rolling to talk to some of our partners and customers about what’s happening in the VDI industry now, and what they’re up to. Here’s a roundup of the videos from day one:

Robert Krauss, Director of Strategic Alliances at Bitdefender

Robert Krauss is the Director of Strategic Alliances at Bitdefender, who talked about how they can accelerate VDI deployments for customers, and how they use Login VSI in their whitepapers.

Chris Gebhardt, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at NetApp

Chris Gebhardt, a Technical Marketing Engineer from NetApp, explained to me what Doctors and Geoseismic researchers have in common, and how an architecture design that hasn’t been tested with Login VSI is just a guess.

Maarten Bruijnesteijn, System Software Analyst at PPG Industries

Maarten Bruijnesteijn is a System Software Analyst with PPG Industries, and he uses Login VSI in his daily work on his companies’ large Citrix XenApp environment.

Hollis Beale, Director of Technical Marketing at X-IO

Hollis Beale is the Tron Doctor – I mean Director of Technical Marketing – at X-IO. They use Login VSI every day to bang on their products and make sure they can deliver the performance they promise in their VDI solutions.

Randy Groves, CTO at Teradici

Randy Groves is the CTO at Teradici. If you use VMware View, or Amazon Workspaces, you’ve used Teradici products and maybe didn’t even know it. Your TV or monitor might have Teradici silicon built in to it. They are also doing some cool stuff with Login VSI, including using our new Graphics Workload to validate their delivery of graphically rich VDI desktops.

Update May 15, 2015:

About the author

Adam Carter (@adambomb00) joined Login VSI in 2014 as a product manager working on new technologies. Adam lives in Seattle, where he enjoys listening to bands you’ve never heard of, roller derby, and coffee shops and happy hours where he can eavesdrop on Amazon and Microsoft employee conversations.


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What our customers are saying

Chris Gebhardt - NetApp

“We use Login VSI to make sure that what we are recommending to our customers is much better than what their guesses are. Because if you don't do proper assessment and if you don’t use Login VSI, your architecture is just a guess.”

Chris Gebhardt, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at NetApp


Michael Bernas - Workers' Compensation Board Alberta

“We've used Login VSI for the past 3 years as part of our Disaster Recovery Exercise. It's not only helped us in validating the functionality of our Citrix XenApp farm, but it's also been an invaluable tool in proving the number of concurrent connections into the environments. It’s allowed us to take our theoretical numbers and put actual real life data behind them.”

Michael Bernas, Workers' Compensation Board of Alberta


Michael Mainusch - Dachser

“With Login VSI, we can simulate the effects and compatibilities of applications and patches, as well as scaling in a virtualized terminal server environment, with minimal expenditure of time. Due to the adaptability of Login VSI to individual customer environments, we can simulate the real production environment, using the achieved measurement results and assertions.”

Michael Mainusch, Team Leader Application Services at Dachser