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Sean Massey
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Who uses this application?  How often are they using it?  Are we getting business value out of the licensing we purchased?  Is our licensing right-sized for our usage or environment?  How do we effectively track application usage in the era of…
Introducing StacksWare
Introducing StacksWare
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A few weeks ago, my colleague Eric Shanks wrote a good piece called “So You Wanna Be  A Full Stack Engineer…”  In the post, Eric talks about some the things you can expect when you get into a full-stack engineering role.  You may be wondering what exactly…
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Traditionally, virtual desktops run Windows, and the servers that provide the virtual desktop infrastructure services also run on Windows.  Because of the heavy reliance on Windows, Active Directory plays a huge role in Horizon environments.  Even Linux…
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Whether it is Horizon, XenDesktop, or a cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service provider, the implementation of a virtual desktop and/or published applications environment requires a significant time investment during the design phase.  If care isn’t taken, the…
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In order to deliver virtual desktops to end users, a Horizon environment requires multiple components working together in concert.  Most of the components that Horizon relies upon are VMware products, but some of the components, such as the database and…
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I realize that this series might seem like it’s a little late.  After all, Horizon 7.0 has been out for a few months now.  But between a very large writing project and wanting to take a few weeks off from writing, it’s time to get started with the…
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When GRID 2.0 was announced at VMworld 2015, it included a licensing component for the driver and software portion of the component.  NVIDIA has recently revised the licensing and simplified the licensing model.  They have also added a subscription-based…
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Last year, I wrote that it was too early to consider GPUs for general VDI use and that they  should be reserved only for VDI use cases where they are absolutely required.  There were a number of reasons for this including user density per GPU, lack of…
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Last week, VMware announced App Volumes 3.0.  It was a taste of the bigger announcements to come in today’s Digital Enterprise event.  And they have a huge announcement.  Just a few short months after unveiling Horizon 6.2, VMware has managed to put…
What’s New - Horizon 7.0
What’s New - Horizon 7.0
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Back in October of 2014, I wrote a post about the (then) current state of my home lab.  My lab has grown a lot since then, and I’ve started building a strategy around my lab to cover technologies that I wanted to learn and the capabilities I would need to…
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