Azure Stack – in-depth architecture

This was a session that I was going to present on NIC 2018, but because of a conflict, I was unable to attend. Therefore I decided to write a blog post on the subject instead since I see a lot of traffic against my earlier article on the subject (http://msandbu.org/what-is-azure-stack-and-want-is-the-architecture/) where I spoke a lot… Read More »

Azure Standard load balancer

A While back Microsoft announced a new Load balancing tier in Microsoft Azure called Azure load balancer standard, which is a new SKU of the existing load balancing service in Azure, which is still in preview when I’m writing this blogpost. Azure provides different load balancing solutions, where we have Application Gateway (provides layer 7… Read More »

Is this the year of Unified Application Delivery?

Always amusing when I see on social media “Is this year going to be the year of VDI?” Which has been going back a lot of years already? The issue with VDI projects back in the day (Starting to write like an old guy…) was that the architecture and storage didn’t quite scale to that extent… Read More »

Windows 10 and Server 2016 network enhancements

There has been a lot of new enhancements done to the networking stack in Windows 10 and Server 2016, which I wanted to write a bit more about. Earlier I wrote a bit about TCP Fast Open which was available in Windows 10 and Microsoft EDGE to reduce the initial TCP SYN process http://msandbu.org/increasing-microsoft-edge-performance-using-tcp-fast-open-on-netscaler/ but looking… Read More »

My thoughts on Citrix buying Cedexis and what it is?

Earlier today Citrix announced publicly that they have bought the company Cedexis. (If you didn’t catch the news you can read the official blogpost here –>  https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2018/02/12/citrix-acquires-cedexis/) Being the tech-curious mind that I am, and started to read through the official blogpost didn’t give me any clarity in what kind of value it would actually… Read More »

Cloud Wars – IBM vs Microsoft vs Google vs Amazon IaaS

In my previous blog post I did a short overview of the different cloud vendors, a bit about their focus areas and also a bit about strengths and weaknesses. The blogpost can be found here –>http://bit.ly/2CrBgZA .In this post I want to focus more on IaaS and the offerings surrounding it, first I want describe… Read More »

Citrix FAS with Azure AD and Error 404 Not Found

So a short blogpost on a issue I faced this week. Working at a customer this week we were working on setting up Citrix with SAML based authentication from MyApps Portal using Azure Active Directory. In order to setup this properly we needed to implement Citrix FAS in order to do SSO directly from a… Read More »

Review – Goliath application availability monitor

One of the issues with a RDS/Citrix/Horizon enviroment is actually capturing how the experience feels like for an end-user and being able to detect and see how the end-user sees the logon process. Most monitoring tools today focus on the performance on the terminal servers looking at CPU/Memory and storage available or looking at services… Read More »