Month: July 2016

Configuring AlwaysON on NetScaler 11.1

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One of the cool new features in NetScaler 11.1 is a feature called AlwaysON, now NetScaler has had a VPN agent setup for a long time now, and in 11.1 it got a huge overhaul! AlwaysON is a VPN feature which will trigger…

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Clientless access with NetScaler 11.1 and Storefront 3.6

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One of the questions I’ve been getting alot lately is the ability is about the new NetScaler 11.1 UI RfwebUI and the ability to log directly to the UI and display all the different applications directly from the NetScaler UI instead of being…

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Does data locality matter? My Perspective on Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct and RDMA

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With the uprise in Hyperconverged technology it is interesting to see how the different vendors in the market has embraced different architectures in their implementation . I’ve previously blogged about how VMware, Microsoft and Nutanix has done this –> http://msandbu.org/storage-warshci-edition/ Now therefore I…

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Overview of Azure Active Directory, Subscriptions, Accounts & Role based access control

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So in the beginning there was nothing! Venturing in Azure these days, you might lose the overview you once had and now with the introduction of Azure RBAC  and having multiple subscriptions, probably many Azure Active Directories, mixing Microsoft and Work accounts it…

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Azure virtual machine speed test

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When sizing an enviroment in Microsoft Azure it is important to remember what kind of performance you can expect from the different virtual machine instance types in Azure, because there are alot of different aspects you need to think about when setting up…

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Comparison of on-premises HCI vs Microsoft Azure

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So lately a lot HCI vendors in the market have stated in their marketing campaigns that they bring all the benefits of the cloud to on-premises solutions.  Some have also states that they make on-premises cool again. A lot of companies these days…

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Azure Stack as an turnkey solution is that the right approach from Microsoft?

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Earlier last week it was announced that Azure Stack will be deliverd as a turnkey solution duing 2017 via Dell, HPE and Lenovo systems. Now this came as a disappointment to many that they now could not be able to run Azure Stack…

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Using Citrix Cloud with Remote Access to Azure using NetScaler Gateway Services

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Citrix has recently announced the public beta of a new cloud feature called NetScaler Gateway services. This feature is a Windows based NetScaler solution which allows remote access to a citrix enviroment using the windows server that has the cloud connector component installed….

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Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 With Azure and Windows Server 2016 support!

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So with the upcoming release of Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 there are alot of new enhancements announced coming this way! Restore workloads directly to Azure (This is a feature which I’ve blogged about previosly, but has gained alot of enhancements in this…

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Delivering XenDesktop from Microsoft Azure using Azure Resource Manager

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Last week, Citrix announced support for Microsoft Azure Resource Manager in XenDesktop. As of now this feature is only available in Citrix Cloud. Because Citrix has the common policy that features comes in Cloud first then on the on-premises deployment. Using Azure Resource…

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