Month: March 2017

Getting started with XenApp Essentials

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XenApp Essentials is the new Azure only offering which provides us with a easy way to deliver Desktop as a service for end-users and is now available in the Azure marketplace.. This offering is now in GA and this blog post is an…

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Citrix and Azure Stack – Current status

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After a lot of discussions with other colleagues in the end-user computing space (Yes you know who you are!)There has been a lot of questions around Citrix and Azure Stack and what can we actually deliver there today? Therefore I wanted to write…

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What is Azure Stack and what is the architecture?

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Microsoft has always been heavily committed to the datacenter and has a large footprint with Hyper-V & System Center. If we dial the clock back five years, Microsoft released Azure Pack, which was their first big attempt at a complete integrated private cloud…

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Understanding & troubleshooting the ICA/HDX protocol

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The last weeks I’ve been involved with working on Goliath’s guide on troubleshooting and understanding the Citrix ICA & HDX stack, which can be found available for download here –> http://bit.ly/2o5v9me To be perfectly honest I did not contribute much, most has been…

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Security aspects when moving to the public cloud – IaaS

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This is a follow-up from my earlier blogpost around –> http://msandbu.org/security-aspects-when-moving-to-the-public-cloud/ and the purpose about this post is highlighting the security aspects on IaaS services. with IaaS we have the capabilities to provision a set of virtual machines and have different supporting services…

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Defining Resource Policies in Azure Resource Manager

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One of the cool things with Azure Resource Manager is that we can define central policies which can either be deployed to resource groups or entire subscriptions which can be used to for instance define policies that * We can only deploy to…

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Announcements at Google Next 17 and price cut on IaaS

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So the last couple of days I’ve been watching closely on the keynotes at #GoogleNext, where Google was showing alot of the new enhancements to their platform. So a couple of weeks back they also introduced a new relational database service which is…

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Security aspects when moving to the public cloud

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So this is based upon a session I had at Hackcon a couple of weeks back. There are more and more businesses moving or adopting public cloud one way or another, it can be SaaS, PaaS or traditional IaaS features to move their…

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Setting up Marketplace Syndication in Azure Stack TP3

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One of the cool features introduced in TP3 is the ability to do marketplace syndication between AzureStack and the public Azure marketplace. This allows us to provide all the different services and images in the public Azure marketplace trough AzureStack. You need to…

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Citrix moving forward with Citrix Cloud and Essentials package

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There is alot of interest around Citrix these days with the upcoming releases with XenDesktop Essentials and XenApp Essentials, and also with all the investments in the latest release with 7.13 as well. The purpose of this blog is to summurize the differences…

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