Yesterday, I went to my first Citrix User Group in London. It was indeed an eye opener and I did stumble upon others I’ve spent time with in the industry before. App Layering played a big part in today’s events and discussions as to whether this was another knee jerk/stop gap opportunity were discussed. Appsensebigot played service to the wonder of saving CPU and Memory consumption as part of using the natively available Easylists to block adverts (aka AdBlock Plus) within IE, which from experience is a great way of getting natural buy in for a native applications extension from somewhat reluctant management when considering what to introduce as a way to reduce compute overhead in VDI/SBC environments.
I also met Rubén Spruijt who provided two extremely useful presentations for which I share similar interests and beliefs. He has a very positive outlook on technology and is not afraid to speak the truth on what he believes will make a difference in the future.
Jim Moyle stepped in for another missing presenter and came up with some great slides on I/O optimisation/sizing for Windows which was a joy to watch! He really got to the nitty gritty of IO distribution and the impact it has on SSD shelf life and how to understand the true calculations required particularly in VDI environments.
Today, I’m off to VMUG to see what this has to offer too, so I’m certainly sticking to my guns around staying actively involved where I can!