Goliath Technologies expands VMware Horizon support

Goliath Technologies has been a strong player in the Citrix ecosystem for quite a while now with multiple products such as their Performance Monitor, Application Monitor and Netscaler Monitor. The solutions already had support for VMware vSphere to monitor virtual machines and the physical infrastructure, and since the newest version, the Goliath Performance Monitor also supports VMware Horizon. In this post I would like to highlight some of the features which I…

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VDI Design Essentials: How to define requirements?

Quite recently, I have reviewed some designs that contained some wrongly defined requirements. A wrongly defined requirement can have a huge impact on the design, that’s why I thought it would be a good idea to put together a post with some background information about this topic. Requirement vs Constraint According to Wikipedia, a requirement is described as follows: A condition or capability needed by a stakeholder to solve a... Read more

Commodity IT, the problem formerly known as Shadow IT

I have been working on a couple of projects the last 6 months where we designed and deployed digital workspaces. All of these customers had different drivers behind those projects such as: Staying ahead of the competition Create a millenial-proof workspace environment Reduce administrative overhead on desktop management Consolidate our localized workspace management (point) solutions to a global hosted cloud Transform our workspace service from a CapEx model to an... Read more

VMware End-User Computing TechCon (vEUCTechCon)

The past 9 months I visited a lot of VMUG’s, UserCons and both VMworlds and in most cases to present. One of the things that I noticed is that particularly at VMworlds, End-User Computing is getting a bigger stage. Workspace ONE is pretty hot and most likely the biggest reason for this. At VMUG’s and UserCon’s at the other hand, it is still a black sheep. The main reason is of... Read more

Review of VMworld 2017 in Barcelona

This week, Barcelona was the virtualization-capital of the world because of the annual VMworld conference that took place at the Fira Gran Via. Although it was very close to the Vegas conference (which had all of the announcements), this edition of VMworld Europe was still a great one with many highlights. My own session The absolute highlight of this VMworld to me was of course my own breakout session. As... Read more

EUC Announcements at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas

It’s a great day for me as an EUC enthusiast. First of all for being part of VMworld in Las Vegas. Last year I felt lucky to have attended the greatest virtualization event on the globe. But being able to attend it for the second time including an onstage performance during this year’s edition is quite unbelievable. Second of all, VMware did a great job  in having the EUC announcements... Read more

My favourite VMworld 2017 sessions (US and EU)

As it is July and both VMworld’s are about to happen in 2 to 2,5 months, it’s time to take the next step in preparing for the biggest virtualization events in the world. The session catalog is online and although the schedule builder will be in a couple of weeks, I decided to give you guys a heads up of which sessions I think are essential for a great VMworld. For... Read more