Cisco CVD completed with Hyper-V and XenDesktop!

I love Friday news. Its even better when I get to announce something that others havent done yet! Cisco has recently wrapped up testing with their UCS platform using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Citrix XenDesktop 4 on top of NetApp SANs. I love how thorough these CVD guides are! And for those…


Hyper-V SP1 increases support for VMs/core for Windows 7

Awesome news, hot off the press. We have just completed a new round of testing for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Hyper-V and Dynamic Memory. What showed was that Hyper-V SP1 could scale a lot more with Windows 7 SP1 than we were actually supporting previously with 8 VMs/core. I should be clear here…


App-V 4.6 for RDS whitepaper released

In other news today, we just released to the download center an updated whitepaper that reflects the changes in App-V 4.6 to support Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2 namely support for 64 bit! Enjoy! Remote Desktop Services.docx


Citrix discusses Hyper-V 2008 R2 and XenServer – for Windows 7 workloads

Very interesting article by Citrix’s Simon Crosby today. Citrix have done some VDI workload density analysis and found an interesting result that Hyper-V 2008 R2 is outperforming Xenserver for Windows 7 workloads. Wheres VMware in this? Who knows. They dont encourage open performance benchmarking so you have to question any result they publish, but it…