XenDesktop and XenApp with 1 IOPS per user… without additional software purchases?

Last year, a quietly integrated feature of Provisioning Services (PVS) was introduced called “RAM Cache with Overflow to Disk” that I thought was pretty cool, but surely MCS was taking over, and I didn’t put much stock into it.  Until I saw it in use and was blown away by the implications: Finally utilizing RAM that goes relatively unused in a properly scaled server can be used to reduce IO (more about that in a moment). The Disk Wars are over, at least as far…

Amy Adams Gives Up First Class Seat to US Soldier in Coach – ABC News

Amy Adams Gives Up First Class Seat to US Soldier in Coach – ABC News. ABC has confirmed an eye-witness story tweeted by one Jemele Hill that Amy Adams gave up her First Class seat to a soldier, which I found very cool. I did have to look up who Amy Adams was using IMDB (I’m a little ashamed here, but I’ve only seen her in that ridiculous Night at the Museum movie…) but I’m glad to see an example to her fellow actors! As a…

Mark Templeton to Continue as CEO of Citrix

As noted in a previous article of mine that was referenced by CRN here, Mark Templeton was rumored to be staying at Citrix.  I can now confirm that Mark WILL be staying on at Citrix permanently, which I will quickly say is a great decision.  The press release is here: Mark Templeton to Continue as CEO of Citrix. The article does mention that succession will continue as a topic, which is wise- I believe a major player in the market must be always looking towards the…

United Makes A Dollars-Based change to MileagePlus in 2015

According to the United MileagePlus Updates Website, United will be changing the way miles are earned to a model that embraces the same concept as most credit cards – dollars instead of miles.  Earning status will still be based on segments or miles traveled. I know, that sounds kind of ridiculous, but allow me to interject an opinion on the matter from the perspective of a frequent traveler. I really wish it was like this when I was at Premier 1K.  The main reason is that…