Archive for January, 2012

Are you a Nerd or a Geek?

After having a conversation last week that being called a Geek or a Nerd is not a bad thing once you get out of high school, I found this infographic interesting. The conversation did conclude that no matter what some girls say, being called a Dork is pretty much never good.

So which one are you??

Thanks to http://www.coolinfographics.com/

Published Applications in the Enterprise : Horizon App Manager vs. Citrix XenApp

In today’s enterprise, applications are king. With bring you own desktop, an influx of Apple systems, and more remote users, the focus for enterprise systems is no longer on the operating system. This application focus led me to do a comparison of Citrix XenApp, the leading application publishing method, and VMware Horizon Application Manager, the latest product to provide centralized managed application to a domain. Each of these products has more features that could possibly be compared in a short presentation and since this test was built to present at the DC and New England VMware User Groups, I had to limit the feature set comparison. Horizon has a great SAAS presentation ability, and XenApp can be accessed from a plethora of devices that Horizon currently can not, but for this comparison I look at desktop presentation within a domain with the standard out of the box deployment. The systems were built to provide a minimum level of high availability and were not tweaked for performance. I was able to do the presentation with another of VMware’s products, SlideRocket and since most people were not able to see the presentation live I have embedded it below. Please add comments and suggestions as I will continue to develop the comparison and probably expand to show the other features. (Make sure to watch the side by side video comparison on Slide 16)

 

Time to sharpen the presentation skills… 2 VMUG Presentations in 2 weeks…

Working as a solutions architect, I get to do presentations on a regular basis for lunch and learns or small groups.  In two weeks though I will have to step up my game.  First is the Washington DC VMware User Group.  Bookended by Tintri and Veeam, two of the hottest players in the virtualization space I had to come up with a pretty good topic for everyone to enjoy.  I am going with Enterprise Application Presentation.  Might not sound overly interesting, but I get to do a comparison between Citrix Xenapp and the new VMware Horizon App Manager.  With a limited presentation time I plan to limit it to presenting applications to machines onsite in an enterprise domain.  By no means the full scope of either product but one of the largest use cases.  Make sure to come by if you will be in DC on January 17th.  We will be at the Washington Nationals Stadium.

 

Want to Register for the DC VMUG – Info Here

Then comes the second presentation.  Over the last year or so I have gotten to know a few of the guys in the New England and have been selected to present for their VMUG also two days later.  Will be the same presentation (although probably a little more polished, sorry DC) The New England Winter Warmer is one of the largest VMUG meeting in the country.  Being held at Gillette Stadium, home of the Patriots, this full day event can bring upwards of 1100 virtualization professionals.  I will be in one of the breakout sessions.

If you want to join us in New England – Info Here

 

Hope to see many of you there.  If we have not met face to face, make sure to come say hi.

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