A refreshing way to manage vGPU in VDI

A refreshing way to manage vGPU in VDI

Posted By Gadi Feldman
Good news – vGPU adoption is skyrocketing. Bad news – vGPU environments aren’t being managed as well as they should. Until now… The benefits of virtual GPU (vGPU) in a VDI environment are becoming clearer every day (here’s an example). It’s difficult to find a use case that’s not graphics-intensive. Medical image processing? Yes. Video-embedded […]
VDI Monitoring: What You Don’t Know You’re Missing

VDI Monitoring: What You Don’t Know You’re Missing

How do you know that what you understand to be all-encompassing isn’t actually quite as extensive as you might have thought? Surely when you buy an all-inclusive package, you can feel safe in the knowledge that the words all-inclusive are a dead giveaway. Apparently this is not necessarily true, as while nothing is completely perfect, so this […]
Top 9 Take-aways from VMworld 2015

Top 9 Take-aways from VMworld 2015

Number 1 – “Ready for Any” This was the theme of VMworld 2015. And it seems that VMware is ready for any of the technical challenges we should all be aware of surrounding the vision of a unified hybrid cloud – including accessing an agile cloud platform for traditional and cloud-native applications and embracing enterprise […]
BriForum Denver 2015 Wrap-Up

BriForum Denver 2015 Wrap-Up

If you weren’t there this year, then maybe you don’t know that BriForum 2015 was a raging success. As first time exhibitors we received a very warm welcome in Denver, Colorado from the organizers (thank you TechTarget!) and attendees alike.  We learned a lot about trends, the surrounding VDI ecosystem and heard some great presentations. […]
ControlUp E2EVC Orlando 2015 Presentations

ControlUp E2EVC Orlando 2015 Presentations

For those of you who don’t know, E2EVC is a noncommercial IT conference led by Alex Juschin and has been enlightening attendees since 2003. This year alone E2EVC was held in Orlando and Berlin with an upcoming event in Lisbon, November 13-15, 2015. In May we sponsored E2EVC Orlando and presented a community session Diving into Windows Logon […]
Top VDI End-User Experience Metrics and How to Measure Them

Top VDI End-User Experience Metrics and How to Measure Them

When an organization makes the transition from physical to virtual desktops, the IT department must do everything that they can to make sure that the virtual desktops perform as well, if not better than the physical desktops that they are replacing. To do so, administrators have long relied on performance metrics. Today however, there is […]
Did You Know that You Have an IT Superpower?

Did You Know that You Have an IT Superpower?

What? You didn’t know that you have an IT Superpower? Well, of course you do! Just take the quick and fun quiz below and find out which one you have! Maybe you have the power to fly and didn’t even know it!
What Do You Need for VDI Management?

What Do You Need for VDI Management?

The ability to effectively manage a VDI environment hinges on having the right tools, but what features and capabilities does an administrator really need? Perhaps a better question to consider is whether the organization needs a VDI management tool, a VDI monitoring tool, or some combination of the two. Although it’s easy to assume that […]
Step into Our Office at Citrix Synergy 2015

Step into Our Office at Citrix Synergy 2015

SysAdmins worldwide rely on ControlUp’s master console for VDI monitoring and management. Our real-time actionable dashboard gives you performance visibility and historical reporting and trending for an unparalleled end-user experience. Drop by our Citrix Synergy office space, booth #417, May 12-14 in Orlando, Florida to learn more about ControlUp’s solutions for Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenApp and your VDI environment. Be […]

Launching VM Remote Console Sessions

As virtualization admins, there are occasions where a remote console session with a VM is desired or necessary. Normally, that would involve installing/launching the vSphere client, going through all of the authentication steps, navigating to the proper location and launching the client. Of course, you can use the web client and although it takes a […]

Stop Living in the Dark and Start Benchmarking

It’s probably safe to say that most seasoned IT pros understand the importance of benchmarking the performance of mission critical systems. Benchmarking is the only reliable technique for quantifying system performance and for detecting system bottlenecks. However, you simply can’t rely on the performance metrics provided by hardware vendors because those metrics are going to […]