VMware Horizon DaaS for Service Providers

Many organizations are nowadays busy with questions regarding the IT Cloud. It's not the question if they want cloud services, but more when and how. Some organizations are still busy with Cloud strategy whilst other organizations are already embracing cloud with services like SaaS or IaaS. One of the cloud related topics is around the virtual Desktop (DaaS). In this blog article we will be focusing on the VMware Horizon DaaS platform and why this platform is interesting for Service Providers … [Read more...]

VMware launched UEM 9

Today VMware launched a new version of UEM. I am very pleased with some new features within this release and to be honest, I think there are a lot of UEM customers waiting for one or more of these features as well. In this blog post I will shortly describe the new features. So what are these new features? Application Blocking Folder Redirection Horizon Policies ThinApp 5.2 support Secured approach Other updates: Office 2016 Templates New Conditions Application … [Read more...]

Secure your VMware Horizon Access Point with an A score on SSL Labs

Nowadays security in IT is becoming more and more important. So what about your own infrastructure? Are you allowing external access through a web portal? A lot of companies who are implementing a web portal for external access with VMware Access Point or Citrix NetScaler for example are considering two-factor authentication to upgrade their level on authentication security. But what about the Protocols being used? Or the algorithm used for the protocols to setup the secure connection? In … [Read more...]

Watch out with VSAN FTT=1 and Maintenance Windows… Lessons Learned the Hard Way

A couple of weeks back I had a less fantastic Friday evening… When performing a one hour maintenance window to update some filter drivers on some of our ESXi 5.5  hosts.. this evening turned out to be not so pleasant Friday the 13th… In our company, for some workloads we run VSAN. And I must say that I love the simplicity of the product. Not much to configure and if everything is setup right, and with the right hardware you have a bunch of reasonably fast Terabytes of storage on your … [Read more...]