Meltdown and Spectre – Minimize impact and avoid performance problems – how Stratusphere UX can help!

When it comes to both Meltdown and Spectre, the question you should be asking yourself is not if you are affected or at risk – because you most likely are. The question you should be asking yourself is what do I need to do and how does it impact the performance of my server/desktop farm?! Whether it’s virtual or physical, Microsoft, VMware or Citrix based, desktop or server, it doesn’t matter, all need to be looked after.

Scroll down a few paragraphs if you are familiar with what is going on regarding Meltdown and Spectre and are wondering how Liquidware can help.

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Kick-off – Het Liquidware Tech Insider Programma 2018

crowd-2045289_1920Begin 2018 is het zo ver, vanuit Liquidware Nederland starten we met het Liquidware Tech Insider Programma. Het programma zal zich volledig focussen op het delen van kennis en ontwikkelingen rondom het Liquidware portfolio, waarbij we de deelnemende IT/EUC-professional uiteraard niet met lege handen naar huis sturen. Wat wij hiervan verwachten? Een gezellige tijd met gelijkgestemden en oprechte feedback, dat is alles.

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I was told there would be no math !!!

I remember those days back in school when my teacher would ramble at the chalkboard explaining some new concept or theory and then my marveling at the equations she used to document the solution. Simple. Beautiful.  I was (and am) a math nerd.

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If you can measure it – you can manage it. Andy Grove @Intel

 

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The Golden Age of the Golden Image

Anyone who has suffered and snickered through my previous blogs will know I am a huge fan of “stateless” computing. Namely  – the removal of all user state from the device that is in your hands or at your fingertips.  Incrementally – we all (ecosystem) have been trending this way though many are calling it other things with “cloud or XaaS” getting the most mileage. Continue reading

The Yin and Yang of Virtual Desktop Workloads

YinYangThe philosophy of Yin and Yang is about perceived or apparently opposite forces, which are actually interconnected and complementary. This duality can be found in nature, in medicine … well … just about everywhere. In fact, it’s even present in in the ongoing management and operations surrounding virtual desktop workloads.

On the one hand, you have the IT infrastructure and architecture. I’m talking about the servers and storage as well as the image and application strategy. On the other hand, you have the user. This organizational force drives business—and can be the bane of an IT professional’s existence. Continue reading

VMware “Discovers” Workspace Environment Management (WEM)

By now, many of you have probably heard that VMware is planning to add User Management features to Horizon with their planned acquisition of Immidio. Many will look to the leaders in the UEM market for their reaction. Not to be too cliché but VMware’s “WEM” (Workspace Environment Management) positioning validates the Liquidware Labs User Environment Management, Application Delivery with Layering, and User Experience solution set that we’ve been delivering for years. Continue reading

Stratusphere API Builder

A few months ago the Stratusphere API was introduced. This API provides a fast and easy to understand method of extracting the various metrics and data captured from Stratusphere UX/FIT directly through a URL call. This data can be extracted into various formats including JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) and CSV files. This gives the ability to integrate the Stratusphere UX/FIT data into any tool you may use without having to understand all the intricacies of the underlying Stratusphere database.

Now with the release of Stratusphere 5.7 using the API has gotten even easier. Now included is a graphical tool, called the Stratusphere API Builder. With this new tool you can quickly build API URL calls with simple graphical point and click selections. In this post I’ll showcase the power of the Stratusphere API, and the ease at which you can use employ Stratusphere metrics and information to perform tasks such as performing ad hoc application audits. Continue reading