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Your mobile phone can do it all

Mobile user’s dream to only cary their phone to their workplace.
Lot’s of good reasons have pushed us to drag both our phone and laptop wherever we work.

With this new partnership, it’s no longer the case. Now your mobile phone can do it all. It has the power and flexibility to connect you to your virtual office!

With Samsung DeX and Citrix Cloud technologies, your mobile workforce can rely on a single device to get their job done. Your mobile phone has the power to deliver a great user experience when accessing native mobile app and/or a fully functioning Citrix virtual desktop.

All you have to do is plug your Samsung device on a DeX station. Citrix users can launch Citrix Receiver from inside DeX to access all their desktops and Apps, all powered by their phone.

Here “How Samsung Dex and Citrix Are Changing Mobile Computing” from Natalie Zfat –Samsung Video Correspondent– and  Steve Sieron –Citrix Sr.Alliance Manager–

See this quick demo from Chris Fleck –VP & Citrix Technical Fellow– on how to “Unpack a New Way to Work” by @chrisfleck 

For more on this partnership check out Sean Donahue —@SeanDo40– blog post:


VMware vExpert 2016


I am very proud to become a again… Made it two years in a row.


Thanks to all of you guys out there helping to increase our knowledge!

VMware vExpert 2016


Deploy VMware Horizon 6 with NVIDIA GRID


The Horizon & Chromebook Revolution

Checkout the feedback from our Chrome OS user community… This EUC blog includes also what to expect in the future release of the client.


Choose How Data is Accessed, Shared, and Protected #SYN115

You’re invited…

For the second year in a row, I have the opportunity to present at Synergy #SYN115 with Adam Lotz – Product Manager for Citrix ShareFile. Our goal in this short session is to entertain you with demos related to our joint solutions.

You can’t miss this session it is scheduled just before the Synergy Party on Thursday, May 8th from 4:30PM to 5:15PM. You’re welcome to attend in your party outfit, so we could converge together to the event after the session.

#SYN115Empower Enterprises to Choose How Data is Accessed, Shared, and Protected

ShareFile has changed the way I collaborate and exchange information. My entire home directory that resides on my laptop is seamlessly synchronized with an on-premise Clustered Data ONTAP storage system. I can access and modify the exact same data on my laptop, phone, and tablet. Sharing large files has enabled me to be more productive when interacting internally at NetApp or with people out side of my organization.

Give it a try! You will love its user-friendly features. On top of that, you will save space on your storage system, increase space dynamically, and easily recover files and folders with a sweet plugin…  SF_Recovery

This figure describes the users activity in my NetApp environment

Additionally, here are the details of all our sessions:

Accelerating Business Value with Citrix & NetApp Customer Panel

Tuesday, May 6th @ 2:00PM – 2:45PM

In this live discussion, hear real life customers who have successfully deployed and now enjoy the benefits of their Citrix environments from XenDesktop to ShareFile running on NetApp storage.

Building a Standardized Cloud Architecture and Self-service Portal with Ease

Wednesday, May 7th  @ 4:30PM – 5:15PM

Learn how organizations have deployed a cloud-based desktop virtualization solution to thousands of users with a combined solution from Citrix, NetApp and Cisco. The benefits include simplified operations, orchestration of management tasks, scalability to thousands of devices and guaranteed quality of service.

Architecting XenDesktop Solutions with NetApp

Thursday, May 8th  @ 9:30AM – 10:15AM

This session will give you the tools to successfully deploy scalable Citrix XenDesktop solutions with NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP and E Series Flash Arrays. Topics will include storage and software configuration best practices, performance testing results and utilization of the NetApp Data ONTAP PowerShell Toolkit to speed provisioning and management.

Take a moment and stop by the NetApp Booth 201. We’ll treat you well and show you how our solution can help your business. More details on all of our sessions, mini theatre events, and associated times can be found here.



Google Hangout- File Acceleration in the Cloud with Datamation

BlSgua4CMAASN5f Live G+Hangout…
I will be participating in a video roundtable with three experts next Tuesday at 4PM EST. We will discuss technologies for moving files quickly on and off the cloud.
  • Is it possible to accelerate file movement without consuming excessive bandwidth?
  • In what scenarios are file acceleration most important?
  • What are the best practices for file acceleration in the cloud?

Please join us to discuss a topic that will surely become a key issue in the years ahead.

See more at:

Shirish Phatak, CEO, Talon Storage
Karl Brown, Cloud Networking Group, Citrix
Cedric Courteix,Technical Alliance Manager, NetApp
James Bagley, analyst, SSG-Now

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.



Data Management for ShareFile

The partnership between Citrix and NetApp is expending to cover the user data mobility use case. Recently, NetApp created a plugging –NRM-CS v1.1– to automate file recovery within Citrix ShareFile on-premise storage solutions.

This new plugin leverages NetApp Snap technologies –Snapshot, SnapVault, and SnapMirror- to instantly recover files previously deleted from the system by users.

Now, ShareFile administrators who manage on-premises data hosted on NetApp storage have a seamless way of restoring lost files and folders. By providing a free integration with Citrix StorageCenter, NetApp improves your data management.

Citr!x Ready – Netapp-recovery-manager-for-citrix-sharefile



Updated ShareFile Solution Guide

ShareFile on-premise solution guide – Technical Report 4124 – is now published.
This update includes best practices on the NetApp Recovery Manager v1.1 and additional recommendations for Citrix ShareFile deployments.


Quick 6 min video on the new automated file recovery for ShareFile

NRM-CS new version — NetApp Recovery Manager for Citrix ShareFile Version 1.1 — is now available from NetApp NOW site.

Check out the friendly management interface that support Snapshot, Snapvault and Snapmirror. Thanks to the combine effort from Citrix and NetApp, your users will never lose a file…

Link to the download page:




Register to Citrix Sessions at #NTAPInsight

Citrix -Platinum sponsor for Insight and strategic NetApp partner- is running some key sessions at Insight. Don’t forget to register to attend these sessions at Insight -#NTAPINsight.

Session: VI-2-911
Title: Simplify Data Sharing and Storage with Citrix ShareFile and NetApp

Bootcamp: VI-2-910
Title: Desktop Virtualization redefined with Citrix XenDesktop 7

Title: Expert Partner Forum session on Citrix

LogoSFBlogVI-2-911 Abstract: According to analyst research, users from 80%+ Fortune 500 companies use unmanaged cloud storage increasing great corporate data leakage and security risks. To help IT regain control, Citrix offers ShareFile, an enterprise-class, IT-managed, follow-me data service. Citrix ShareFile gives IT the flexibility to store data in Citrix-managed cloud storage, on premise or both. Citrix has partnered with NetApp to provide customers with a high-performance storage option to deploy ShareFile on premise, with data never leaving customer’s data center.

In this session you will learn:

–        How ShareFile provides secure data access as part of Citrix’s enterprise mobility solutions.
–        Technical deep dive on ShareFile On-Premise architecture and features: StorageZones and Active Directory Integration.
–        Technical NetApp integrations with ShareFile.

VI-2-910 Abstract: Citrix recently released XenDesktop 7, a truly re-designed unified solution to deliver cloud-ready application and desktop service delivery from any type of private, public and hybrid cloud. Through embedded cloud integration XenDesktop 7 simplifies the hardware and storage sizing and planning process by allowing IT admins to deliver both applications and desktops from a single instance to simplify smaller deployments or span deployments across a variety of clouds making it easy to quickly expand the infrastructure footprint and putting less restrictions on upfront planning and sizing. XenDesktop 7 is also more mobile ready than ever providing secure, mobile access to Windows apps on any device and any location.

In this session you will learn:
–        What’s new with Project Avalon and XenDesktop 7 architecture.
–        Technically understand why XenDesktop 7 is mobile and cloud ready.
–        NetApp integrations with XenDesktop, CloudBridge, CloudPlatform and ShareFile.
–        Demos.

An Expert Partner Forum session on Citrix on Citrix where our NetApp Product Manager on Citrix will be covering Citrix desktop virtualization (XenDesktop), enterprise cloud deployments (CloudStack/CloudPlatform) where we have large deployments 40k-100k desktops running on FlexPod in a cloud deployment, and file sharing (on-premise, private cloud ‘dropbox’ like solution) on NetApp with numerous deployments worldwide sharing our roadmap and having an open discussion.


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