And Now, The Moment You’ve Been Waiting For…Announcing My New Business Venture in Technology!

https://youtu.be/34Na-lX-5L0 Greetings! If you're not at a place you can watch the video above, I have transcribed my message which you can find below. What's up friends and followers! Today is a remarkably exciting day for me. I need your help, and I'll be brief, because I know your time is valuable. Today I'm launching for the first time ever, YOUNG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC. YOUNGTECH for short. This company is the culmination of my dream and passion for the last several years, to help customers on their journey toward workspace transformation. I know that with YOUNGTECH, I can be effective, working [...]

PernixData FVP 2.5 – Quick and Painless Host-Side Read and Write SAN or NAS Storage Performance Acceleration

A year or two ago I started keeping tabs on PernixData, a Silicon Valley based storage performance acceleration startup, around the time well known and regarded industry expert Frank Denneman joined as their Chief Technologist. Frank joined several other former VMware elite including Poojan Kumar and Satyam Vaghani, the great minds behind VMware data products and creator of the Virtual Machine File System (VMFS). With such an all-star former VMware team, I knew PernixData would be bound for greatness, but I have just recently started evaluating their FVP products on my own (starting with FVP 2.0). FVP 2.5 released a [...]

Citrix WorkspacePod, an HP Moonshot Architect’s Perspective

TLDR: Citrix WorkspacePod summarized in one word: Bundling. For about the last year and a half, I have been affectionately called Mr. Moonshot among my peers and colleagues.  Thanks everyone, you're too kind! Naturally, at Citrix Summit when one of the big keynote announcements on WorkspacePod surfaced, I started getting a lot of questions. I'm no expert on DataON, so I can't comment on that particular piece. For all I knew, DataON was a commodity/whitebox storage company, and have never even really looked into their Cluster-in-a-Box (CiB) product family. Who knew! Enough about DataON, that's not the focus of this [...]

HP Discover 2014 Presentation TB3997 – Make your workforce more productive: Get the right solution, right now, for your mobile workers with HP ConvergedSystem for Client Virtualization

I recently presented a joint-session with HP and Tony Sanchez at Discover 2014 (TB3997) in Las Vegas (http://h30614.www3.hp.com/Discover). Below is the description of the session with exported images from the slide deck. Speakers: Travis Kuter, EG Alliance Manager, HP (www.hp.com) Tony Sanchez (@tonysanchez_ctx), Solutions Architect, Citrix Systems (www.citrix.com) Dane Young (@youngtech), Solutions Architect, Entisys Solutions (www.entisys.com) TB3997: Make your workforce more productive: Get the right solution, right now, for your mobile workers with HP ConvergedSystem for Client Virtualization Compute from anywhere. This is how workers get their jobs done today. Come to this session and talk to the experts from Citrix, HP, and [...]

Citrix Synergy 2014 Presentation SYN257 – The sky’s the limit with Moonshot! Insider information on implementing XenDesktop on HP’s revolutionary platform

I recently presented a session at Citrix Synergy 2014 SYN257 (http://www.citrixsynergy.com). Below is the description of the session with the attachments and images from the slide deck. Speaker Dane Young (@youngtech), Solutions Architect, Entisys Solutions (www.entisys.com) SYN257: The sky's the limit with Moonshot! Insider information on implementing XenDesktop on HP's revolutionary platform In 2013, HP began a journey to revolutionize the cloud, big data, social and mobility landscape with a new class of servers: Project Moonshot. The game has now changed with a focus on hosted desktop infrastructure (HDI), made possible with AMD x86 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)-based cartridges. These cartridges [...]

Citrix Synergy Lunch: Breaking down the barriers to VDI from Storage to High Performance Graphics! – MUST ATTEND!

Click Here To Register for This Event! Breaking down the barriers to VDI from Storage to High Performance Graphics! The race is on for VDI perfection!! Come see NVIDIA, Atlantis Computing, and Entisys demonstrate the only solution that can provide your VDI environment with industry leading storage performance and full high definition graphics. Jaymes Davis, Cloud Computing guru, and Dane Young, Citrix CTP and EUC Architect, will be leading discussion around real world scenarios leveraging Citrix VDI technologies with NVIDIA and Atlantis. Atlantis Computing • Crazy Fast VDI – Server based RAM In-line Primary Storage for the fastest end user [...]

NVIDIA GRID Free Test Drive Hosted on Amazon AWS! GPU Tech Conference (GTC) 2014

After an amazing and full-filled week with many colleagues at NVIDIA's GPU Tech Conference (GTC) 2014, I received an e-mail inviting me to try the new 24 hour limited time GRID trial, hosted on Amazon AWS!  I decided it would be good to capture a quick video of my experience poking around, to eliminate all doubt that NVIDIA GRID can deliver a rich user experience, even from the public cloud.  Check out the video that I recorded below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smjgn38oZMo&feature=youtu.be While this video is a bit long, I wanted to cover a couple of the different applications that NVIDIA has pre-loaded [...]

GPU Tech Conference (GTC) 2014 Presentation – If You Build It, Will They Come? Better Question Is, Will They Stay?

I was recently asked to present an session at the GPU Tech Conference 2014, sponsored by NVIDIA (http://www.gputechconf.com). Below is the description of the session with the attachments and images from the slide deck.  Click here to listen to the 30 minute recorded session online: http://on-demand.gputechconf.com/gtc/2014/video/S4948-virtual-development-lifecycle.mp4 Speaker Dane Young (@youngtech), Solutions Architect, Entisys Solutions (www.entisys.com) Building on S4726 (Intro to Virtualization) and S4783 (Virtual is Better than Physical), this session will take the audience through the most crucial phases of the development lifecycle: Pilot, Production Build, and Roll-out. Regardless of your motivations and business drivers to virtualize, if users don't catch [...]

Using PowerShell and Windows Network QoS Policies to Throttle Web-Based Downloads

I wrote a series of Twitter messages this morning with a couple quick how-to steps, but I figured it would be valuable to summarize in a quick blog post.  Back in the day I used web Download Managers to throttle bandwidth usage so I didn't interrupt other traffic on the LAN/WAN. While a LAN/WAN QoS network appliance based approach is the best approach, this capability is built into Windows and PowerShell! Additionally, this can be turned on and off very simply with minimal configuration, so if you're in an internal or customer environment conducting downloads, you can very quickly set some [...]

Bay Area Citrix User Group Meeting – Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 5:30pm

Hello San Francisco Bay Area residents! Please join us at the second meeting of Bay Area Citrix User Group (BayCUG). BayCUG is an independent community of people who are interested in Citrix technologies, Virtualization and Mobility in general. Details: When: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Beginning at 5:30 PM Where: Citrix Start Up Accelerator 4555 Great America Parkway, 3rd Floor Santa Clara, CA This is a great opportunity to come together with your fellow Citrix users to discuss trends, best practices, and the latest technology! We have three exciting topics this month: NetScaler Datastream:  CTP Henrik Johansson from nGenx will talk about NetScaler Datastream [...]