Citrix MCS and Azure Ephemeral Disks

I wrote previously about Citrix MCS and Shared Image Galleries, with a focus being on the enablement of Ephemeral Disks in Microsoft Azure. Ephemeral disks are a massive addition to the MCS toolkit, potentially having some major impacts on Azure consumption and performance. What is an Ephemeral Disk For the most part, most machines in... Continue Reading →

Citrix MCS and Azure Shared Image Gallery

Citrix MCS is growing constantly in the Azure space, one of the new features made available quietly of late, is the ability to consume the Azure Shared Image Gallery for storing images. The Azure Shared Image Gallery, or SIG for short offers several advantages associated with versioning and image replication, allowing you to version control... Continue Reading →

Azure Site Recovery and MCS Provisioned Workloads

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is Microsoft’s multi-faceted solution for performing services such as Disaster Recovery (DR), Business Continuity Planning (BCP) execution and migration services (these days primarily wrapped into the Azure Migrate service). When deploying dedicated/persistent machines on the Microsoft Azure platform, it is often desirable to protect these workloads via ASR, providing cross-region failover... Continue Reading →

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