Is it possible to have TOO much technical detail, TOO many technical white papers with meaty, useful, test based guidance? Of course not. What is too much information, when do we get to this point called “too much”? … the answer is probably something each individual needs to answer for themselves. 

This post is to introduce a new series I am calling TECHRead in which I will highlight recent technical publications created by the Citrix and HP engineering teams. The close collaboration between the Citrix and HP engineering continues to expand and refine our vast knowledge base of best practices, reference architectures, performance and scalability details for running Citrix software with HP server and storage platforms.

The end goals of jour joint engineering engagement with HP are simple, namely; 1) verify/certify Citrix software runs effectively and efficiently on HP hardware, 2) assist our joint customers with practical and factual guidance (no guessing allowed here) so you can confidently implement Citrix software with HP hardware, and 3) help accelerate your implementations with pre-tested/validated configurations that you can leverage as starting points for your Citrix on HP deployments. 

The TECHRead blog series will cover a number of technical topics, many providing unique guidance for success with XenDesktop and XenApp implementations. The papers typically speak for themselves; I will try call out the background and secret sauce aspects behind the papers – to whet your appetite. Further, many of the engineers doing the behind the scenes work here have been working with joint HP and Citrix solutions for close to 20 years … or for almost as long as Citrix has existed. If you prefer to browse the currently available papers on your own – THE places to start are HP ActiveAnswers for XenApp and HP Active Answers for XenServer.

So, watch for TECHRead post #1 coming soon to a blog near you, and lets expand your Citrix and HP toolkit!