So you decided to use Citrix Provisioning Services (or PVS in short) to distribute image to your Windows machines. Great! Now what?  What decisions are awaiting you and what implications do they have?

Sailing the HMS PVS, a state-of-the-art cargo freight, there are dangers lurking the converged-infrastructure ocean.  As the captain on the PVS ship should ye fear the pirates?  Farms, sites, devices collections or vDisk pools? Aye! Availability and redundancy? Yeah mate! Firewalls? Arrrrrr

Rise and shine at Citrix Synergy on May 8th and attend SYN509 (8:30am) and hear the experiences of Wilco van Bragt and Ingmar Verheij. Based on their customer demands (often referred to as “requirements”) they sailed the HMS PVS and dealt with the dangers they faced on the ocean.  Learn all about the choices they made and why they were made. As a bonus they’ll share some tricks of the trade…

Listen, learn, share and speak geek with these community hero’s!

Ingmar Verheij works as a Senior Consultant for PepperByte, focusing primarily on application and desktop delivery solutions mainly based on Microsoft infrastructures, Citrix solutions, virtualization of servers and applications, Desktops and Servers. Ingmar spend most of his time creating solutions for customers to get the most out of their IT Infrastructures and employers. Ingmar is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Citrix Certified Integration Architect and RES Certified Professional. In 2014 Ingmar was awarded as RES Software Valued Professional. Ingmar is co-founder and user group leader of the Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG) and his website is You can find him on twitter @IngmarVerheij.

Wilco van Bragt has his own freelance company VanBragt.Net Consultancy. In his role as architect, technical project leader and/or senior consultant he is working for clients based on Microsoft and Citrix technologies. Wilco also owns the website VanBragt.Net Virtualization, where he writes articles about virtualization technologies. He also writes for other websites en presents on several events like E2E Virtualization Congress, BriForum, NGN, DuCUG and Citrix Synergy. Wilco is awarded as a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), RES Valuable Professional and Microsoft MVP for RDS. You can find him on twitter @WilcoVanBragt.

Citrix invited the author of this blog post to present at Citrix Synergy 2014 and to participate in a related contest.  The author received an entry into the contest for submitting this Blog.