Dan Allen

Dan Allen

Dan Allen works as a Lead Architect on the Citrix Consulting team, implementing Citrix solutions for some of the largest customers in the world. Dan has been a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences in both the US and Europe including those from Citrix and Microsoft.  Dan is also one of the most well-read technical bloggers at Citrix, attracting hundreds of thousands of hits across his technical blogs on XenDesktop, XenApp, Profiles, PVS, etc… Dan joined Citrix Consulting in 2001, but has been implementing Citrix solutions for customers since 1998, when he first got certified on WinFrame 1.7. Prior to joining Citrix, he worked for one of the first Citrix partners in Pennsylvania.

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RDS vs VDI – Making Sense of the Numbers with LoginVSI!

Nick Rintalan and I recently delivered a session at BriForum 2014 in Boston entitled “The Worst Citrix and Microsoft Best…

Slaying the primary barriers to large scale VDI!

Nick Rintalan and I recently presented several sessions at another successful BriForum conference.  One of the topics of frequent discussion…

Turbo Charging your IOPS with the new PVS Cache in RAM with Disk Overflow Feature! – Part Two

My colleague Miguel Contreras and I have done quite a bit of testing with the new PVS Cache in RAM…

XenDesktop – High Availability & Load Balancing Add On For Web Interface!

UPDATED on July 21, 2013: If you read or downloaded the code in this article that was originally released on…

Citrix Profile Management and VDI – Doing it Right Part 3!

I previously wrote two blog articles on properly configuring Citrix Profile Management and Folder Redirection and architecting it so that…

Citrix Profile Management and VDI – Doing it Right Part 2!

I previously wrote a blog article on properly configuring Citrix Profile Management and Folder Redirection. If you have not yet…

Citrix Profile Management and VDI – Doing it Right!

For anyone that has ever worked with XenApp or XenDesktop you know that user profiles can be one of the…

Accelerate Google Earth with DirectX and the Google Earth Optimization Pack!

Do your users need to run Google Earth from a virtual desktop? If so, then you need to download and…

Enhancing the User Experience with New Features in XenDesktop 5.5 and XenApp 6.5

With the release XenApp 6.5 and XenDesktop 5.5, there are several new features that will significantly improve the user experience. …

Virtual Provisioning Server – A Successful Real World Example

A colleague of mine, Nick Rintalan, wrote an excellent blog post on whether one should virtualize Provisioning Server.  If you…

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