Dust in the Digital Wind

Well, I'm dusting off the ol' blog. I haven't exactly been hip deep in it... In fact I haven't posted in... wow since July 2011. A lot has happened to me in the last few months, not the least of which is I'm now working at Citrix as a Senior Software Engineer working on VDI-in-a-Box, a remote desktop solution for small to medium sized companies, especially if they've never done it before. Dell is getting involved and will soon be releasing an actual VDI-in-a-Box appliance that will literally deliver a VDI experience straight out of the box. Imagine unboxing a Dell VDI-in-a-Box appliance server, plugging it in, turning it on, filling in a few values, supplying an image, and be dishing out full HDX experience desktops in under an hour... All for one hell of an affordable price point. Then when you're ready to add more desktops, no problem. Just order another Dell VDI-in-a-Box appliance. When it arrives, unbox, plug in, and tell it join your VDI-in-a-Box grid (say 10 minutes). VDI-in-a-Box does the rest and voila! Instant extra capacity. VDI-in-a-Box scales with your company's needs and delivers a web based interface that's easy to use.

I know I'm basically marketing at this point, but I guess what I'm saying is this is a product I believe in, not just one that's paying the bills. Citrix is an exciting company to work for and VDI-in-a-Box 5.0 is an exciting product with years of new features and further simplicity to come. Wait until you see what we have planned for VDI-in-a-Box 5.1 and beyond.

What's that? Yep, VDI-in-a-Box supports all the major hypervisors (XenServer, ESX and Hyper-V) and all major versions of Windows 32 and 64 bit. Call it XD lite. There's even an upgrade path if and when your company gets big enough to warrent using XenDesktop!

If you want to know more about VDI-in-a-box, Citrix has a wonderful FAQ on VDI-in-a-Box.

Yep, life is good for me right now. I couldn't be happier. Want to know more? Feel free to hit me up.

Well, that's all for now. It feels good to shake the dust off my blog. Feels like I have been spending all my time on FaceBook, Twitter or FourSquare these days. It's good to start stretching my social media legs again.

This is William M. Rawls from the greatest job in the world hoping this find you and yours sharing similar great times.