[THIN] Re: Remote access and developers

  • From: Michael Pardee <pardeemp@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 21:34:29 -0400

Agreed Steve. Long term I believe this will be the solution. We are going to start playing with the beta of XenDesktop tomorrow. I am going to see how VMWare ESX works out hosting the image(s). Since bringing in the IBM x3850 M2's with 16 cores and 80GB of RAM we are seeing some incredible performance virtualized now. If nothing else, we'll be able to do a proof of concept/pilot this way.

On May 29, 2008, at 5:56 PM, Steve Greenberg wrote:

This why often remote dev sessions are given dedicated machines with RDP access. Now that XEN Desktop is out you can offer this by direct ICA.....

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Joe Shonk" <joe.shonk@xxxxxxxxx>

Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 11:23:24
Subject: [THIN] Re: Remote access and developers

Dreamweaver and Photoshop can be made to work in Citrix, but installing them is the biggest pain in the butt.

Visual Studio works as well.

The question with these apps is they use a lot of CPU and memory.



From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Pardee
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 11:16 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Remote access and developers

Apologies if this is a duplicate. I had an issue with my email account earlier.

How is everyone handling remote access for their developers? Citrix has served us really well for the past 10 years and we will add our 10,000th concurrent user this year, but we have never been able to get the developers to play nicely in the Citrix world. They all want (need?) their own desktops and have always been able to justify elevated permissions. I would love to get them in Citrix, but for some apps that may be forcing a square peg in a round hole. We are getting ready to do some testing with a couple VDI solutions, but it is way too early to tell if that will work for them and I don't think we can bring up an environment fast enough to support hundreds of remote developers.

There is always the tried and true vpn solution, but since implementing wi/csg years ago we have been eliminating vpn for client use and normally just use it for network to network connectivity these days.

Here is a subset of some of the applications we have yet to host via Citrix today, but some of this may be because we never tried.

Visual Studio .Net

Thanks in advance everyone.

Michael Pardee
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