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Virtualization & Mobility Conference Highlights for 2014 Event

IT Trade Show Austin, TX

Virtualization & Mobility Conference Highlights for 2014 Event

September 2014

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IT Trade Show Austin, TX

Virtualization & Mobility Conference Highlights for 2014 Event


Whitehat’s VMXpo is a desktop, virtualization, and mobility focused technical exposition to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 7th, in Austin TX. This all-day event will be chocked full of presentations by key vendors in this space (Dell, Citrix, NVIDIA, AppSense, Atantis, Goliath Technologies, RES Software). Whitehat plans to have some fun events as well to spice things up a bit and encourage a little friendly competition.

The first event is the XenMaster contest, where technicians who are Citrix experts can register and take part in showdown event right there at the show. Here’s how it will work. Whitehat’s technical staff will create a Citrix XenApp 6.5 server image, and then deliberately break up to five different areas within that image. The contestants will need to diagnose and repair each one, and the contestant that does this the quickest, or gets the most problems solved in the allotted time, will be crowned XenMaster for 2014, and receive a $100 VISA gift card. How cool is that. So you think you’re a pretty good Citrix technician? Prove it! Sign-up and take your best shot. The bragging rights alone are worth a fortune!

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The second item worth mentioning is not really a contest, but it is a special event that is unusual in a setting like this. This is the Citrix Training Bootcamp.  Ken Avram, one of Whitehat's Managing Consultants, is also a Citrix Certified instructor, and has been for the last 8 years. In addition to setting up and running the Citrix XenMaster contest, which will be very educational for those that participate in its own right, Ken will provide FREE Citrix Training in two very valuable 30 minute classes right here in Austin, TX. The classes will be:

The MCS vs PVS Debate: Which One is Better?

There have been many discussions on which technology is better - MCS or PVS. PVS was released first and many admins are comfortable using that method. MCS has recently been introduced by Citrix as a new technology and some are wondering if it is worth a look. In this class, we will look at both technologies to find out which one is better as far as simplicity, speed, scalability, and manageability. We will also cover what consultants have seen in the field as far as each of these technologies and how you can choose the "best one" for your environment. Register Here.

Citrix Troubleshooting 101

Citrix touches 11 different subsystems in your IT environment, and it is many times quite difficult to determine where the real problem is. Our experience shows that Citrix is at fault about 20% of the time. This Citrix Training session will show you the best ways to troubleshoot Citrix problems and what tools will really help you do it. Register Here.


Sound interesting? Register here and join the fun….