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GANTECH was recently named to the VMware Partner Technical Advisory Board (PTAB) for End-User Computing (EUC). The PTAB is comprised of senior technical Consulting Architects, selected from VMware’s top partners, who meet twice per year with VMware stakeholders to help define the direction of product and services in the marketplace. Mike Calwell, Director of EUC Strategy, will be representing GANTECH.

GANTECH is proud to be a VMware Premier and EUC Elite Partner and will use its EUC and virtualization expertise to collaborate with VMware and evolve its product offerings.

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Horizon Air is a VMware Desktop as a Service (DaaS) offering. It is a great option if you are considering VDI, especially if you want to provide a pilot or POC for your organization. Aside from the subscription cost, you are not required to purchase any additional software to use Horizon Air. After the subscription is filled and the environment is handed off by VMware, it can be managed from an easy to use web console. The important information below will help you prepare for your Horizon Air deployment and ensure it goes smoothly.

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GANTECH has been named a Technology Firm of the Year Finalist by the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) in its 27th Annual Industry Awards. The Industry Awards recognizes achievements in technology and life sciences that were nurtured locally, and grew to have a global impact. “This year’s finalists represent the quality, depth and diversity of Maryland’s innovation economy,” said Phil Schiff, TCM’s CEO. “Making these selections is always challenging because there are so many great companies and people based in our state. However, we believe this growing cadre of talented executives and industry-leading tech and life sciences firms is a positive sign for the future of our state’s technological ecosystem.”

Learn more about the Industry Awards.

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GANTECH has successfully passed the annual ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 audit to ensure continued certification, demonstrating a dedication and passion for qu…

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Migrating 500-600 endpoints scatted throughout the State of Maryland from a Novell to Windows Active Directory (AD) environment can be a challenge and when coupled with an aggressive timeline, can be completely overwhelming. End-user downtime was a primary concern as an afterhours migration was not optional. For this migration, GANTECH’s virtualization experts activated VMware Mirage, a product enabling simultaneous hardware and software upgrades on a large scale and with very little downtime. Mirage also provides the ability to restore systems to their prior state when needed.

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So, you made the decision to deploy PCoIP zero client hardware in your new VMware Horizon View deployment. You may have Googled your way through pages and pages of use cases explaining how it will provide you the best user experience for your VDI deployment. You were probably impressed by the features zero clients offer such as, the fact that they are available in several form factors such as desktops, integrated monitors, or laptops. Due to their simplified architecture [no moving parts], they consume very little energy. Maybe you liked the fact that there is no OS to configure or patch every month. These features make zero clients very easy to deploy and manage.

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Alex Cobern, GANTECH

There are a few special configuration requirements if you want to provision MS Office products with App Volumes. The first thing to know is you can only provision ONE AppStack with Office components at a time. This means if you have a base image with MS Office (Standard or Pro) and you want to have Visio and Project provisioned as an AppStack, you must create a single AppStack with Visio AND Project together. If you create one AppStack with Visio and another with Project or if you provision both AppStacks to a single VM or user, they will get a configuration message when launching either application.

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A Health Check is an end-to-end review of your VMware View environment and underlying vSphere infrastructure against VMware best practices. It provides a snapshot of your existing View deployment which helps to address configuration and performance issues, validate design prior to expansion or upgrade, identify proactive measures to improve the desktop virtualization environment, and validate full business value.

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Daniel Berkowitz

After my last blog on Horizon Air, hopefully you’ve had an opportunity to get hands on with the HOL-MBL-1456 Lab available from VMware. Once you’ve looked through the interface you may find it simple to navigate. You can create pools from a gold pattern; select the Standard, Advanced, or Enterprise desktop model within the pool; select the protocol options and default protocol; and, determine if the pool will be static or dynamic. This interface makes it very easy to create and deploy a pool of standardized desktops for a group of users.

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Christa Stolarik, Director of Technology Services, has been named an Executive Management, CXO category Awardee by SmartCEO Magazine.

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