Presenters

Brian Madden

Desktop Virtualization Expert and Blogger

Gabe Knuth

Desktop Virtualization Expert and Blogger

Join the VDI gurus Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth as they discuss the pitfalls and best practices of performance management and monitoring of virtual desktop environments (VDI).

Learn more about:

  • User experience focus vs application silo focus
  • Quick identification of performance bottlenecks vs fingerpointing between network, server, desktop teams
  • Proactive vs reactive performance management
  • Turning data overload into actionable insight
  • Understanding the whole VDI environment end-to-end vs silo focus
  • Insight into user and application behavior and performance impact
  • Tools for VDI planning and design vs implementation
  • Why monitoring of virtual desktops is different from virtual servers
  • How to right-size your VDI infrastructure
  • Agent vs agentless monitoring

Brian Madden

About the Presenters

Brian Madden Brian is known throughout the world as an opinionated, super technical, fiercely-independent desktop virtualization expert. He's written several books and over 2,000 articles about desktop and application virtualization. His blog receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate, and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry. Brian is also the creator of BriForum, the premier independent application delivery technical conference.

Gabe Knuth Gabe is known as "the other guy" at BrianMadden.com, has been in the application delivery space for over 12 years, and has seen the industry evolve from the one-trick pony of terminal services to the application and desktop virtualization of today. Having spent most of his IT career as a consultant, Gabe's focus tends to lean more toward practical, real-world technology in the industry, essentially boiling off the hype and reducing solutions to their usefulness in today's corporate environments.

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