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Ruben Spruijt

December 13, 2016

Atlantis Community Edition available NOW

Become the Tony Stark in your virtual Workspace environment.
 We are pleased to provide access to the brand new USX-Community Edition (CE) so all Atlantis Community Experts (ACE), customers, partners, community peers, geeks and technology enthusiasts can witness the power of software in their workspace and datacenter infrastructure.

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Ruben Spruijt

December 12, 2016

A CTO’s Top 5 End-User-Computing Predictions for IT Organizations in 2017 and Beyond

What is on the horizon for end user computing? Wondering what is hot and what is not in 2017?  It's time for radical changes in your workspace strategy, so get started now by reading my top 5 insights to ensure you and your workspace are ready for 2017 and beyond.

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Ruben Spruijt

September 06, 2016

A CTO perspective on VMworld 2016: Any Cloud, AnyApp, AnyDevice

VMworld is absolutely the most leading cloud, virtualization and datacenter event of the year.  It took place in Las Vegas August 28 – September 1st. Hot topics for this VMworld: Compute Virtualization, Networking, Storage and End-User-Computing. This VMworld was a packed week with more than 400+ sessions; 23,000 attendees, 100,134 VMs deployed in Hands On Labs and numerous networking opportunities. These are astonishing, and hard to beat, numbers for sure. I want to share my notes, observations and highlights of the first and second general session and some other resources which I collected over the week. Hope you find it valuable!
 

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Ruben Spruijt

August 31, 2016

Atlantis Computing with Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS), better together

Historically the virtual workspace has challenges such as cost, performance, user-experience and complexity and PVS as part of that solution, was seen as difficult to manage. These days are over with developments within Citrix Provisioning Service to lower cost and increase performance benefit from flash, software defined storage and hyper converged infrastructure appliances. Atlantis Computing is leading in the modern virtual workspace with software defined storage (SDS) and hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions.

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Ruben Spruijt

June 28, 2016

CTO's Top 10 - June 2016

Welcome to my monthly newsletter of trends & observations about Enterprise Technology. I truly hope you find the content valuable and entertaining. There is an overwhelming amount of news sources, social media streams, blogs and whitepapers. This monthly posting will give you great insights and looks to provide you with the news highlights. If you have great articles for me to read, please share them so I can potentially use them next month.

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Ruben Spruijt

June 07, 2016

5 Questions to Ask Your VDI Vendor

Commentary by Ruben Spruijt, field CTO at Atlantis Computing
Whether you’re a mid-sized enterprise that’s work-from-home-friendly or a large corporation based largely on remote workers, there will come a time when you’ll want to consider how to optimize your workspace technology for the way your employees work. One solution is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), a technology that provides a consistent desktop experience across devices and locales. First introduced in the mid-2000s, VDI has expanded the definition of the office to include everything from an Uber ride to a flight.

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Ruben Spruijt

May 19, 2016

Ultimate Desktop Virtualization Best Practices Guide

The first Desktop Virtualization Best Practices Guide created by leading industry and community experts is now available for download!  The guide is truly amazing with more than 200 desktop virtualization and application remoting best practices in 14 different categories created by more than 30 leading experts are bundled in this great resource.

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Ruben Spruijt

April 26, 2016

Atlantis Community Experts – ACE

Atlantis Community Program recognizes exceptional community leadership
The Atlantis Community Program provides a great opportunity for the Atlantis Community Expert (ACE) to connect Atlantis colleagues, fellow community peers and more. Atlantis Community Experts receive insights into Atlantis roadmap and products while they engage with Atlantis colleagues to provide feedback, share their notes from the field and act as advocates in the community. ACEs help shape the modern workspace and programmable Datacenter by providing valuable feedback on product strategy and future roadmap. "Feedback is the breakfast of champions." – Ruben Spruijt, CTO Atlantis Computing

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Ruben Spruijt

April 25, 2016

CTO's Top 10 - April

Welcome to my monthly newsletter of trends & observations about Enterprise Technology. I truly hope you find the content valuable and entertaining. There is an overwhelming amount of news sources, social media streams, blogs and whitepapers. This monthly newsletter will give you great insights and looks to provide you with the news highlights. If you have great articles for me to read, please share them so I can potentially use them next month.

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Ruben Spruijt

April 06, 2016

The Tony Stark of the Modern Workspace

Give your virtual desktops, applications and workstations the performance boost they need. Your business consumers expect nothing less. They are KING in the modern virtual workspace. High performance storage and discrete graphics are being using in every physical PC so why settle for less in the virtual workspace? In order to be successful, we must make the virtual workspace cheaper, simpler and faster with a better user experience than the physical PC experience.  The key to make this happen is to understand the breakthrough and impact of GPUs, Flash, Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) appliances so customers and business consumers can benefit from the Virtual Workspace today. Be the Tony Stark of the modern virtual workspace

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Ruben Spruijt

March 23, 2016

Future of VDI Technology with Atlantis and Workspot

Currently, less than 10% of the enterprise workspaces are Virtualized Desktops. While the total number of VDI instances are in the billions, the overall percentage is relatively low. Historically VDI didn't deliver on its promises - it overpromised and under delivered. It was too complex and expensive both CAPEX and OPEX.  The user and admin experience just wasn’t good enough. The days of VDI 1.0 are now over. 

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Ruben Spruijt

March 16, 2016

CTO's Top 10 - March 2016

I'm excited each month to write this blog post and I truly hope the content is valuable for you. The overwhelming amount of news sources, social media streams, blogs and whitepapers can be overwhelming. I read, share, and where possible, apply the information in my private life and business life as CTO of Atlantis Computing.  Every month I will share my Top10 overview of articles I think are worth reading.  

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Ruben Spruijt

February 26, 2016

Calling All VDI Experts - Share Your Knowledge

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to share your best practices and gain notoriety within the End User Computing industry! It’s time to be part of something extraordinary and meaningful by sharing your knowledge in Desktop Virtualization, VDI and SBC.
 
I’m gathering a collection of best practices to compile into a guidebook and then share it with the world – and I’m gathering them from people like you.  We’ll put these best practices into a community sourced document.  This guidebook is tentatively titled as “Desktop Virtualization Best Practices and Design Guide.”

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Ruben Spruijt

February 09, 2016

Hyperconverged in the VDI and Virtual Workspace space

“Make VDI faster and cheaper than a PC” was THE headline in 2012. This claim won’t happen until customers, partners and IT-professionals transform and step out of their comfort zone. Outside the traditional thinking is where the magic happens and this applies to Desktop Virtualization as well. The key is to understand the breakthrough and impact of Flash, Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) appliances to make VDI faster, deliver an awesome user experience, make life for the Administrator much simpler and finally make VDI cheaper. Let me explain the challenges of VDI, how to solve them and future developments.

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Ruben Spruijt

February 02, 2016

CTO’s Top 10 - February 2016

Every month I enthusiastically write this blog post and I truly hope the content is valuable for you. The overwhelming amount of news sources, social media streams, blogs and whitepapers can be a true information avalanche. I read, share, and where possible apply, the information in my private life and business life as CTO of Atlantis Computing.  Every month I will share my Top10 overview of articles I think are worth reading.  This is my list:

 

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Ruben Spruijt

January 11, 2016

What you can expect of the Modern Workspace in 2016

I truly love IT. With so many things happening in this incredible space it’s not always easy to see the bigger picture. I hope you find my view on what’s going to happen in the Modern Workspace and its reality in 2016 valuable and cuts through the hype in with a small investment of time.

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Ruben Spruijt

December 07, 2015

CTO’s Top 10 - December 2015

The overwhelming amount of news sources, social media streams, blogs and whitepapers can be a true information avalanche. I read, share and where possible use the information in my business and private life has become 2nd nature for me. Every month I will share my Top10 overview of articles worth reading.  Hopefully it is useful and fun to read. This is my list:

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Ruben Spruijt

November 11, 2015

Atlantis as a founding partner in ProjectVRC.Team

At Atlantis, we have been completely focused on driving the cost of storage performance to zero and thus enabling all-flash performance for any application.  When it comes to VDI, I believe more careers have been lost to storage performance (which is understandable as storage costs are typically 60% or greater of the overall project costs).  It is no wonder that Atlantis ILIO was so groundbreaking by completely solving that problem.  
What amazes me even more is the marketing FUD and wild claims related to desktop virtualization and the software-defined data center.  You can't do a search on "Software-Defined XXX" on any vendor's website without seeing all of the reasons why they are the leader in that space.  

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Ruben Spruijt

November 04, 2015

CTO’s Top10 October 2015

With an overwhelming amount of news sources, social media streams, blogs and whitepapers it can be a true information avalanche. Reading, sharing and where possible use the information in my business and private life is a 2nd nature for me. Every month I will share my Top10 overview of articles worth reading.  Hopefully it is useful and fun to read. This is my list:

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Ruben Spruijt

October 07, 2015

CTO’s Top10 September 2015

The overwhelming amount of news sources, social media streams, vlogs and whitepapers can be a true information avalanche. My second nature is to read, share and where possible, use the information in business and my private life. Every month I will share my Top10 overview of articles worth reading -  hopefully it’s useful and fun to read.

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Ruben Spruijt

September 25, 2015

Four Intel NUCs on steroids in awesome custom build case - Atlantis @HomeLab

Is great and useful to use cloud services such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS but quite often it’s very handy, comfortable and sometimes cheaper to use gear in your own R&D (home) lab as well. As Chief Technologist and all-around geek I love to get my hands dirty, get shit done #GSD, - JustDoIT with new software and hardware...

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Ruben Spruijt

September 10, 2015

CTO’s Top 10 August 2015

With an overwhelming amount of news sources, social media streams, whitepapers it can be a true information avalanche. Reading, sharing and where possible use the information in my business and private life is a 2nd nature for Ruben. Every month he will share his Top10 overview of articles worth reading, hopefully it’s useful and fun to read.

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Ruben Spruijt

September 09, 2015

A CTO perspective on VMworld 2015: One Cloud, AnyApp, AnyDevice

VMworld is definitely the most leading virtualization and datacenter event of the year, it took place in San Francisco September 2015. The 11th VMworld was a packed week with more than 800 sessions, 23.000 attendees from 88 countries, 50.000 live streams and numerous networking opportunities. These are astonishing, and hard to beat, numbers for sure. 

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Ruben Spruijt

July 31, 2015

CTO’s Top10 July 2015

With an overwhelming amount of news sources, social media streams, whitepapers it can be a true information avalanche. Reading, sharing and where possible use the information in my business and private life is a 2nd nature for Ruben. Every month he will share his Top10 overview of articles worth reading, hopefully it’s useful and fun to read.

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Ruben Spruijt

June 24, 2015

CTO’s Top10 - June 2015

With an overwhelming amount of news sources, social media streams, whitepapers it can be a true information avalanche. Reading, sharing and where possible use the information in my business and private life is a 2nd nature for Ruben. Every month he will share his Top10 overview of articles worth reading, hopefully it’s useful and fun to read.
 

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Ruben Spruijt

May 17, 2015

Become a revolution, here we are with Atlantis HyperScale

In today’s modern workspace it all starts with the business consumer. Understand what the business consumer needs to be productive with the device and applications they love, while helping keep the company crown jewels secure is fundamental for every organization. Today’s modern datacenter solution is a vital component which powers the user workspace. Focus on business consumer, modern workspace, - datacenter, - and AnyCloud solutions to thrive is reality, now and in the future!