About Show #239
While at TechDays in Toronto, Richard talks to Rodney Buike about virtualizing desktops. Rodney digs into how Citrix's XenDesktop can let you use Windows 7 applications on your iPad! The conversation also explores the use of application virtualization to minimize storage use and simplify software updates, as well as an approach to using desktop virtualization to keep older workstations up and running for longer. VDI is coming of age, and Rodney digs into how to get things done.
Rodney Buike is a Senior Infrastructure Consultant at CMS Consulting Inc. with over 10 years of experience with customers of all sizes. Rodney has spent 4 years at Microsoft as a Technology Evangelist sharing knowledge and experience on core Microsoft technologies. Rodney's current focus is Microsoft Virtualization and private cloud solutions as well as Windows deployment. Rodney maintains connections to the Toronto technology community by participating in TASK, IT Pro Toronto, Halton IT Pros and other local technology community groups and events. He has spent time advising national and local non-profits such as Kid's Help Phone and Carpenter Hospice in Burlington.
In his spare time Rodney can be found out running, swimming or cycling as he trains for his other passion, triathlon. He has completed numerous half ironman races as well as the 2011 Ironman Lake Placid race.