About Dr. Benny Tritsch

Profile & Presentations

Profile

This website was created and is maintained by a virtualization enthusiast.

My name is Dr. Bernhard Tritsch, known as “Benny” to my peers. I write and update everything here. Since 1999, I have been in management positions at international IT vendors and consulting companies before starting my own consultancy practice in 2015. Here is a short selection of my clients: Lakeside Software, FSLogix, AMD, Microsoft, ControlUp, IT-Visions, and Ceterion.

Dr. Benny Tritsch

Biography

I am a technology evangelist, system architect and market analyst with focus on virtualization solutions based on Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop, VMware Horizon, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and Parallels Remote Application Server. I have many years of experience in IT research, Windows system tools development, remote graphics benchmarking and large-scale end-user computing designs. In September 2015, I started Dr. Tritsch IT Consulting.

I hold an equivalent to a PhD in Computer Science (Dr.-Ing.) from Darmstadt Technical University in Germany, an equivalent to a Master of Science in Physics (Dipl.-Phys.) from Freiburg University in Germany and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Freiburg University in Germany.

Research institutes I've had the honor and the pleasure to work at: Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg (Germany), Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (RONAST) in Kathmandu (Nepal), European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva (Switzerland) and Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics in Darmstadt (Germany).

For more details, please check out my LinkedIn profile.

Community Awards

I am very fortunate to have been awarded the following community recognitions:

MVP Award Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Enterprise Mobility since 2004 (formerly Remote Desktop Services)
CTP Award Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) since 2006, CTP Fellow
vExpert Award VMware vExpert and vExpert EUC (formerly EUC Champion) since 2015
NGCA Award NVIDIA GRID Community Advisor (NGCA) since 2016
VIPP Award Very Important Parallels Professional since 2016

Event Organization, Speaking & Presentations

Below is a selection of my speaking engagements:

2021

  • Simulated Workloads for Community Benchmarks - Update, E2EVC, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 12-14, 2021
  • Event Co-Organizer, VC2GO #11, Online Event, VCRMN/VC2GO, Oct 10, 2021, Presenters: Mick Hilhorst, Daniel Weppeler & Ben Martin Baur
  • Simulated Workloads for Community Benchmarks, E2EVC, Hamburg, Germany, August 6-8, 2021
  • THRIVEcast Episode 56 with DJ Eshelman and Jeff Pitsch, ThriveIT YouTube Video, Jul 27, 2021
  • Mit VMware Horizon Telemetriedaten zum optimierten Benutzererlebnis (Optimizing user experience with VMware Horizon telemetry data), DACH VMUG Virtual UserCon, Germany, Jul 20, 2021
  • Optimiertes Bedienerlebnis ganz schnell und einfach (Optimizing user experience fast and easy), Virtual Workspace Evolution Online Event, Germany, Jul 5, 2021
  • Event Co-Organizer & Moderator, VC2GO #10, Online Event, VCRMN/VC2GO, Jul 15, 2021, Presenters: Andi Fleischmann and James Rankin
  • Measuring VDI Performance from a User’s Perspective - Methods, Myths and Findings, SmartIT Tech Forum, Mar 17, 2021
  • Event Co-Organizer & Moderator, VC2GO #9 - Women in Tech, Online Event, VCRMN/VC2GO, Mar 4, 2021, Presenters: Doris Franke (Microsoft GBB), Esther Barthel and Kari Ludvigsen
  • Using GPUs to improve Windows Virtual Desktop user experience and scalability, Windows Virtual Desktop Master Class, Jan 28, 2021

2020

  • Optimiertes Bedienerlebnis mit ControlUp (Optimized User Experience with ControlUp), VMUG UserCon DACH, Horizon Track, Virtual Event, Germany, Dec 15, 2020
  • Event Co-Organizer, VC2GO #8, Online Event, VCRMN/VC2GO, Dec 17, 2020, Presenters: Rene Bigler (CTP) and Andreas Nick
  • Event Co-Organizer & Moderator, VC2GO #7, Online Event, VCRMN/VC2GO, Nov 12, 2020, Presenters: Carl Webster (CTP Fellow) and Sacha Thomet
  • Exploring Perceived WVD User Experience, Microsoft meets Community - Windows Virtual Desktop, Online Event, Sep 30, 2020
  • Windows Virtual Desktop Training, Online Event, Move Norway, Aug 18-19, 2020
  • AMD GPU Update, Inner Circle RDSH, Teams Meeting, Aug 17, 2020
  • Event Co-Organizer, VC2GO #6, Online Event, VCRMN/VC2GO, Jul 7, 2020, Presenters: Remko Weijnen and Geert Braakhekke – "2 hours of security in 45 minutes"
  • WVD - RDP - SxS, Event Co-Organizer & Speaker, VC2GO #5, Online Event, VCRMN/VC2GO, Jul 6, 2020 (together with Luca Tritsch)
  • Event Co-Organizer & Moderator, VC2GO #4, Online Event, VCRMN/VC2GO, Jun 25, 2020, Presenters: Eltjo van Gulik (@eltjovg) und Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk (@Logitblog) – "The real user experience from a cloud workspace"
  • Event Co-Organizer, VC2GO #3, Online Event, VCRMN/VC2GO, Jun 24, 2020, Presenter: Rene Bigler (@dready73) – "Microsoft Teams in virtualisierten Umgebungen"
  • DaaS Scalability and Load Distribution – Myths, Facts and Costs, E2EVC Virtual Event, Jun 12-13, 2020 (together with Jim Moyle)
  • Opening Keynote, TeamRGE Virtual Event 2020, Jun 9, 2020 (together with Ruben Spruijt)
  • Why GPUs matter in EUC environments, TeamRGE Virtual Event 2020, Jun 9, 2020 (together with Rody Kossen)
  • RDP performance in GPU-accelerated WVD sessions, TeamRGE Virtual Event 2020, Jun 9, 2020
  • Event Co-Organizer, VC2GO #2, Online Event, VCRMN/VC2GO, May 28, 2020, Presenters: Jan Hendrik Meier and Ronald Grass - "Something with Graphics"
  • RDP Side-by-Side Stack in WVD, Inner Circle RDSH, Teams Meeting, May 11, 2020
  • VC*DE Online Event "VC in den Mai" - Primary Organizer and Moderator, Virtualization Community Rhein-Main-Neckar (VCRMN), Zoom, Apr 30, 2020
  • Measuring Remote End-User Experience – What Users Really Want, Virtual Expo, Mar 27, 2020
  • WVD + IGEL: End-User Experience and Protocol Comparison, IGEL DISRUPT, Munich, Germany, Feb 5-6, 2020

2019

  • Microsoft GPU-P + AMD CPUs/GPUs -- REX Analytics Results, E2EVC, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 8, 2019
  • VMware Horizon + ControlUp + REX Analytics, 2nd Annual EUC Community Tech Talks and Beer Evening during VMworld Europe, Barcelona, Spain, Nov 5, 2019
  • FSLogix Deep Dive for Fresenius, Microsoft Office, Bad Homburg, Germany, Oct 30, 2019
  • WVD + FSLogix Deep Dive, Sepago Training, Cologne, Germany, Oct 28, 2019
  • Windows Virtual Desktop Workshop, Bechtle Training Center, Muenster, Germany, Oct 23, 2019
  • Microsoft FSLogix Containers, Kapsch - Citrix Reloaded Vol. IV, Leonding, Austria, Sep 24, 2019
  • Windows Virtual Desktop, IGEL Strategy and Focus Day, Augsburg, Germany, Sep 16, 2019
  • What's new in Remote Desktop Services 2019 and Windows Virtual Desktop, Community in Motion CIM, Lingen, Germany, Sep 14, 2019
  • GPU Update - NVIDIA, AMD and Intel, Virtualization Community Rhein-Main-Neckar (VCRMN), Darmstadt, Germany, Sep 5, 2019 (together with Ronald Grass, Citrix)
  • Top 3 REX Analytics results: Comparing remoting solutions and protocols, TeamRGE Virtual Event 2019, Jun 25, 2019
  • Measuring perceived remote end-user experience with REX Analytics, TeamRGE Virtual Event 2019, Jun 25, 2019
  • Graphics for Virtual Desktops Smackdown 2019, TeamRGE Virtual Event 2019, Jun 25, 2019 (together with Ruben Spruijt)
  • Opening Keynote, TeamRGE Virtual Event 2019, Jun 25, 2019 (with Ruben Spruijt)
  • What is End-User Experience -- Going Beyond Performance Counters, E2EVC, Berlin, Jun 7, 2019 (together with Jim Moyle)
  • Event Co-Organizer, VCRMN, Virtualization Community Rhein-Main-Neckar (VCRMN), Darmstadt, Germany, Mar 28, 2019
  • Remote Desktop Service 2019 - Technology and Trends, VCNDS, Hanover, Germany, Feb 21, 2019
  • Remote end user experience benchmarking results when using IGEL clients in Microsoft RDS and VMware Horizon environments, IGEL Disrupt, San Jose, USA, Feb 7, 2019
  • Remote end user experience benchmarking results when using IGEL clients in Microsoft RDS and VMware Horizon environments, IGEL Disrupt, Munich, Germany, Jan 24, 2019

2018

  • Event Co-Organizer, VCRMN, Virtualization Community Rhein-Main-Neckar (VCRMN), Darmstadt, Germany, Nov 8, 2018
  • How to measure end-user experience in a modern workplace – using REX Analytics in VMware Horizon, VMworld Europe, EUC Community Event, Barcelona, Spain, November 6, 2018
  • THR3089 - Measuring perceived end user experience in RDS, and why you should care, Microsoft Ignite, Orlando, USA, Sep 24-28, 2018 (together with Freek Berson)
  • THR3086 - Community tools you should know to optimize your modern workplace, Microsoft Ignite, Orlando, USA, Sep 24-28, 2018
  • Event Co-Organizer, VCRMN, Virtualization Community Rhein-Main-Neckar (VCRMN), Darmstadt, Germany, Aug 23, 2018
  • Remote End-User Experience Benchmarking - New Results and Best Practices, E2EVC, New York City, USA, Jul 19-20, 2018
  • Remote End-User Experience Benchmarking - New Results and Best Practices, E2EVC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Jun 8-10, 2018
  • The Future of Remote Desktop Services, E2EVC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Jun 8-10, 2018
  • News from Citrix Synergy 2018, VCRMN, Darmstadt, Germany, May 17, 2018 (together with Helge Klein)
  • Remote Desktop Services 2018 - Present and Future (Aktueller Stand und zukünftige Entwicklungen), Cloud & Datacenter Conference, Hanau, Germany, May 15-16, 2018
  • Independent Performance Check of the Remote Desktop Protocol (Das Remote Desktop Protocol im unabhängigen Leistungscheck), Cloud & Datacenter Conference, Hanau, Germany, May 15-16, 2018
  • The Naked Truth - CTPs Investigating Citrix Cloud Performance, Citrix Synergy, Anaheim, USA, May 8-10, 2018 (together with Thomas Krampe)
  • Hard Facts - Benchmarking NVIDIA Virtual GPU Accelerated Remote Desktop User Experience, NVIDIA GTC, San Jose, USA, Mar 26, 2018 (together with Ruben Spruijt)
  • Automating graphics-intensive test sequences with AutoIT, TeamRGE GeekOut365 Online Event, Jan 17, 2018
  • Using REX Analytics for benchmarking remote end user experience, TeamRGE GeekOut365 Online Event, Jan 17, 2018

2017

  • Remoting-Erfahrungsbericht: Grafikintensive Windows-Anwendungen aus dem Rechenzentrum und aus der Azure-Cloud (Graphics-intensive Windows applications delivered from the datacenter and from the Azure cloud), MVP Community Connection Event, Munich, Germany, Nov 28, 2017
  • Remote Desktop Modern Infrastructure and Project Honolulu, Virtualization Community Rhein-Main-Neckar (VCRMN), Darmstadt, Germany, Nov 2017
  • Endpoint Context for an agile Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) - Secure and Compliant, E2EVC, Barcelona, Spain, Nov 17-19, 2017 (together with Sascha Goeckel)
  • Microsoft RDS - current state and future vision, E2EVC, Barcelona, Spain, Nov 17-19, 2017 (together with Freek Berson)
  • Things you didn't know you can do with FSLogix, E2EVC, Barcelona, Spain, Nov 17-19, 2017 (together with Jim Moyle)
  • Ein Filtertreiber für alle Fälle - Zauberei mit FSLogix (A filter driver for all cases - Scalable Office 365, user profile and application management in RDS environments), TecCon, Kassel, Germany, Nov 13-14, 2017
  • Hard Facts - Benchmarking GRID-Accelerated Remote Desktop User Experience, NVIDIA GTC Europe, Munich, Germany, October 10-12 (together with Ruben Spruijt)
  • Measuring end user experience in virtual desktops, Microsoft Ignite, Orlando, USA, September 25-29, 2021
  • Remoting-Erfahrungsbericht: Grafikintensive Windows-Anwendungen aus dem Rechenzentrum und aus der Azure-Cloud (Graphics-intensive Windows applications delivered from the datacenter and from the Azure cloud), CIM Lingen, Germany, Sep 9, 2017
  • Keynote: The Future of Remote Windows Apps in an Emerging Cloud World, Conecto TechTalkPLUS 2017, Søborg/Copenhagen, Denmark, Sep 7, 2017
  • Test Lab Stories - RDP10, PCoIP und FSLogix O365 Container Benchmarking, Virtualization Community Rhein-Main-Neckar (VCRMN), Darmstadt, Germany, Jul 13, 2017
  • My Top 10 List of Remote End-User Experience Benchmarking Tools, E2EVC, Prague, Czech Republic, Jun 9-11, 2017
  • Hands-on AutoIT Scripting for VDI Testing and UI Automation, E2EVC, Prague, Czech Republic, June 9-11, 2017
  • Deep Dive Remote Graphics, User Experience and GPUs, Citrix Technology Exchange, Bonn, Germany, May 29-30, 2017 (together with Ronald Grass)
  • Remoting Performance Smackdown, E2EVC, Orlando, USA, May 26-27 (together with Ruben Spruijt)
  • Independent Citrix Experts' Deep Dive on Remote Graphics, User Experience and GPUs, Citrix Synergy, Orlando, USA, May 23-25, 2017 (together with Ruben Spruijt)
  • Aktuelle Windows Desktop Remoting Lösungen im unabhängigen Leistungscheck (Independent performance check of Windows desktop remoting solutions), Cloud & Datacenter Conference, Munich, Germany, May 4-5, 2017
  • Storytelling, MVP Local Summit @ Microsoft Germany, Munich, Germany, April 7, 2017

2016

  • Get an independent insider's view of desktop virtualization and desktop remoting, Microsoft Technical Summit, Darmstadt, Dec 2016
  • XenApp and XenDesktop on Windows Server 2016, Dutch Citrix User Group, Efteling Theme Park, The Netherlands, Oct 14, 2016
  • Get an independent insider's view of desktop virtualization and desktop remoting, Microsoft Ignite, Atlanta, Sep 26-30, 2016
  • Pandora's Test Box: Ultimate Lessons Learned when Benchmarking Virtual Desktops, BriForum US, Boston, US, July 25-28, 2016
  • XenApp/XenDesktop on Windows Server 2016, Citrix TecExchange, Berlin, Germany, June 20 - 21, 2016
  • Azure RemoteApp Past, Present & Future, E2EVC Dublin, Jun 9-12, 2016 (together with Freek Berson)
  • The ultimate GPU Smackdown, E2EVC Dublin, Jun 9-12, 2016 (together with Thomas Poppelgaard)
  • What's new with Microsoft Virtualization?, E2EVC Dublin, Jun 9-12, 2016 (together with Thomas Maurer & Michael Ruefli)
  • GPUs and Monitoring, CUGtech, Norway, Jun 7-8, 2016
  • Azure RemoteApp Past, Present and Future: A Technical Deep Dive, BriForum Europe, London, UK, May 19-20, 2016 (together with Freek Berson)
  • TeamRGE.com - From the Fire Hose Series: Graphics for Virtual Desktops and Apps, 2016 Edition, BriForum Europe, London, UK, May 19-20, 2016 (together with Ruben Spruijt)
  • Pandora's Test Box: Ultimate Lessons Learned when Benchmarking Virtual Desktops, BriForum Europe, London, UK, May 19-20, 2016
  • Remote Desktop Services 2016, Datacenter and Cloud Conference, Duesseldorf, Germany, May 12, 2016
  • News about Azure RemoteApp and GPU-accelerated Remoting, VCNRW, Cologne, Germany, Apr 20, 2016
  • From the fire hose series - Graphics for Virtual Desktops and Apps, NVIDIA GTC, San Jose, USA, Apr 4-7, 2016 (together with Ruben Spruijt)
  • Graphics Acceleration for VDI - Myths versus Technical Facts, VCNRW, Cologne, Germany Jan 28, 2016