About Me


My name is Jason Samuel and I work as a Solutions Architect and Security Practice Lead at Alchemy Tech Group in Houston, TX focusing on mobility, virtualization, and cloud technologies from Citrix, Microsoft, & VMware. My day to day involves building solutions based on application, desktop, and server virtualization as well as the delivery of these solutions to the end-user. I also have an extensive background in web architecture and information security from prior roles in my career.

I created this website in 2008 to share some of the things I come across and hopefully help other infrastructure professionals. Over time it has grown to receive hundreds of thousands of unique visitors from all over the world each month. I enjoy writing how-to articles and evangelizing the technologies I work with.

I have worked in the IT infrastructure field for almost every industry over the years from Fortune 50 companies to SMBs. I have worked with multinational enterprises with offices that span the globe. Trust me, I have been around and I have seen and done A LOT. And I hope to continue seeing and doing more!

I am very active on Twitter posting blurbs from the IT world almost daily. Feel free to follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or using my RSS Feed. You can also sign up for email updates every time I post a new article using the subscription box to the right.

Disclaimer: The content and opinions expressed in my articles and posts are my own and are by no means associated with my employer.

In recognition of my work in the IT community I was awarded the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award. I am honored to be 1 out of the 50 people globally that currently hold this award.


I am also honored to be 1 in 35 people globally that is recognized as a VMware EUC Champion.

I am 1 in 28 people globally that is recognized as an Atlantis Community Expert (ACE).

I am a member of the The Inside Track for EUC/VDI VIPs from IGEL, Liquidware, and NVIDIA.

I am a member of the IGEL Tech Community Insider program.

Two of the Citrix User Group Community (CUGC) groups I help co-lead have won multiple CUGCY awards over the years for our work in the community.

I am a featured author on DABCC which provides the latest IT Community News on Cloud, Data Center, Desktop, Mobility, Security, Storage, & Virtualization.




  1. Ravi Janarthanan

    April 13, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Hi Jason, found alot of stuff on your site very usefull! thanks!

  2. Mike Joseph

    April 13, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Very nice!

  3. sandra.vandiver

    May 10, 2011 at 6:11 AM

    Hi Jason; Are you and pops going to the get motivated siminar tomorrow? send me your other web links.


  4. Gabriel

    October 11, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    thanks a lot, Jason, your knowledge is usefull!!!

  5. Stephan

    January 12, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Hi Jason!

    Your explaination of the Citrix Receiver 3.1 is very good… it solved my problem.
    Thanks for that! =)
    Now, your website has been added to my favorites.

    I hope, there will be more blogs about Citrix stuff in that quality!

    Kind regards from Germany!


  6. Tom Bakry

    January 28, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Hi Jason,

    Thanks for taking the time to share what you have come across in your technology travels. There is a lot of good information here.



  7. Ricado Vicente

    February 24, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    Nice Website Jason,

    Will Pop in frequently.


  8. Jan Jonker

    March 21, 2012 at 3:28 AM

    Nice website! keep up the good work!
    added to my rss feeds

  9. Dan Pastuszynski

    April 2, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    I was wondering if this was the J. Samuel I know until I saw Ravi comment! I like it though man I was going to start a similar site, keep up the good threads!

  10. Ose Oronsaye

    September 12, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Just came across your site looking for a fix to a Citrix authentication issue. Just want to say love the site. Was thinking about doing something similar to share knowledge but I love seeing people that are already making a difference helping others with their knowledge. So thanks!

  11. Oneil Matlock

    July 27, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Thanks for taking the time to blog and document.
    I’ve found your site very useful!

  12. Venkatesh

    October 10, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    Hi Jason,

    No words to thank you !! I see an ocean of information here, which will be useful for System admins for decades to come. Thanks a lot for your patience in sharing all these informations.

  13. Brooks Carlson

    July 31, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    I am a senior Netscaler engineer working at Citrix, and I find your site to be one of the most useful and informative sites on the internet. Excellent work on your articles, I honestly don’t know how you find time to do all this. Keep up the great work!

  14. Trojan81

    August 30, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    Enjoy your tips and insights. Keep up the good work.

  15. Saurabh

    September 26, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    I have published notepad through prefer KEYWORDS but it is not getting launched locally in xendesktop 7.5.Could u please help me on this?

  16. pranav

    November 8, 2014 at 3:43 AM

    Hi Jason

    I want to be a infrastructure architcect. Could you please guide me what is the requirement to become Infrastructure architect.

    thank you

  17. Daniel Ememere

    July 16, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    I like your articles, very educational and skillful in empowering professionals like me.

  18. Devan

    September 22, 2015 at 5:43 AM

    Hi Jason Samual,

    I working as Citrix Engineer in malaysia. Many articles in your website is really useful for me. Thank you so much for your effort.

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