Chip Blanks

EUC Architect

Chip Blanks is an EUC Architect at Canalini. He has more than 25 years of experience as a consulting engineer and solutions architect implementing innovative solutions for small business to large enterprise across numerous industry verticals. He specializes in digital transformation strategies through server, application, and desktop virtualization solutions, both on premises and in the cloud, with emphasis on alignment of business requirements with solutions design. Chip resides in Richmond, VA with his family and enjoys spending his free time on the beach in Corolla, NC.


  • CCA-V (Citrix Certified Associate - Virtualization)
  • CCP-V (Citrix Certified Professional - Virtualization)
  • CCE-V (Citrix Certified Expert - Virtualization)
  • CC-DaaS-CC (Citrix Desktop as a Service on Citrix Cloud Certified)
  • CC-DaaS-MA (Citrix DaaS Integration with Microsoft Azure Certified)
  • Citrix Certified Sales Professional
  • VMware VCP 3, VCP 4

Technical Skills and Areas of Expertise

  • Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, DHCP
  • Microsoft Windows operating systems (Server and Desktop)
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
  • Microsoft Office deployment and management
  • Microsoft Azure operation and administration
  • VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer Hypervisor, Nutanix AHV
  • Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp, DaaS, StoreFront, Provisioning Services, Citrix Cloud, Workspace Environment Manager (WEM), App Layering, Federated Authentication Service (FAS), Content Collaboration (ShareFile), NetScaler ADC, Endpoint Management (XenMobile)
  • Application packaging, distribution, publishing, and user presentation
  • Single sign-on, multi-factor authentication
  • Implementation and configuration of server hardware
  • Storage systems deployment and configuration
  • High Availability, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for virtual environments Technical Skills and Areas of Expertise


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