Magnar was one of the founders of the consulting company Firstpoint. The focus here was to create the best place to work with the sharpest minds in IT consulting business in Norway.
Magnar worked with large companies in Oil, Gas and shipping industry, and was early adopter of image management solutions for VDI and XenApp soulutions, such as Citrix Provisioning Serives and Machine Creation Services. He was also pioneering virtual XenApp and VDI workloads on XenServer, VMWare and Hyper-V.
In the last 5 years he has also helped many customers to implement graphics in XenApp and VDI solutions, starting with Quadro passthrough on XenServer to grid and vGPU implementations. Magnar has worked a lot with 3D modeling, CAD drawings, video and photo editing on his spare time and this gives him a very good understanding on how to implement graphical applications in virtual environments.
Magnar has developed methodology for assessing VDI environments for 3D virtualization using Lakeside Systrack, Citrix AppDNA and Login VSI. Magnar is also developing his own GPU assessment tools in Visual studio.
Magnar has also worked a lot with VDI and RDSH in public cloud like Amazon and Azure. He knows how to build and size these workloads in the cloud to provide the best cost vs performance balance.