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App-V vs Citrix RRS feed

  • Question

  • So currently we have 13 virtual Citrix Xenapp 6.5 servers running. We usually have about 120 connected users at all times, and it peaks around 200 users.

    We are looking for alternatives, and when checking what App-V could offer us, some claimed that App-V was too big for our environment..? They couldn't elaborate on that, but do anyone have any input? Why would App-V be "too big"..?

    I have read quite a bit in blogs and forums about microsoft solutions vs citrix solutions, and it seems Microsoft offers a solid service now, so why wouldn't we make the switch? :-)


    Kthxbai

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:29 AM

Answers

  • I believe you mix up something. You cannot compare App-V with XenApp. Let's say you have a client computer A and you want to use App X on it. When launching the app on Computer A with XenApp, the app itself will run on the XenApp server and simplified you will only see the picture of the app running on XenApp. That's the terminal Server / Remote Desktop technology. When using App-V, the app is going to run directly on your Computer A and not on another remote system. So it uses all the resources of computer A. From a technical perspective that's different.

    BUT - you can combine those two Technologies, i.e. running virtualized App-V applications on XenApp and then publishing it via XenApp (ICA) to the client Computer.

    Ask yourself about your requirements and goals and then see what technology or technologies fit best.


    Regards, Michael - http://blog.notmyfault.ch -

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:17 AM
  • Hello,

    This applies to all versions of Citrix Xenapp (or whatever the name is) / RDS and App-V;

    http://stealthpuppy.com/app-v-faq-19-does-app-v-replace-citrix-xenapp-or-remote-desktop-services/


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:19 PM

All replies

  • I believe you mix up something. You cannot compare App-V with XenApp. Let's say you have a client computer A and you want to use App X on it. When launching the app on Computer A with XenApp, the app itself will run on the XenApp server and simplified you will only see the picture of the app running on XenApp. That's the terminal Server / Remote Desktop technology. When using App-V, the app is going to run directly on your Computer A and not on another remote system. So it uses all the resources of computer A. From a technical perspective that's different.

    BUT - you can combine those two Technologies, i.e. running virtualized App-V applications on XenApp and then publishing it via XenApp (ICA) to the client Computer.

    Ask yourself about your requirements and goals and then see what technology or technologies fit best.


    Regards, Michael - http://blog.notmyfault.ch -

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:17 AM
  • Hello,

    This applies to all versions of Citrix Xenapp (or whatever the name is) / RDS and App-V;

    http://stealthpuppy.com/app-v-faq-19-does-app-v-replace-citrix-xenapp-or-remote-desktop-services/


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:19 PM
  • My apologies. It seems I should familiarize myself with Microsoft RDSH. Not App-V.

    Kthxbai

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:47 PM