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Do we really need App-V when VDI are already used? RRS feed

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  • Do we really need App-V when VDI are already used? What are the benefits of doing so?

    And can we say that App-V can work on physical desktop as well as inside a VDI desktop the same way?

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 6:00 PM

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  • Hello,

    VDI is a way of distributing the client, where as App-V is a way of distributing the application.

    This is two seperate solutions overcoming different obstacles within providing an end-user experience. 

    App-V takes no consideration of what way you are distributing an operating-system.

    /Znack

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 7:56 PM

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  • Hello,

    VDI is a way of distributing the client, where as App-V is a way of distributing the application.

    This is two seperate solutions overcoming different obstacles within providing an end-user experience. 

    App-V takes no consideration of what way you are distributing an operating-system.

    /Znack

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 7:56 PM
  • App-V may help you in your VDI environment to reduce the amount of different VDI-Pools (differently configured VMs), because you can pre-provision "all" applications into the VDI image but only allow authorized users to access "their" applications after loggin on. App-V especially may help you if there conflicting applications (or different versions) that right now force you to create different pools.

    Additionally, App-V's "Read Only Cache file" configuration would allow you to out-source your application's space (traditionally the "Program Files" folder" to one central location (this means that a hundred copies of like Adobe Reader do not occupy Adobe Reader's space a hundred times, but only once).

    The actual benefits depend on the actual VDI environment (Amount of Shared Pools, Private VMs, Technologies used like PCitrix Provisiong Server and some other stuff).

    Consider reading http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualworld/archive/2010/01/20/getting-started-with-the-app-v-shared-cache-in-4-6-rc-part-1.aspx and part-2 for an overview.

     

     


    Falko
    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 7:33 PM
    Moderator