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Learning VMware App Volumes

By : Peter von Oven
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Learning VMware App Volumes

By: Peter von Oven

Overview of this book

App Volumes provides a virtualized, real-time application delivery engine for virtual desktop infrastructure and is designed to enable VDI deployments to ensure greater flexibility, agility, and cost reduction. This book starts with an in-depth overview of the architecture and components used to design an optimized solution. We then show you how to install and configure App Volumes for different use cases such as VMware View integration, using VMware ThinApp, Citrix XenApp, and more. Throughout the chapters, we provide hints, tips, and tricks as well as best practices. By the end of the book, you will have built a working App Volumes environment and acquired the skills to build and run a production environment.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Learning VMware App Volumes
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Why do you need App Volumes?

So the question is what App Volumes does differently and what benefits it will bring.

As we have already discussed, App Volumes gives you the ability to deliver applications to users in real time; however, you also benefit from being able to manage application life cycles much more easily, as well as a reduction in costs.

Once you have created your AppStack, it's simply a case of a few clicks to assign it to a user or group of users. Conversely, it's that simple to remove it as well. This means that, when a user requests a new application, for example, it's very easy to assign it to them without having to go and install it.

If you are running a virtual desktop environment, then App Volumes helps you drive towards achieving a truly stateless desktop since applications are immediately and dynamically made available upon login, or even while the user is already logged in.