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Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide

By : Augusto Alvarez
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Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide

By: Augusto Alvarez

Overview of this book

Microsoft's Application Virtualization technology has been emerging as one of the main platforms in application virtualization. This is mainly because more and more organizations are thinking about application virtualization as a valid implementation; also because App-V represents probably the most attractive solution. App-V introduces a new and efficient way to improve operating systems and application life cycles in organizations. However, if we want to maximize our investment we must learn that every scenario and application differs from another, as does complexity.With Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide administrators will find detailed topics for understanding App-V components, architecture and implementation models; as well as step-by-step guidance to master App-V processes. There is also guidance on integrating App-V with other robust platforms like VDI, SCCM 2012 and even virtualizing server applications. Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide will start by giving readers the means to discover unfamiliar topics in App-V, as well as understanding App-V's architecture. By doing so, it will provide the baseline needed before shifting to advanced topics in App-V, like complex scenarios for sequencing and deploying applications. The book details scripting within App-V, as well as handling the platform using the command line; there is a complete review of troubleshooting installations, sequencing and deploying applications. Integration is another key component we will cover by introducing App-V in VDI and SCCM 2012. Server applications are not forgotten with Server App-V, using this book the reader will have a detailed understanding, with how-to steps to virtualize server applications.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide
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Chapter 6. Scaling Up App-V Implementations

Microsoft Application Virtualization has had important improvements throughout its lifecycle; gaining security, facilitating normal processes for virtualizing and distributing applications, user interface improvements, and scalability, to name a few.

Natively, App-V has some advantages over other platforms when we talk about agility and scalability. Examples of this include MSI deployments to ease up the deployment, Dynamic Suite Composition (DSC) for the virtual applications interaction, HTTP/S streaming as an alternative to deploying applications, and so on.

For all those of us in charge of designing solutions for our infrastructure however, we always try to evaluate far more than just how to deploy applications. We want to customize the platform that we are deploying to adhere to the company's policies and Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and of course configure it to optimize costs.

It's while using these last few concepts that we start thinking...