Rebranding AppSense Management Suite to DesktopNow Requires a Fresh Look at AppSense User Virtualization! Part 1
Meeting with a colleague earlier this week, I discovered that a significant rebranding/realignment occurred with one of our ecosystem partners, AppSense. Similar to Citrix’s acquisition of Xen, requiring a rebranding of all core products, our friends over at AppSense have finalized their branding initiative to classify three core product families, DesktopNow (Formerly AppSense Management Suite / AMS family includes Environment Manager, Application Manager, and Performance Manager), DataNow (Corporate/secured Dropbox solution), andMobileNow (Mobile Device Management / Mobile Application Management / Enterprise AppStore). While I won’t go into detail on what each of these product families will cover, I felt it was worth a review on the DesktopNow suite, since I hadn’t deployed the products for at least a year. Along with the rebranding, I have been encouraged to see if the overall deployment process has been significantly improved, removing many of the complications prone with 7.x.
With the understanding that my hands-on use of AMS has not included any 8.x releases, my hope is that this first glance/unboxing post is helpful, providing a guided installation, configuration and Environment Manager examples for those not experienced with AppSense. For this initial post, I won’t be covering database availability, load balancing, or any of the scalability tiers that would be required for a production deployment. This is simply to provide a guided installation for Proof of Concept VDI/SBC/Migration environments.
For easy reading, I’ve broken this blog post into four parts:
- Part 1: AppSense DesktopNow Single Server Installation < YOU ARE HERE!
- Part 2: AppSense DesktopNow Single Server Configuration
- Part 3: Importing the Base Configuration
- Part 4: Deploying the Client Communications Agent
To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Rebranding AppSense Management Suite to DesktopNow Requires a Fresh Look at AppSense User Virtualization! Part 1- ITVCE.com