VMware: Extending the Value of VMware App Volumes Using StacksWare
As we build out our real-time application delivery platform with VMware App Volumes, we are always thinking about what the next stop on the innovation train is going to look like. We want to keep delighting customers with features that continue to ease application delivery and lifecycle management in VMware Horizon, Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop and other desktop and application environments. But we also need to be thinking broader as we try to develop features that add value to App Volumes. That’s where our partner ecosystem comes into play.
We look for partners who can easily add capabilities to the App Volumes platform to make our customers lives easier. An example of a great partner we’ve worked with recently is StacksWare. The capabilities StacksWare adds to App Volumes provides instant value for our customers. Let me explain.
Tracking the Usage of Applications Published by App Volumes
In this example, App Volumes is the choice for application delivery and lifecycle management. IT can use App Volumes to build a real-time application delivery system that ensures all applications are centrally managed. With App Volumes, applications are delivered to desktops through virtual disks called AppStacks—without modifying desktops or applications to scale— for superior performance. When our customers deploy their apps using App Stacks, getting a full 360 view of app usage, license compliance and restrictions, percentage of apps being utilized, etc., can be very helpful.
We are often asked these common questions about app utilization:
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