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Why Application Layering for Citrix XenApp?


Guest Blog by Jack Smith, System Engineer, Liquidware Labs

Jack Smith at Citrix ServTech earlier this month.

The thought of application layering opens up some very interesting possibilities. The obvious is injecting applications into desktops whether that be Virtual or Physical. What is often not though of is published application servers Citrix XenApp (and RDSH), for the remainder of this article I will refer to published apps as XenApp. This same issue comes up just the same as a desktop, the scale is reduced since there is fewer server images to maintain, but the issue is still the same. How do I put applications into the OS without actually installing them into the OS thus keeping the image as clean and dynamic as possible?

Think of this scenario, every Sunday (or more often) you reboot your server pools because that has been XenApp best practice for years. When you need to change your applications you open up your image, or in the case of non PVS/MCS you actually uninstall…

Read the entire article here, Why Application Layering for Citrix XenApp?

via the fine folks at Liquidware Labs

Liquidware Liquidware™ provides industry leading platform-agnostic desktop solutions for hybrid Windows desktop environments including Citrix® XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View®, Amazon WorkSpaces and physical Microsoft® Windows PCs. The company’s Stratusphere solution delivers visibility into desktop environments and supports assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks). ProfileUnity provides just in time delivery of User Profiles, application and user rights management and context-aware policies. FlexApp delivers advanced Application Layering. The solutions are available in an extremely cost-effectively priced bundle called Liquidware Essentials. Liquidware products are Citrix Ready, VMware-certified, and are available through a global network of partners.

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