AppDisk Episode 1: Create and Deploy


Since the dawn of the personal computing era, we have struggled to manage and maintain our applications. And many decades later, things are much more difficult because we not only have to figure out how to deliver the app but we also have to identify if the app is compatible with the underlying operating system and if the app will interoperate, or play nicely, with other applications.

With the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.8 release, there is a new way to help manage applications: AppDisk.

Before I get into the details, I felt it would first be worthwhile to see how we create and deploy an AppDisk to different groups of users without modifying the operating system image.

As I said, this video is simply an introduction to AppDisk. Look out for more videos as we take a closer look at AppDisk technology and the many integrations it has with AppDNA.

Daniel (Follow on Twitter @djfeller)
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2 thoughts on “AppDisk Episode 1: Create and Deploy”

  1. Thanks VirtualFeller.
    Are there any reasons or key drivers why you would consider this new technology over app-v 5 for instance?
    How would this technology work when there are dependencies on other applications? I presume you would need to group all inter-related apps on to the same appdisk?

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    1. One of the big differences between App-V and AppDisk is that App-V has isolation while AppDisk does not. And isolation is a feature that most app layering technologies lack.

      So, dependencies between appdisks are not an issue IF one of the appdisks assigned to the VM hast hat dependency. App-V either requires you to include the dependency within the sequence or poke holes into the sequence to let the dependency through.

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