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AppDisk Episode 2: Technical

As we saw in the previous AppDisk video, creating and delivering an application layer to a VDI or RDS host is extremely easy due to the integration with Citrix Studio management console.

Create, Install, Seal.

But after watching the intro video, you might be left wondering a few things like

  1. What is app layering?
  2. How does AppDisk leverage AppDNA?
  3. How does AppDisk identify compatibility with an operating system
  4. How does AppDisk determine application interoperability?

This is all accomplished via the tight integration with Citrix AppDNA, as this video shows.

Daniel (Follow on Twitter @djfeller)
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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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