Application virtualization is a lesser-known technology that is expanding rapidly. This chapter from Virtualizing Desktops and Apps with Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out provides an overview of App-V and covers application virtualization infrastructure, planning App-V infrastructure, and deploying App-V infrastructure.
- Overview of App-V
- Application virtualization infrastructure
- Planning App-V infrastructure
- Deploying App-V infrastructure
Virtualization usage has been expanding throughout the last several years. Although many IT administrators are now familiar with desktop and server virtualization, application virtualization is a lesser-known technology that is expanding rapidly. Simply put, application virtualization is a technology that delivers applications to computing devices in isolated containers without the need to perform a standard application installation on each computing device.
App-V provides a new way to deliver applications to users, a new way to centrally manage applications, and additional application capabilities for complex environments. Virtualizing applications, when appropriately planned and implemented, is an effective supplement to desktop and server virtualization and can help organizations move closer to cloud computing.
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