Application Layering has finally come of age. We recently delivered our second generation of FlexApp technology in ProfileUnity with FlexApp v6.5. The new filter driver based approach makes FlexApp more compatible with more desktops than ever before including persistent virtual and physical desktops.
If you are a first time user of Application Layering technology you may be overwhelmed by the choices, you may also be wondering, “which applications should I start with?” In short, just about any application that does not require full application isolation is an GOOD candidate for FlexApp Layering so your options are nearly limitless. However, there are applications that may be more of a pain to manage and maintain than others. These are GREAT candidates for FlexApp. The three types of applications below are suggested starting points that will immediately make your life easier:
- Applications with Frequent Updates
- Applications that need a DR/HA plan (core / key apps at a minimum)
- Applications that require faster storage I/O for better performance