2015 was an impressive year for product announcements and innovations. Liquidware Labs re-released the FlexApp Layering platform after a significant architecture shift. Customer adoption and validation for FlexApp has been extremely positive. Looking back, something seemed to be missing in the EUC space with respect to application lifecycle management. Application virtualization started off strong but has tapered off lately, primarily because of compatibility challenges. The timing for a platform like Application Layering was perfect as companies push further towards desktop integration with the “Cloud”. FlexApp Layering is poised to take its place as one of the pillars of the application layering space.
The FlexApp Layering Technical FAQ has been released by Liquidware Labs. As customers look to adopt and implement the FlexApp technology, they are bound to have questions. Questions within the FAQ are divided into various sections for faster reference:
- FlexApp Layering Requirements
- FlexApp Layering Installation and Configuration
- FlexApp Storage
- Creating FlexApp Layers
- FlexApp Management
- Updating FlexApp Layers
- FlexApp Layering with remote Desktop Session Hosts / Citrix XenApp
- Troubleshooting FlexApp Layers
- Getting help with ProfileUnity
Here are a few sample questions from the document:
Q: Is there a maximum number of applications in a FlexApp Layer?
A: There are many different approaches that can be adjusted per customer environment. As with any application environment, requirements vary. On a case-by-case basis the following best practices will serve as an efficient baseline:
- Single App per FlexApp Layer
- Application Suite per FlexApp Layer
- Departmental FlexApp Layers
Q: Is there a recommended number of applications in a FlexApp Layer?
A: There is no recommended number of applications in a FlexApp Layer. The nature of enterprise applications will require strategic flexibility with respect to the delivery model.
Q: How does FlexApp integrate with the ProfileUnity platform?
A: FlexApp Layering is tightly integrated with the ProfileUnity User Environment Management solution. The ability to deploy and manage FlexApp Layers is the primary integration benefit. However, ProfileUnity also provides the ability to analyse and control aspects of the applications and configurations within the individual FlexApp Layers for a more robust user experience.
You can download a copy of the FlexApp FAQ Technical Whitepaper from the following Link