After many years going from a customer to another, speaking with people all around the world, I wanted to share my experience regarding application integration. This is not a new topic but there are so many way to deliver applications today it can become very messy very fast.

In a lot of companies I worked with, I had to face many different situations with different technologies and solutions. What I explain in this blog is just one way to get things done, maybe not the best one but I think this is the most efficient way to leverage Citrix / Microsoft solutions when it’s about application delivery. I made a simple diagram to materialize my though when I plan to integrate or migrate new application into a VDI environment.

When I write VDI, I mean : VDI = Virtual Desktops + Shared (Virtual) Desktops (SBC)

For example, when I need to free a XenDesktop golden image from all the applications installed over the years, I need to understand : (more…)

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  • Bill Corrigan

    Great diagram and love the topic, as it is such a huge cost and time suck in desktop IT. By the way, I have come across a really cool set of products from a company in the UK called Centrix Software that automates a lot of the tasks that turn into a quagmire in application sorting and optimization.

  • Thanks Bill

    You’re right, this is always a huge cost as much in time as it’s in money. I know Centrix Software, I should have a new look on it.
    The key to cut cost and time is automation but before doing automation you need to know what to virtualize and how.

    Stephane