Application Virtualization Smackdown

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World renowned virtualization aficionados Eric Inch and Jason Cooper combine their collective 30 years of experience to provide a side-by-side comparison of the heavy hitters in application virtualization.

On one side: Microsoft App-V, part of the Desktop Optimization Pack and the Johnny-come-lately, streaming application packages to desktops and servers with ease.

On the other: VMware ThinApp, the 800-pound gorilla with a huge install base, incredible features, and a clear advantage over the up-and-comer.

Which of these sluggers will end up on top of the pile? View the Application Virtualization Smackdown slide deck to find out!

And for more information about this and other topics check our blog at www.cdhtalkstech.com.

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Application Virtualization Smackdown

  1. 1. CDH Application VirtualizationCDH Smackdown February 2011
  2. 2. CDH Quick FactsAbout Us Approach Partnerships• 21st Year • Vendor Neutral • Microsoft Gold • Central Region Client• Grand Rapids & • Non-reseller Experience Award Winner Royal Oak • Professional • VMware Enterprise• 30 Staff Services Only • Cisco Premier • Novell Platinum • Citrix Silver
  3. 3. CDH Expertise Project Management Infrastructure Collaboration Access & Identity Management
  4. 4. CDH CDH Talks Tech
  5. 5. CDH Your Presenters • Eric Inch VCP, MCITP, CISSP EricI@cdh.com • Jason Cooper VCP, MCITP, MCNE JasonC@cdh.com
  6. 6. CDH Agenda • Overview • Benefits • Business Case • Vendors – VMware – Microsoft • Best Practice • Summary
  7. 7. CDH Overview • What is application virtualization? • Isolated containers for applications – OS, registry, file system – Redirection • No traditional installation • Streaming or deployed
  8. 8. CDH Benefits • Decreased application packaging time • Decreased testing time • Faster application deployment – Deployed to new workstations – Patching/updates • Reduction in help desk calls • Improved security – Isolation from underlying OS – Local Administrator • Run incompatible applications side-by-side • Simplified operating system migrations
  9. 9. CDH Business Case • 31% less time for application creation • 20% reduction in deployment • 29% less time managing and updating • 18% less help desk / IT support
  10. 10. CDH Vendors • VMware • Microsoft • Citrix • Symantec • Others – Endeavours – Novell – Spoon – Unidesk – InstallFree
  11. 11. CDH VMware • VMware overview • Server virtualization • Desktop virtualization • Application virtualization – ThinApp – Acquisition of Thinstall • Other products – SRM, Capacity IQ, Chargeback, AppSpeed, Configuration Manager, vCloud Director, Service Manager, Zimbra
  12. 12. CDH VMware ThinApp • Agentless • No server infrastructure • Deploy vs. Stream • Thinreg • AppLink • AppSync • Side-by-Side upgrade
  13. 13. CDH Microsoft • Microsoft overview • Server virtualization • Desktop virtualization • Application virtualization – System Center – Acquisition of SoftGrid • Other products – SCCM, SCOM, SCSM, DPM, VMM, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, RDS, SQL, RMS, ForeFront, Office
  14. 14. CDH Microsoft App-V • Kernel Mode • Part of MDOP (EA) • Distributed Server Infrastructure • 64-Bit Applications • Windows Services • Feature Blocks • Shared Cache • SCCM Integration • Dynamic Suite Composition
  15. 15. CDH ThinApp Components
  16. 16. CDH ThinApp Execution• Block streaming into memory• Starts and continues streaming• Pages shared between sessions
  17. 17. CDH ThinApp Demo
  18. 18. CDH App-V Components
  19. 19. CDH App-V Components
  20. 20. CDH App-V Demo
  21. 21. CDH App-V Execution
  22. 22. CDH ThinApp Setup Capture • Prescan – Scan pristine station • Installation – Install software and configurations • Postscan – Scan station for changes • Configure – All project settings • Build – Build the ThinApp application package from project files
  23. 23. CDH App-V Sequencing • Installation monitoring • Reboot handling • Application installation partition (Q:) • Virtual File System • Virtual Registry • Primary Feature Block • OSD and SPRJ
  24. 24. CDH App-V Demo
  25. 25. CDH ThinApp Package.ini • Brains of the project • Compression • Isolation • Build options – MSI Parameters – AppSync – Sandbox name and path – AppLinks – Permitted Groups
  26. 26. CDH App-V OSD and SFT files
  27. 27. CDH App-V OSD and SFT files
  28. 28. ThinAppCDH Compression & Isolation• Compression Compression None Fast – Fast Type Size 448,616KB 257,373KB – None Compression 100% 57%• Isolation ratio – Merged Startup time 6 seconds 6 seconds (first run) – WriteCopy Startup time 0.1 seconds 1 seconds – Full (second run)• Optimize Build time (first 3 minutes 19 minutes build) – Memory Build time 2 minutes 1.2 minutes – Disk (second build)
  29. 29. CDH App-V RTSP and Streaming • ZLIB with 40%+ compression ratio • MSI files • RTSPS – 20% – 30% slower than RTSP • Both RTSP and RTSPS fail to native file system
  30. 30. CDH ThinApp AppLink • Linking dependent applications to main app • Optional and required • Dependencies loaded into memory – As listed in Package.ini – Wildcard  loaded alphabetically
  31. 31. App-V DynamicCDH Suite Composition • Application Virtualization Dynamic Suite Composition Tool – GUI interface to OSD
  32. 32. CDH ThinApp Updating • Side-by-Side – Adobe.dat – Adobe.1 – Adobe.2 • AppSync – HTTP/HTTPS or UNC – Remotely update deployed applications – Block level update • Sbmerge – Merge sandbox contents into project
  33. 33. CDH
  34. 34. CDH ThinApp Demo
  35. 35. CDH App-V Updating • Adds additional package (SFT) to App-V • Seamless upgrade on next launch
  36. 36. CDH ThinApp Converter• Ability to convert MSI for installation into ThinApp package• ThinAppConverter.ini
  37. 37. CDH ThinApp ThinDirect • Web browser redirection – Associate web pages with different browsers • Internet Explorer 6 • ThinDirect.ini
  38. 38. CDH App-V Integration Points • SCCM • RDS • Virtual Services
  39. 39. CDH ThinApp Editions ThinApp Enterprise ThinApp StarterThinApp Packager Multi User License Single User LicenseThinApp Client Multi Client License Single Client LicenseThinApp ScriptingWindows 7 SupportIE 6 supportReLinkThinApp ConverterAppLinkAppSyncAD IntegrationThinDirectMSI support
  40. 40. CDH Microsoft EA / MDOP
  41. 41. CDH ROI / TCO • VMware ThinApp ROI/TCO Calculator – http://roitco.vmware.com/ThinApp/ • Microsoft Integrated Virtualization ROI Tool – https://roianalyst.alinean.com/microsoft/virtualization/
  42. 42. CDH Best Practice • ThinApp Deployment Guide – http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware_ThinApp_Dep loyment_Guide.pdf • Best practices to use for sequencing in Microsoft App-V – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932137/
  43. 43. CDH ThinApp Limitations • No reporting • Concurrent licensing • Price – Included with View Premier • 16 and 32-Bit only. No 64-Bit
  44. 44. CDH App-V Limitations • Complex infrastructure • Cannot virtualize Internet Explorer • DSC sequencing • Need to maintain agent updates
  45. 45. CDH Upcoming Briefings• Migrating to SharePoint 2010 – Wednesday, March 23rd – C/D/H Grand Rapids – Thursday, March 24th – C/D/H Royal Oak• Views from the UC Summit – Wednesday, April 27th – C/D/H Grand Rapids – Thursday, April 28th – C/D/H Royal Oak• Office 365: The latest and greatest in cloud – Wednesday, May 18th – C/D/H Grand Rapids – Thursday, May 19th – C/D/H Royal Oak
  46. 46. CDH Thank You Royal Oak Grand Rapids 306 S. Washington Ave. 15 Ionia SW Suite 212 Suite 270 Royal Oak, MI 48067 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 p: (248) 546-1800 p: (616) 776-1600 www.cdh.com (c) C/D/H 2007. All rights reserved

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