VMworld 2013: EUC Application Strategy Best Practices


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VMworld 2013: EUC Application Strategy Best Practices

  1. 1. EUC Application Strategy Best Practices Raymond Dusseault, VMware EUC4610 #EUC4610
  2. 2. 2 Agenda  Overview  EUC Application Strategy  EUC Application strategy components  Implementation Strategy  Roadmap  Q&A
  3. 3. 3 Overview
  4. 4. 4 EUC Application Landscape Changes  SaaS apps  Legacy Windows Apps  Client Server platform support  “Home grown” applications on the rise  Windows XP applications are still on the enterprise radar  Windows 7 / 8 Application Compatibility concerns  On going support for both Physical and Virtual Desktop platforms  Hardware platform changes • Mobile • Tablet • Non Windows Use Cases
  5. 5. 5 Implications  Each unique challenge category seems to follow a different solution path  Making the wrong decision could be expensive  Making decisions without getting the whole picture first is flawed  Windows 7 migration projects are often halted due to application challenges  Windows 8 is estimated to cause even more application compatibility issues Enterprises have more to account for then ever before
  6. 6. 6 EUC Application Strategy
  7. 7. 7 New EUC Application Strategy Concept  Need for an all encompassing Assessment Approach  Ability to make informed decisions based on an accurate picture of an environment  Don’t just focus on App Virtualization  Attempt to document a clear application footprint for the entire enterprise  Bridges the gap between EUC and Cloud  Provides an Application Roadmap for the enterprise  Integrates with the new EUC Solution Selling Focus  EUC Application Strategy Assessment • EUC Application Strategy Assessment Services • PSO Service offering (Proposed)
  8. 8. 8 EUC Strategy Assessment IN DEVELOPMENT (Apps & Desktops) Appliance collecting real time EUC data with or without an agent LWL is currently the primary ThinApp assessment tool used with MPS New Use Cases ThinApp NEW report guidance for unique use cases that might be hiding under the covers Mirage NEW Mirage Assessment for desktop, performance and App Layer data Native Installs NEW report guidance for when apps should be installed natively as part of a core image SaaS NEW report guidance for SaaS apps based on real time web traffic. Potentially a precursor to a “Horizon Assessment” The following components are proposed new features that may require development time from LWL
  9. 9. 9 Assessment Workflow (Proposed)  Revised focus on assessments for Applications, Physical and Virtual desktops  Application Assessments • LWL provides bulk scanning and analysis around ThinApp candidacy • Win 7 / 8 app compatibility continues to be a gap • Flexera and ChangeBase can fill this gap  Ultimate goal to provide an application roadmap for customers New VMware Assessment Strategy Applications Physical Desktops Virtual Desktops
  10. 10. 10 EUC App Strategy Assessment IN DEVELOPMENT continued  An all encompassing assessment for enterprise apps  Analyzes both Applications and Desktops  The goal is to provide an “Application Roadmap” for customers to reference  Critical for efficient design and architecture decisions for the entire EUC stack  Leverages LiquidWare Labs Stratusphere  Could be part of the new “Journey” PSO Assessment Services Platforms  New EUC Assessment opportunities • ThinApp Assessment – Available • Mirage Assessment – Proposed • Horizon Assessment – Proposed
  11. 11. 11 Sample Application Roadmap ThinApp 56% Mirage App Layer 5% Native MSI 19% New Version 1% FlexApp 5% App Remoting 9% SaaS 5% Application Roadmap Report ThinApp Mirage App Layer Native MSI New Version FlexApp App Remoting SaaS • “After analysis we have the following guidance based on data collected from your environment” • Horizon Workspace can manage your SaaS apps • Win 7 migration Strategy • ThinApp 56% • Mirage App Layers 5% • FlexApp 5% • Native MSI installs 19% • “There are services available to help as well” • This process leads to the achievement of Trusted Advisor Status
  12. 12. 12 EUC Application Strategy Components
  13. 13. 13 EUC Application Strategy Components App Assessments TAF MPS Mirage App Layers View Horizon Workspace Mirage  EUC Strategy Assessment PSO service Proposed  ThinApp • ThinApp Factory • MPS (Managed Packaging Services) Pending  Mirage App Layers • Interacting with the OS as if it was natively installed  App Remoting  Honorable Mention… • LWL FlexApp
  14. 14. 14 New ThinApp Strategy • “Mr. Customer, What if……” • 50% of customer applications could be packaged using TAF? • 30% of customer applications could be remediated using a PSO based remote ThinApp packaging managed service offering • That leaves 20% of applications for the customer to focus on • Legacy VM • New software version • This process leads to the achievement of Trusted Advisor Status Managed Packaging Services (MPS)
  15. 15. 15 Managed Packaging Services (MPS) Managed Packaging Services (MPS) is a managed services delivery framework intended to serve as a guide for enterprises to model their internal packaging infrastructures around. It can also be used by partner organizations to stand up net new ThinApp packaging divisions as a potential revenue stream NEW PSO Service Offering…..
  16. 16. 16 MPS Project Overview Assessment Installation Media Target App List Estimates CnB ISLT Peer Review Q&A Escalations UAT Production Rollout Continuous Cycle for Each App Combined CUSTOMER and VMware Testing Phases
  17. 17. 17 MPS Strategy and Workflow CUSTOMER Isolated DEV environment Internet MPS engineers Jump box CnB1 CnB2 CnB3 CnB4 ISLT Peer Review Q&A UAT RDP to each CnB VM Completed Capture tasks Stored on a central repository Deploy to Horizon Suite Connect to View Architect, Implementation Engineer, Admin Access Extensive Stratusphere analysis and reports Establish a Target Application List / Packaging Pipeline
  18. 18. 18 Mirage App Layers • Native experience • Windows Installer for updates • Applications with drivers • App compat challenges– mac, shell, http Mirage Application Layers • Isolation • Cross-Platform • Multi-version support • Agentless Deployment • Security & Configuration ThinApp Containers • UPL is now a citizen in consumerized IT • User installed and updated • IT responsible for personalization Mirage User Personalization Layer Base Layer Assigned
  19. 19. 19 Implementation Strategy
  20. 20. 20 NEW VMware Services Opportunities Review  Managed Service Opportunities • Managed Packaging Services (MPS) • PSO Managed Service offering (Pending)  Assessment Services • EUC Application Strategy Assessment Services • PSO Service offering (Proposed)  Available Tools • ThinApp Factory (TAF) • Free for use VMware Fling Release (Available) • Automated MSI conversions to ThinApp projects • Linux Based appliance
  21. 21. 21 Key Points  “Preliminary Services” • EUC App Assessments need to be completed first  Data collected feeds directly into other EUC initiatives • Horizon, Mirage and View PSO Jumpstarts • New Accelerator Services  LWL Stratusphere tool • Efficiently assists with App rationalization and reporting • Real time application analysis
  22. 22. 22 Sample LiquidWare Labs Assessment Report
  23. 23. 23 Key Points  Additional tools as necessary • ChangeBase (Win 7 / 8 application compatibility) • Existing ThinApp integration • Stand alone analysis tool option that can be leveraged as a ThinApp package from a consultant laptop • Owned by DELL / Quest • Flexera Admin Studio (Application Management Suite) • Win 7 / 8 application compatibility • MSI remediation • Testing and analysis • Existing ThinApp integration
  24. 24. 24 Key Points continued • AppDNA (Win 7 / 8 application compatibility) • Owned by Citrix • Customer feedback has been less than compelling • No ThinApp integration • No Stand alone analysis option • Separate licenses required
  25. 25. 25 Key Points continued  Application Migration Manager for ThinApp • Packaging coordination lifecycle utility • Application packaging request interface • Allows App owners to track the corresponding packages throughout the process • Similar license model to the current Migration Manager platform • Built upon the existing VMware Migration Manger platform
  26. 26. 26 Roadmap
  27. 27. 27  64 bit application support  Expanded Application compatibility  Efficient mechanism to support  Ease of Integration w Persona solutions ThinApp – 64-bit Applications 64 bit Application Support and improved architecture  Expanded support to include 64 bit application architecture  Changing level of virtualization to increase compatibility and simplify compatibility Overview Customer Benefits
  28. 28. 28 Overview Benefits  Support the latest consumer devices Mirage Windows 8 Support Enable IT control of the newest consumer devices  Support for image management, disaster recovery and migration  Support Windows 8 Surface Pro tablets  Migration from XP to Windows 8
  29. 29. 29 Questions
  30. 30. 30 Other VMware Activities Related to This Session  HOL: HOL-MBL-1304 Horizon Workspace - Explore and Deploy  Group Discussions: EUC1002-GD, EUC1003-GD Overall EUC with Scott Davis or John Dodge
  31. 31. THANK YOU
  32. 32. EUC Application Strategy Best Practices Raymond Dusseault, VMware EUC4610 #EUC4610