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User Virtualization<br />Guy Leech, Systems Architect<br />
The traditional PC model<br />User Environment<br />Applications<br />Operating System<br />
The component desktop<br />User Environment<br />Applications<br />Operating System<br />
Why Implement Desktop Virtualization?<br />To Reduce Desktop TCO?<br />To Centralize Desktop Management?<br />To Improve S...
To decrease desktop administration
To enable greater agility and flexibility</li></ul>?<br />?<br />
A Standardized Component Based Model<br />
Why Personalize The Desktop?<br />Desktop Virtualization targets the Knowledge/Power user - working historically on physic...
Technical Challenges for migration (1)<br />The “.v2” profile issue<br />Different profile folder structures<br />Differen...
Other Technical Considerations<br />Performance – hypervisor has no insight into OS<br />Application provisioning<br />Loc...
Roaming profiles<br />May be good enough<br />Low complexity, low volume environments<br />Not platform, or build, indepen...
Considerations for non-persistent desktops<br />Where the TCO savings are, apparently<br />Everything comes from a single ...
<ul><li>In-built profile management technology to optimize user profiles
Prevents profile corruption
Reduces user logon times
But, for more complex environments, you may need more than profile management…</li></ul>A Standardized Component Based Vir...
Does Profile Management enable Lowest Cost DV?<br />Can reduce cost related to profile management issues, such as support ...
So how does AppSense do it?<br />Policy<br />Set up and maintain a desktop<br />Personalization<br />Enable the user to <b...
The User Environment<br />Personality Store for John<br />John’s Policy:<br />User Rights<br />Application Access<br />Dri...
User Virtualization<br />Cross-platform, cross-delivery environment – the component desktop<br /><ul><li>The  new desktop ...
The desktop is moving towards a component model
The user is one of those components</li></ul>Virtualized User Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>In the same way the OS and appli...
Enterprise-scalable user management infrastructure
Based on user virtualization technology</li></li></ul><li>AppSense and VMware<br />    VMware View (Awaiting) Profile Mgt<...
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Appsense - User Virtualisation

  1. 1. User Virtualization<br />Guy Leech, Systems Architect<br />
  2. 2. The traditional PC model<br />User Environment<br />Applications<br />Operating System<br />
  3. 3. The component desktop<br />User Environment<br />Applications<br />Operating System<br />
  4. 4. Why Implement Desktop Virtualization?<br />To Reduce Desktop TCO?<br />To Centralize Desktop Management?<br />To Improve Security?<br />To Increase Agility?<br />Why Standardize Virtualized Components?<br />?<br /><ul><li>To operate at lowest possible desktop TCO
  5. 5. To decrease desktop administration
  6. 6. To enable greater agility and flexibility</li></ul>?<br />?<br />
  7. 7. A Standardized Component Based Model<br />
  8. 8. Why Personalize The Desktop?<br />Desktop Virtualization targets the Knowledge/Power user - working historically on physical devices – otherwise SBC such as Citrix XenApp for task based users<br />Users are ever more demanding, expecting fully personal environments - acceptance is key to adoption<br />Without Personalization, users will experience a default, sterile environment<br />Personalization is a major part of DV<br />Manage it correctly and reduce risks in DV adoption<br />
  9. 9. Technical Challenges for migration (1)<br />The “.v2” profile issue<br />Different profile folder structures<br />Different installation paths<br />Different methods of personalisation, e.g. App-V<br />Different data types, e.g. Wallpapers<br />Permissions<br />One time/one way or bidirectional?<br />
  10. 10. Other Technical Considerations<br />Performance – hypervisor has no insight into OS<br />Application provisioning<br />Local administrators?<br />Application access– licensing, LOB only<br />“Instantly” usable & familiar environment<br />Lock down<br />
  11. 11. Roaming profiles<br />May be good enough<br />Low complexity, low volume environments<br />Not platform, or build, independent<br />Storage space<br />Transfer & logon/logoff time<br />Folder redirection can help mitigate<br />Corruption<br />Reset one app, resets them all<br />
  12. 12. Considerations for non-persistent desktops<br />Where the TCO savings are, apparently<br />Everything comes from a single “Gold” image<br />Entire VM (delta disk) discarded at logoff<br />So what about the customisations/changes to C: ?<br />It’s all in the user profile<br />No! If only <br />Badly behaved applications – HKLM & c:lah<br />The “Save it to C:” brigade<br />User installed applications<br />But we (probably) don’t need %SystemRoot% changes<br />
  13. 13. <ul><li>In-built profile management technology to optimize user profiles
  14. 14. Prevents profile corruption
  15. 15. Reduces user logon times
  16. 16. But, for more complex environments, you may need more than profile management…</li></ul>A Standardized Component Based Virtual Desktop<br />
  17. 17. Does Profile Management enable Lowest Cost DV?<br />Can reduce cost related to profile management issues, such as support desk<br />Doesn’t enable complete configuration and personalization of complex DV environments<br />Meaning it does not make the Single OS & App image possible<br />Profile Management is not the means to Lowest Cost DV…. So what is?<br />
  18. 18. So how does AppSense do it?<br />Policy<br />Set up and maintain a desktop<br />Personalization<br />Enable the user to <br />make it their desktop<br />
  19. 19. The User Environment<br />Personality Store for John<br />John’s Policy:<br />User Rights<br />Application Access<br />Drive / Printer Access<br />Installation Access<br />Desktop Setup<br />John’s Personalization:<br />Desktop Customizations<br />Application Customizations<br />e.g. Wallpaper, language settings, email signatures<br />John’s Applications:<br />Non-packaged apps<br />Non-corporate apps<br />Browser plug-ins<br />All stored independent of the corporate desktop and provisioned as needed across any delivery mechanism and into any Windows OS.<br />
  20. 20. User Virtualization<br />Cross-platform, cross-delivery environment – the component desktop<br /><ul><li>The new desktop estate will be a combination of delivery technologies
  21. 21. The desktop is moving towards a component model
  22. 22. The user is one of those components</li></ul>Virtualized User Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>In the same way the OS and applications are managed through a corporate infrastructure, the user now has to be treated the same way
  23. 23. Enterprise-scalable user management infrastructure
  24. 24. Based on user virtualization technology</li></li></ul><li>AppSense and VMware<br /> VMware View (Awaiting) Profile Mgt<br /><ul><li>Reduced user logon times
  25. 25. Prevents profile corruption</li></ul>VMware View<br />AppSense User Virtualization<br />For complex desktop environments<br />
  26. 26. In Summary<br /><ul><li>User virtualization is key to hosted virtual desktops, client and cloud-delivered apps
  27. 27. Management of the user’s environment is an infrastructure play
  28. 28. AppSense are the leader in user virtualization technology. We deliver the infrastructure
  29. 29. The user environment ‘layer’ has become a peer to the OS and application layers</li></li></ul><li>Who are AppSense?<br /><ul><li>Leading provider of “User Virtualization” solutions for the enterprise
  30. 30. Infrastructure to manage the user environment
  31. 31. New York, Palo Alto, London, Manchester, Munich, Amsterdam, Melbourne
  32. 32. Profitable, robust and privately held
  33. 33. Over 4,000 enterprise customers
  34. 34. 195 employees
  35. 35. 300+ Channel Partners</li></li></ul><li>AppSense Alliances<br /><ul><li>Ten year relationship, MS Gold Partner
  36. 36. High Potential Managed Partner in 2009
  37. 37. Over 4000 joint customers
  38. 38. AppSense / Microsoft / Citrix solution for desktop virtualization
  39. 39. Only Citrix-recommended user virtualization solution
  40. 40. Tier 2 Vendor for desktop virtualization
  41. 41. Approx 50% attach rate to Citrix virtual desktop sales
  42. 42. AppSense / Microsoft / Citrix solution for desktop virtualization
  43. 43. VMware TAP Partner and VMware Ready
  44. 44. Close partnership with approx 40% attach rate to VMware virtual desktop sales
  45. 45. AppSense / VMware solution for desktop virtualization
  46. 46. Six year working relationship (also Siemens)
  47. 47. The only user virtualization vendor in the Fujitsu offering
  48. 48. AppSense included in DWP deal (largest desktop outsourcing project in UK)
  49. 49. Good pipeline of business</li></li></ul><li>
  50. 50. Virtualized User Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>Infrastructure to manage users across all your delivery platforms
  51. 51. Enables the use of new application delivery models such as cloud
  52. 52. User Policy: Tailoring applications, Configuring the operating system
  53. 53. Personal Settings: A familiar working environment at all times
  54. 54. User Applications: Persisting user installed applications and plug-ins
  55. 55. User Data: common view of data/files across distributed execution environments</li></ul>User<br />Data<br />User<br />Apps<br />Personal<br />Settings<br />User <br />Policy<br />User <br />Experience<br />User Virtualization<br />
  56. 56. AppSense with Microsoft/Citrix Joint Solution<br /><ul><li>Integrated end-to-end suite for desktop virtualization
  57. 57. Dynamically-assembled virtual desktops on-demand
  58. 58. Maximize operational flexibility while simplifying desktop management
  59. 59. Enterprise-scale user adoption of the Citrix/Microsoft VDI solution
  60. 60. A personal and flexible desktop across all desktop delivery technologies
  61. 61. Accelerate migration of users to Windows 7
  62. 62. Reduce desktop management costs by enabling image standardization</li></ul>User<br />Data<br />User<br />Apps<br />Personal<br />Settings<br />User <br />Policy<br />User <br />Experience<br />User Virtualization<br />Application <br />Delivery<br />Options<br />Desktop<br />Delivery<br />XenDesktop<br />for Integrated<br />Management<br />Windows<br />VECD<br />
  63. 63. That’s all folks <br />Catch me at:<br />appsense.wordpress.com/author/guyrleech<br />Guy.Leech@AppSense.com<br />VMware Communities @guyrleech <br />www.insidetheregistry.com<br />Twitter @guyrleech<br />
  64. 64. Thank-you<br />

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