App rationalisation – AppVolumes (Systrack)

I was recently working with a rather large finance customer who were moving to VDI (Horizon View) and even after engaging with VMware, were still none the wiser about how to rationalise and define what apps could be put on various Appstacks that would best server their users.

We came up with a dashboard that defined what apps would be in common appstacks per groups (say, office, chrome etc) and then ones that would be specific to groups (HR apps, finance apps etc). The customer could then easily see what apps were in use and how complex the app could potentially be to virtualise. This can really be used with any app layering tech, or even be manipulated for app delivery. It gave the customer visibility into their own estate, without having to involve any further 3rd parties. You’ll have to excuse the test data though! There’s plenty more on App Rationalisation and such I’ll post over time – it doesn’t really matter on the final delivery or virtualisation method as the data lets you work with any technology.

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