Virtualized APP

Mackintire

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Someone please explain to me the benefits of app virtualization.

I recently discovered that we are paying $1500 for 12 cals for Zen 6.0.

How is this cost effectively justified? Unless each apt costs more than say $800 per user, this doesn 't make sense to me.
 

shnelson

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That seems really expensive. Is it 12 concurrent users?

With vmware thinapp you can get cals for as cheap as $20/user, making app virtualization very practical.
 

Jay_2

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If its XenApp then we are talking remote content / app delivery using Remote Desktop Services + the Citrix layer on top. You need both a RDP Cal and a XenApp Cal and it does get very very expensive.
 

NetJunkie

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And it depends on the license level of XenApp. The high tiers give you a LOT.

And you don't save on licensing with Citrix. If an app is $1K/license and you deliver it to 10 users via XenApp you still pay 10 x $1K.
 

Jay_2

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Yes I think most people have the advanced license for load balancing the farm.
 
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We are getting rid of our citrix environment as part of our vmware view implementation. Citrix licensing is horridly expensive nowadays and view essentially eliminates the need for a lesser cost. I'm hoping that AppBlast comes to market soon to make up the difference in application only delivery.

$250/user (not including windows licenses) for full meal deal VMware vs $600/user (not including TS licenses) for full meal deal Citrix is a no brainer to me.
 
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