How to Get Started
There are many possible approaches to application virtualization. VMware Horizon is a popular platform for application virtualization, as are other tools like Horizon Apps, which offer SaaS features as well. Open-source deployments like Kasm Workspaces offer a flexible and free way to get started with containerized applications. Microsoft offers some powerful solutions in the form of the end-of-life App-V and the more modern Azure Virtual Desktops.
When choosing a solution, consider the devices your users have access to. If you're in a bring your own device (BYOD) environment, a solution that offers flexible access to applications through a web browser might be the best option. If you need a more seamless experience, streaming application installations that can offer the look and feel of a standalone application may be more suitable.
In-house virtualization does not end with configuring applications or VMs. If you run persistent VMs, it's important that you have a plan for your backups and ensure business continuity. Tools like Veeam® Hyper-V Backup and Recovery system can assure your VM images and the data stored your virtual drives is safe, and that you'll be able to restore your VMs quickly in the event of data loss or outages.
If you'd like to know more about VM backup and recovery replication software and how it can fit into your overall virtualization plans, contact us today to book a demo, or download a trial of the software and try it for yourself.