App Volumes, a result of VMware’s recent acquisition of CloudVolumes, provides an alternative, just-in-time method for integrating and delivering applications to virtualized desktop and Remote Desktop Services (RDS)-based computing environments. With this real-time application delivery system, applications are delivered by attaching virtual disks (VMDK’s) to the virtual machine without modifying the VM or applications themselves. Applications can be scaled out with superior performance, at lower costs, and without compromising end-user experience.
For this blog post, I have colluded with Justin Venezia – one of my good friends and former colleague working over at F5. Justin and I will discuss ways to build resiliency and scalability within the App Volumes architecture using F5’s Local Traffic Manager (LTM).
App Volumes Nitty-Gritty
For the full blog please see my blog on VMware .com http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/2015/02/vmware-appvolumes-f5.html