Now that VMware App Volumes is live and a number of customers have deployed App Volumes or are thinking of deploying App Volumes, one of the questions that I constantly get asked is, “is ThinApp Dead?” Or “is App Volumes replacing ThinApp?”
Well I want to say this once and for all that ThinApp is not dead and App Volumes is not replacing ThinApp.
ThinApp still has a purpose in the EUC stack and is still the leader in Application Virtualization. In fact, App Volumes and ThinApp can work together happily and App Volumes is a great tool for delivering ThinApped applications to the End User.
App Volumes makes it very easy to deliver your ThinApp application quickly and instantly to your End Users.
Another use case for App Volumes and ThinApp is to deliver your ThinApped applications to RDSH servers so that you can stream your ThinApped applications to your End User devices such as iOS and Android devices. This can even improve your XenApp environment.
App Volumes and ThinApp working together make it very easy to quickly spin up a RDSH host and publish applications through VMware Horizon View or through Citrix XenApp.
I hope that this quick post puts the question to bed for the foreseeable future.
As a ThinApp fan I am happy that there is still life in this great solution!!!