Eliminate Time-Consuming Base Image and Application Management Tasks
Application layering is now a mature accepted technology that greatly simplifies base image management. Installed applications are “harvested” off of the current desktop, then packaged and stored on a separate virtual drive. The application is delivered to the user at logon or at an event set by IT staff. Because applications are stored on virtual drives, the number of applications that must be put into base images can be reduced to only those required by most workers. All other applications can be delivered on-demand to users as needed. Application layering is suitable for a large spectrum of applications because this approach does not isolate the application. This technology is an extremely viable option for proprietary, niche or highly customized commercial applications that many enterprises rely on.
FlexApp can greatly reduce the burden of base image and application management. Applications can be easily packaged with the FlexApp FastPackaging™ feature which can slice the time and effort it takes to mount and deploy applications. FlexApp Fast-Packaging is the fastest and most straightforward layering process in the industry – up to 10x faster than any other competing offering. The PackageOnce feature allows the applications to be delivered to any Windows OS version. FlexApp also provides a number of ready-to-deploy Cloud Apps that require zero packaging.
There are no complicated templates or time-consuming manual virtual-volume creation tasks involved. The entire process is made easy with the FlexApp Packaging Console, which automates VHD or VMDK container creation and is as easy and fast to use as the installation process of the application itself.
FlexApp applications can easily be copied, updated, and edited with the our intuitive FlexApp Packaging Console and additional included resources. FlexApp's intuitive packaging and deployment enables:
- FastPackaging — package applications in the same amount of time it takes to install them
- PackageOnce — once an applications is packaged it can be deployed to any Windows OS version that supports that application. Applications are truly OS and platform independent
- Cloud Apps — FlexApp features several prepackaged cloud-based applications. Cloud Apps require zero packaging and enable quick and easy cloning to your own cloud or on-premises environment for production.
- Deploy Applications Faster — Applications can be deployed in seconds with Click-to-Layer on-demand capabilities and a quick configuration update process