For many organizations, application virtualization with App-V will be the second virtualization technology to see widespread adoption after server virtualization, and it offers huge opportunities for cost savings and improvements in efficiency. In any organization that wants to implement VDI, session-based virtualization, or flexible workspaces, or in any environment where people can use different operating system instances, the capability to quickly access applications is critical. App-V is the solution of choice for many organizations.
In addition to providing a faster way to deliver applications within your organization—fewer regression testing requirements, which provides value to the business faster—App-V really transforms how the entire user workspace is deployed and managed, but requires careful planning. The existing application landscape must be well understood, interactions between applications ascertained, and the cost benefits that application virtualization will provide calculated. App-V is one part of a complete desktop virtualization solution and has some new features coming to make it even simpler to deploy, use, and manage.