With Citrix App Layering you simplify packaging, updating and delivering applications across any hypervisor, cloud, or end user computing platform.
Traditional application management solutions have caused IT many problems, from having to repackage apps for every platform to being incompatible with the cloud—not to mention the strain on IT budgets. Application layering solves these challenges and offers IT the best way to separate apps from the underlying operating system so they can be managed once and delivered from anywhere, to any device.
One of the key benefits of Citrix App Layering is not only our ability to hot-plug applications into user sessions, but also deliver applications that need to be there pre-login or even at boot time. The separation of application layer, from OS layer, and further separation of Platform layer is what enables cross-platform support for Azure, Nutanix AHV, XenServer, vSphere, and more!
- 99%+ application compatibility
By starting below Windows and layering the OS itself, industry-leading Citrix App Layering can package and deliver all apps, including apps with deep OS dependencies, system services, and early-start drivers.
- Automated Image management
OS and app layers can be combined into a single virtual disk. These Layered Images™ can then be delivered through App Layering connectors for Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) and Machine Creation Services (MCS) as well as VMware View Composer/Instant Clones, eliminating the need to patch multiple images.
- Real-time app delivery
Elastic Layering delivers apps and personalization at login to non-persistent VDI and XenApp/RDSH sessions to accelerate app delivery and increase return on existing investments.
- Hypervisor and cloud portability
The same App Layers and Layered Images can be delivered to any hypervisor or cloud without repackaging to make end user computing flexible and future-proof.
- Low latency logins
The option to deliver apps pre-boot as part of a Layered Image minimizes the number of Elastic Layers that have to be attached at login for the fastest possible login times.