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#App-V 5.0 Capacity Planning – #Microsoft via @micheroth and @vkleinerde

February 21, 2014 Leave a comment

This is a good article, have a look at this if you’re planning some App-V 5.0 capabilities!

The following recommendations can be used as a baseline to help determine capacity planning information that is appropriate to your organization’s App-V 5.0 infrastructure.

ImportantImportant
Use the information in this section only as a general guide for planning your App-V 5.0 deployment. Your system capacity requirements will depend on the specific details of your hardware and application environment. Additionally, the performance numbers displayed in this document are examples and your results may vary. 

Determine the Project Scope

Before you design the App-V 5.0 infrastructure, you must determine the project’s scope. The scope consists of determining which applications will be available virtually and to also identify the target users, and their locations. This information will help determine what type of App-V 5.0 infrastructure should be implemented. Decisions about the scope of the project must be based on the specific needs of your organization. 

Task More Information
Determine Application Scope Depending on the applications to be virtualized, the App-V 5.0 infrastructure can be set up in different ways. The first task is to define what applications you want to virtualize.
Determine Location Scope Location scope refers to the physical locations (for example, enterprise-wide or a specific geographic location) where you plan to run the virtualized applications. It can also refer to the user population (for example, a single department) who will run the virtual applications. You should obtain a network map that includes the connection paths as well as available bandwidth to each location and the number of users using virtualized applications and the WAN link speed.

Determine Which App-V 5.0 Infrastructure is Required

ImportantImportant
Both of the following models require the App-V 5.0 client to be installed on the computer where you plan to run virtual applications. You can also manage your App-V 5.0 environment using an Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) solution such as Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager. For more information see Deploying App-V 5.0 Packages by Using Electronic Software Distribution (ESD). 
  • Standalone Model – The standalone model allows virtual applications to be Windows Installer-enabled for distribution without streaming. App-V 5.0 in Standalone Mode consists of the sequencer and the client; no additional components are required. Applications are prepared for virtualization using a process called sequencing. For more information see, Planning for the App-V 5.0 Sequencer and Client Deployment. The stand-alone model is recommended for the following scenarios:Full Infrastructure Model – The full infrastructure model provides for software distribution, management, and reporting capabilities; it also includes the streaming of applications across the network. The App-V 5.0..
    • With disconnected remote users who cannot connect to the App-V 5.0 infrastructure.
    • When you are running a software management system, such as Configuration Manager 2012.
    • When network bandwidth limitations inhibit electronic software distribution.

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//Richard

1st Test of Webroot SecureAnywhere – #Webroot, #SecureAnywhere, #BYOD – via @WeCloud

February 12, 2013 2 comments

It’s not very often that I test endpoint protection, antivirus or antimalware software. But tonight I started to have a look at Webroot and I must say that I’m really liking it!

There are some parts in particular that I like about it:

  1. It’s “cloud” based, so you don’t need your own costly infrastructure! 
  2. It takes seconds to deploy to a new Windows instance
  3. It scanned the XenDesktop controller that I installed  it on in 42 SECONDS! Wow! That’s amazing! 😀
    Scan_Time_42_seconds_wow
  4. The footprint is close to NOTHING!
  5. The installer is just a couple of MB!!
  6. It fits into the BYOD model

First of I just started a new trial, which was really easy! Just log on to the webpage and register, then after entering your info you’re all set and ready do deploy your “agents”.

My first thought was that this is really great for environments where you’d like low footprint, quick installation and low maintenance efforts of your antivirus software. And the way that Webroot does the scanning of the files etc. is so great and makes the software so quick and neat!

This must be perfect for XenDesktop and XenApp environments is my thought!! I’ll try it our more and will let you know! And why not provide this as an option in your BYOD program?

Here are some reviews that I was given by WeCloud, and they pretty much (or actually more) confirm that this is some good software!

PC Mag Review –  SecureAnywhere Antivirus
“Installer and program are incredibly tiny”
“Perfect score in my malware-blocking test”
 Read the review here!
 V3 Test & Review – Secure Anywhere

“Easy-to-use and excellently-designed malware protection with powerful central management and deployment features, and which should appeal to a wide range of businesses”. 
Read the review here!

AV Wars (RescuTechs LLC)
“No antivirus program we tested performed better at detection and removal of rootkits and scareware.”
Read the review here!

AV Test (Independent IT-Security Institute)
“100% Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)” 
Read the review here!

//Richard
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