Horizon 7, you have several options regarding application provisioning: You can use traditional application provisioning techniques, you can provide published applications rather than a remote desktop, you can distribute application packages created with VMware ThinApp, you can deploy applications as part of a View Composer or instant clone base image, or you can attach applications using App Volumes.
Deploying Individual Applications Using an RDS Host You might choose to provide end users with published applications rather than remote desktops. Individual published applications might be easier to navigate on a small mobile device.
Deploying Applications and System Updates with View Composer Because linked-clone desktop pools share a base image, you can quickly deploy updates and patches by updating the parent virtual machine.
Deploying Applications and System Updates with Instant Clones Because instant clone desktop pools share a base image, you can quickly deploy updates and patches by updating the parent virtual machine.
Managing VMware ThinApp Applications in Horizon Administrator VMware ThinApp™ lets you package an application into a single file that runs in a virtualized application sandbox. This strategy results in flexible, conflict-free application provisioning.
Deploying and Managing Applications Using App Volumes VMware App Volumes offers an alternative way to manage applications by virtualizing applications above the operating system. By using this strategy, applications, data files, settings, middleware, and configurations act as separate, layered containers.
Using Existing Processes or VMware Mirage for Application Provisioning With Horizon 7, you can continue to use the application provisioning techniques that your company currently uses, and you can use Mirage. Two additional considerations include managing server CPU usage and storage I/O and determining whether users are permitted to install applications.