Brian Madden posted a very interesting article about application delivery in a Windows environment.
He considered 9 ways to do so, including 3different with products like VMware and Softricity, underlying pros and cons:
- Application Streaming and Virtualizatiion
Use something like Softricity to stream the application to the user’s device on demand
- VMware PC
Build a huge VMware server and divide it into multiple VMs, with each VM running Windows XP. Provide remote access via XP’s built-in remote desktop
- VMware Clients within Terminal Server / Citrix Sessions
Build a server and install terminal services and Citrix. Install VMware Workstation (or Microsoft Virtual PC) as a publish application in Citrix. Then “publish” a VMware disk image for each user. Users connect to the published VM via ICA
Read it at source.
Be sure to read comments as well. The first one states: Citrix should have bought VMware or vice versa and I found it pretty interesting.