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VMware App Volumes (formerly CloudVolumes)

VMware App Volumes (formerly CloudVolumes) is layering software that puts applications into compartments for easier deployment in a virtual desktop infrastructure environment.

App Volumes builds a virtual machine disk file for applications and connects them to a user desktop or virtual machine. Administrators can use App Volumes to remove, to update, or to install applications for users in real time. App Volumes allows applications and data to follow end users across devices and sessions.

VMware acquired CloudVolumes in August 2014 and released it with the name App Volumes in December 2014. App Volumes is free to owners of the Horizon View Enterprise bundle and can be purchased as a standalone product. In addition to Horizon 6, VMware says App Volumes will work in Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp and RDSH.

This was last updated in February 2015

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