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App-V Shared Cache in 4.6 RC – Getting Started Guide

App-V 4.6’s feature called “App-V shared Cache” help to save costly disc space in a VDI environment. This isn’t to say that this methodology couldn’t be expanded from this. What do i mean by this. Let us take this example, “You’re a multinational organisation and want to provide VDI as a core method for user to access corporate infrastructure, this may mean you’ve a 1:1 or a many:1 VDI deployment. You also want to use app-v, with app-v when we stream an app to an end use on a machine the SFT file is streamed or loaded into a fsd file called sftfs.fsd. Now depending on number of apps that a user requires or the specific size that you’ve set for this fsd file to grow to will impact the storage requirements on your VDI.[…] Depending on my laptops lifecycle my app-v cache is anything from 7GB to 30GB in size for apps that i use. So using above example this could be a disks pace cost of: Number of workstation x the App-V FSD cache size = Amount of App-V disk storage used in VDI (2000 VDI x 20GB average FSD size per machine = 4000GB used for storage approx).”

More info: Getting Started with The App-V Shared Cache in 4.6 RC

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