Azure is a great option if you’re using a technical architecture which is Azure ready. But, as soon as you have an application which was built for on-premise deployment then it becomes problematic.
The main inhibitor is undoubtedly the level of reinvestment required in a product to change its technical architecture to get it into the cloud.
Within Azure Remote App (ARA), application distribution requires constant (re)creation of templates (Golden images) to accommodate multiple users across disparate environments. When you consider an infrastructure which is distributing hundreds of applications to thousands of users, the headache of re-creating new Windows images is considerable and is a significant barrier to ARA adoption.
Win32 and .NET applications can be converted to Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps but how do you keep them up to date when you publish them to the Store for Business, or deploy with solutions like Citrix XenMobile or Microsoft InTune? This blog provides an example of how this can be done with Cloudhouse Compatibility Containers, enabling you to keep your apps update for your users. By Remko Weijnen, EUC Specialist
Cloudhouse Compatibility Containers enable you to take ALL your Server 2003 and Windows XP apps running on XenApp 4.5/5.0 and XenDesktop 5.x to the latest version of XenApp 7.x on Server 2012R2 and 2016, and Windows 10 with XenDesktop