This is a question that burns on the lips of many of the customers that I visit, especially those who are just starting out with this whole App-V thing. To make my life easier I have drawn up a feature comparison to make clear the fundamental differences from an application management and delivery standpoint. However, I am well aware that this is a very contentious and hotly debated subject, therefore before you check it out please read the following:
- This only serves as a reference and does not advocate one delivery over another, rather outlines what each solution can offer, chose what works for you!
- While the green and red are indicative of pros and cons it is important to remember, what someone may consider a disadvantage might be seen as completely irrelevant to someone else.
- They are two very different beasts, SCCM is a massive all encompassing management solution and App-V Full Infrastructure is efficient and humble way to get packages out into your environment, by its nature SCCM will have a larger feature set, therefore I have tried to limit comparisons to only things that concern package management and delivery.
- As always, feel free to ask questions or voice your opinions in the comments section at the end of the post!