Accelerate workspace mobility with application layering

Simplify packaging, updating and delivering applications across any hypervisor, cloud, or end user computing platform

Traditional application management solutions have caused IT many problems, from having to repackage apps for every platform to being incompatible with the cloud—not to mention the strain on IT budgets. Application layering solves these challenges and offers IT the best way to separate apps from the underlying operating system so they can be managed once and delivered from anywhere, to any device.

Watch how the Citrix App Layering solution simplifies application management.

Learn how

The same App Layers and Layered Images can be delivered to any hypervisor or cloud without repackaging to make end user computing flexible and future-proof.

By starting below Windows and layering the OS itself, industry-leading Citrix App Layering can package and deliver all apps, including apps with deep OS dependencies, system services, and early-start drivers.

OS and app layers can be combined into a single virtual disk. These Layered Images™ can then be delivered through App Layering connectors for Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) and Machine Creation Services (MCS) as well as VMware View Composer/Instant Clones, eliminating the need to patch multiple images.

Elastic Layering™ delivers apps and personalization at login to non-persistent VDI and Citrix Virtual Apps/RDSH sessions to accelerate app delivery and increase return on existing investments.

The option to deliver apps pre-boot as part of a Layered Image minimizes the number of Elastic Layers that have to be attached at login for the fastest possible login times.

Citrix product

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • Simplifies application delivery with a greater return on investment.
  • Enables IT to package and deliver any app in minutes, on any hypervisor or cloud.
  • Eliminates image management by automating the process, reducing the number of images and silos.


Citrix App Layering at Synergy

Watch the Citrix Synergy session SYN103.


A Technical Overview of Citrix Application Layering

How Citrix App layering works and how it fits into Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environments.