Well, I've searched the forum and the net but found very little info.

We are in a corporate environment with offices around the world. All servers (so the backend databases) are in a central datacentre. We have physical desktops, VDI desktops and Terminal Servers. In the very near future we aim to sequence everything where it makes sense.

Question: when a new application is requested by the business (a daily occurrence) how to determine where to host that application (push to desktop, VDI, Terminal Server) ? Do you choose a single platform ?

My personal view is that the VDI experience should mirror the PC/notebook desktop. Terminal Server for online apps that need backend access. I don't like the idea that a user should go to a different platform to start up another application.

We have a simple decision tree/flowchart but that has issues. It only has binary Yes/No gates when often the answer for an application isn't a clear Yes/No. Secondly we only take account of "Is is Sequencable ?" then "Does the app need to be near the datacentre ?" then "Does the user require offline access ?" ..... but in truth there are many more attributes of an application that make it more suited for one platform or another.

Is there any recognised model to answer these question ?
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Declan,

I don't know if this is an answer to your question, but you could have a look at the concept of Deployment Type Requirement Rules in SCCM 2012.
I'm not able to check out this link myself unfortunately (internet restraints), but this video looks like a promising start:

http://windowsadminblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/sccm-2012-how-to-videos-2.html

PJ
Answered 01/23/2012 by: pjgeutjens
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Thanks PJ.

That is an interesting video that describes how to assign packages and sequences in SCCM according to rules criteria the admin selects in the GUI.
I'm looking more for how to make that platform decision, strategy, that guides the admin in making those selections.

I don't expect to find an answer here but I figured ... if you don't ask, you don't get [:)]

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Answered 01/23/2012 by: Future_machine
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Looking back on your question I realise I misinterpreted it, since you're kinda looking at a decision on a higher level. I can't really answer the question you did ask but let's hope other's will be able to help you out.

Kr,

PJ
Answered 01/23/2012 by: pjgeutjens
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