Application Virtualization

Application Virtualization covers application layering and application delivery approaches like streaming applications, and local application virtualization. Infrastructure as a Service focuses upon isolating the operating system from its underlying hardware and allowing multiple instances of operating systems to share that underlying hardware. Application Virtualization focuses upon isolating application from their underlying operating systems.|This make it unnecessary to install applications into operating systems, makes it easier to update new versions of applications, and breaks the dependencies between versions of applications and the specific versions of operating systems. Popular application virtualization offerings include Microsoft App-V, VMware ThinApp, and the XenApp Plugin for Hosted and Streaming applications.

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    Centrix Software Simplify Windows 7 Migration

    April 2, 2012
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    DesktopVirtualization

    In supporting increasing needs for agility in a world driven by the increasing consumerization of IT (CoIT), desktop transformation can no longer be seen as an infrequent process. To quickly deliver change, you need to best understand what the impact of that change is. Auditing should be continuous as seasonal or limited use applications that…

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    News: AppSense Labs relesase AppSense StrataApps for free

    April 2, 2012
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    ApplicationVirtualization

    AppSenseLabs released StrataApps. AppSense StrataApps is the first self-service application virtualization solution to work in physical desktop environments, not just virtual desktop environments, allowing users to separate applications from their base desktop build.

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    Windows 8 – Extending the Desktop to the Mobile World

    March 28, 2012
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    DesktopVirtualization

    There has been a lot of buzz and coverage about Windows 8 since its consumer preview. There will be some very cool features with this release and one feature that really stands out with me is that Microsoft added an additional supported processor type in that Windows 8 will run on Intel, AMD and now…

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    Numecent’s CloudPaging: Polished App Streaming or a Brand New Outfit?

    March 22, 2012
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    ApplicationVirtualization

    Numecent believe Cloudpaging has the potential to impact all connected devices where software needs to be delivered rapidly and securely. Cloudpaging isn;t just a fancy marketing term for a re-branded application virtualisation. Numecent have delivered a new application delivery technology that is poised to open up a new application delivery mechanism not only for enterprises,…

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    Fix the App or Add Hardware?

    March 8, 2012
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    ApplicationVirtualization

    While participating in the GestaltIT Virtualization Field Day #2, I was asking PureStorage on whether or not SSD based storage was throwing hardware at a problem that is better fixed, by changing the code in question? What brought this thought to mind was the example used during the presentation which was about database performance. This…

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    Browsium Ion: time to get going from IE6?

    February 7, 2012
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    Browsium Ion: time to get going from IE6?

    Reports on IE6's death are often greatly exaggerated. IE6 is still there alive and well in a large swathe of enterprise desktops. This puts a risk on projects that look to move an organisation beyond Windows XP. Browsium's Ion addresses the fear uncertainty and doubt many had with Unibrows. Browsium Ion gives corporate users what…

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    The SOPA and PIPA Kerfluffle

    January 20, 2012
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    The answer is to dramatically narrow the scope and set of enforcement actions for SOPA and PIPA so that they target just offshore sites engaged in large scale commercial piracy and so that the existing safe harbor for sites that take content from users is both maintained and formally recognized as an exception to the…

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    Grading VMware’s 2011

    December 8, 2011
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    VMware has had a great 2011. Product execution was excellent on all fronts except for VMware View where there are also larger strategy issues afoot. VMware is and likely will remain next year not only the most important, but the best system software vendor on the planet. We can only look forward to continued progress…

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    Citrix offers no compromise Windows applications on smart phones

    November 23, 2011
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    At its European Synergy conference in Barcelona last month Citrix announced a major update to the Citrix Labs skunk works project that was previously known as Project GoldenGate. Golden Gate was a technology demonstrator that was designed to show how to a common off the shelf application, in this case Microsoft Outlook, could be reworked…

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