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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    Citrix Releases XenDesktop 5.5, XenApp 6.5, & XenClient 2.0

    August 24, 2011
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    In what is sure to be seen as a carefully timed spoiler, Citrix today released XenDesktop 5.5, XenApp 6.5, and XenClient 2 along with new versions of the Citrix Receiver client less than a week before VMworld opens its doors in Las Vegas.

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    Get Your OS from VMware: Mobile Virtualization Platform

    June 21, 2011
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    Get Your OS from VMware: Mobile Virtualization Platform

    As a delegate for Tech Field Day 6 in Boston, I was introduced to VMware's Mobile Virtual Platform (MVP) which allows you to have a single hardened VM running within, currently, very few Android-based devices as such requires a version of Android from VMware for the virtual machine aspect of MVP. The first version of…

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    Citrix forges ahead with a cloud services focus

    May 30, 2011
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    Citrix’s annual Synergy conference held this week in San Francisco was kicked off with CEO Mark Templeton painting his view of the future, and the building and leveraging of cloud services. With the emergence and evolution of cloud services, Templeton believes that the industry has moved out of the PC (personal computing) era into a…

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    VMware sends mixed message with View 4.6

    February 28, 2011
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    When VMware first announced that it was going to license Teradici's PCoIP protocol for inclusion in View 4.0, its most visible shortcoming was that VMware did not plan to update the View Security Server at the same time. Setting aside any debate as to the performance characteristics of PCoIP on the WAN, the lack of…

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    A Perfect Storm in Availability and Performance Monitoring

    February 25, 2011
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    The right approach to monitoring a virtual or cloud based environment is to start with a clean sheet of paper, determine your requirements, and assemble a horizontally layered solution out of best of class vendor solutions that address each layer. Vendors should be evaluated on their mastery of one or more layers, their ability to…

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    The Beginning of the the End of the Era of Windows?

    February 16, 2011
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    While we may well be on the road towards VMware becoming the layer of software that talks to the hardware in the data center - removing Microsoft from that role, this is not the end of Windows. If Windows were just an OS, it would be severely threatened VMware insertion into the data center stack.…

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    Browsium Release Candidate available: time to put Internet Explorer Virtualization issues to bed?

    February 4, 2011
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    Application Virtualization allows users to use potentially conflicting software in the same workspace. Towards the end of 2010 there was a great deal of discussion about the complexity of using application virtualization to finally let corporations end their dealings with the recalcitrant Internet Explorer 6. In Virtualizing Internet Explorer: Microsoft takes the ball home and…

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    Ericom welcomes the desktop virtualization year with new release

    January 12, 2011
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    Ericom has has won the race to deliver the first new product release of the "Year of Desktop Virtualization" with the launch of Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect 5.7. WebConnect (sorry Ericom, but "PowerTerm WebConnect 5.7" takes too much space on the page to type out every time) is Ericom's answer to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, plus…

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    Will Scale Out Architectures Revolutionize Virtualization and the Cloud?

    January 11, 2011
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    Given that vSphere provides significant benefits in terms of cost savings and business agility, those benefits are tied to and constrained by the ability of vSphere to provide backward compatibility with existing legacy enterprise systems. This backward compatibility makes it impossible for vSphere to provide infinite horizontal scalability. Moving to the same architecture as the…

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