Application virtualization separates the application configuration layer from the OS. It enables applications to run on clients – including desktops, servers and laptops – without being installed, and to be administered from a central location. This has huge implications for everything from patch and upgrade management to deploying and terminating applications.
Application virtualization makes IT deployments significantly easier and more efficient. Since applications no longer compete for DLL versions or other shared aspects of their environment, there's little need to test new applications for conflicts with existing applications before they're rolled out. And these virtual applications can run alongside ordinary, installed applications – so not everything needs to be virtualized, although doing so avoids many problems and decreases the time end-users spend with the helpdesk trying to resolve them. An effective application virtualization solution also enables you to manage both virtual applications and installed applications from a common interface.
Application Virtualization Technologies:
Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization transforms applications into virtualized, network-available services resulting in dynamic delivery of software that is never installed, never conflicts, and minimizes costly application compatibility testing.
The advantages of Microsoft SoftGrid include:
- Minimized application conflicts and regression testing
- Simplified OS migrations and patching
- Integrated business continuity for applications
- Secured desktops
- Starting from the datacenter and working out toward the end-user, there are four critical best practice objectives that Citrix focuses on with their product:
- Control application at their source
- Secure access to applications
- Optimize applications over the network
- Monitor the end user experience
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