Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenDesktop) is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and application virtualization solution from Citrix.
Application Virtualization Software
Application Virtualization Software Overview
What is Application Virtualization Software?
Application virtualization means running an application on a machine, which does not actually have the application, installed. Instead, the application resides on a virtual machine on a server in a different location and using the operating system of that remote server. Access to the application by the end user is over a LAN or WAN.
Application Virtualization Features & Capabilities
Among the most important application virtualization features are:
Support for a wide range of applications and application types
Capable of delivering to a wide variety of endpoints with few restrictions such as driver management, etc.
Ease of deployment
Ease of packaging applications into a single executable
Access control through authentication, IP address etc.
The concept of virtualization generally refers to separating the logical from the physical, and that is at the heart of application virtualization too. The advantages of this approach to accessing application software are that any incompatibility problems between the local machine’s operating system and the application are irrelevant; The user’s machine is not actually using its own operating system.
Advantages of Application Virtualization
Application virtualization, by decoupling the applications from the hardware on which they run has many advantages. One advantage is maintaining a standard cost-effective operating system configuration across multiple machines by isolating applications from their local operating systems. There are additional cost advantages like saving on license costs, and greatly reducing the need for support services to maintain a healthy computing environment.
This concept is similar but not identical to cloud computing which has some additional features like automatic capacity provisioning.
Application Virtualization Products
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Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp) is software for application virtualization, specifically for deploying needed WIndows apps across a host of devices, providing compatibility and mobile accessibility to a team of users.
Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS, formerly 2X RAS), is application virtualization technology, billed as a solution to extend the life of legacy OS (like Windows XP) with its virtual desktop for any device. Maltese company 2X Software developed the technology, but was acquired b...
VMware ThinApp is application virtualization software allowing legacy web applications to run on newer OSs, post-migration, also for running apps across a variety of devices (e.g. flash drives, locked-down computers, etc.) for accessibility and security.
Micro Focus offers Desktop Containers (formerly Novell Application Virtualization which was acquired by Micro Focus in April 2015), which is dedicated to deploying Windows applications in a secure, conflict-free containerized fashion. The application is available as a standalone solution or as pa...
Nutanix AHV is native, enterprise-grade virtualization included with the Enterprise Cloud OS.
Microsoft App-V supports the virtualization of applications, making them available to end users without an installation.
CeedoClient from Israeli software company Ceedo supports application virtualization for enterprises or personal use, essentially allowing apps to run without installation.
Ericom Connect, Enterprise and Professional, from Ericom Software in New Jersey, is an enterprise-level, cross-platform remote administration solution for issuing support across a very large network, from any device, via a unified management console. Ericom also offers an SMB targeted solution ca...
HyperService Platform from San Francisco based company NextAxiom is software for application virtualization.
DxEnterprise is multi-platform Smart Availability software that is designed to achieve the highest levels of availability for SQL Server instances, Availability Groups, containers, and apps across both Windows and Linux environments. DxEnterprise customers get:Instance-level high availabilityHu...
Evalaze is an application virtualization offering from German company Dögel.
Symantec Workspace Streaming is part of the Symantec Endpoint Management family of products, for virtualization of applications and cross-platform support, as well as license and application upgrade management.
Inuvika OVD Enterprise is a virtualized application delivery platform. It delivers Windows and Linux apps and shared desktops to any device. Users can access their apps through OVD native clients on Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Chromebook, and Raspberry Pi-based devices, and HTML5 browser...
NComputing vSpace is virtual desktop and application virtualization technology from global company nComputing.
PACE Suite is an application packaging and virtualization tool for: Creating MSI packages, patches, transforms, App-V and ThinApp packages, Universal Windows Platform app packages.Package authoring for managing custom actions, integrating scripts, managing permission settings for file system and ...
Canadian company Sphere 3D offers Glassware, a tool which provides a container-based approach to application virtualization.
The NVIDIA GRID vAPPS option supplies virtualization to supply additional functionality to GPU intense apps.
CloudShare's virtual IT lab technology enables organizations, large and small, to leverage data centers for building replicas of their current production environments in the cloud for a number of use cases. Training: Companies training employees, customers, or partners to use their software util...
Windows Virtual Desktops are available through Azure, a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in the cloud.
Workspot cloud desktops offer an enterprise-class, SaaS platform designed to deliver high performance Windows 10 desktops from Azure. Workspot’s turnkey platform gives IT the ability to provision and deliver the perfect desktop, workstation or application for employees around the globe. Different...