Application Virtualization Software

Best Application Virtualization Software include:

Microsoft App-V.

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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Parallels Remote Application Server
92 ratings
74 reviews
Top Rated
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 by P…
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenDesktop)
73 ratings
25 reviews
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenDesktop) is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and application virtualization solution from Citrix.
Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
54 ratings
16 reviews
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.
VMware ThinApp
2 ratings
1 reviews
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.
Desktop Containers (formerly Novell Application Virtualization)
3 ratings
1 reviews
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 part …
CeedoClient
CeedoClient from Israeli software company Ceedo supports application virtualization for enterprises or personal use, essentially allowing apps to run without installation.
Ericom Connect
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 calle…
hyperService Platform
HyperService Platform from San Francisco based company NextAxiom is software for application virtualization.
DxEnterprise
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 availabilityHuge …
Evalaze
Evalaze is an application virtualization offering from German company Dögel.
Symantec Workspace Streaming (discontinued)
Symantec Workspace Streaming was an application designed to allow organizations to make it easier for their workforce to be productive no matter where they are working by enabling on-demand application provisioning, real-time software license management, and off-line access for disconnected or remot…
Inuvika OVD Enterprise
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 browsers. …
NComputing vSpace
NComputing vSpace is virtual desktop and application virtualization technology from global company nComputing.
PACE Suite
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 reg…
Glassware
Canadian company Sphere 3D offers Glassware, a tool which provides a container-based approach to application virtualization.
NVIDIA GRID vAPPS
The NVIDIA GRID vAPPS option supplies virtualization to supply additional functionality to GPU intense apps.
Ormuco Edge PaaS & Decentralization
Ormuco Edge is a PaaS and decentralization solution for fog computing, edge computing and decentralization needs.According to the vendor key business benefits and features include:Ready for 5G networksReady for roaming (users in motion)Compatible w/ any edge equipmentOffering on-demand, automated se…
CloudShare
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 utilize…
Workspot Cloud Desktops
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. Differentiat…
AppsAnywhere
AppsAnywhere is a software delivery platform that gives students and staff access to the software they need to get their work done wherever they are, both on and off campus. Boasting more than 2 million students at over 200 universities and colleges worldwide, the vendor states AppsAnywhere improve…
Azure Windows Virtual Desktop
Windows Virtual Desktops are available through Azure, a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in the cloud.
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
28 ratings
0 reviews
Microsoft App-V supports the virtualization of applications, making them available to end users without an installation.