Application Virtualization Software

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Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Desktops are a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in the cloud.

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Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS)

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…

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Citrix DaaS

Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, or XenDesktop) is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and application virtualization solution from Citrix.

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Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS)

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…

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Citrix DaaS

Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, or XenDesktop) is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and application virtualization solution from Citrix.

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VMware Horizon

A VDI solution used for the secure delivery of virtual desktops and apps from on-premises to the cloud. It is used to deploy, manage, monitor and scale desktops and apps across private, hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure using a cloud-based console and SaaS management services.…

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Nutanix AHV

Nutanix AHV is presented as a modern and secure virtualization platform that powers VMs and containers for applications and cloud-native workloads on-premises and in public clouds. Its tools and automated workflows simplify the day-to-day administration of VMs and containers.

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Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Desktops are a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in the cloud.

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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…

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V2 Cloud

Desktop virtualization doesn't have to be complicated. And V2 Cloud aims to make it simple. As a fully integrated Desktop-as-a-Service solution, V2 Cloud states they focus on speed and simplicity—so users can work faster from anywhere. V2 Cloud offers a free trial.

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Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)

Microsoft App-V supports the virtualization of applications, making them available to end users without an installation.

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Firework by Startpack

Firework is a program for turning web applications and websites into desktop apps, so that applications created in Firework look and function like regular programs. The vendor states applications will launch quickly and can be kept on the Taskbar or System Tray. Firework is useful…

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CloudShare

CloudShare is a solution for hands-on software experiences. From sales demos and POCs, to customer and employee training, certification, and testing, our virtual environments are customizable and allow the end-user to experiment with software in a safe environment that mimics their…

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Linux Containers LXD

LXD is a system container and virtual machine manager. It offers a unified user experience around full Linux systems running inside containers or virtual machines. LXD is image based and provides images for a wide number of Linux distributions. It supports various use cases, with…

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VMware ThinApp

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.

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OpenText Hybrid Workspaces

Formerly Micro Focus Desktop Containers or Novell Application Virtualization, OpenText Hybrid Workspaces gives remote workers access to apps and data. They can leverage any device for secure access to applications and data whether remote or on-site.

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Firecracker

Firecracker is an open source virtualization technology that is purpose-built for creating and managing secure, multi-tenant container and function-based services. Firecracker enables users to deploy workloads in lightweight virtual machines, called microVMs that may provide security…

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Parallels Secure Workspace

Parallels Secure Workspace (formerly Awingu) is a unified workspace that offers secure and audited access to company files and legacy, web and SaaS applications in a browser-based workspace, accessible via any browser, on any device. The solution is described by the vendor as non-…

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GO-Global
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GO-Global helps to reduce the cost and complexity of delivering Windows applications to users, wherever they are. GO-Global enables Windows ISVs to publish applications from any public, private, or hybrid cloud, to any device that supports a browser. GO-Global states that their service…

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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-…

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hyperService Platform

HyperService Platform from San Francisco based company NextAxiom is software for application virtualization.

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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…

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CeedoClient
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CeedoClient from Israeli software company Ceedo supports application virtualization for enterprises or personal use, essentially allowing apps to run without installation.

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Evalaze
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Evalaze is an application virtualization offering from German company Dögel.

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Glassware
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Canadian company Sphere 3D offers Glassware, a tool which provides a container-based approach to application virtualization.

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PACE Suite
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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…

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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…

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Cameyo
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Cameyo is a cloud-native Virtual Application Delivery (VAD) platform that enables the secure delivery of Windows and internal web applications to any device from the browser without the need for Virtual Desktops or VPNs. Cameyo aims to provide a simple, secure alternative to VDI…

Learn More About Application Virtualization Software

What is Application Virtualization Software?

Application Virtualization Software provides access to applications that are not installed on your physical device. These applications are used in the same manner as if they were present on your device. Apps are set up in remote servers and delivered to an end-user. Multiple apps run in self-contained virtual environments on a client’s computer. Virtualization enables applications to run through different operating systems and browsers without any dependencies.

Other categories of virtualization include virtualized desktops running on remote server OS, server virtualization that partitions server resources into multiple virtual servers, network virtualization that manages entire networks as a single entity, and storage virtualization that pools the physical storage of multiple network devices to appear as if they were a single storage device.

Application Virtualization Software Features

Application Virtualization Software will include many of the following features.

  • Support a wide range of applications
  • Run multiple apps on the same device
  • Application isolation, minimizing application conflicts
  • Support Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, Android
  • Support cross-platform operations (such as running Windows apps on iOS, Android, or macOS)
  • Support legacy applications
  • Support multiple types of endpoint devices
  • Security and access control
  • Application mobility
  • Cloud-based installation

Application Virtualization Software Comparison

Consider the following when using Application Virtualization Software.

Use Case: Some vendors (Citrix and Cameyo), focus on specific areas such as Windows or web applications.

Licensing: Obtaining a site license provides the flexibility to expand the number of devices and users without impacting your budget, helping support BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and remote work.

Challenges: Applications that will encounter challenges and additional complexity with virtualization include anti-virus software, which is OS device-dependent, performance monitoring and debugging tools, applications with OS-specific device drivers for peripherals such as printers, and heavy graphics applications which can encounter lag time during rendering.

Pricing Information

Depending on the technologies and features provided, virtualization software tools have a wide price range. Pricing models include annual or monthly licensing based on the number of devices, users, or sites. Annual maintenance is usually included, along with upgrades, and support. Obtaining a price quote is recommended. Depending on your requirements entry level pricing can range from $375 to $3,200 a month.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does application virtualization software do?

Application Virtualization Software permits a user to access applications that are not installed on their devices. The application experience is the same as if it were present on the end user’s computer. The software allows applications to run on a variety of operating systems and web browsers.

What are the benefits of using application virtualization software?

Application virtualization software centralizes infrastructure management, eliminating the need for installations across multiple devices, facilitating application delivery, maintenance, updates, fixes, and permissions while minimizing application conflicts. Virtualization portability supports BYOD, remote work, and anytime, anywhere access. Application virtualization protects data as the information is not processed or stored on the endpoint devices.

How much does application virtualization software cost?

Licensing is based on the number of users, devices, or sites. Depending on the features offered and your requirements, introductory monthly prices can range from $375 to upwards of $3,200. Vendor quotes are often required.