Best Application Virtualization Software include:
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.