There are two main approaches to application virtualisation. The most established approach centralises applications within the data centre that are then delivered to a desktop when required. As far as the user is concerned, the application is installed locally. As well as making access to an application potentially available from any device within the organisation, it also simplifies the rollout of new versions across the organisation.
One of the leading technologies for application virtualisation is Citrix XenApp
and our many years experience with it means that we are able to both implement and support XenApp deployments of all sizes and complexities.
An alternative approach sees applications converted into a single executable file. The application is then simpler to deploy, as users will be able to access it quickly when required from a central server. Other benefits include the ability to run multiple versions of the same application on the same device without the conflicts that can typically arise and an overall reduction in storage needs.
Leading technologies in this area include VMware ThinApp
(formerly Thinstall) and Microsoft Application Virtualisation
and we have practical knowledge of both of these.
Our wide experience in these application virtualisation technologies means that we can recommend the most appropriate technology for customers and ensure it is implemented successfully.