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White paper

Application virtualization: Powerful delivery or problematic distraction?

Today, industry leaders such as Microsoft, Citrix, VMware and Symantec all offer virtual-application delivery solutions that combine standout features with scalability. But therein lies the problem: Using the latest application-delivery platforms is easy, but creating virtual applications is not.

Successful app virtualization requires expert-level experience with the Windows file system/registry, as well as a deep understanding of software installations to sleuth out a virtual package that will successfully install and run.

This white paper addresses need-to-know issues regarding app virtualization, including:

  • Is automation a workable solution for virtualizing large numbers of apps?
  • Can one platform automatically assess applications against all available virtualization technologies?
  • Beyond identifying compatibility issues, which solution addresses remediation?