Applications Definitions

  • A

    app virtualization (application virtualization)

    App virtualization (application virtualization) is the separation of an installation of an application from the client computer that is accessing it.

  • application layering (app layering)

    Application layering is a technology that delivers individual apps or groups of apps in layers distributed to users' virtual desktops at login. This allows IT to manage and update apps and base images separately.

  • application streaming

    Application streaming is an on-demand software delivery model that takes advantage of the fact that most applications require only a small fraction of their total program code to run.

  • B

    browser virtualization (in desktop virtualization)

    Virtualizing a browser helps companies run mission-critical applications in legacy browsers.

  • C

    Citrix AppDisk

    Citrix AppDisk is a software component of XenApp and XenDesktop that delivers applications in layers independently from the virtual desktop operating system. This process allows administrators to update and manage apps separately from base images.

  • Citrix FlexCast

    Citrix FlexCast is a delivery technology that allows an IT administrator to personalize virtual desktops to meet the performance, security and flexibility requirements of end users. Currently, there are five different FlexCast models available.  

  • Citrix XenApp

    Citrix XenApp is an application virtualization product that extends Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host desktop sessions and apps to users via the Citrix HDX protocol. It can run on Citrix XenServer or other server virtualization platforms.

  • continuous media

    Continuous media is data where there is a timing relationship between source and destination.

  • G

    Glassware 2.0

    Glassware 2.0 is an application virtualization tool IT admins can use to containerize legacy apps and deliver them to users on newer operating systems.

  • L

    Liquidware FlexApp

    Liquidware FlexApp is an application layering technology that stores user or department-specific applications on virtual hard disks or virtual machine disk files and delivers them separately from users' Windows virtual desktops at login.

  • M

    Microsoft App-V (Microsoft Application Virtualization)

    Microsoft App-V is a tool IT administrators can use to virtualize and stream applications to users from a centrally managed location.

  • P

    published applications

    Published applications are virtual software programs that function as if they were installed locally.

  • R

    Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

    Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is an application-level protocol for the transfer of real-time media data.

  • S

    streaming application

    A streaming application is a program that has its necessary components downloaded as needed instead of being installed ahead of time on a computer.

  • U

    user installed application (UIA)

    User installed applications (UIA) are programs that are installed on a computer by an end user, instead of by a corporate IT department.

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