Application virtualization and streaming
- March 11, 2020
The new coronavirus has begun to affect how U.S. companies are thinking about remote work. In this Q&A, Citrix's James Singh talks about how the company faced this problem in China -- and made it work.
- December 12, 2019
A new Citrix-AWS partnership could simplify application delivery. Analysts describe the news as sensible for the two companies.
- July 29, 2019
In this Q&A, VDC Research's Eric Klein explains why Chrome OS has jumped ahead of the market by providing a browser OS that addresses enterprise use cases.
- April 12, 2018
A few factors come into play that may make a XenApp migration not as easy as it looks for some organizations. Planning and testing will help IT handle version 6.5 end of life.
- February 23, 2018
IT can use published application monitoring to gain insights into app-related performance issues. ControlUp, which recently added it, is one vendor that delivers these metrics.
- November 21, 2017
With the ever-increasing popularity of cloud computing, organizations are also considering streaming their applications. Several cloud-hosted app services can help.
- August 30, 2017
At VMworld 2017, VMware aims to simplify app publishing by moving it to the cloud, and the Dell EMC VDI Complete bundle adds application virtualization.
- June 02, 2017
The Citrix vs. VMware rivalry is expanding into analytics. VMware's CTO of end-user computing says analytics will help IT better secure applications and data.
- June 02, 2017
The knock against Windows 10 S is it only supports Windows Store applications. Businesses that really want to adopt the OS can you use VDI to deliver other types of apps.
- May 25, 2017
The promise of simplicity and the backing of big-name vendors have drawn more eyes to application layering technology. But questions swirl around performance and compatibility.
- March 10, 2017
DaaS has a presence in the market, but adoption hasn't skyrocketed like some expected. Experts pondered the reasons in a roundtable discussion at IDC Directions.
- November 04, 2016
Until recently, IT shops experienced high bandwidth consumption and poor performance when it came to UC tools on VDI. That's changed with enhanced Skype for Business support from Citrix and VMware.
- August 17, 2016
Businesses are moving away from full virtual desktops to delivering individual apps from the cloud. The latest indication of this trend is the new XenApp express service from Citrix and Microsoft.
- July 11, 2016
Microsoft's launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on Aug. 2 includes new enterprise tools and features, but Windows 10 Pro customers may be disappointed.
- June 24, 2016
IT pros have run into several issues regarding App Volumes 3.0, saying it was rushed to market. And VMware's approach to different versions has only increased confusion.
- May 05, 2016
Parallels Remote Application Server 15 automates several tasks that frustrate IT, and it includes many of the same features as Citrix and VMware's app publishing products.
- May 05, 2016
Citrix's app virtualization platform sees an increase in customers in the first quarter of this year, thanks to companies adopting Windows 10 and ditching full virtual desktops.
- March 07, 2016
Get all the information you need about the Best of Citrix Synergy 2016 Awards, which will be announced May 26.
- July 27, 2015
BriForum 2015 included its usual focus on VDI, but the virtualization community is searching for ways to deal with mobility, too. Several vendors showcased advancements in app refactoring and virtual mobile infrastructure.
- April 10, 2015
Amazon has made the app purchase, delivery and management process easier for DaaS customers but is still catching up in the market.
- April 09, 2015
Citrix will bring the Internet of Things to many of its enterprise products, the company’s chief executive says.
- March 12, 2015
Unidesk 3.0 includes support for Microsoft VDI, giving some VMware Horizon users reason to consider a move to Hyper-V.
- December 23, 2014
Most -- if not all -- VDI problems have been solved at the close of 2014. Now anti-VDI is on the horizon. In the year to come, HP's Moonshot could gain traction with its back-to-basics approach.
- September 18, 2014
Months after releasing Azure RemoteApp Service, Microsoft remains quiet on licensing and pricing details. What does this mean for enterprise IT?
- July 16, 2014
Azure RemoteApp gives IT pros a way to deliver Microsoft apps from the public cloud without Windows, but before you sing hallelujah, there are a number of downsides to consider.
- July 16, 2014
The upcoming Azure RemoteApp cloud service from Microsoft bypasses DaaS and delivers apps to mobile devices without Windows. In part one of this two part story, we look at why Microsoft sidestepped Windows.
- May 09, 2014
Microsoft Project Mohoro details have emerged and sources say it is an Azure Remote App Service using Windows Server, not Windows client-based DaaS.
- April 22, 2014
VMware is trying to usurp Citrix's throne with Horizon 6, but the suite faces some challenges, including Citrix's years of app remoting experience.
- April 09, 2014
Citrix XenApp is no longer the only app publishing game in town; VMware Horizon 6 delivers virtual desktops, applications and offers central IT management.
- April 03, 2014
VMware's EUC portfolio lacks application publishing, but not for long. The company will deliver a platform to take on Citrix's XenApp.
- February 14, 2014
Spoon CEO Kenji Obata sounds off on the consumerization of applications and how the desktop space will look in the future.
- October 07, 2013
Speakers and attendees at Interop shared several interesting facts and figures about desktop virtualization deployment.
- August 23, 2013
VDI management tools that use layering are considered a godsend by IT pros who have tried other methods. Unidesk updated its layering tool this week.
- May 22, 2013
Citrix has officially ceased development and support for its Application Streaming feature, and has directed IT pros to use Microsoft App-V instead.
- March 15, 2013
A recent survey showed that VDI adoption is slow among small businesses. See what else it can teach you about your environment.
- November 07, 2012
The latest Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack supports Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, but for IT pros, its virtualization features set it apart.
- May 23, 2012
VMware's acquisition of Wanova gives View shops software to centrally manage virtual and physical desktops and a way to support departmental and user installed apps with VDI.
- May 16, 2012
VDI isn't known for delivering high-end graphics with great performance, but NVIDIA's virtualized GPU is about to transform virtual desktop graphics.
- April 10, 2012
OnLive Desktop is finally in compliance with Microsoft hosted desktop licensing. The move puts DaaS providers on a level playing field, but some want more from Microsoft.
- April 04, 2012
Microsoft App-V 5.0 offers a native app experience. It also gives IT pros a way to reduce storage requirements and more flexible management options.
- December 22, 2011
In 2012, VDI will be just one way to deliver desktops. IT pros will use various forms of desktop virtualization to deliver enterprise apps to mobile end users.
- September 08, 2011
IT pros want to virtualize Internet Explorer, but Microsoft licensing rules forbid the practice. Now, Microsoft has devised a legal way to run old versions of IE with Windows 8.
- August 30, 2011
With VMware View 5, virtual desktop customers get PCoIP improvements and persona management, among other things. But it can't really help with XP to Windows 7 migrations.
- August 24, 2011
Citrix fortifies XenDesktop 5.5 with RingCube's app delivery feature, along with XenApp 6.5 in virtual desktop race against VMware.
- August 17, 2011
Makers of client virtualization products love that Intel supports their model over server-based VDI, but the chipmaker really doesn't care.
- August 10, 2011
Enterprises that use the XenDesktop virtual desktop software from Citrix Systems can expect to see more personalized user applications with the company's acquisition of RingCube.
- August 05, 2011
New application delivery platforms aggregate SaaS apps and give IT a way to control how end users access cloud-based apps. Here are three to consider.
- June 29, 2011
VMware and Citrix VDI only go so far. IT pros must add user profile layers, application layers and more to create a true desktop experience through virtualization.
- May 17, 2011
VMware’s cloud application management tool Project Horizon is part of VMware's cloud strategy, as well as a response to the need for a way to secure enterprise cloud-based apps.
- March 30, 2011
It's still illegal to use application virtualization to run Internet Explorer 6 apps on Windows 7. But new software skirts Microsoft's rules and runs IE6 apps in IE8 browsers.
- January 10, 2011
Microsoft doesn’t support IE6 virtualization, but some IT shops violate their EULAs to run virtual Internet Explorer because the benefits outweigh the risk.
- December 06, 2010
Microsoft prohibits virtualizing Internet Explorer, but is the company reading its own application virtualization rules correctly?
- November 16, 2010
Want to virtualize applications like IE6 without a hypervisor or virtual machine? InstallFree Bridge may help you create a virtualized execution environment based on Windows XP.
- October 05, 2010
Application virtualization fixes compatibility issues for Windows 7 migrations, improves desktop application security and eases management. However, it has its limits.
- June 17, 2010
Why do app virtualization and virtual desktop projects implode? Let us count the many ways. At BriForum, experts described and gave advice on how to avoid common traps.
- May 21, 2010
Microsoft's Windows Server Update Services patch management tool now supports updates for all Microsoft application virtualization products -- including App-V.
- April 21, 2010
Now that organizations are beginning to move to Windows 7, they'll have to consider application compatibility. Terminal Services and virtual desktop infrastructure can help.
- February 24, 2010
Microsoft added features to App-V 4.6 and MED-V SP1 RC for migrating desktop apps to Windows 7, but Windows shops will want to test the application virtualization tools first.
- February 09, 2010
New virtualization technologies are bringing Apple's iPhone App Store concept to the enterprise. But is it a good idea?
- September 09, 2009
IT shops that upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 will get a bonus from Microsoft. The software vendor will include its application streaming technology in the license for free.
- July 22, 2009
IT shops want more efficient ways to deliver apps and manage end points. There are some promising technologies, but it's still early days and there is no clear vision on how to get the job done.
- June 03, 2009
Do you know the difference between application virtualization, isolation and streaming? Find out in this week's column from Brian Madden.
- May 13, 2009
Desktop virtualization offers many advantages over traditional desktop computing. Find out how utilizing disk image sharing can help you save big with desktop virtualization.
- August 14, 2006
When is application virtualization the way to go instead of thin-client computing? The two sound like they're trying to accomplish the same goal -- but naturally, they are far different approaches.