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ALSO CALLED: Virtualization, SV, Applications Virtualization, Application Virtualization
DEFINITION: Application virtualization (also known as application portability or application service virtualization) is the practice of running software from a remote server rather than on the user's computer. Dynamic link library (DLL) programs redirect all the virtualized application's calls to the server's file system. When software is run from the server in this manner, no changes are made to the local  … 
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Software Virtualization Reports
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Will Your IT Budget Scale? Realizing Massive ROI through Data Virtualilzation
sponsored by Delphix
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This resource provides insight into data virtualization software that has the ability to scale with your budget in order to maximize ROI and efficiency.
Posted: 22 Sep 2011 | Published: 19 Sep 2011


Extending virtualization in the data center with application infrastructure virtualization: An Introduction to WebSphere Virtual Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines application infrastructure virtualization as a new virtualization category within the data center. Continue reading to learn how this technology can augment the capability and value of existing server virtualizations.
Posted: 07 Jul 2011 | Published: 07 Jul 2011


Virtualization for Mission-Critical SAP Environments
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EBOOK: This expert e-book explains the recent trend towards running mission-critical SAP applications on virtualized servers. Read now for an overview of the current SAP virtualization landscape, as well as detailed answers for critical SAP virtualization questions.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Survival as a Service: The 4 Cloud Principles Every Software Vendor Needs to Know
sponsored by Runaware
WHITE PAPER: What do today’s software vendors need to know about the present - and future - of application design and delivery? This white paper examines the relevance of LIAs, Web apps, and RIAs in a cloud-centric world.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011


E-Guide: How to Determine Which Virtual Desktop Strategy Works for Your Company
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn how to determine which desktop virtualization strategy makes sense for your organization. Gain expert insight into why it’s important to figure out if you need to run shared applications. And discover how VDI reduces desktop management costs while helping you move to a more flexible IT infrastructure.
Posted: 06 Apr 2011 | Published: 06 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Migrating JEE Applications to SpringSource tc Server
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on the migration decision processes for determining whether to migrate your applications or portions of your applications from commercial JEE servers to SpringSource tc Server.
Posted: 02 Mar 2011 | Published: 02 Mar 2011

VMware, Inc.

E-Guide: Expert tips for virtualizing and packaging applications
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide from, discover how to virtualize your applications using VMware ThinApp. Determine which applications are good candidates for virtualization and gain insight into how to use this tool in your desktop environment.
Posted: 21 Feb 2011 | Published: 21 Feb 2011

VMware, Inc.

Things You Always Wanted To Know About Windows Profile Management
sponsored by Immidio
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines why Windows user profiles are so critically important for corporate IT environments and how they can be managed efficiently.
Posted: 15 Jan 2011 | Published: 15 Jan 2011


Migration to Windows 7 with Immidio Flex Profiles
sponsored by Immidio
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how to use Immidio Flex Profiles for making user profiles cross-platform compatible to Windows XP and Windows 7, both for migration projects and side-by-side scenarios using multiple versions of Windows simultaneously.
Posted: 15 Jan 2011 | Published: 15 Jan 2011


Network Evolution E-Zine: Building the Infrastructure to Enable the Changing Face of IT
sponsored by
EZINE: This issue of the Network Evolution E-Zine will cover the road to flat Data Center network architecture and more.
Posted: 04 Jan 2011 | Published: 04 Jan 2011

Network Evolution E-Zine: Building the infrastructure to enable the changing face of IT
sponsored by
EZINE: This issue of the Network Evolution E-Zine will cover the road to flat Data Center network architecture and more.
Posted: 07 Dec 2010 | Published: 07 Dec 2010

Migrating to Windows 7? Technology Points to Consider
sponsored by Novell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how endpoint management and related technologies can be used to streamline the migration process and discusses the role that Novell plays in this increasingly important market.
Posted: 18 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Sep 2010

Novell, Inc.

On-Demand Application Delivery
sponsored by Endeavors Technologies
WHITE PAPER: On-Demand Application Delivery provides a new model for software distribution, a stakeholder model that allows QoS control for the service provider, and better support for software deployment and maintenance. Read this white paper to learn how ODAD is going to revolutionize your organizations' desktops.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Endeavors Technologies

Beyond the Hypervisor: Optimizing Virtualization Management
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise Management Associates believes that sophisticated, integrated, heterogeneous, virtual systems management is a critical business differentiator for enterprises as they deploy and expand their virtualization infrastructure. Read this paper for more information.
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 | Published: 27 Jan 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Application Virtualization Delivers Cost-saving IT Solution for Georgia’s K-12 Peach County Education District
sponsored by InstallFree Inc.
CASE STUDY: As the systems and hardware continue to be replaced and upgraded, the incremental effort is minimal, even when moving to new versions of the operating system. The wireless system readily manages remote desktops using InstallFree, which links both the PC and the User to the virtual application.
Posted: 21 Jan 2010 | Published: 21 Jan 2010

InstallFree Inc.

E-book: Key trends in SAP managed hosting environments - is your provider keeping pace?
sponsored by Freudenberg IT
EBOOK: In this e-book, learn more about key trends affecting SAP managed hosting environments. Find out how the emergence of cloud computing is impacting the managed hosting market. Learn more about virtualization and find out important considerations when assessing managed hosting providers.
Posted: 09 Dec 2009 | Published: 08 Dec 2009

Freudenberg IT

End-to-End Service Management in the Virtualized Environment: Delivering on the Promises of Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This paper proposes an approach for IT to manage virtualized environments and shows how HP Business Service Management software enables IT operations to link specialists and specialized tools into day-to-day operations while keeping promises to business users.
Posted: 13 Nov 2009 | Published: 30 Oct 2008

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Virtual Data Center - Volume 16: Software Licensing and Support, Virtualization and the Cloud
sponsored by
EZINE: In this month's issue, find out which aspects of licensing need special attention in the virtual world. Also in this issue, make maintenance easier with a little bit of planning, and learn what to do when virtualization fails.
Posted: 11 Nov 2009 | Published: 11 Nov 2009

Resource Protection in Virtualized Infrastructures
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of security concerns and considerations that organizations must address when implementing virtualization.
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 03 Sep 2009


A Superior Hardware Platform for Server Virtualization
sponsored by Intel Corporation
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Server virtualization is helping IT organizations improve data center productivity in fundamental ways. To gain the full value of virtualization, you need servers that are built to handle the heavy and ever-changing demands of a virtualized and consolidated computing environment. Read on to learn more . . .
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 03 Sep 2009

Intel Corporation

Open Source at Intel: Building with the Ecosystem
sponsored by Intel Corporation
BROCHURE: This brochure details how Intel works with Open Source software developers who can adopt, change and redistribute the underlying code, helping drive rapid technological innovation.
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 03 Sep 2009

Intel Corporation

Getting Started with Application Virtualization
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper will answer key questions such as: What is application virtualization? How does an organization get started with understanding the basics? And, how can existing technology be used to accelerate an application virtualization deployment? Read on to learn more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

Flexera Software

Desktop Virtualization: Overcoming five real-world challenges
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Success with server virtualization is leading many firms to explore the next frontier - virtualizing employee desktops. The opportunities are significant, but so are the challenges, both technical and psychological.
Posted: 21 Apr 2009 | Published: 21 Apr 2009


Virtualization Podcasts: Infrastructure Solutions for Midsized Companies
sponsored by IBM
PODCAST: Midsized businesses need IT solutions that will help them by cutting costs, adding capabilities and reducing risks. Hear about key technologies, trends, best practices and solutions from IBM experts, IBM Business Partners and Industry Analysts that will help you address the IT challenges facing your growing business.
Posted: 18 Feb 2009 | Premiered: Feb 18, 2009


VMware ThinApp: Run Any Version of Any App on a Single OS Without Any Conflict
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
DATA SHEET: Find out how VMware ThinApp, the leading desktop virtualization solution, enables agentless application virtualization for accelerated software development and desktop deployment. With ThinApp, you can run any version of any application.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

VMware, Inc.
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SOFTWARE VIRTUALIZATION DEFINITION (continued): …  computer's operating system (OS), file system or registry. Computing resources are allocated based on changing requirements in real time. Advantages of application virtualization include: Cost savings on hardware. Cost savings on software and OS licenses. Ability to handle large and fluctuating work volume. Ability to run multiple versions of an application program concurrently on a single computer. Ease of application management, upgrading and migration. Ability to leverage resources without adversely impacting users. Optimal utilization of existing hardware. Flexibility in the acquisition … 
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