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AppStream joins Altiris for virtualisation of application delivery

On-demand application deployment systems provider AppStream has announced that it has joined the Altiris Developer Program.

Altiris claims to be a pioneer of service-oriented management systems and in joining the developer programme, AppStream has optimised its technology to be compatible with Altiris Software Virtualisation Solution technology to deliver virtualised, on-demand application delivery.

The result of the new combination is that IT departments can use AppStream 5.1 to provide delivery and activation of applications virtualised by Altiris SVS software.

SVS software is claimed to eliminate conflicts between applications and does not alter previously set up Windows installations. AppStream technology provides streaming to deliver on-demand applications to the desktop.

Further features include increased control of software environments, more efficient service with true on-demand application delivery and software repair, flexibility to quickly move users and applications between computers, reduced software licence costs, reduced testing and helpdesk costs through conflict-free software operations.

Streaming is becoming an integral component of the application virtualisation market segment, which is predicted to grow significantly over the next 12 to 24 months, according to Andi Mann, Enterprise Management Associates senior analyst.

He says, "Streaming is an instantaneous delivery mechanism that complements software virtualisation. Streaming combined with the ability to virtualise applications is a powerful combination for software management and control."

Other benefits of software virtualisation and streaming include rapid application migration and the ability to lock down desktops while maintaining end-user productivity.


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