Virtualization

Application Virtualization Cost Reduction Study

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Executive Summary

PCs can run applications without installation, through a revolution in application management called Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) which is part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). When a user initiates an App-V virtual application, App-V streams the first 20-40% of the application required in order for it to be launched. Using App-V, the author revolutionizes software delivery and breakdown the "Software push" paradigm by enabling users to "Pull" or "stream" applications as they need them vs. pushing applications to targeted machines at a specified time. Users no longer have to wait for installation to complete as installation is no longer required.

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