Traditional applications take up a tremendous amount of space on a desktop.
By virtualizing a major application and moving it to a server, you can increase the overall speed of your workstations. The application is then available on-demand, but doesn’t take up space on the hard drive of the physical desktop. It also becomes more flexible, by being more compatible with other machines and being accessible from any location.
Virtualized applications are streamlined and flexible.
- Streamlined. The virtual application not only saves on power consumption and bandwidth use, but it also allows for central management. Updates can easily be handled at the server level, rather than individually updating the application on every PC. Additionally, this creates increased compatibility, as there is no more need to worry about access issues when one machine has an update the others do not. With the application only being used as needed, your PCs will run faster in their other operations, increasing technological and general productivity. The application itself will run faster as well, since only the parts actually needed will be run at any given time.
- Flexible. The flexibility of a virtual application comes in a large part from its portability. Virtual applications can be accessed on the server from anywhere, enabling quick set-up of a home office, or easy remote access for the employee on the road. At the same time, this differs from the Software as a Service model, in that the application remains hosted on your privately owned servers, increasing the security and accessibility at the same time.