VMware View 4.5 Offers Improved ThinApp Integration

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 19, 2010

While not expected to be available until later this year, VMware is already providing details on its upcoming release of View 4.5. As noted in this Search Target story, one of the biggest improvements in Version 4.5 is that ThinApp will not only virtualize desktop applications, but server enterprise applications as well.

The upcoming version of VMware's VDI software offers new features to extend its server virtualization power to the desktop.

"Todd Knapp, chief technology officer of Providence-based IT consultancy Envision Technology Advisors, said what the company plans for ThinApp is 'huge.' Though he could not provide specific details because of a nondisclosure agreement, Knapp said ThinApp 'marries what Citrix has done with application virtualization to what virtual desktops can deliver.'

"With View 4.5, users will be able to package desktop and server applications in ThinApp virtual machines (VMs). ThinApp allows applications to run independently of Windows or other operating systems, eliminating app conflicts. It also eliminates operating system co-dependency -- which is what VMware intends with its 'Virtual Datacenter OS' strategy."

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