Application Virtualization comparison & reviews

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Pros
  • + Highest rate of app compatibility of all virtualization products. The simplest packaging of all products, very little skill required. Native support for drivers. Ability to control isolation or integration of individual files and reg keys. Citrix Ready and SCCM Integrated. Has powershell cmdlets for automation.
  • + Has an excellent file, registry, directory and URL redirection feature, making it perfect for those migrating from e.g. Citrix XenApp streaming who relied on similair functionality.
  • + Unique feature set and packaging tool makes it great for those incompatible legacy apps.
  • + You can isolate the network stack
  • + No requirement for agent install on client machines. Transparent flat file package format.
  • + Relatively high rate of app compatibility. Flexibile solution with a tool for manually adding apps to servers with the SWV tool or stream with SWS.
Cons
  • - Doesn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t have a very large online community outside of Software2\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s recipe library which is not free.
  • - While a lot is possible with the product, some things require some manual steps. Limited scripting framework. Packaging discipline can become complex for richer integration such as shell extentions. Citrix and SCCM integration isn't streamlined. Lacks a large online community.
  • - Development of the product was a bit slow compared to those from smaller vendors. EOL.
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