Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization is an easy-to-use solution for deploying your Windows, .NET and Java-based applications in compact, pre-configured virtual executables that run in your existing IT environment. Distribute the executables via the web, USB keys or from your existing desktop management infrastructure. There are no additional agents or device drivers to support, and no virtual machines to set up or manage. If you prefer to build MSIs and deploy them using MSI distribution tools, ZENworks Application Virtualization is capable of doing that, too. Using this approach to application deployment, you can dramatically reduce deployment and maintenance costs associated with traditional application setup and distribution while ensuring a high-quality end-user experience.
Say goodbye to application conflicts
Novell ZENworks virtualized applications run in an isolated environment that's immune to conflicts with internal applications. Each virtualized application is packaged with all application files, settings, runtimes, and components needed to run immediately. Applications act just like they would if they were installed locally, but your operating system, registry and run-time environments remain unchanged.
Slash the time required to test and deploy applications
Preparing applications for deployment has traditionally required time- and labor-intensive testing. According to Gartner Research, it's the primary reason most companies only have 10 to 25 percent of their application portfolios packaged. As a result 75 to 90 percent of applications are installed manually. Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization accelerates application deployments by dramatically reducing the need for pre-deployment testing.
Keep desktops secure
Distributing new applications on locked-down systems is an arduous process. Maintaining changing registries, files and DLLs on these systems often results in tough choices regarding security versus compatibility. By isolating application resource interdependencies, Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization helps you manage secure environments without compromise.
Make it easy on your IT staff
Easily adopt virtualized applications into your existing IT environment. There are no additional agents or device drivers to support and no virtual machines to set up or manage. Step-by-step wizards automate the creation process. It can even optimize the virtual application to run directly from DVDs or USB drives. Use pre-configured virtual applications profiles for the most popular desktop productivity and browser offerings.