Enables enterprises to migrate from existing applications to new Windows OS
VMware has launched application virtualisation software ThinApp 4.5, which enables adoption of Microsoft Windows 7 in the enterprise by providing compatibility for legacy and custom applications across multiple Windows operating system environments.
The company said claims the ThinApp 4.5 allows enterprises to migrate existing applications to new Windows OS such as Microsoft Windows 7, eliminating conflicts between operating environments, and extending the life of application investments.
According to VMware, the new version features simplified application migration to Windows 7; broad Windows 64-bit support; easy upgrade from older ThinApp Applications with Relink; advanced performance accelerator that reduces page file usage for virtual applications and allows for quicker application invocation and reduces network bandwidth by as much as 50%; secure registry journaling protection; and enhanced community support.
VMware claims that its ThinApp 4.5 also streamlines application security, updates, patches and performance while delivering applications to nearly any device, reducing application management costs of up to 60%.
Jocelyn Goldfein, vice president and general manager of desktop business unit at VMware, said: Customers know that they must upgrade their aging PC infrastructures to remain competitive and to continue to receive the operating system support required to run their businesses.
“But the process of testing, coding, migrating and deploying decades of applications without interrupting business operations is a daunting cost and commitment. Application virtualisation via ThinApp is a proven solution to help enterprises address this challenge, enabling them to meet their strategic goals quickly and cost effectively.
The ThinApp 4.5 is available through sales and its network of OEM partners and channel partners. Pricing for VMware ThinApp Suite is $5000.00. It is also bundled in view premier for $250 per concurrent user.