Thinstall, the leading Application Virtualization solution provider, today announced it has joined the prestigious SAP® Enterprise Services Community Advisory Group (CAG) for Virtualization, which was formed in response to customer demand for solutions to implement virtualization strategies. SAP has selected members to contributed use cases and best practices, collaborating on a governance model that will allow SAP® applications to be supported by virtual machines Thinstall is recognized as a leader in application virtualization, and joins member companies Cisco, EMC, Intel, NetApp, Novell, Virtual Iron and VMware in the newly-formed advisory group.
"The drive toward the centralization of services and thus the growth in the desire for centrally managed applications has captured the attention of new ISVs and other vendors and brought new competition into the market," says Michael Rose, associate research analyst, Enterprise Virtualization Software at IDC. "Thinstall's application virtualization solution is an important contribution in SAP’s cross-industry group, and will help develop standards for compatible, interfacing system solutions for the future market."
Thinstall is a client-less, server-less application virtualization solution that allows applications to be packaged into simple EXE files that run in user-mode, isolated from the host PC, without installation or changes to the local desktop’s registry and file system. Thinstall simplifies the application process by eliminating the need for a pre-installed client and allows the applications to run securely and directly from any shared drive with no infrastructure enhancements.
Thinstall can transparently stream large applications from a shared network drive with no client or server software to install, as well as run the application “off-line” on the PC. Deploying “Thinstalled” applications run from any LAN, WAN, USB, CD-Rom drive, etc., with zero-footprint on the host PC. This eliminates regression testing and run-time conflicts, which result in costly technical support that erodes profits. Thinstall virtually eliminates QA testing against multiple platforms and other applications, allowing a faster time to market and ensures a flawless end user experience.
“We’re delighted with the opportunity to add the power of Thinstall, a proven leader in application virtualization technology, to this assembly of industry leaders working with SAP on virtualization strategies,” said Henrik Rosendahl, executive vice president of Thinstall. “Customers need solutions to deal with the increasing costs of application deployment and secure desktop management. This pressure combined with the demand for reduced IT infrastructure costs while ensuring business continuity and disaster recovery make virtualization best practices vital for today’s business.”
About SAP Enterprise Community Advisory Groups
Member advisory groups are aimed at addressing key business challenges within a particular industry or technology. These groups propose new enterprise services, review enterprise services offered by SAP, and provide feedback on best practices. This collaboration yields a robust, constantly evolving set of enterprise services, which SAP then packages and makes available through the enterprise services repository in SAP NetWeaver. As a result of this collaboration, members will have use of a larger collection of enterprise services when composing business solutions that are more interoperable and customizable.