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InstallFree Leads Industry Support for Windows 7, Enables Deployment of Virtualized Applications Without Repackaging
InstallFree, Inc., developer of platform application virtualization solutions for enterprise desktop environments, today announced that the latest version of its flagship product, InstallFree Bridge, enables deployment of Win 7 without application repackaging and also extends support for 64-bit environments. The company continues to advance its core product with extended capabilities, enabling key strategic partners to support the widest range of application virtualization implementations in the market. Generally available in 45-days, the newest InstallFree Bridge will be demonstrated at Booth #2502 at the Moscone Center during VMworld 2009 in San Francisco, September 1-4.

“OS migration–especially to Windows 7, which will force a complete re-install for many enterprises–opens a brief window of opportunity for application virtualization to deliver not just immediate benefits, but also long-term strategic value for endpoint management,” said Andi Mann, analyst at Enterprise Management Associates. “By separating applications and settings from the OS, IT can manage any endpoint as a generic device, with applications and settings determined by user credentials, rather than physical location. This is a game-changing shift in the approach to endpoint management and, coupled with the benefits for OS migration, poses an immediate opportunity for broad improvement that will not be repeated for at least the lifecycle of the OS.”

In recent months, InstallFree has added significant partners continuing its market direction of enabling partners across the IT infrastructure ecosystem who are leveraging application virtualization to sustain competitive advantage for their enterprise computing solutions.

Business Service Management

BMC Software a leader in business service management enables complete closed loop change and configuration management for complete audit compliance. Together the partners enable 2-Factor discovery—both physical and virtual applications—which is critical to license and regulatory compliance.

PC Configuration Lifecycle and Security

BigFix is recognized as the emerging leader in consolidating security and system management services for enterprise-scale distributed IT infrastructures. The combined partner solution will deliver single-pane visibility to control physical and virtual assets, Improving IT security and compliance. 

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Red Hat, Inc. is the world's leading provider of open source solutions. The combined InstallFree-Red Hat technologies offer the marketplace a solution that delivers complete isolation of hardware, operating systems, virtual machines, and applications. Virtual applications are seamlessly supported across multiple desktop environments, and in greater numbers, due to decreased storage, processing, and network consumption requirements.

Cloud Computing

InstallFree has also partnered with Amazon AWS pursuing a technology direction of enabling application virtualization across the widest number of IT infrastructures. Hosted services partners like Amazon AWS and IP Services see the value that virtualization plays in enabling both on-premise and off-premise cloud deployments.

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:28 PM by David Marshall
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