Application Virtualization

Application virtualization refers to software technologies that encapsulate their applications from the operating system on which they are executed, in order to improve their compatibility, portability, and management.

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Build Digital Workspace Delivery Systems To Give Employees The Right Tools For Their Jobs

    March 6, 2017 David K. Johnson

    Employees in your company who engage with customers must become more agile, responsive, and informed. The corporate personal computing environment is now a mix of legacy technology that isn't well suited to help. A mosaic of technologies is evolving to offer optimal user experiences for Microsoft Windows-based desktops and applications that help employees stay productive, regardless of device or work style. This report provides a taxonomy to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders group the technologies and understand their characteristics. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Market Update: Service Virtualization And Testing Solutions

    Agile, DevOps, And APIs Accelerate SVT Adoption

    October 13, 2016 Diego Lo Giudice

    The service virtualization and testing (SVT) market has continued to grow and evolve since our Forrester Wave™ evaluation in 2014. This report updates the state of the market to help application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals better understand the SVT market and determine their product shortlist.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Top Eight Technology Trends That I&O Pros Should Watch: 2016

    August 11, 2016Eveline Oehrlich, Dave Bartoletti, J. P. Gownder, David K. Johnson, Andre Kindness, Michele Pelino

    Our infrastructure and operations (I&O) clients' two most common questions are, "What innovations are on the horizon that could transform I&O?" and "Are there any new offerings, suppliers, or technologies that we should experiment with?" In this report, analysts from across Forrester's I&O research team answer these questions based on insights gained from hundreds of interviews with our enterprise clients as well as from vendor briefings, the many research projects we conduct each quarter, and conferences we've attended worldwide.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Portfolio Evaluation Is The Key To Migrating Applications To The Cloud

    March 25, 2016 Bill Martorelli

    Cloud services in the enterprise are growing, as customers increasingly want to get out of the data center business. While these services offer flexible new options for CIOs, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals, and other business and technology leaders, they pose new challenges in sourcing and ongoing administration, particularly as attention shifts to systems of record and multicloud destinations. Many customers not only take a cloud-first view of migration but also pursue a "public cloud or bust" strategy. I&O pros should use effective portfolio evaluation — including strategic rightsourcing — to identify the right providers and migration candidates. Forrester reviews and revises this report periodically for continued relevance and accuracy; we are updating it now to reflect our latest research on migrating applications to the cloud.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Brief: VMworld 2015 Reveals A Disruptor In Transition

    VMware Woos Cloud-Native Developers In Its Quest To Overcome Its Innovator's Dilemma

    October 1, 2015 Lauren E. Nelson, Dave Bartoletti, Charlie Dai, David K. Johnson, Andre Kindness, Christopher Mines

    VMware recently revealed the direction that it's heading at its annual VMworld conference. In 2013, VMware announced its pursuit of three complementary product strategies for the BT agenda: 1) extension of virtualization to the fully software-defined data center; 2) launch of a public cloud service; and 3) a richer end user computing suite. These strategies were aimed at helping VMware's core infrastructure and operations (I&O) professional customers and its new targets: developers, business groups, and C-level executives. The new Photon Platform, vSphere Integrated Containers, and the NSX network overlay VMware unveiled at VMworld 2015 are concrete steps toward winning new champions, but VMware isn't there yet.

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