Application virtualization is technology that allows users to access and use an application from a separate computer than the one on which the application is installed. Using application virtualization software, IT admins can set up remote applications on a server and deliver the apps to an end user’s computer. For the user, the experience of the virtualized app is the same as using the installed app on a physical machine.
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The most common way to virtualize applications is the server-based approach. This means an IT administrator implements remote applications on a server inside an organization’s datacenter or via a hosting service. The IT admin then uses application virtualization software to deliver the applications to a user’s desktop or other connected device. The user can then access and use the application as though it were locally installed on their machine, and the user’s actions are conveyed back to the server to be executed
The three biggest benefits of virtualized applications are:
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