The future of application virtualization

Computer Business Review did a nice overview of today’s application virtualization solutions from Altiris and Softricity, also discussing upcoming Citrix competing technology:

Late last year Citrix announced it too would be developing application streaming technologies to make centrally managed desktop applications available on- and off-line to client machines.

With its Tarpon development Citrix plans to use the same Application Isolation Environment (AIE) technology as it does in its Presentation Server Version 4 system.
This will package up and then stream applications from one machine to another where they are then executed locally on the client. Again, the applications themselves are not really installed but rather, it is their files, DLLs and registry settings that are executed in an AIE…

Read the whole article at source.