Release: Symantec/Altiris SVS 2.1

Altiris, still operating as an independent subsidiary, releases first minor update since Symantec acquisition: Software Virtualization Solution (SVS) 2.1.

This new version introduces support for Microsoft Windows Vista and major capability to stream virtualized applications, through a partnership Symantec made with AppStream.

Despite acquisition SVS is still offered in a Personal edition, free of charge, and a Professional one. The Personal Edition is available here.

The more application virtualization solutions become popular the more it’s evident they need streaming capabilities to fully deliver Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) paradigm.

For this reasons vendors are working to offer both capabilities in a single solution: Softriciy (acquired by Microsoft), Ardence (acquired by Citrix) and Thinstall all offer both capabilities.

Time for a new Symantec acquisition?

The Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.