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Application Virtualization Comparison Chart

One of the things I do on a weekly, if not more frequent basis, is talk about Application Virtualization, and even for someone who breathes this stuff, it’s getting pretty confusing out there, as new products are springing to market all the time.

There isn’t a good place that compares all the major players, and none of the individual product vendors seems to want to compare themselves. What we need is a good comparison chart!

I wish I had done this – but thanks to the good folks over at VirtualFuture.Info, it would seem that if I did, I would have just reduplicated efforts! Check it out:

Application Virtualization comparison chart |

OK, let’s Google for an Application virtualization comparison chart… mmm, not there. Why not make one?Why not make one?
So we did. My colleague Matthijs Haverink and I have written a comparison chart with the following products:

* Microsoft Softgrid *
* VMware ThinApp
* Installfree Bridge
* Citrix Application streaming
* Symantec Appstream
* Xenocode Virtual Application Studio

* This is Softgrid 4.2. From version 4.5 it’s called App-V. When App-V is released, this chart will be updated.

This comparison chart will be expanded with other solutions in the near future, but this is a good start.
Over the next few weeks, we will publish a review of all products in the chart, starting with Installfree by Matthijs.

Feel free to comment on this chart and when neccesary, we will correct the chart.

Download the Application virtualization comparison chart. (pdf)