Since a few weeks ago, I organized my thoughts about Softricity announcement that they will work with the team handling Microsoft offers virtual applications and trends in the Management Server Microsoft Systems (SMS). What is the ad? What does this mean for Microsoft? What does this mean for Citrix Project Tarpon and Altiris software virtualization to solve? Most importantly, what does this mean for you?
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First of all, let me explain the basics of this very important announcement. In short, Softricity has a partnership with Microsoft, to offer products that combine the Softricity SoftGrid – including application virtualization streams and demand self-supporting – directly in server management Microsoft Systems (SMS). This means that any customer can now SMS to virtualize their application and use of SMS in the existing location. They can push virtual applications via SMS sending flow “on-demand using Softricity interesting method, and they can use the size of the SMS and asset management tools to identify and track both MSIS and virtual applications.
Softricity offers two versions of the product. SoftGrid for SMS Universal allows you to do what you can do with SoftGrid (virtualization and consumption) via SMS. SoftGrid for SMS VX (virtual connection) only allows you to virtualize – and the use of SMS, click for virtual applications to end users.
With this solution, no need to SoftGrid Management Console, as well as with their VX version (virtualization only, no flow) SoftGrid server. The only requirement for applications to be virtualized through Softricity in the sequencer. This process is similar to most traditional method of packing, so basically this means that if you use SMS, you do not have a lot of change in your process to get the benefits of virtualization and flow.
What does this mean for Softricity?
This is a great opportunity for Softricity! This announcement came a message to the market that Microsoft has chosen a partner for virtualization and flow. Besides the technical advantages of this announcement, it is important to understand that Microsoft is working with Softricity to sell this solution is mainly SMS-users. The reason for this is that it benefits both parties, as well as end users. Softricity benefits the player selected as the output stream and virtualization – and the possibility to market, where Microsoft now takes 40% of enterprises and 30% of places applications for small and medium businesses. Benefits of Microsoft, because they can now say that they need to address issues that cause many of the problems of subordinates and increase the use of SMS. In my humble opinion, this application is innovative, as you are now able to manage application delivery, update, delete, licensing requirements and inventory requirements with a single solution.
What does this mean for Microsoft?
Most of the complaints SMS, as the press can be reduced to one: the problem of application conflicts. For more information on these issues with SMS and other solutions, EDS, please read my installation or from paper.
Now, with SoftGrid for Microsoft SMS, you can eliminate many problems that are raised SMS adoption. Most of the cons in detail in the article “Installing and not” my (conflict, tests, etc.) were compiled for placement through the use of application virtualization SoftGrid. In short, it means that Microsoft has addressed weaknesses of SMS, which allows you to be the most complete solution for applications on the market today.
What does this mean for Citrix?
Since Microsoft is working with Softricity, the question then becomes, where does that leave the software to virtualize Citrix Project Tarpon and Altiris solutions? Let’s talk about the Citrix Project Tarpon in the first place.
Citrix Project Tarpon was first announced at Citrix iForum 2005. Citrix solutions, described it as “streaming.” This is basically Citrix entry software distribution and systems management market, designed for distributing applications for desktop and application of the conflict will be resolved through “an application isolation environment,” its technology as the main product, Presentation Server 4.0 (which, if you I read the “Add or no” paper, I think it’s not the case for virtualized applications). As Project Tarpon is still in alpha, beta and not official and / or technical courses have been prepared for us / me, I can not talk about how Citrix products to compare and compete with Microsoft SMS, except for what was described in Article I install or exit.
But you have to question what happens if they start to compete with SMS. There is no doubt, the best thing is to Citrix is their channel. They have one of the biggest sellers and most loyal in the industry. Just look at what they do with the Access Gateway Citrix. Acquisition of Net6, Citrix may use its extensive channel SSL VPN market by storm. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see what happens when the project was eventually court Tarpon, and they began to compete with Microsoft. Citrix may be that success in the market that Microsoft is now able to control somewhat more difficult than they can muster.
What does this mean for Altiris?
Unlike Citrix, Altiris software virtualization market beta plans to integrate into their broader decision to use the application. Altiris is now 6% of enterprises and 10% market share of small and medium-sized businesses to develop applications and solutions for virtually all aspects of the use and management of servers and applications (Microsoft numbers of competitors in the control room). He always gave Altiris feet in new residential areas, they want to immerse yourself in, but with Softricity / Microsoft agreement, Altiris found their rivals in the deployment of legacy applications, Microsoft will be marketing to them. Thus, while Altiris in more direct competition with Microsoft SMS. As Microsoft is very competitive in the corporate sector and almost put to SMS clients Microsoft enterprise, I believe that Softricity has the advantage of greater market share in the virtualization market applications.
What does this mean for you?
So what does this mean for you? Without too much detail about the problems we face in the use and application management, except to say that we always have a problem with the use of distributed network computing environment. We are obliged to conduct an inventory and accounting software licenses associated with the license agreement and rules of performing industry can be done using any of a variety of products available today. With the new Microsoft / Softricity partnership can standardize the industry leader, Microsoft Sever Management System (SMS), conflict resolution, using the Softricity SoftGrid for Microsoft SMS.
Of course, this is just one part of a single control problems and use. Microsoft SMS in conjunction with the Softricity SoftGrid for SMS, Terminal Services / Citrix and RES PowerFuse (as discussed in the search for unity of command) to give a very good response characteristics and applications to end users, allowing them to calculate the workstations, laptops and terminal servers in back-end systems and applications Although, administration, licensing, control of assets controlled by two easy to use tool.Tags: asset management tools, microsoft systems, virtual applications, virtual connection, virtualized