Novell today announced the availability of Novell® ZENworks® Application Virtualization 9. This latest release leverages a unique approach to application harvesting that enables enterprise IT staff to tap into a library of trusted resources and find the best stored version to build the necessary virtual application dynamically. By harvesting work that has already been done, IT users can scan a target endpoint and quickly build a set of needed virtual applications, saving time and ensuring quality.
ZENworks Application Virtualization 9 includes access to a large number of pre-built templates for building virtual applications based upon tested and optimized application configurations. These Web-based templates provide IT administrators with access to a central repository that includes the most up-to-date versions of common applications. Building applications using templates greatly reduces the manual labor necessary to configure virtual applications, while Web-based access eliminates the need to upgrade the version of ZENworks Application Virtualization each time an application needs to be updated, reducing IT labor and costs.
“ZENworks Application Virtualization 9 removes the complications typically associated with application deployment by building upon work that IT has already completed,” said Eric Varness, vice president of product management and marketing at Novell. “By harvesting from our new library of trusted, pre-built application templates, customers can reduce the costs, complexity and time delays required for application compatibility testing and management.”
Additional customer benefits of Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 9 include:
- Offline Streaming Support – Novell provides the fastest adaptive application streaming in the industry and now offers the ability for streaming applications to be executed without a persistent web connection.
- “Juke-Boxing” – Reducing the time and hassle associated with downloading multiple sub-products that aren’t being used in an enterprise, “Juke-Boxing” affords the ability to launch individual products from within a single application stream for suite applications.
- Application Control – Ensuring IT can maintain compliance with its license agreements, portable virtualized applications can now be configured to only execute for users who meet defined criteria, such as Microsoft Active Directory membership or if the device is being managed by ZENworks.
Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization is currently available.