Application Virtualization – How It Saved My Life!


Sometimes you feel lonely… Imagine you can only switch off a SAN through its web GUI and you discover that the web front end just doesn’t work properly with IE8. And to complicate things, it doesn’t work with Firefox browser neither. Checking the vendor’s web site you find out that only IE6 and IE7 are compatible. At the age of Web 2.0 how comes a well-known storage vendor is still tied to Microsoft for it web front end huh?! Nevermind, Internet if full of workarounds and here is one I found that night at the customer’s data center.

What is it?
Spoon specializes in app virtualization and delivery technology, a family of sophisticated techniques that decouple apps from the underlying operating system and enable extremely rapid delivery and launch. It uses the famous Xenocode® virtualization engine.

How can the Spoon help me out here?
I went to http://www.spoon.net/browsers/, installed the plug-in then click on IE7 and a few seconds later the browser opened up on my desktop and I could manage my SAN!

How does it work at the back?
Spoon’s unique, integrated app virtualization and delivery engine allows most apps to launch after transferring less than 10% of the app content, and completely eliminates installation and dependencies such as the AIR, JRE, Silverlight, and .NET runtimes.

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About PiroNet

Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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