Thinstall Announces Application Virtualization Suite 3.0

Thinstall Application Virtualization Suite 3.0 helps simplify the application process with its client-less application virtualization solution that allows applications to be packaged into simple EXE files that run in user-mode, isolated from the host PC, and without the need to install or change the local system's registry or file system. The company is one of the last remaining application virtualization startu

Thinstall Application Virtualization Suite 3.0 helps simplify the application process with its client-less application virtualization solution that allows applications to be packaged into simple EXE files that run in user-mode, isolated from the host PC, and without the need to install or change the local system's registry or file system.

The company is one of the last remaining application virtualization startups to remain independent. Softricity SoftGRID was acquired by Microsoft and Altiris SVS was recently acquired by Symantec.

Thinstall virtualizes software packages which is not to be confused with products such as those from VMware which virtualizes the entire operating system environment. Instead, by virtualizing software packages, applications themselves become easier to deploy and manage. The application itself becomes isolated from the operating system and the other applications on the machine by getting wrapped into its own isolated sandbox environment. By doing so, it protects the local machine against changes made to the file system and registry and enables true separation of application and OS.

Some of the key features in their Virtualization Suite 3.0 product include:

  • Instant zero-footprint deployment

  • User-mode only, no device drivers

  • No client or Server required

  • Fast, lightweight virtualization

  • Streaming capability without server or client

  • Support for offline execution

  • Windows Vista ready - instant migration

  • File System and Registry isolation eliminating conflicts

  • Sandboxing to protect machines against modifications

  • Support for most Windows applications

Henrik Rosendahl, executive vice-president of Thinstall said, "The new Thinstall Application Virtualization Suite 3.0 reduces support costs by eliminating runtime conflicts and speeds time to market." He continued, "Until now, one of the most time consuming and expensive components of delivering software was testing. Months of regression testing doesn't eliminate installation or run-time conflicts which result in costly technical support that erodes profits. Thinstall virtually eliminates QA testing against multiple platforms and other applications, allowing a faster time to market and ensures a flawless end user experience."

A 30-day evaluation of the product can be downloaded, here.

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