InstallAnywhere Datasheet

InstallAnywhere Benefits

  • Deliver a professional and consistent installation experience for physical, virtual and cloud environments
  • Build Docker images, virtual appliances and traditional installers from a single build process
  • Take existing and new products to new markets by eliminating complex installations
  • Support the latest versions of Microsoft® Windows®, including Windows 10, and Windows Server®
  • Avoid risk exposure and non-compliance by creating ISO 19770-2 compliant software tags
  • Choose the edition (Professional or Premier) that suits you best and customize

If you develop multiplatform applications, relying on homemade installation scripts can cause serious problems. Creating setups for every platform you target is a time-consuming and error-prone process, and it often leads to release delays and installation errors that frustrate end users and increase your support costs.

InstallAnywhere® is the leading multiplatform installation development solution for application producers who need to deliver a professional and consistent installation experience for physical, virtual and cloud environments. From a single project file and build environment, InstallAnywhere creates reliable installations for these on-premises platforms: Windows®, Linux®, Apple®, Solaris®, AIX, HP-UX and IBM®.

Advanced functionality in InstallAnywhere enables you to take existing and new software products to a virtual and cloud infrastructure. Use InstallAnywhere to easily create cloud-ready, multi-tier virtual appliances to deploy multiplatform applications automatically to Amazon EC2, and create enterprise-ready, multi-tier virtual appliances to deploy multiplatform applications automatically (OVF 1.1 Compliant).

“Not only was I able to create our installers on the same day that I downloaded InstallAnywhere, but each installer ran without errors on all platforms.”

Shawn Campbell, Principal Release Engineer, Yantra

Docker Support Enables Maximum Deployment Flexibility

InstallAnywhere is also the first multiplatform installation solution to support Docker, enabling you to easily build both Docker images and traditional installers from a single InstallAnywhere project. Docker is an open source platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications, on any system or platform supported by Docker: virtual, physical or cloud.

Create Cloud-Ready Virtual Appliances

Advanced functionality in InstallAnywhere enables you to take existing and new software products to a virtual and cloud infrastructure. Use InstallAnywhere to easily create cloud-ready, multi-tier virtual appliances to deploy multiplatform applications automatically to Amazon EC2, and create enterprise-ready, multi-tier virtual appliances to deploy multiplatform applications automatically (OVF 1.1 Compliant).

Flexera Software has set the standard for strategic installation solutions–InstallShield® and InstallAnywhere–delivering unmatched experience and knowledge for application producers and making it easy for your enterprise customers to deploy and manage your applications when, where and how they are needed by streamlining the deployment process.

Reduce Software Development Time

InstallAnywhere enables even novice installation developers to create professional, customized setups for virtually any platform. It comes with an easyto- use interface that helps you build an installation project that can install your software on multiple platforms. No matter how complex your application, InstallAnywhere gives you the tools to create reliable setups. It has powerful customization options, accessibility support, and advanced installation configuration options that make everything from simple projects to the most complex server software deployments manageable.

Impress End Users with Customized Installations

Make a great first impression with InstallAnywhere by using custom graphics, animation, and transparent images to create an installation experience that matches your software’s branding.

What’s New in InstallAnywhere 2015

Offering maximum software deployment flexibility, InstallAnywhere 2015 now enables application producers to build Docker images, virtual appliances as well as traditional installers—all from a single build process. InstallAnywhere is the first multiplatform installation solution to offer Docker support. InstallAnywhere 2015 also simplifies deployment of complex applications by enabling your installations to connect to the leading database servers, and ensures installations support Windows 10 and the latest digital certificate requirements from Microsoft. Highlights of InstallAnywhere 2015 include:

Simplify Deployment of Web/Server Applications—Traditional, Virtual and Cloud Infrastructures

  • Create Java-based Installations for Multiplatform Applications, including Windows 10 - Save time by creating a single installation project to build installations for each of the platforms your applications support, including the latest updates from Windows, Apple, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX and IBM. Easily support platformspecific installation requirements, read and set system environment variables, create aliases, install shortcuts and links, and manage Windows services and registry edits. Create 64-bit installations to install applications into Windows Server Core environments where the 32-bit subsystem has been disabled. (Premier and Professional Editions)
  • Support Latest Microsoft Certificate Requirements - Be prepared for 2016’s new signature requirements with support for SHA-256 certificates and digests. (Premier and Professional Editions)
  • Install Web Apps to Tomcat™ and WebSphere® - With just a few clicks, create installers that can securely deploy WAR and EAR files to Apache Tomcat and IBM® WebSphere. Built-in panels make it easy for the installing user to specify the web server’s host name and credentials. When installing to WebSphere, the built-in panels additionally account for capturing the customer’s SSL truststore and password, SOAP ports, and Administrative Security information. These variables are all prodevined and could optionally be added to custom panels if preferred. (Premier Edition)
  • Create Installs that Connect to IBM BD2, Microsoft SQL, and MySQL - Simplify development of installations for complex applications by ensuring your installations can easily connect to the leading database servers: IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL, and MySQL. Built-in panels give your users the ability to easily connect installations to their preferred database server. (Premier Edition)
  • Powerful Multiplatform Development Environment Support - Improve efficiency by creating installers from the same platform on which your Java or multiplatform application is coded, such as Windows 10, OS X 10.10 and popular Linux distributions. Efficiencies include an intuitive user interface for easier navigation, Merge Modules that enable you to reuse shared code across multiple InstallAnywhere projects, and a Javabased automation interface to script common tasks. InstallAnywhere helps enable customer compliance and license management by supporting the addition of ISO-19770-2 software identification tags during the installation build process. (Premier and Professional Editions)
  • Build Docker Images from Any InstallAnywhere Project - Increase your deployment options and simplify installation development by automatically creating Docker images and traditional multiplatform installers from a single InstallAnywhere project. Easily search and pull images from public and private Docker repositories to build containers that run your distributed applications on any system or platform supported by Docker--virtual, physical or cloud. When designing the Docker image, InstallAnywhere automatically creates Dockerfiles, easily customizable with your edits. (Premier with Virtualization and Cloud)

Support for the Latest Platforms

InstallAnywhere provides support for the latest platforms, including Windows, Apple, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX and IBM. See the full list of supported target systems (installer environment) on the InstallAnywhere/Requirements page on the Flexera Software website.

“Customers access our products in increasingly complex environments–from physical, traditional environments to cloud and virtual environments–and we need to make it easy for them. Flexera Software understands this. InstallAnywhere, with its easy-to-use interface, is the engine that enables Axway to deliver a seamless, consistent user experience when deploying Axway Secure Client on various operating systems in multiple environments.”

Paul French, Vice President, Strategy & Markets, Axway

Licensing Option – InstallAnywhere can be purchased as a concurrent license, ideal for larger engineering teams who need to share or float licenses among a maximum number of simultaneous users at a company.

InstallAnywhere Virtualization and Cloud

InstallAnywhere Cloud Pack streamlines the deployment process in the cloud and in enterprise virtual machine hosting environments. (Only available with InstallAnywhere Premier)

InstallAnywhere Standalone Build

Support continuous integration practices by building InstallAnywhere projects on a separate clean build system. Separate module. (Single license included with Premier Edition; requires an additional purchase for Professional Edition)

Functionality Professional
Edition
Premier
Edition
Virtualization
and Cloud
Edition
Create Java-based Installations for Multiplatform Applications, Including Windows 10 — Save time by creating a single installation project to build installations for each of the platforms your applications support.  
Support Latest Microsoft Certificate Requirements — Be prepared for 2016’s new signature requirements with support for SHA-256 certificates and digests.  
Install Web Apps to Tomcat and WebSphere — Install web apps directly to Apache Tomcat and IBM WebSphere.    
Create Installs that Connect to IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL, and MySQL — Simplify development of installations for complex applications by ensuring your installations can easily connect to the leading database servers: IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL and MySQL.  
Build Docker Images from Any InstallAnywhere Project — Increase your deployment options and simplify installation development by automatically creating both Docker images and traditional platform installers from a single InstallAnywhere project.    
Create Cloud-Ready Virtual Appliances — Reuse existing installation project information to simplify the process of creating Amazon Machine Images. These images can be shared with customers or deployed directly to Amazon EC2 to facilitate cloud migrations.    
Enterprise-Ready Virtual Appliance Builds — Build faster and easier by creating virtual appliances directly from existing virtual machines.    
Build Multi-Tier Virtual Appliances — Simplify evaluations and production deployments of multi-tier applications by bundling several virtual machines into a single enterprise-ready virtual appliance.    
Silent, Console, and GUI Installations — Support for a wide range of deployment scenarios. InstallAnywhere installations support running silently, via console, or through graphical wizards.    
Multilingual Runtime Support — Present installation text in up to 31 different languages for localizing installations.    
Powerful Multiplatform Development Environment Support — Improve efficiency by creating installers from the same platform on which your Java or multiplatform application is coded.  
Easily Create Upgrades — Simplify development and installation of upgrades with a standard framework to automatically detect and remove prior versions of your applications.    
Automation Interface — Support continuous integration practices and reduce manual editing by leveraging automation scripts to edit, build, and test installations via Java APIs.    
InstallAnywhere Standalone Build — Support continuous integration practices by building InstallAnywhere projects on a separate clean build system. (Separate module -- single license included with Premier Edition; requires an additional purchase for Professional Edition.)    

About Flexera Software

Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and the value they derive from their software. Our next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. Over 80,000 customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source for the knowledge and expertise we have gained as the marketplace leader for over 25 years and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products. For more information, please go to: www.flexerasoftware.com

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