Accelerate Windows Application Availability for Traditional, Virtual or Cloud Deployments
Software packaging and deployment is more complex than ever. Already under pressure due to severely constrained resources, IT is expected to deliver more cost-effective computing services by taking advantage of the latest technologies while empowering ever greater business productivity.
Recent trends are further complicating the job of IT. Consumerization of IT and bring your own device (BYOD) are just some of the trends that are creating new challenges. The boundaries between work and personal life are blurring, and users are demanding consistent self-service access to corporate services from wherever they are, on multiple device types, including desktops, laptops, smartphones and slates.
Traditional approaches for getting applications to users are no longer effective in the new user-centric computing model that enterprises are striving for. IT needs to find a way to manage and deploy new enabling technologies without driving up operational costs or increasing administrative complexity.
In response, IT organizations are launching strategic initiatives to meet goals related to:
- Desktop transformation
- Windows 7 migrations
- Application virtualization
- Mobile application management
- Self-service software requests
- The cloud
With so many initiatives in place, preparing and deploying applications in a reliable, consistent manner is complex, whether deployment is part of an operating system migration, application virtualization project, mobility initiative or business as usual. Doing so in a cost-effective way is at the heart of driving application usage and greater productivity.
In this environment, application readiness can be a daunting task. It requires a holistic process encompassing application discovery and cataloging, dynamic application compatibility assessment, remediation and conversion, testing and application deployment. It requires efficiency in deploying applications in bulk to handle the rollout of new and updated software as well as speed and convenience in fulfilling one-off software requests. Underlying a comprehensive application readiness process, IT needs proven solutions to automate and standardize the process and ensure reliable and consistent application packaging standards, no matter what technology you use to deploy your critical applications.
Key Phases to Full Lifecycle Application Packaging and Application Readiness
Flexera Software’s Application Readiness solutions offer substantial value to your enterprise. You can enhance their value by incorporating them into end-to-end processes that encompass application packaging and management, delivery through an enterprise app store and software licensing optimization. With tight integration across these areas, you can streamline and automate the effort involved in keeping applications in a state of readiness for deployment into a variety of environments, making applications easily and immediately available to employees, and effectively managing software licenses to ensure continuous license compliance while optimizing software usage and minimizing spend.
Flexera Software products uniquely manage software usage strategically across the entire enterprise software lifecycle and have long been a de facto industry standard in application readiness and application packaging—core components of a strategic approach to Application Usage Management. More than 10,000 enterprise, government and educational institutions rely on our solutions to reliably and rapidly package more than one million applications.
See how the global leader in application readiness and application packaging can help you facilitate enterprisewide deployments that minimize IT costs and increase application usability. To read more about this complete end-to-end solution, read our Six Steps to Continuous Application Readiness white paper.
Flexera Software Application Readiness Solutions
AdminStudio® Suite powers an enterprise's Application Readiness process, streamlining and accelerating migration to Windows 7 and 8, virtualization of desktop and server applications, mobile application management and day-to-day application packaging operations. It removes a major barrier to cloud adoption by automating the assessment, conversion and publishing of multiple virtual formats to both physical and cloud environments.
AdminStudio provides enterprise IT teams, including the MSI packager, with the most advanced software packaging tools to efficiently prepare reliable packages for desktop and server application deployment with a complete set of automated MSI packaging, customization, testing and management reporting capabilities. AdminStudio is the foundation of AdminStudio Suite, which includes: Application Compatibility Pack to automate testing for Windows 7 and 8, Internet Explorer and Windows Server, Virtualization Pack for preparation and management of virtual packages and Mobile Pack for managing Apple iOS and Windows Store apps.
Application compatibility is the number one challenge that enterprises face in migrating to Windows 7 and 8. As a result, more and more enterprises are looking for products to help automate the application compatibility testing and remediation. AdminStudio Application Compatibility Pack reduces time and effort involved in a migration to Windows 7 and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit versions) as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 by automatically assessing and fixing application compatibility issues. Additionally, the Application Compatibility Pack enables enterprises to test and report on web application compatibility with Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10.
AdminStudio Virtualization Pack prepares software for reliable application virtualization deployment with a complete set of virtualization compatibility testing, automated conversion, validation, editing and management reporting capabilities. With support for all leading virtual formats in a single tool and the ability to streamline and automate tasks, Virtualization Pack fast tracks the application virtualization and VDI projects, enabling enterprises to exploit new technologies, increase efficiency and reduce IT costs.
AdminStudio Virtual Desktop Assessment monitors the behavior of computers, users and applications, and provides full visibility into your desktop environment to help you plan more effectively, minimize risk and reduce user-centric computing and desktop virtualization costs.
AdminStudio Mobile Pack enables centralized management of mobile apps with the same tools and processes used for physical and virtual applications, enabling you to more effectively meet user demands for access to business apps from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
App Portal is for IT organizations that want to increase customer satisfaction by providing a self-service enterprise app store to deliver software to their business users faster while reducing the cost of service delivery and gaining visibility across software assets, maintaining accurate up to date license compliance records, and automating the software request and fulfillment process.
Workflow Manager® is a Web-based process management solution that gives IT total control over application readiness, application virtualization, OS migrations such as Windows 7™, and other desktop management processes.
Application Compatibility and Software Packaging Business requirements
- 2013 Application Usage Management Report Consumerization of IT: Opportunities & Risks
- The Fastest Way to Microsoft App-V 5.0 - Creating, Managing and Reliably Deploying App-V 5.0 Virtual Packages with AdminStudio Suite
- Meet the BYOD, 'Computing Anywhere' Challenge—License Management for Desktop Virtualization