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Droplet Computing deployment examples
Moving from an older version of an operating system to a new one is seemingly one of those tasks that is never ending. Just as you finish one project, another new or updated operating system pops up. Even then, vendors have different versions of the same operating system. Take Windows 10 for example. Currently we are on the ninth ‘Windows 10 version’ (1903) of that particular operating system.
Then there are the migration projects. These could be down to a simple hardware refresh, initiated due to older hardware not supporting the latest operating systems, an OS upgrade to embrace new features (especially security related), or a migration to a cloud-based desktop environment. Either way, invariably these projects stall due to the incompatibility between the application and the operating system.
At the end of the day, the challenge is in making applications available to end users, regardless of the hardware and operating system. After all, end users only really care about the applications.
How Droplet Computing simplifies and enables migration
With Droplet Computing’s semi-connected container technology, you can decouple applications from both the underlying hardware and the operating system, setting them free. Applications are simply containerized, allowing them to be delivered to a new operating system, hardware platform, or cloud-based desktop service regardless of the type of device, all with the added advantage of being secure, and the ability to work online or offline.
Freeing your applications now allows you to seamlessly migrate to new, modern, and supported platforms.
Applications are simply installed directly into the Droplet Computing container completely unchanged. There is no need for any complicated packaging. The container can be easily delivered using the application delivery mechanisms you currently use today. There is no need to refactor, package, sequence, or virtualize the applications to make them work. Unless of course you already deliver them in that way, in which case Droplet Computing will allow you to continue with this delivery method but now with the added advantage of being able to run these applications on the new hardware and OS, as well as other non-Windows devices and operating systems.
Delivering containerized environments ensures that you remain secure, removing the typical vulnerabilities associated with staying on unsupported platforms, while allowing you to refresh your hardware.
To see how you can set your applications free to enable you to migrate to a new platform, contact us for a free trial, or demonstration to see how Droplet Computing can enable and simplify you migration projects.
It was once quoted by a well know blogger in the EUC space that “if we ever have a nuclear holocaust, the only things that will survive will be cockroaches, Twinkies, and Windows legacy apps.” Even in this cloud-enabled world in which we find ourselves today, how do we take these applications, that still remain firmly rooted to specific hardware and operating system versions, and deliver them into the modern world? These applications are often referred to as legacy apps, but in reality if they are still being used, then surely, they are current apps and not really legacy at all?
But the question still remains, how can you move these apps to an environment that embraces both the new and the old?
Continue using your applications with Droplet Computing containers
With Droplet Computing’s semi-connected container technology, you can decouple your applications from the both the underlying hardware and operating system, setting them free. Once containerized you can simply deliver your applications to your choice of device, and all regardless of the device type and whether you are working online or offline.
You are no longer limited by the device, the operating system, or only being able to work when connected.
Your legacy applications can simply be installed directly into the Droplet Computing container unchanged, and then delivered using the application delivery mechanism you use currently. There is no need to refactor, package, sequence, or virtualize the applications to make them work. Unless you already deliver them in that way, in which case Droplet Computing will allow you to now extend the ability to run these applications on whatever device you choose to use.
To see how you can set your applications free to enable you to migrate to a new platform, contact us for a free trial, or demonstration to see how Droplet Computing can enable you to still run your applications on modern platforms.
Wouldn’t it be great if you had the freedom of using your own device at work?
With Droplet Computing containers you can do exactly that. The Droplet Computing container delivers a completely isolated environment on to your personal device that can be fully encrypted, and policy controlled by your work IT administrator, delivering your work applications securely.
All of your personal applications & documents are not visible to your employer, and are still available for you to use, as the Droplet Computing container just runs as an application on your device without change. This isolation allows you to use your personal device for work purposes whether you are online or offline safe in the knowledge that your personal data is not being controlled or monitored.
The work applications required are installed directly inside the Droplet Computing container meaning that they are available to the end user at any time, online or offline allowing you to continue to work regardless of your connected state. Any documents you create or edit inside the container can automatically synchronise with folder on your device and in turn synchronise back to the corporate network when you are connected again.
Simplifying the device conundrum for IT
One of the reasons BYOD is not always easy to deliver is due to the different devices that an end user could potentially want to use and whether IT can even deliver apps to that device. The Droplet Computing container solves this as it runs across multiple platforms. All you need is the Droplet Computing App for your particular device type to be installed locally on your device, and you chosen Dropet Container Image file. For IT admins this means they no longer need to worry about the device type and can simply deliver containerized apps to the device regardless of form factor, operating systems, or even chipset type. The perfect solution for contractors, temporary workers, and full-time employees alike.
To see how you can embrace BYOD, by containerizing your applications, click here for a free trial, download the legacy application whitepaper, or contact us today.
With Droplet Computing containers your applications now become truly mobile.
Containerizing your applications removes the dependencies on both the operating system and the underlying device, effectively freeing the application. With new found freedom comes new opportunities in the form of being able to run the applications on non-native platforms. For example, you could now take the full-blown version of Microsoft Visio, containerize it, and then run it on macOS.
Build once, deploy many
With your applications now containerized, you can deploy the container to as many devices as you want. Not only that, the very same container will run on a variety of different device platforms, without having to change it. You simply ensure you have the container on the device. For example, you could be running on a Windows platform in the office and then continue working from home on a Mac, using exactly the same container. If you introduce a file sync solution then you could have the container automatically sync across multiple devices. In fact with the Droplet Computing multi-platform license you can do exactly that, and allow the container to run on more than one type of device, ultimately delivering high availability and business continuity for the end user.
To see how you can deliver true application mobility, across multi-platforms, contact us for a free trial, or demonstration to see how Droplet Computing can enable you to redefine your application delivery.