Application Streaming

Application Streaming Application streaming is an on-demand software delivery model that takes advantage of the fact that most applications require only a small fraction of their total program code to run. Like progressive downloads in video or audio, application streaming is completely transparent to the end user. The server sends the client enough information to launch the application (usually as little as 10% of the application) and then streams the rest to the client in the backgroun...
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Host-based virtual machine

Host-based virtual machine A host-based virtual machine is an instance of a desktop operating system that runs on a centralized server. Access and control is provided to the user by a client device connected over a network. Multiple host-based virtual machines can run on a single server. With a host-based virtual machine, data is contained on the server, server resources can be allocated to users as needed, users can work from a variety of clients in different locations, and all of the v...
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Desktop Virtualization

Desktop Virtualization Desktop virtualization is the concept of isolating a logical operating system (OS) instance from the client that is used to access it. There are several different conceptual models of desktop virtualization, which can broadly be divided into two categories based on whether or not the operating system instance is executed locally or remotely. It is important to note that not all forms of desktop virtualization involve the use of virtual machines (VMs). Host-based...
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Virtualization Definition

Virtualization Definition Virtualization is the creation of a virtual -- rather than actual -- version of something, such as an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources. You probably know a little about virtualization if you have ever divided your hard drive into different partitions. A partition is the logical division of a hard disk drive to create, in effect, two separate hard drives. The evolution of virtualization Operating system virtualization is the use...
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