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Application Virtualization: Bridging Software and Cloud.

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In our ever-evolving tech landscape, application virtualization stands out as a transformative force. It enables software to transcend local installations, accessing users via external servers or cloud platforms. Here’s the essence of this innovative concept: 

  1. Digital Illusion: Virtualization allows apps to interact with a user’s OS via a seamless layer, creating an illusion of direct installation.
  2. Unified Artifact: The virtualization process consolidates app processes into a single executable file, facilitating seamless cross-device functionality.
  3. Desktop Virtualization: This pairs with desktop virtualization, relocating the desktop environment to a data centre for streamlined updates and enhanced security.

Advantages of Application Virtualization 

  1. Legacy App Revival: Outdated software can be resurrected, eliminating compatibility issues.
  2. Cross-Platform Compatibility: Virtualized apps function harmoniously across various OS platforms.
  3. Conflict Mediation: Virtualized apps act as conductors, ensuring smooth coexistence with other software.
  4. Multiplicity: Users can run multiple app versions concurrently, boosting productivity.
  5. Security and Compliance: Data security standards are upheld, even on compromised devices.

Spotlight on CloudWare: Elevating App Accessibility 

CloudWare revolutionises Windows app publishing with its efficient, user-friendly approach: 

  1. Cloud Compatibility: Seamlessly integrates with major cloud platforms.
  2. Performance Benefits: Enhanced scalability and reduced support demands make CloudWare a standout choice.

In this transformative era, application virtualization, led by innovators like CloudWare, promises a future of efficient, secure, and user-centric app delivery. 

Empowering Remote Work in South Africa with Cloudware

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The global pandemic has accelerated the adoption of remote work, and South Africa is no exception to this trend. With the workforce shifting to remote arrangements, CloudWare has emerged as a pivotal tool for facilitating remote work in the region.

CloudWare provides instant access to your company’s legacy and centralized business applications, seamlessly bridging the gap across tablets, smartphones, desktops, and laptops. It swiftly installs, ensuring compatibility with all end-user devices. This newfound accessibility empowers employees to engage with their tasks from any corner of the world, at any time, and on any device.

CloudWare boasts minimal bandwidth overheads, enhancing the speed and reducing latency in application access. This ensures that remote workers can swiftly and efficiently tap into their essential applications, even when connected over GSM networks, simplifying the remote work experience.

Critical business applications find their home in a centralized private or public environment with CloudWare, where they receive comprehensive support and maintenance accessible to all users. This approach lightens the load on IT teams and guarantees that employees always have access to current, fully supported applications.

In today’s modern workplace, cloud-based collaboration tools are indispensable. South African businesses can leverage CloudWare to foster remote work, facilitate team collaboration, and streamline communication across departments and geographical locations.

In summation, CloudWare stands at the forefront of the remote work revolution in South Africa. By delivering seamless access to business applications, optimizing speed and latency, ensuring secure remote connectivity, centralizing support and maintenance, and enabling collaboration, CloudWare equips businesses to navigate the challenges of the new normal with ease.

 

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How cloud applications are transforming IT

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Since the early 2000s software has evolved rapidly and these non-stop changes have greatly upset the balance of power in computing.

For something like a Content Management System (CMS) to be cloud-native, the entire system must exist in the cloud. It needs to be developed, tested, deployed, debugged and updated on the cloud. The system would not be installed on an on-premise server for permanent residency nor is it converted to a virtual machine image to make it available across servers. Systems like these are designed for the cloud, which requires fundamental changes to a business’s architecture and the IT economy that supports it.

A cloud-native application is made for the systems that host it, rather than having to be converted or staged in a virtual environment that hides the nature of the cloud from it. Since the beginning of computing, software has been designed for the machines destined to run it. Dartmouth’s John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz essentially invented modern computing by devising a language meant to withstand trial-and-error programming: BASIC. The principle of BASIC is that software can make the best use of the machine it runs on and should be nurtured and developed inside said machines rather than compiled separately. Cloud-native computing uses the same principle, extended to include cloud platforms.

Since the start of software developers and high-level programming, software became less reliant on the hardware it needed to be designed for. Hardware is now designing itself for software and we can’t go back.

“The cloud” (which is way too late to rename) is a machine, notwithstanding one that spans the planet. A cloud may be any combination of resources, located anywhere on Earth, whose network connectivity enables them to function in concert as a single assembly of servers. A business could own its cloud in its entirety, or rely on the likes of Microsoft, Amazon, and Google to have a cloud-native environment, or use both it’s own and cloud suppliers “cloud”. So when we say an application is “native” to this type of cloud, what we mean is not only that it was constructed for deployment there, but that it is portable throughout any part of the space that this cloud encompasses.

A cloud-native application is designed for the cloud platform it is intended to run on. Its life is in this cloud platform. It changes the computing landscape for 2 reasons:

  • “Version” means something different than it did 10 years ago – anyone who knows Windows understands this. There probably won’t be a Windows 10 – but there was a Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1. all before 10. A true cloud-native application will evolve as smartphones do – you didn’t need to pay to update your Android from Oreo to Pie.
  • The is no clear reason as to why any application needs to be installed on a PC – except in instances of no connectivity

Soon the very phrase “cloud-native” may fall into disuse, like the tag on the 1990s and early 2000s TV shows that read, “Filmed in high definition!”