Features

Get predictive application streaming at breakneck speeds

Run applications over the web or from a file share 5 to 20 times faster than other solutions with our predictive streaming technology.

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Do away with application conflicts for premier application security

Desktop Containers makes it easy to run applications in a safe, isolated environment that is immune to conflicts with other applications.

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Adopt containerized applications the smart way—go agentless

Easily adopt containerized applications into your existing IT environment without installing additional agents, device drivers or any server-side architecture.

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Monitor and enforce application licensing

Using Desktop Containers Server you can easily make time-bombed applications available in a web portal and limit the number of users or devices that have access to the application.

Keep your workforce productive before, during, and after a migration

Thinking of migrating to Windows 10? Desktop Containers can help. One of the key issues you'll face during any Windows migration is making sure that your workforce has the applications they need before, during, and after the migration. By containerizing all your Windows applications, you can keep your workforce productive anytime, anywhere. Your Windows migration will be simpler and faster because you can:

  • Make all your applications run like executable files. This means no installations and no application conflicts.
  • Stream your applications to any Windows machine via a convenient web portal with one of the fastest predictive streaming solutions available.
Less work. Less wasted time. Faster application deployments.

Preparing software for deployment has always required a lot of time—and labor-intensive testing. According to Gartner Research, it's the primary reason most companies only have 10 to 25 percent of their applications packaged. As a result, 75 to 90 percent of applications are installed manually.

Desktop Containers makes that process simpler and much faster. It slashes the costs, complexity and time delays required for application compatibility testing and management. And because it's tightly integrated with ZENworks Configuration Management, you can use one unified lifecycle management solution to manage all your physical and virtual applications.

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Containerized applications made quick and easy

With Desktop Containers, your staff can use easy, step-by-step wizards to create containerized applications that run anywhere without a cumbersome agent/server architecture. This includes:

  • Optimizing containerized applications to run directly from DVDs or USB drives.
  • Using pre-configured containerized application profiles for the most popular desktop productivity and Web browser offerings.
  • Compressing applications to reduce their file size.
  • Converting legacy ZENworks AXT-based applications to containerized applications.
  • Distributing patches for a containerized application independently of the application itself.
Safe, transparent, secure applications

Application security is taken to a new level with Desktop Containers. Every application containerized app is packaged with all the files, settings, runtimes, and components that your apps need to run immediately. Applications act just like they would if they were installed locally, but your operating system, registry, and run-time environments remain unchanged.

You can turn your Windows, .NET, and Java-based applications into self-contained secure applications in minutes. This gives you pain-free deployment via the web, USB keys, or your desktop management infrastructure.

New application web portal makes application access easier than ever.

Desktop Containers Server makes it easy to create a web portal where users can access their containerized applications without requiring an agent on the machine. Whether they are working from home on a personal machine or from a borrowed corporate laptop, they will always have access to the applications they need to be productive.

One file with everything you need to run applications

Package all your application files, settings, runtimes, and other components into a single compact executable that runs immediately and runs anywhere. And those applications act just as if they were installed locally, even though your OS, registry, and run-time environments don't change at all.

Complete control of applications from launch to expiration

With Desktop Containers, you can both configure a containerized application to launch from portable media such as a USB drive and tell the application to automatically register itself with the host system. In addition, you can control the number of days the application will run and set a specific date for its expiration.

Service and application connections and control

Embed containerized database and Web services into containerized application executables, enable applications to communicate, and gain fine-grained control over containerized resource sharing between multiple applications.

No need to access privileged system resources

Reduce Windows Vista UAC prompts and eliminate most Vista compatibility errors.

Desktop publishing

Use a simple tool to register a containerized application with the host and configure file associations and shortcuts.

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One-click component configuration

Quickly add popular runtimes, components and viewers to containerized application executables. This includes support for .NET, Java, Shockwave, Flash and SQL Server 2005 Express.

Native integration with Active Directory and eDirectory
Desktop Containers Server makes it easy to connect to your Active Directory or eDirectory system and then quickly publish applications to the users and groups in the directory.
MSI setup package generation

Deploy containerized applications using MSI setup packages.

File system and registry virtualization

Protect the host OS and registry by simulating those subsystems in containerized applications.

Optional application compression
Accelerate deployment and reduce bandwidth by compressing containerized application files.
Independent patch deployment
Deploy patches for containerized applications independently of the application itself.
Support for ZENworks AXT-based applications and ZENworks Configuration Management
Make all your virtual and physical applications part of the same unified lifecycle management solution.
Desktop Containers vs Competitors

Take a look at how Desktop Containers squares off against the competition.

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Slash the time required to test and deploy applications

Desktop Containers speeds your application deployments by dramatically reducing testing time and eliminating application installations.

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Migrating Windows has never been easier

Keeping your workforce productive—and your service desk above water—are some of the biggest challenges in any major OS migration. Desktop Containers makes your life easier by ensuring your workforce has complete access to their Windows applications before, during, and after a migration.

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What’s new in Desktop Containers 12? (Previously called ZENworks Application Virtualization)
  • Container-based packaging simplifies packaging process for many applications
  • CLI and scripting capabilities to provide automation
  • Enhanced support for containerizing server applications
  • ZENworks Reporting entitlement to allow use of Cool Solutions domain for reporting
Turbo for Micro Focus Containers
  • Turbo.net hub subscription with 100’s of apps and 1000’s of versions
  • IP blocking to lockdown network access for containerized applications
  • Per application proxy and DNS virtualization
  • Browser redirector for improved user experience
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Keep your workforce productive before, during, and after

Thinking of migrating to Windows 10? Desktop Containers can help. One of the key issues you'll face during any Windows migration is making sure that your workforce has the applications they need before, during and after the migration. By containerizing all your Windows applications, you can keep your workforce productive anytime, anywhere. Your Windows migration will be simpler and faster because you can:

  • Make all your applications run like executable files. This means no installations and no application conflicts.
  • Stream your applications to any Windows machine via a convenient web portal with one of the fastest predictive streaming solutions available.
Turbo for Desktop Containers add-on

To reduce the cost and effort of building the containers yourself, you can take advantage of Turbo for Desktop Containers. This add-on features the Turbo.net hub subscription service with thousands of prebuilt containerized apps from Adobe, Google, Firefox, and other popular software vendors. Additionally, Turbo contains some highly requested features that improve app security and enable the use of legacy web apps.

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Turbo for Desktop Containers

Streamline the containerization process and improve the security of your devices with a crucial add-on: Turbo for Desktop Containers. This powerful add-on provides access to the Turbo.net hub, featuring thousands of prebuilt containerized applications, security-enhancing IP blocking technology, improved packaging capabilities via the turbo command line and clean container packaging, and unparalleled automation for integration with your DevOps environment with TurboScript. Ultimately, with Turbo for Desktop Containers, you can package applications even faster and realize the value of Desktop Containers faster and more securely.

Predictive application streaming delivers apps based on user behavior

Desktop Containers uses a sophisticated profiling algorithm where applications are modeled based on user behavior. This makes it possible to anticipate code requirements, which results in predictive streaming of application code based on a user's actual behavior. This predictive application streaming removes the latency you get with other products.

Application streaming features include:

Application Profiler

Use the application profiler to build a streaming model that can anticipate user behavior resulting in quick and smooth application streaming. This predictive streaming capability lets you can run applications faster than ever.

Multiple Streaming Modes

Run in "No Cache," "Cache Prefetch," or "Register Local" modes. You decide if and how you will store streamed applications locally.

High Streaming User-to-Server Utilization

Enjoy ratios as high as 10,000 users per server.

Common Network Protocols for Streaming

Use standard HTTP, SMB, and CIFS protocols for streaming applications—or any protocol that can be mounted to a Windows UNC path.

WHAT’S NEW IN Desktop Containers
Desktop Containers
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Simplified packaging

Container-based packaging simplifies packaging process for many applications

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New scripting capabilities

CLI and scripting capabilities to provide automation

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Improved support

Enhanced support for containerizing server applications

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Cool Solutions reporting

ZENworks Reporting entitlement allows use of Cool Solutions domain for reporting