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Cloudpaging is a next-generation application virtualization and delivery tool. Cloudpaging lets you package and virtualize any Windows software, even big 'tricky' apps that legacy technologies like App-V and ThinApp can't handle.

Numecent's Cloudpaging technology represents the only practical way for universities to deliver 100% of Windows apps to any device, anywhere. This is really important for those universities trying to deploy heavy-weight software such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, SPSS and NVivo, to demanding students.

Microsoft's App-V and VMware's ThinApp work for some stuff. We don't have some stuff. We have all stuff.

David Blezard, University of New Hampshire

And for users, the virtualized apps look, act and feel as though they're locally installed, all delivered without the hassle of installation and updates.

What is Cloudpaging and application virtualization?

Our short video below explains the world of application virtualization and the technologies available when it comes to virtualizing your Windows software:

How does Cloudpaging work?

3 simple steps to packaging and virtualizing any Windows software with Cloudpaging:

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  1. Package and 'Cloudify' all your Windows apps
  2. Use AppsAnywhere to deliver packaged apps to your students
  3. Execute and run apps at native speed (as if installed!)
Package, Virtualize and Cloudify Apps with Cloudpaging

1. Package and 'Cloudify' apps

First you create virtualized application sets from an original installer (or MSI), and set controls for the delivery of those apps to the clients, on demand.

This includes the minimum streamable blocks required to load the app on the client during activation stages, to accelerate the distribution of software; plus the remaining blocks containing all other app functionality.

Deliver Virtualized App Packages using AppsAnywhere

2. Deliver packaged apps with AppsAnywhere

AppsAnywhere presents Cloudpaged apps to the student, and we provide a number of services that control and monitor those on-demand apps. Our unique portal can be customized for specific environments, it creates a secondary validation and attaches a license token to the application request, which is then passed to the streaming service. This, combined with the web and database services, enforces license management and tracking across all streamed apps.

Read more: About AppsAnywhere >

Run virtualized apps at native speeds as if installed

3. Run apps as if locally installed

One of the main benefits of Cloudpaging is that apps behave dynamically and as the user expects. Virtualized apps interact with locally-installed apps, with no interoperability issues (such as a virtualized app working with the local Java or .Net dependency). Other solutions on the market prevent interaction between virtualized and native apps, because of the way they virtualize the software using isolation.

Read more: Execute and run apps as if installed >

Cloudpaging Tech Specs

Virtualized apps intergrate fully with the OS.

Virtualized apps work in exactly the same way as if they were actually installed on the computer. That means that whilst they're virtualized they'll appear in the Start Menu, have access to native files, can save locally, interact with context menus, and use all the usual peripheral devices.

Choose how much to virtualize. No conflicts.

Integrate or isolate as much of the app as you need to, right down to a file or registry key level. Easily deliver isolated application dependencies and avoid conflicts with existing installations.

OS and VDI compatibility.

Cloudpaging is compatible with all Windows apps (32-bit and 64-bit) and with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. It can be used alongside existing VDI, and is compatible with VMware Horizon View, Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Hyper-V with RemoteFX.

Download the PRQ Application Virtualization whitepaper

To find out more about Cloudpaging, and for an independent market comparison, download PQR's full Application Virtualization Smackdown whitepaper. Written by virtualization experts Ruben Spruijt, Jurjen van Leeuwen and Rory Monaghan, this whitepaper compares application virtualization technologies including Numecent's Cloudpaging, VMWare's ThinApp, Microsoft's App-V and Symantec's Workspace Virtualization (now end of life).

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