Application virtualization breathes digital life into legacy apps

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Modernizing enterprise applications can be a daunting task, just ask Royal Technologies’ IT manager French Williams. More recent apps, built with the cloud in mind, can be easily accessed no matter where an employee is. But one impediment to modernization that continues to plague IT admins is providing access to on-premises, legacy applications in a cloud environment.

IT shops like the one at Royal Technologies typically do this with a virtual desktop infrastructure, where an organization’s desktop is virtualized so employees can access applications anywhere they work. But building and maintaining a VDI can be costly, time consuming and can require ongoing infrastructure maintenance. Williams said “there are too many moving parts” to successfully move its legacy applications into its VDI environment.

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