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application streaming

The automatic downloading of software from a central server to the user's computer when the user needs to launch an application. Application streaming provides an extremely accurate metric of actual application usage, and rather than install the same applications on every client machine in the company, only the programs users actually want to run are delivered. As a result, licensing fees can often be reduced.

Send Only What's Needed
In addition, an application streaming system may be capable of sending only the startup module to the user's machine so that the user can begin working immediately. As options in the program are selected, the corresponding modules are downloaded on demand. Users may be able to take their computers offline and continue to run the applications. When back online, the server streams any software modules that have been upgraded in the interim.

Such systems may also be able to track each user's work pattern and load software in anticipation. In most cases, only a small percentage of any application is ever used, and eliminating the transfer of machine instructions that are never executed saves network bandwidth. XenApp and App-V are examples of application streaming infrastructures (see Citrix XenApp and App-V). See application virtualization and container.
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App streaming can be used in conjunction with VD's so you can easily roll out applications for short periods of time as one example, to a VD.
IO App Streaming service is now in open beta and available for developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) worldwide.
IO App Streaming this week at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference in booth 1332 of the Central Expo Hall of the Venetian Hotel.
IO App Streaming service has been incredible, and demonstrates the need for an effective means of unlocking the value of software," said Jules Urbach, Founder and CEO, OTOY.
IO App Streaming offers a range of benefits, including low-cost multi-platform support for small development teams, instant collaboration solutions for large-scale subscription-based ISVs, full-function device support, a high-quality + low-latency experience ideal for app responsiveness and cloud gaming, strict security, and reduced setup and maintenance costs.
IO App Streaming, a new application virtualization service that instantaneously ports Windows desktop applications to the cloud without needing to modify any code, enabling users to access them on any Internet-connected device, regardless of form factor or platform.
IO App Streaming, application developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) can realize the most from their development investments, saving millions of dollars in development costs and the need to retool development team skill sets while making their applications multi-platform and device agnostic through a white-labeled service.
IO App Streaming this week at the annual international conference on computer graphics, SIGGRAPH 2014, in booth 1447 of the Vancouver Convention Center.
Xform is building the next generation of Cloud App Streaming services and has a unique opportunity with Parallels for collaboration, especially in the areas of highly scalable infrastructure, and creating industry-leading user experience.
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