Application Streaming Gets a New Face With Cloudpaging
Delivering software on-demand from centralized servers or the cloud was the great promise of application streaming technology. But Osman Kent, CEO of startup Numecent (formerly known as Endeavors Technologies) says that promise was tarnished. Kent believes it's time the technology delivered.
"The industry is littered with customers who have tried legacy application virtualization, block-streaming or progressive download solutions and who became disbelievers," Kent says. "These approaches failed to live up to their promise by delivering only 50 percent of the applications and managed to confuse the terminology of streaming along the way."
Numecent, which emerged from stealth on Monday, plans to change that with its cloudpaging technology, which it says can deliver 100 percent of Microsoft Windows applications, including ones with plug-ins, as cloud-enabled versions with full license control. It can even deliver the OS itself. These applications can be run without installation nearly instantly on any PC, tablet or even a phone at native speeds by streaming native x86 instructions. The apps appear in the Start menu just like local software, and all data is also stored locally. When the user is done with the software, the application vanishes without a trace from the target device. It leaves behind no registry changes and no DLLs.
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