Gartner Research

Benefits and Challenges of Application Virtualization

Published: 27 May 2011

ID: G00213151

Analyst(s): Terrence Cosgrove


Windows 7 and hosted virtual desktop projects drive continued interest in application virtualization. This technology continues to mature and take on a strategic role in enterprise application delivery strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Virtualization and Streaming
  • Benefits
    • Efficient Application Delivery
    • Reduce Help Desk Calls
    • Standardization
  • Challenges
    • Not All Applications Can (or Should) Be Virtualized
    • Application Issues
    • Performance
    • Software Control
  • Bottom Line

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