Cloudhouse Containers provide compatibility for Windows 10 and Server 2016 operating systems, so that 32-bit business applications that can only run on Windows XP/7 and Server 2003/2008 will be compatible with the modern platforms. Unlike application virtualization or layering solutions, which provide packaging as a means of application-to-application isolation or deployment, Cloudhouse Containers abstract applications from the underlying platform, isolate their run times and provide compatibility for 64-bit desktop, server operating systems, Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Office plug-ins. Cloudhouse Containers make it possible to deploy business applications, without code changes, on to the latest platforms from Microsoft and Citrix.
Application Compatibility and Redirection
App to operating system compatibility enables 32-Bit Windows apps written for Windows XP, Server 2003 or 2008 to run on Windows 10 and Server 2016. Redirections can be applied to file, registry, network (IP addresses and ports), and processes (mutexes and semaphores) so that desktop apps can run in multi user environments like Citrix Virtual Apps.
Application Runtime and Isolation
Apps can be packaged with all their dependencies, including outdated run times, or versions that conflict, and safely run alongside other applications. Containers can provide isolation for the runtimes so that they aren’t used by other applications on the server or desktop.
Applications don’t need to be packaged together and run in the same Container to work together. Full support for inbound integrations from locally installed applications and Microsoft Office Plugins.
Compatibilty for IE
Applications that depend upon unsupported versions of IE can be deployed and run in IE 11 on Windows 10. The Container will fully manage your browser application without affecting the users general browsing experience; includes redirecting deprecated APIs e.g. Java Script, deploy required runtimes e.g. Java, configure the required browser and site security settings, and manage Enterprise and Compatibility mode settings.
Containers provide support for “Evergreen IT” and 6 monthly feature updates released through Windows-as-a-Service, so that organisations can be confident that their line of business applications will continue to work with Windows when new features, and hot fixes are released.
Cloud and Hybrid Ready
Applications packaged in Cloudhouse Containers can easily be moved from on-premises, to hybrid and pure cloud when the time comes, with a single Container for all deployment types, even hybrid deployments are manageable. This is possible because Containers are platform, and cloud agnostic, so you can move between cloud vendors to avoid vendor lock-in. Certified for Microsoft Azure, with full support for Windows operating systems running in Citrix Cloud, Amazon Web Services and all other poplular public clouds.
Familiar Management and Deployment
Containers are managed and deployed with your existing management tools and processes, so you don’t have to invest in training, or infrastructure changes. Containers can be deployed through popular tools such as Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policy, System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft InTune, Citrix Endpoint Management, Windows Store for Business and scripts.
Instant Deploy and Run
Containers include the required user mode runtime, eliminating the need to pre-install players or client-side software. Applications work as though they’re installed natively – with shortcuts and file type associations - users don’t have to change how they work.
Package Once, Run Anywhere
The Auto Packager streamlines the application packaging process with install capture and run time analysis. The packaging process can be fully automated by integrating into application analysis tools like AppDNA. Applications need only be packaged once for all Windows operating systems. Create Containers and improve packaging success rate.
Fast Edit and Zero Recompilation
Reduce the time and frustration for packaging teams face when applications and configuration changes need to be applied. Container editing is quick, and updates and changes can be made instantly without the need to recompile the Container. Application updates, for service packs and version updates, can easily be merged into the Container by applying a new snapshot.
License and Usage Reporting
Understand application usage patterns within your business, see unique user across your apps, on what OS, when and how often they use your essential applications. Application usage and deployment data is sent direct to Cloudhouse, or recorded on a central file share and uploaded to Cloudhouse and imported into your reporting systems.