dinCloud, a cloud services provider helping organizations rapidly migrate to the cloud, provided via its channel base of VARs and MSPs, has announced its application virtualization platform, dinApp. The new cloud services solution allows users to install applications into a Windows operating system, and then easily deliver that to anyone, anywhere.
dinApp runs in the cloud on dinCloud’s secured servers and can be accessed by any physical or virtual desktop or mobile device (e.g. Chromebook, Mac, Android, or Windows device). Part of dinCloud’s Hosted Workspace Portfolio, dinApp would allow organizations to run efficiently without being held back by applications that cannot run on modern infrastructure, or applications that require multiple instances.
“Deploying and maintaining applications are a demanding task that any IT expert wants done right the first time,” said Mike Chase, CTO at dinCloud. “Traditional approaches try to stuff an application into a virtual bubble, or stream it live, which creates limitations. dinApp solves the application virtualization problem by allowing users to install applications into a Windows operating system, and then easily deliver that to anyone, anywhere.”
Additional dinApp features include:
- Portability – deliver Windows applications to any physical/virtual Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook, iPad, or Android device instantly.
- Microsoft Active Directory Integration – “easily” provision/de-provision applications based on users/groups.
- Multi-instance – run multiple versions of the same application (MSIE8, MSIE11, etc.) at the same time, on any endpoint.
- Modernization – deliver legacy applications that won’t run in the current operating system.
dinCloud’s dinApp service would be a suitable solution for customers with legacy, web-based applications that need MSIE8 and MSIE11 browsers to be available on their desktops simultaneously, wanting to extend their Windows applications to their mobile devices, or deploy multiple iterations of the same version of an application with different parameters simultaneously to a desktop.
For example, DermaTran Health Solutions, a national group of compounding pharmacies, is using dinApp to deploy a pharmacy application with multiple instances simultaneously.
“We had database-driven applications that, due to registry constraints, would not allow multiple instances of the application to open using different database servers,” said Jesse Davis, Network Administrator at DermaTran Health Solutions. “With dinApp, we can deploy those legacy applications to the same client without any of the issues we previously experienced. The seamless desktop integration provides our employees with an easy to understand application access method that mimics that of a standalone workstation. Pricing of the dinCloud services lowered our bill by almost 2/3rd while providing all of the functionality we required.”