Application Virtualization: An Opportunity for IT to do More with Much Less

by Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst at ESG

Organizations that are looking for a chance to take a step up in terms of infrastructure performance, application portability, and efficiency have a new option. For decades, there has been a trend toward increasing abstraction between the user and the applications they want to use, and the underlying support infrastructure.

Now, moving toward mainstream acceptance, application virtualization takes a logical next step and puts the application (and, by implication, the IT administrator) in the driver’s seat—delivering responsiveness and performance while further enhancing utilization and cost-effectiveness.

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