Cloudpaging is Your Long-Term Solution to App-V’s End of Life
App-V’s End of Life is Expected 2026
For years App-V has been a go-to tool for enterprise IT teams to package applications for modern operating systems. However, App-V is now expected to go end of life in 2026, with efforts made to maintain the product but no new features have been made in recent years. Microsoft has been focusing their effort on modernizing Windows applications with the MSIX container format. Unfortunately, at this time not every application can be delivered in the MSIX format.
With the change in workstyles and the emergence of Windows 11, Windows Server 2022, Windows 365, and Azure Virtual Desktop, it is critical to implement a solution that can seamlessly package and deploy applications across modern workspaces and multi-cloud environments.
Capabilities You Gain By Switching from App-V to Cloudpaging
Our patented Cloudpaging technology enables you to package virtually any Windows application and run them on across modern desktop environments as if natively installed, regardless of the original system they were initially designed for.
Highest Compatibility Rate
Cloudpaging provides the highest rate of application compatibility, enabling virtually any Windows application to be packaged for modern OS, including those that contain drivers, COM+ component services, and other features that are not supported in App-V today.
Granular Application Controls
App-V’s isolation options are fairly limited. With Cloudpaging, you can implement fine-grained application controls, from application component-level isolation to application access.
Truly Seamless Application Updates
Asynchronous processing of application updates enables you to patch applications in real time, including active user sessions, without requiring end users to log off or reboot.
CAEs for Custom Scripting
Cloudpaging can granularly execute custom scripts on several different events, including VB and PowerShell scripts you may use in your App-V applications today.
Cloudpaging containers provide consolidated, lightweight reporting services so you can effectively track all application activity without the need for an additional reporting server.
Automated License Policy Enforcement
Limit concurrent sessions at the application level, expire application access with time-based constraints, and centrally enable offline application usage.
Pre-Fetch to Optimize Launch Times
Optimize application launch times by caching critical first-launch components, with the flexibility to maintain different pre-fetch options for different user needs.
Self-Service Application Access
Cloudpaging containers enable applications to be accessed in a self-service model via Cloudpager Storefront, Enterprise Portal, or your preferred third-party app store.
Achieve Full Virtualization Coverage with Cloudpaging
Many enterprises that implemented App-V only achieved a 60 to 70 percent success rate when sequencing their application estates. Cloudpaging enables IT to extend virtualization capabilities to virtually any Windows application, including those that cannot be converted to App-V or MSIX.
Mitigate Compatibility Issues
Isolate troublesome dependencies such as multiple Java versions and hardcoded file paths, while also providing support for services and drivers. This ensures even your most complex legacy, homegrown, and custom applications can be packaged for modern desktop environments.
Cloudpaging containers can be reused across any modern Windows desktop environment, so you don’t have to repackage applications for different devices or operating systems.
Maintain ISV Compliance
Meter and report on all Cloudpaged application activity, including application usage and user access. You can also automate software license policy enforcement to ensure end users do not exceed your maximum license count.
Reduce Complexity for IT Administrators
App-V and MSIX can be complicated for admins who are not familiar with virtualization and containers. When applications are packaged in these formats but do not work they can be difficult to troubleshoot. Cloudpaging’s high success rate ensures an easier path to delivering your enterprise applications.
University of Michigan College of Engineering upgraded from App-V to Cloudpaging to achieve full application virtualization coverage
Modernize the Management of App-V Applications with Cloudpager
With native support for App-V, Cloudpager enables you to instantly modernize your App-V packages with a simple drag and drop to its cloud management console. This enables you to seamlessly deploy your App-V applications across the latest Windows desktop and multi-cloud environments in a highly automated fashion.
Lift and Shift to the Cloud
Instantly modernize your App-V packages with a simple drag and drop upload to the Cloudpager administrator console, enabling them to deploy to any modern Windows desktop environment within seconds.
Dynamically Provision Applications
Cloudpager enables you to rapidly deploy, update, rollback, and recall software in a highly automated fashion from its intuitive cloud management console, drastically reducing time spent on repackaging and redeploying applications.
Reduce Application and Desktop TCO
By centralizing your applications in the cloud, you can eliminate the need for legacy-specific application environments and complex scripting to run applications on modern desktop environments.
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