What is Cloudpaging?
Cloudpaging is our patented cloud application virtualization technology created by our team of world-class inventors and Windows experts. It enables you to package even the most complex legacy and custom applications and deploy them across any modern Windows desktop environment in a friction-free manner, regardless of their original operating system.
What Makes Cloudpaging Different?
Our patented Cloudpaging technology abstracts applications from their operating system and breaks them down into “pages,” delivering them to end user desktops on an as-needed basis. Cloudpaging containers isolate dependencies that cause application conflicts, such as multiple Java JREs or outdated drivers. This combines the benefits of layers and containers without the challenges and conflicts. Cloudpaging containers can be reused across Windows devices and operating systems, enabling you to run your entire application estate across modern desktop environments without repackaging them.
By abstracting applications from their operating system and breaking them down into “pages,” Cloudpaging isolates troublesome drivers and dependencies that typically prevent applications from running on modern platforms. Cloudpaging’s advanced automated application provisioning capabilities put it in a class above traditional tools such as application virtualization tools, which only solve part of the application compatibility problems many companies face. It makes it possible to lift and shift applications to a new operating environment without the hassle and expense of upgrading to new versions of your existing software.
Key Cloudpaging Capabilities
Cloudpaging consists of abstracting applications from their OS and breaking them down into “pages”. These Cloudpaging containers isolate troublesome drivers and dependencies that typically prevent applications from running on modern platforms, ensuring application compatibility regardless of where they are provisioned. This means even the most difficult user mode and kernel mode applications, drivers, and multi-million-dollar line-of-business applications and ERP systems can move across servers, devices, or operating systems.
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 more.
Cloudpaging containers can be reused across any modern Windows desktop environment, so you don’t have to repackage applications for different Windows devices or operating systems.
Deploy, update, rollback, and remove applications in real time without requiring end users to log off or reboot their desktops, maximizing uptime while mitigating risk to your business.
Accelerates 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.
Cloudpaging’s provisioning mechanisms can integrate to your existing provisioning tools, such as SCCM and the Citrix Management console, so you don’t need to learn a new system.
Automated Policy Enforcement
Cloudpaging enables you to automate software license policy enforcement with role and time-based access controls, as well as the ability to centrally enable offline application usage.
CAEs for Custom Scripting
Cloudpaging can granularly execute custom scripts on several different events, including VB and PowerShell scripts.
Cloudpaging containers provide consolidated, lightweight reporting services so you can effectively track all application activity without the need for an additional reporting server.
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.
Cloudpaging Use Cases
Cloudpaging maximizes the mobilization and management of Windows applications across modern desktop and multi-cloud environments. With the highest rate of compatibility, you can achieve full application virtualization coverage and provide end users with a native application experience regardless of where they are working or what Windows operating system their device is on.
Legacy Application Deployment
Cloudpaging enables you to eliminate obstacles to packaging and deploying even the most complex legacy and custom applications on modern Windows OS.
Windows OS Migration
From Windows 7 to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Cloudpaging enables you to lift and shift all your applications to supported Windows OS.
App-V’s End of Life
Microsoft announced App-V’s end of life, giving organizations until approximately 2026 to find a long-term replacement for the solution.
Achieving a Single Golden Image
By virtualizing applications on a per-user basis, Cloudpaging enables you to dynamically provision applications outside your image, eliminating application silos and clusters.
Run Applications in Multi-Session
Even applications that are not inherently designed to run in non-persistent multi-session environments, the lowest cost Windows OS, can do so if packaged with Cloudpaging.
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.
How an Enterprise Financial Institution Used Cloudpaging to Package All Its Business-Critical Legacy Applications for Modern Windows OS
The Cloudpaging Suite consists of three components: Cloudpaging Studio, Cloudpager Server, and Cloudpaging Player. These technologies enable you to package, deploy, and run even the most complex legacy and custom applications across modern desktop and multi-cloud environments as if natively installed on end user desktops without traditional installations.
Cloudpaging Studio enables you to leverage our cloud application virtualization technology to package applications with their dependencies, so they can lift and shift to your preferred desktop environments. Cloudpaging container prepare applications for automated deployment, updates, and access settings based on parameters set by your organization.
Cloudpaging Server is where application containers are stored. It can be hosted on-premises or in the cloud. The fastest and most valuable option to get up and running is Cloudpager, a secure, global cloud infrastructure hosted on AWS, providing enterprise-scale application delivery capabilities with no upfront infrastructure costs.
Cloudpaging Player is a lightweight software agent that enables users to stream applications on their devices as if natively installed. You can configure it to be accessed directly by end users or your preferred application portals. This provides self-service access to employees, while giving IT complete visibility and control over your organization’s application usage.
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How Our Cloudpaging Technology Works
Cloudpaging consists of abstracting applications from their OS and breaking them down into “pages”. These Cloudpaging containers isolate troublesome drivers and dependencies that typically prevent applications from running on modern platforms, ensuring application compatibility regardless of where they are provisioned. This means even the most difficult user mode and kernel mode applications, drivers, and multi-million-dollar line-of-business applications and ERP systems can move across servers, devices, or operating systems. This process relies on two key technologies: a virtual memory management unit (VMMU) and their respective Cloudpaging containers.
Cloudpaging’s VMMU Maximizes Performance
The VMMU works by paging a pre-virtualized image and virtualized instruction set of the application, then directly pages those instructions to the Cloudpaging container, which can reside on local or virtual machines. Cloudpaging Studio reformats the software application into those pre-virtualized instructions, encrypts it leveraging AES 256-bit encryption, then divides them into code fragments called ‘pages’. Those pages are then placed in our cloudified format so that it can be consumed by the VMMU. By leveraging Cloudpaging Server or Cloudpager, those cloudified pages can be delivered across any cloud or on-premises server.
Did you know only five to ten percent of a software application is required to launch?
With Cloudpaging’s patented technology, applications can launch up to 95% faster and lighter. The reason for this is that Cloudpaging only delivers the page fragments required to launch an application on the Cloudpaging Player. In fact, the application is never installed on the end user’s device.
What this means for your bottom line is that fewer resources and less storage are required for an organization’s end users to launch and run their “Cloudified” software.
Cloudpaging’s Container Configuration Maximizes Application Compatibility
During the application packaging process, Cloudpaging creates unique dispositions for isolating or integrating software on the end user’s operating system. This results in maximum application compatibility and functionality, whether the end-users’ desktops are virtual or physical.
During the initial packaging process, application files and registry keys can be assigned to any of the following three dispositions:
Isolated Disposition (Layer 4)
Assets are paged into a “container” and only visible to the application itself. This mirrors traditional isolation methods, establishing an extremely low risk of conflict between applications and the operating system.
Integrated Disposition (Layer 3)
Unique to Cloudpaging, assets are paged into a “container” and visible to the application itself, yet visible to the local system and other traditionally installed or paged apps. This allows applications to behave as though they are natively installed, with the flexibility to lift and shift to any Windows device or OS.
Installed Disposition (Layer 1 or 2)
Unique to Cloudpaging, this physical disposition pages assets from the application onto the OS. If you utilize Layer 2 you can restore original content upon deactivation. This maximizes application compatibility while eliminating the need for cumbersome workarounds and scripts.
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