Partner Watch, Feb. 6
Softricity releases SoftGrid virtualization platform for SMS 2003.
the release of its SoftGrid virtualization platform for Microsoft
Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003.
With SoftGrid, SMS customers can cut costs in deploying applications
by leveraging its application virtualization and on-demand streaming
capabilities from within SMS, according to a statement from Softricity.
Virtual applications can be run and tested like locally installed
applications but without affecting the underlying operating system.
And with application streaming, users can have access to all their
applications whichever network machine they use.
"By integrating Softricity's application virtualization and
on-demand software streaming with SMS 2003, customers can accelerate
their SMS application deployments and reduce costs by shortening
some potentially lengthy management processes -- such as compatibility
testing -- while helping IT offer software in the context of services
to the business," said Felicity McGourty, director of product
marketing in the Windows Enterprise Management Division at Microsoft
"Microsoft's and Softricity's missions are complementary:
making it exceedingly easy and fast for customers to deploy and
manage Windows applications and operating systems," said Les
Yetton, vice president of business development, Softricity. "We're
excited to be partnering with Microsoft to make this possible."
SoftGrid for Microsoft SMS, as well as a more limited version --
SoftGrid for SMS Virtual Extensions Edition, which provides virtualization
but not streaming -- are available from Softricity and its partners.
Softricity is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in ISV/Software
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