Today VMware announced the acquisition of Thinstall.
Thinstall is an Application Virtualization Platform that enables complex software to be delivered as self-contained EXE files which can run instantly with zero installation from any data source. The core of Thinstall VS is the Virtual Operating System, a small light-weight component which is embedded with each “Thinstalled” application.
With the acquisition VMware strenghten’s its position in the application virtualization market. Combining it with products like VMware ACE will bring new opportunities.
Thinstall significantly decreases the time to value of a software application and reduces the overhead of costly integrations. Software management on the desktop can be simplified by using thinstalls application virtualization. Applications no longer interfere with each other so the configuration of the host becomes less important and it can boost your app deployment by reducing application testing.
Click on the following link for to view a 58 minutes video with a demo of the capabilities of Thinstall.