Google buys Cameyo to deliver Windows applications on Chromebooks – Computerworld

Running legacy applications in new environments

For businesses that have specific apps that run only on Windows moving to a new platform or a device such as a Chromebook that does not support Windows can be a challenge, despite Chromebooks offering significant advantages including cost for some.

Traditionally, businesses have used virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to operate legacy applications without having to install them on the new device. However, this approach has its challenges, including the need for specialized skill sets to manage and secure it and, from the end users’ point of view, latency in application response.

Another approach, the one taken by Cameyo, is virtual application delivery (VAD), which also runs the application on a remote server, but in a self-contained environment, isolated from the underlying operating system.


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