Application virtualization breathes digital life into legacy apps

SearchVirtualDesktop | July 01, 2019

Modernizing enterprise applications can be a daunting task, just ask Royal Technologies' IT manager French Williams.More recent apps, built with the cloud in mind, can be easily accessed no matter where an employee is. But one impediment to modernization that continues to plague IT admins is providing access to on-premises legacy applications in a cloud environment. IT shops like the one at Royal Technologies typically do this with a virtual desktop infrastructure, where an organization's desktop is virtualized so employees can access applications anywhere they work. But building and maintaining a VDI can be costly, time-consuming and can require ongoing infrastructure maintenance, especially for legacy applications.

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Edge computing as an evolution of cloud computing brings application hosting from centralized data centres down to the network edge, closer to consumers and the data generated by applications. Edge computing is acknowledged as one of the key pillars for meeting the demanding Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of 5G, especially as far as low latency and bandwidth efficiency are concerned. However, not only is edge computing in telecommunications networks a technical enabler for the demanding KPIs, it also plays an essential role in the transformation of the telecommunications business, where telecommunications networks are turning into versatile service platforms for industry and other specific customer segments. This transformation is supported by edge computing, as it opens the network edge for applications and services, including those from third parties.

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Edge computing as an evolution of cloud computing brings application hosting from centralized data centres down to the network edge, closer to consumers and the data generated by applications. Edge computing is acknowledged as one of the key pillars for meeting the demanding Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of 5G, especially as far as low latency and bandwidth efficiency are concerned. However, not only is edge computing in telecommunications networks a technical enabler for the demanding KPIs, it also plays an essential role in the transformation of the telecommunications business, where telecommunications networks are turning into versatile service platforms for industry and other specific customer segments. This transformation is supported by edge computing, as it opens the network edge for applications and services, including those from third parties.

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