Applications are what users need, a device without applications is just hardware. Users today have changed the landscape of devices within organizations with the consumerization of devices into the workplace, saving companies money by using devices already owned.
Droplet Computing enables the applications users want, without the need to change the application in any way, while delivering the control the company and its administrators needs.
Droplet Computing’s semi-connected container enables users to work online and offline with the applications they want and with the data being stored on the company’s choice of repository.
Devices in the workplace have changed; users want more and are demanding that the device of their choice is the one that they use. The traditional PC has changed into a laptop, Chromebook, tablet, smartphone. While application vendors have tried to keep pace by developing applications or delivery methods for the applications for each of these devices.
Users want the familiarity of the applications they want on the device they use – they want the full experience not just the “Sampler ”.
Droplet Computing enables the full application to be delivered to the device of choice, securely and with the familiarity and functionality the users need.
Delivery of applications has not changed for 20 years, applications have had installs based on executables and then device specific installations which have had to be developed.
With Droplet Computing’s semi-connected container technology, you can now deliver your new & old applications in the same manner to all devices, into the container and be able to access when online and offline to work whenever and wherever you need too.
Administrators can build a portfolio of applications and containers based on user type, application type or even access type.
Users start to work by simply logging into a website and, in minutes, have their applications delivered to their devices.
By Use Case
OS and Device Migration
Migration – moving from an older version of an operating system to a new one – is seemingly one of those tasks that is never ending. Just as you finish one project, another new or updated operating system pops up. Even then, vendors have different versions of the same operating system. Currently we are on the fourth ‘version’ of Windows 10 for example.
Then there are the migration projects due to a hardware refresh, which may be initiated due to older hardware not supporting the latest operating systems. Either way, invariably these projects stall due to the compatibility between application and operating system.
At the end of the day, the challenge is in making applications available to end users, regardless of the hardware and operating system.
With Droplet Computing’s semi-connected container technology, you can decouple applications from both the underlying hardware and operating system, setting them free. Now you are free to deliver these applications, using a browser, to a new operating system or new hardware regardless of the type of device, and with the added advantage of being able to work online or offline.
Freeing your applications now allows you to seamlessly migrate to new supported platforms.
Applications can simply be installed directly into the Droplet Universal Container unchanged, or by using the application delivery mechanism you use currently. There is no need to refactor, package, or virtualize the applications to make them work. Unless you already deliver them in that way, in which case Droplet Computing will allow you to now continue but extend the ability to run these applications on the new hardware and OS, as well as other devices and operating systems.
Delivering containerized environments ensures that you remain secure, removing the typical vulnerabilities associated with staying on unsupported platforms, while allowing you to refresh your hardware.
To see how you can set your applications free to enable you to migrate to a new platform, click here for a free trial, download the legacy application whitepaper, or contact us today.
Legacy Application Support
It was once quoted “if we ever have a nuclear holocaust, the only things that will survive will be cockroaches, Twinkies, and Windows apps.” Even in this cloud-enabled world in which we find ourselves today, how do we take these applications, that are tied to specific hardware and operating system versions, and deliver them into the modern world? These applications are often referred to as legacy apps, but if they are still being used, then surely, they are current apps, and not really legacy?
But the question remains, how can you move apps to an environment that embraces both the new and the old?
With Droplet Computing’s semi-connected container technology, you can decouple your applications from the both the underlying hardware and operating system, setting them free. Free to deliver them to your choice of device, delivered to the browser, and regardless of the device type and whether you are working online or offline.
You are no longer limited by the device, or only being able to work when connected.
Applications can simply be installed directly into the Droplet Universal Container unchanged, or by using the application delivery mechanism you use currently. There is no need to refactor, package, or virtualize the applications to make them work. Unless you already deliver them in that way, in which case Droplet Computing will allow you to now extend the ability to run these applications on whatever device you choose to use.
To see how you can set your applications free, click here for a free trial, download the legacy application whitepaper, or contact us today.
Have the freedom of using your own device at work.
The Droplet Computing container isolates a completely separated environment on your personal device that is fully encrypted, and policy controlled by your work IT administrator.
All of your personal applications & documents are not visible to your employer, but they do have the right to remove any of the work-related applications and documents that reside within the container. The employer will only have the rights to remove the container and can not using Droplet Computing affect or effect any of your personal settings or folders.
This separation allows you to be able to use your personal device for work purposes whether you are online or offline safe in the knowledge that your personal data is not being controlled or monitored.
The work applications required are installed locally on the device inside the Droplet container meaning that they are available to the end user at any time online or offline allowing you to continue to work regardless of your connected state. To allow access to company documents when offline you will require a sync and share program like Dropbox for business or Onedrive to exist within the Droplet Computing container.
Your employer will be able should you leave the organisation send a kill pill to the container safely removing only the company’s data from your personal device. They will have the ability to force the Droplet Computing container to only save documents to the approved file sync and share software within the work container giving them the confidence that their documents are safely protected.
Droplet Computing’s semi-connected container technology allows you to deploy your applications with the dependencies required to ensure they are available across all devices.
Removing the requirement to be tied down to an Operating System on the device removes the requirement to be tied to that device.
Droplet Computing enables you to have your applications on the device of your choice, through a browser*, both online and offline.
Run your old applications on new devices, run your new applications on old devices.
It’s time to “set your applications free”.
- Security Vulnerabilities
- Software Incompatibility
- Compliance Issues
- High Operating Costs
- Poor Performance & Reliability
- OS Change
- Contain on OS it was designed for
- Regulate via requirements
- Deploy simply
- Lock down
- Set to required levels of performance
Droplet Computing greatly simplifies patching and migration tasks, reduces infrastructure demands and removes file incompatibilities while strengthening your security and data governance capacities.
Remove vulnerabilities by applying patches without the need for regression testing. Similarly, migrate your mission-critical apps to new operating systems and devices through containers which are unaffected by changes to the external OS.
Reduce app repurposing and retraining demands by using your existing licensed software in a self-contained run-time environment. Droplet Computing maintains full functionality and familiarity and provides access to locally attached devices such as printers and ID card scanners.
Apps in a Droplet Container are invisible to the host operating system so no longer present an attack surface. Your data is secured in the container with Enterprise-grade encryption and your admins can set policy on where data is sycnchronized to when online – whether it’s your chosen Cloud storage, or a corporate server secured via a VPN.
Droplet Computing enables applications to run offline and sync when online, reducing the need for complex remote desktop architecture and reducing bandwidth requirements.
How many applications are being maintained in the Public Sector and how many are actually being used?
What does that mean?
In relation to IT strategy one of the most salient questions is, how does Central Government review the number of applications that are currently supported versus how many are needed? Droplet Computing can deliver a strategy that will instantly reduce the cost of delivering applications to Central Government end users.
How does Droplet Computing achieve this?
The Droplet Computing container will enable those delivering IT in Central Government to take their existing applications and place them into an environment that is segregated from the OS. This means that the OS will no longer affect the running of the application – NO MORE EXPENSIVE EXTENDED SUPPORT FOR XP and WIN 7 APPS! SSH – do we need to mention these?
The Droplet Computing container can then deliver those applications to ANY DEVICE via a browser.
Result – a clear savings agenda for both hardware and software.
Royal Air Force flight engineers work with a range of software often needing a range of devices to support them due to age of software/security and relevant OSes.
This means that engineers are often working across multiple laptops and devices when servicing the same aircraft.
Working with Droplet Computing all necessary applications can be securely placed into one container and delivered to a single device. Droplet Computing will even facilitate offline working when engineers are required to work in an area with no connectivity.
- The number of devices an engineer needs.
- The cost of maintaining applications across a range of devices.
- Creating a more efficient interface for the engineer in the form of a single secure container.
- Ultimately the time taken to service an aircraft.
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“Droplet Computing is a true digital disruptor and, frankly, has ripped apart the rule-book. Enabling everyone to be a digital citizen.”
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“The most exciting End User Computing product in decades.”
“Droplet Computing will revolutionise application delivery as we know it. This is the missing link in End User Computing.”
Droplet Computing openly engages with OEMs and manufacturers on projects such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices, POS systems, code translation and compatibility issues that OEMs may be facing.
Droplet Computing can take legacy software running on out of date hardware on legacy operating systems and allow them to run on new current operating systems and hardware. This has unlocked many digital transformation projects removing the block that legacy software causes.
Many POS systems are stuck on legacy operating systems with security vulnerabilities due to software dependencies, Droplet Computing can free the software from the operating systems (OS) and allow it to run in an up to date patched OS.
IoT is an area of such creativity and Droplet Computing allows greater flexibility to run full blown software written for AI or data analytics direct on edge devices. The ability to run full blown software locally when offline and synchronize when online in a semi connected state enables new use cases previously unimagined.
Digital signage can now be run off of a USB stick at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.
Modern TV’s can now run full applications not written for the OS natively running on the device.
Droplet Computing enables OEM manufacturers to realise revenues and disrupt many markets having the ability to run any software on any device opens the door to creative freedom.
Define the challenge and discover your use case using Droplet Computing.