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Symantec Workspace Streaming - SWS

...an alternative to the traditional full installation

Using the Symantec streaming technology, virtualized applications are not copied as one single instance to the computer (classic software distribution) and then installed (classic application installation), but are streamed "bit-by-bit" as individual data-blocks to the computer (similar to Internet radio data stream).


Applications don't need to be completely "arrived" on the computer before they can begin to be used as usually even a small portion of the application (~ 10%) is sufficient to start the application!

 

Go to DEMO ...

A descriptive videocanbe found here: YouTube open in new window

Application-Streaming

Block-wise (or bit-wise) provisioning of  applications

To stream applications, an appropriate infrastructure is required. This might be a Windows 7 machine (e.g. for testing), otherwise a proper Windows Server infrastructure is needed. SWS is highly scalable - specific streaming infrastructure components can be installed on different computers.

 

This is a brief 5 minute demonstration on Symantec/connect (silent):

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/understanding-symantec-workspace-streaming

 

 The relevant software components are basically free, but in a commercial environment, clients need to pay license fees. Streaming solutions will cost slightly more than pure virtualization (no streaming).

 

 

Licensing:

With Symantec Workspace Streaming: user-based licensing, node-based licensing, simultaneous licensing and annual subscriptions are available. The user-based licensing option can be used for clients who have a relatively constant number of users. Node-based licensing is for customers who have a limited number of terminals which are accessed by a plurality of users.

Simultaneous licensing offers maximum flexibility, because each user can connect from anywhere. Annual subscriptions allow companies to acquire the streaming license once in a year.

Application-Streaming

Block-wise (or bit-wise) provisioning of applications

To stream applications, an appropriate infrastructure is required.

This might be a Windows 7 machine (e.g. for testing), otherwise a proper Windows Server infrastructure is needed.

SWS is highly scalable - specific streaming infrastructure components can be installed on different computers.