What is a virtual application or virtual desktop?

This refers to desktop virtualization services that include applications in the cloud. There are numerous strategies for this category, however they are frequently combined to enhance user experience and streamline management.

Virtual applications are typically created using virtualization technology, which allows the application to run in an isolated environment separate from the host operating system. This isolation allows the application to avoid conflicts with other software on the host system and can help ensure that the application runs consistently and reliably on different machines.

With virtual desktops, users can access their desktops from any device with an internet connection, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The virtual desktop environment can be accessed via a remote desktop connection or a web-based interface.

Previous recognition for virtual application / virtual desktop solutions

For a broader understanding of this Cloud Security Awards category, we have gathered examples from previous winners, finalists, and shortlistees which impressed the judging team with their innovative virtualization solutions.

Finalist of The Cloud Awards 2022-2023 for the Best Platform as a Service / Cloud Middleware

One of the best offerings on the market is the virtualization solution from VmWare. They virtualize servers, networks, and applications to cut costs and boost productivity.

The automation of the system makes it simpler to administer and use, allowing for easy transferring of the workload.

The most significant benefits include time optimization, easier data administration, and less downtime, all while operational costs are decreased.

Finalist of The SaaS Awards 2022 for the Best SaaS Product for the Construction Industry

Citrix’s virtualization solution offers safe, remote access to desktops and applications.

In addition to features like session recording, application firewall, and advanced analytics, it provides centralized management and monitoring capabilities.

Keen on the fast-paced that business needs can change, they optimize the workload management, but also secure the business infrastructure from the most advanced threats.

A strong entry for Best Security Solution for Virtual Application / Virtual Desktops category should have:

  • Clear, identifiable reasoning as to how the solution runs applications in a virtualized environment
  • If available, any supplementary materials including but not limited to customer testimonials or case studies to demonstrate the solution’s results, effectiveness, and how it works
  • Clearly highlighted in the application any innovative features based on cloud technologies, where applicable.

The top candidates must be able to combine confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

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• Select the rights awards program and category/ies
• Submit according to the deadline
• Include all supplementary materials on your application

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