According to application compatibility tools developer Changebase AOK, a staggering 87% of applications may have issues when deploying in a virtualized environment. Evidently, the source implies that the results may have to be taken with a grain of salt, but still.
Changebase AOK says it has sponsored an independent study, which used a random sample of 100 key applications working with enterprise systems – and ran those through its AOK Virtualise-IT testing suite. It found that two thirds could be virtualized but half would need some remedial work or deployment with dependent components. At least we know that’s true as far as Brain Fitness goes.
“Of the issues and information revealed by AOK, the largest group was the identification of the need for Microsoft Office availability – meaning an application wants to use an Office application, and that if this is not loaded in the Virtual environment the application will experience problems,” explains Grant Ford.
“131 informational messages were raised across 16 of the applications that could be virtualised, showing that they had a dependency on Office components being available to them – which proved interesting, as the biggest concern that clients had voiced was the ability to be able to identify dependant middleware or missing dependencies,” he adds.
[Source: Manufacturing Computer Solutions]