Last week was a crazy week and the number of partners with App-V stories has been phenomenal, especially when compared to this time last year. As I was making way out of the Convention Center I saw Paul Schnell, CTO of App-DNA. I didn’t get to post this in Spain but wanted to make sure I shared it with you now.
SeanDô – So Paul, AppTitude has seen some amazing success in the adoption of Vista. Can you give me the skinny on what AppTitude is doing for virtual applications?
PS – The AppTitude solution from AppDNA extracts and stores the application DNA from an application portfolio and automatically analyzes application compatibility, identifies any specific issues and provides a combination of automatic fixes and remediation advice required to resolve them. Virtualization Manager for App-V quickly highlights issues in advance of sequencing, and enables complex and difficult to identify dependencies to be identified early. This results in greater accuracy, time savings and success in sequencing. The AppTitude Production Manager allows applications to be automatically sequenced during import with or without interaction with the sequencer and automatically documents the sequencing process to support the creation of sequencing recipes.
SeanDô – That sounds really good, Paul. If I’m a customer of AppTitude, what do you see as my core business value?
PS – The process of Virtualizing an enterprise application portfolio contains complexity. AppTitude brings significant value to the process by highlighting issues up-front and allowing project effort and duration to be calculated, de-risking projects for partners and providing clarity to customers. The detailed reporting allows skilled resources to be focused on complex applications and fast-tracks the applications directly suitable for App-V, iterations in sequencing are cut out and projects are swiftly and efficiently executed.
SeanDô – Good stuff. So, when can customers get their hands on AppTitude?
PS – AppTitude Virtualization Manager for App-V has been in production since the beginning of 2008 and has already been used in several enterprise projects clearly demonstrating cost and time savings and returning ROI’s up to and over 200%. AppTitude partners with many leading global and local services organizations which use AppTitude to better deliver their projects.
Thanks Paul, I look forward to seeing even more from App-Dna in the coming year.
Sean Donahue is a Sr. Program Manager in System Center Alliances. If you are an ISV who has an integration point with App-V or MDOP please contact Sean.