In this morning's ManageFusion keynote, Symantec Chief Operating Officer Enrique Salem announced that Symantec has signed a definitive agreement to acquire industry-leading application streaming vendor AppStream. AppStream has been providing the streaming component of Symantec's SVS Professional since June, 2007.
The combined power of application virtualization and application streaming enables enterprise IT to deliver software reliably, immediately, wherever it is needed, with automated license enforcement and compliance auditing. SVS Pro also enables new business models by providing the platform for delivery of any software as a service.
Streaming was a huge topic at ManageFusion yesterday, before attendees even knew of this morning's announcement. Every time slot had an SVS breakout or lab, and streaming was covered in every one of those. The rooms were packed and the Q&A was lively, with follow-up conversations often pushing into the next presenters' time.
By acquiring AppStream, Symantec can accelerate the integration of on-demand application delivery with the Altiris platform and other Symantec products and technologies. Application streaming will be a key element in the evolution of the endpoint management solutions that Symantec acquired with Altiris one year ago. It will also be a part of a larger endpoint virtualization strategy, so stay tuned to the Juice for more information as it becomes available!