Containerising legacy applications protects them from security threats which helps you achieve compliance and delivers significant cost savings when it comes to deploying apps, not only in acquisition, but also in management costs and lower infrastructure overheads.
Droplet Computing have designed a software-based container solution that works by taking your applications and installing them inside a containerised environment. In turn, this containerised environment is delivered to a Windows, Mac, or Linux device. Once delivered the container can run either online or offline, delivering a semi-connected solution.
Your legacy applications can simply be installed directly into the Droplet Computing container unchanged, and then delivered using the application delivery mechanism you use currently, including virtual desktop technologies such as Microsoft WVD, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and VMware Horizon View. There is no need to refactor, package, sequence, or virtualize the applications to make them work.
For maximum security for legacy client and server applications, Droplet Computing wraps a protective bubble around both the end-user applications and the tools used by administrators to manage the container. The key word here is isolation. The container runs as an app and runs the container abstracted from the host devices underlying operating system, in a similar way that an OS is abstracted from the hardware in a virtual machine environment using a hypervisor. This means that the container has no dependencies on that underlying OS and talks directly to the hardware. If the device OS becomes compromised or is attacked, (which should not happen as you would have deployed end point protection), there is no way that the container can be accessed.
Droplet Server Containers secure legacy Windows NT, 2003, 2008 and 2012 operating systems by adding a security bubble around the operating system that is only accessible by their client-side container. All the data in flight between the two is encrypted to prevent man in the middle attacks.
If you have applications which will only run on one of these end-of-life operating systems, then Droplet Server Containers enable you to continue running them whilst protecting them from security threats.
Droplet Server Container is supported on VMware vSphere (including VMware Cloud on AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
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