Droplet Computing Containers


Droplet Computing Containers

Droplet Computing is a software-based container solution that works by taking your apps and installing them, unchanged, inside a secure, and isolated containerized environment. In turn, this containerized environment is portable and can be delivered to your device regardless of OS, executing locally and offline. Alternatively it can be delivered using Windows app publishing solutions for multi-user deployments.

Droplet Computing greatly simplifies and reduces the cost of delivering applications by achieving three things:

Compatibility

Droplet Containers run any Windows compatible generation of software application. So the legacy applications that your business still needs to run that run on Dos, Win XP or 7 will be able to seamless run on any platform Droplet supports.

Security

Droplet Containers wrap a layer of Security around your applications blocking all inbound traffic. The security of the container is frequently penetration tested both by our customers and by independent third party experts.

Compliance

Droplet works closely with its customers to help them achieve the level of compliance required to meet such standards as NIST, Cyber Essential Plus or other regulatory standards.

FEATURES

Any Windows App on Any Device

Droplet Computing containers enable the full version of a Windows app to be delivered to the device of choice, securely and with the familiarity and functionality the users need – even if the app is not written natively for that device.

Work Online & Offline Seamlessly

Droplet doesn’t stream applications to the target device, so they will continue to function when you are offline. Droplet interacts with any file sync and share program to maintain document consistency.

Be Invisible to the Host OS

Apps running in a Droplet Computing container are invisible to the host operating system, no longer presenting an attack surface.

Tried and Tested Security

Droplet Containers wrap a layer of security around your applications blocking all inbound traffic. The security of the container is frequently penetration tested by both our customers and independent third party experts.

Run legacy software on all devices

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. There is no need to refactor, package, sequence, or virtualize the applications to make them work.

Build Once, Deploy Many

With your applications containerized, you can deploy the container to as many devices as you want. Not only that, the very same container will run on a variety of different device platforms, without you having to change it. Droplet integrates into existing deployment tools such as SCCM or Endpoint Configuration Manager, Intune, Mobile Iron, FSLogix etc.

Upgrade Citrix Farms & Migrate Apps to the Cloud

With the Droplet multi-session container you can bring your legacy apps to a modern Citrix deployment, or any other multi session environment such as Windows Virtual Desktop. Droplet also allows you to run any apps in Azure, AWS, Google or IBM.

Secure Legacy Server Workloads

If you need to continue to run Legacy Server OS’s like 2003 or 2008 isolate and secure the entire layer inside a Droplet server container to achieve compliance and significantly reduce risk scores.

macOS

With the Droplet Computing Container App for macOS, an organization can easily take their existing Windows apps, install them into the container (no complicated packaging required), and deliver them to the end user securely.

Why is this important to an organization?
It may simply be that the app doesn’t have a native macOS version, and if it does then it doesn’t have the full features and functionality that the Windows version has. For example, you can run Microsoft Visio 2016 (O365 edition) locally on the Mac without needing to be online, yet have the Windows end user experience.

Windows

With the Droplet Computing Container App for Windows, an organization can easily take their existing Windows applications, install them into the container (no complicated packaging required), and deliver them to the end user securely.

Why is this important to an organization?
It may simply be that the application won’t run on a modern operating system and so the container enables older (legacy) production applications to run, allowing your organization to migrate to the newer operating systems, or a cloud-based desktop service.

Or, due to the containers integrated and enhanced levels of security, you may simply need to isolate the applications from the host on which they run. Either way, Droplet Computing containers provide the ability to deliver this, simply and more importantly, in a cost-effective way.

Linux

With the Droplet Computing Container App for Linux, an organization can easily take their existing and legacy Windows apps, install them into the container (no complicated packaging required), and deliver them to the end user securely.

Why is this important to an organization?
It may simply be that the app doesn’t have a native Linux version, and if it does then it doesn’t have the full features and functionality that the native Windows version has. For example, you can deliver native Microsoft Office apps, including Visio or Visual Studio, locally to the Linux device with the ability to launch and run the apps without needing to be online, yet maintain the familiar Windows end user experience.

ChromeOS

With the Droplet Container App for Chrome OS, an organization can easily take both legacy and modern Windows apps, install them into the container (no complicated packaging required), and deliver them to the end user securely.

Why is this important to an organization?
It may simply be that the app doesn’t have a native Chrome OS version, and if it does then it doesn’t have the full features and functionality that the Windows version has. For example, you can deliver Microsoft Excel 2003 locally to Chromebook and then launch and run the apps, without needing to be online, yet maintain the familiar Windows end user experience.

Server OS

With the Droplet Computing Container App for server operating systems, an organization can easily take their business critical legacy Windows apps, install them into a container (no complicated packaging or virtualizing required), and deliver them to the end user by mean of publishing them from a server running an application publishing solution.

Why is this important to an organization?
Typically modern publishing platforms do not support legacy apps. Containerization enables an organization to move to the latest published application platforms such as Citrix Virtual Apps, Horizon Apps, RemoteApp, and other RDSH-based solutions. End users then have access to legacy, modern, and other apps that are delivered by the application platform. All delivered in a single user interface or workspace.

HOW IT WORKS

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.

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