Are your legacy apps keeping you awake at night? Do your older applications force you to keep legacy versions of Windows on your estate? Are you worried that your legacy estate introduces security, compliance and reputational risks? Worrying about what to do when Extended Support Updates (ESU) come to an end? Why not put Cloudhouse to the test and see how we can help?
We’re so confident our software compatibility solution will work for you that we are offering a 100% promise to all new clients who purchase a license agreement with us: you will be able to run your legacy Windows app on the latest version of Windows or your money back.
We have delivered solutions for hundreds of enterprises and suppliers across multiple sectors all around the world, from retail to motoring, education to utilities, healthcare to government. Our solutions dramatically lower the time and cost of migration from any Windows platform to any Windows platform – and without the need to refactor, recode or upgrade.
Wherever you need your legacy app to work, we have a solution that will work for you. On premise. On the desktop. In the cloud.
Key benefits of the Cloudhouse approach:
- A permanent fix: when you decouple apps from the underlying OS version, they are no longer at risk if the original provider ends ongoing support
- Security and compliance: apps are protected from vulnerabilities in older OS and you can unlock the benefits of current OS versions
- Reduced costs: big savings compared to refactoring, redeveloping or replacing – and, if you deploy on modern infrastructure, it will most likely run much faster
- Flexibility: complex apps are supported, including those dependent on legacy components in old OS, such as older version of .Net or Java.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Cloudhouse costs are split into two elements – the licensing required to deploy application compatibility packages, and the professional services needed to create the application compatibility packages.
Licensing is offered on a per user basis for desktop applications and a per server basis for server applications. There are discounts available based on volumes.
Professional Services costs are dependent on the nature and complexity of the application. We quote a cost for packaging once we have been able to see the application, or portfolio of applications.
Contact us here with your requirements and we will provide you with a quote.
Packaging and Maintaining Applications
Cloudhouse provide the Professional Services to package applications.
Cloudhouse recommend packaged applications are tested in the standard UAT environments used for natively installed applications, or applications packaged in App-V. The more representative the test environment is of the live environment, the greater the chance of finding any issues prior to go-live.
Service packs and updates can be applied to the applications in a package using the Editor, refer to Updating, Editing and Maintaining Containers which describes how a new snapshot is created for the update, and how it is then applied to the package.
Cloudhouse recommends the same team who manage the operations of native apps.
Applications running in Application Compatibility Packages can be deployed, and managed with same tools, or scripts used to deploy natively installed applications e.g. SCCM, InTune, LAN Desk. Please refer to Supported 3rd Party Products and Versions for details.
The Cloudhouse Package does not include OS components, it only contains the packaged application plus Cloudhouse components. Cloudhouse recommend the same team that is responsible for supporting applications packaged with App-V, or delivered as natively installed applications, support Cloudhouse Application Compatibility Containers.
Full documentation is made available to Cloudhouse partners and customers as required.
Cloudhouse offers a full packaging service that can scale to meet any requirement. In the event, however, that a partner wishes to offer application compatibility packaging as part of a wider solution, Cloudhouse will work with that partner. Please contact us here for details.