The virtual application - TechUpdate - ZDNet "The company's SoftGrid platform transforms Windows applications into virtual services that can be centrally managed and deployed on desktops, laptops and terminal servers. "Without rewriting, applications are delivered in real time over the network and run locally," said David Greschler, vice president of marketing at Softricity.
Applications execute locally with full functionality and performance, without being installed or configured on the target machine's resident operating system, according to Greschler. "It's not like a screen scraper or emulator. The applications don't install to the local operating system, so you don't have to worry about conflicts. SoftGrid keeps the operating system protected because it carries its own parts of the OS--such as system files, registry, fonts and COM objects--but can get data from the local machine."