Altiris published on its community site, Juice, an interesting article describing benefits of combined use of its application virtualization product, Software Virtualization Solution (SVS), with application streaming technology from AppStream:
AppStream’s technology was originally developed specifically to deliver applications to desktops in such a way that there is no difference in behavior, interaction or performance compared to an application that is installed conventionally by CD. This includes normally installed registry entries, dlls and other system and shared files.
Now, when streaming an application virtualized with SVS, it behaves in exactly the way Altiris designed virtualized applications to run. That is, registry entries, etc. remain contained in the appropriate layers, as do any changes to these files. The full functionality and benefits of SVS layers are combined with the instant delivery and license control of streaming…
Read the whole article at source.