Apps from the cloud, delivering remote access to a mobile operating system (OS) on another device.
Cloudpaging first 'cloudifies' an application using pre-virtualization and containerization. This one-time, offline process abstracts the application from the underlying operating system and does not require any changes to the application itself nor does it require any access to the source code. It also divides the application into tiny instruction fragments called 'pages' which can be delivered on-demand — hence the term "cloudpaging."
This cloudified asset is then published on a cloudpaging server (in the cloud or on-premises) where the admin can now impose a second layer of licensing, which Numecent calls 'MetaLicensing™.' The purpose of MetaLicensing is to provide a fine-grain, real-time license enforcement tool for compliance and audit reasons, without having to change the underlying license mechanisms of the rights holders.
Once the initial 5% payload is delivered (pushed or pulled), the cloudpaging agent on the client-side fetches the remaining pages only if accessed by the user and executes them inside a virtualization sandbox with ZERO installation. Avoiding the installation phase solves the major application-provisioning problem associated with physical and virtual desktops and users can start running the application almost instantly without contaminating their desktops. Subsequent accesses to previously fetched pages are locally stored in an encrypted cache for even faster access and can be used even offline.
Most importantly, while the applications can be delivered from the cloud in this friction-free manner, cloudpaging does NOT require company data to be moved to the cloud (which can still remain securely behind the company's firewall). This is an important security consideration for many enterprise customers.
Streaming app to android device
With VMI, Android virtual machines (VMs) run on a hypervisor in an organization's data center, and they deliver virtual mobile applications through a client on the user's device. To date, VMI is only compatible with Android as the host operating system because Apple does not allow iOS to run on VMs.