VMware Plug-In helps move applications into virtual environments.

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AOK VMware ThinApp Plug-in packages conventional desktop or server applications so that they become portable and can be deployed anywhere within organization without conflicts. Instantly assessing application compatibility within virtual environments, application virtualization and portable application creator suite also automates testing, reporting, compatibility mapping, analysis, and remediation of applications for migration to target virtual environment.

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ChangeBASE AOK Launches VMware ThinApp Application Compatibility Plug-In

London, UK - ChangeBASE AOK, the world leader in automated application compatibility testing and remediation, today announces the first VMware ThinApp Plug-in to aid enterprise application compatibility in a virtualized environment.

The AOK ThinApp Plug-in enables compatibility mapping, analysis and automatic remediation of an application portfolio to allow accurate, efficient OS and application migration planning and roll-out. The Plug-in will give organizations the ability to speed up the entire application virtualization process, saving time and reducing costs whilst promoting accurate business case planning for the project.

VMware's ThinApp, an application virtualization and portable application creator suite, packages conventional desktop or server applications so that they become portable and can be deployed anywhere within the organization without conflicts. However, as with any application virtualization technology, enterprises will discover a significant number of applications which will need some reconfiguration to be upgraded to run properly in this environment.

ChangeBASE AOK enables instant assessment of application compatibility within virtual environments. It streamlines application readiness by automating the testing, reporting and remediation of application compatibility issues for the target virtual environment. When integrated into a ThinApp deployment, AOK can save months of manual testing and ensures that applications being virtualized will work on the target platform. AOK will also establish if the applications have the correct access to any required dependencies and operate alongside other deployed applications.

"ChangeBASE AOK works with many Fortune 1000 and FTSE 500 organizations and over the past 12 months we have seen interest in application virtualization sky-rocket," says John Tate, Managing Director, ChangeBASE AOK. "Application virtualization brings huge cost, time and accessibility efficiencies for organizations, IT managers and staff. VMWare's ThinApp is addressing that demand and with many organizations reviewing budgets and looking to invest in future-proof IT, now is the ideal time to think about the benefits that integrating application virtualization into that process can bring. We are delighted to add ThinApp testing and fixing to our product portfolio.

About ChangeBASE AOK:

ChangeBASE AOK is the market leader in automated application compatibility software enabling organisations to simplify and speed up the time it takes to test, remediate and manage the migration process between operating systems or deployment environments. The company has developed a suite of software applications which bring tangible benefits and reduced costs to organisations across the globe. For more information, please visit; www.changebase.com.

About VMware:

VMware (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven virtualization solutions that significantly reduce IT complexity. VMware accelerates an organization's transition to cloud computing, while preserving existing IT investments and enabling more efficient, agile service delivery without compromising control. Organizations rely on VMware, its partners and its industry-leading virtual infrastructure platform, VMware vSphere, to energize their business through IT, while saving energy-financial, human and the Earth's. With 2009 revenues of $2 billion, VMware has more than 170,000 customers and 25,000 partners worldwide.

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