Eliminate XenApp Silos with Containers

Turbo containers let you run all your application, browser, and runtime environments on a single XenApp server with no installs.

  • Increase server density and simplify management by eliminating silos.
  • Run legacy browsers and plugins side-by-side in a single user session.
  • Continue using legacy desktop applications on Windows Server 2012 and 2016.

Examples

Containers simplify management, improve performance, and increase server density and utilization:

Run multiple versions of browsers, including legacy browsers such as IE8, within a single user session.

Containerize runtimes and plugins as Java, Flash, and .NET and run safely on clean server environments.

Continue using legacy desktop applications on newer versions of Windows such as Server 2012.

Turbo automatically eliminates compatibility errors between legacy software and newer operating systems.

Assign custom routing rules and network whitelists/blacklists to specific applications.

Containerized networking improves security by restricting network access to specific servers.

How It Works

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    Turbo runs applications in an isolated, user-mode virtual environment called a container.

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    The Turbo container engine emulates the legacy OS environment, translating incompatible calls as required.

  3. 3

    Containers share the same OS as other applications, and behave and perform exactly like native applications on existing hardware.

Questions & Answers

What applications are supported?

Turbo supports containerization of all major Windows desktop applications and browsers, including applications requiring legacy versions of Java and the .NET Framework, and legacy browsers and browser plugins. Turbo also works with most custom line-of-business applications.

An optional Turbo URL Redirector automatically routes users to an appropriate browser container when a specific web site is accessed.

What versions of Windows are supported?

Turbo supports all server versions of Windows from Windows Server 2008 R2 forward, including Windows Server 2012 and Server 2016. Turbo also supports emulation of legacy desktop and server versions of Windows on Server 2012 and 2016.

Turbo can also be used with all desktop versions of Windows from Windows XP forward, including Windows 7 and Windows 10.

How do we containerize our applications?

Our team will walk you through the process of containerizing your existing applications. All existing settings and customizations are migrated into the containers.

We also work with select partners that combine expertise in Citrix deployments and Turbo containers to assure a successful migration.

How do we distribute containerized Citrix applications?

Turbo provides tooling that automatically deploys containerized applications onto your existing XenApp delivery groups.

Turbo containers can also be deployed using third-party management tools or via command-line scripting. Turbo does not require any additional server infrastructure.

Why containerize instead of using multiple hypervisors or silos?

Turbo Containers allow legacy software to run just like a native application, on existing hardware, and with the same user experience, desktop integrations, and performance. Hypervisors and other virtual machine technologies require running a separate copy of the OS, which is slower and requires additional hardware.

Similarly, using silos requires that additional server hardware be dpeloyed and maintained. Turbo increases server density, reduces costs, and improves user experience by running all applications on a single server within a single desktop session.

Hundreds of organizations keep their software running with Turbo containers

Questions? Projects? Talk to us.