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Cloudhouse Containers bridge gap between existing installer formats and MSIX, providing compatibility without code changes

London, UK. – May 8, 2018 – Cloudhouse, a leading provider of Compatibility Container technology, has announced its support for Microsoft’s latest application packaging format, MSIX, offering enterprises around the world a way to immediately adopt MSIX without having to wait for application vendors to support the new format. By using Cloudhouse’s technology, up to 30 million Microsoft applications in use globally will be able to benefit from the functionality and security improvements delivered via MSIX.

Microsoft released MSIX to help application developers provide a Docker-esque experience for desktop apps across all their devices. In the meantime, this leaves IT Pros to continue to struggle with the install, uninstall, customisation and cross platform challenges for their existing application portfolio.

Cloudhouse Containers enable IT Pros to take their existing applications in MSI (Microsoft Software Installer) or App-V formats to Microsoft’s new MSIX, effortlessly and without code changes. Cloudhouse Containers resolve applications’ incompatibilities with Windows 10 and MSIX, while helping applications to remain Evergreen in the cloud, on Windows 10, and Windows as a Service.

“The release of MSIX is a significant update for Microsoft’s customers and is a step into a more modern world for applications, but migrating to the new format isn’t straightforward for enterprises with apps that only run on legacy operating systems,” explained Mat Clothier, CEO, CTO and Founder at Cloudhouse. “MSIX will quickly become the new go-to format for app developers, but apps that lack a development team will become incompatible, meaning that users will be left behind with the legacy formats and exposed to security risks. To avoid lengthy and costly re-writes, Cloudhouse is working with enterprises and Microsoft to allow apps to use MSIX using our compatibility container technology - helping them take a step towards a safer future.”

“Cloudhouse Containers are going to play an important role in helping organisations move to MSIX right away, using their existing apps and crucially, without the need for expensive, time consuming changes to their code, or waiting for software vendors as their only route to compatibility,” commented Andrew Clinick, Partner Group Program Manager at Microsoft. “It’s an approach which bridges a major development gap for users of legacy applications, that in other circumstances would lose vital layers of compatibility.”

About Cloudhouse

Cloudhouse Containers free enterprises from running unsupported Windows and Citrix platforms by making otherwise incompatible applications run on the newest platforms – whether they run on premise or in the cloud. Apps only need to be packaged once in stateless containers that handle application runtime, isolation, and full redirection. As a result, enterprises can complete Windows 10 or Citrix Cloud migration projects successfully. Cloudhouse is based in London.

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