Spoon Welcomes Griffith University!

Griffith University of Australia has added their 44,000 users to the Spoon family!

Griffith University, previously a ThinApp/App-V user, migrated to Spoon and dramatically expanded the scope of their virtualization deployment. How did it go? In their own words:

I decided to do have a crack at what traditionally is the toughest suite for us to package. Spoon ate up Adobe Creative Cloud 2014. I got Flash, PhotoShop and InDesign working perfectly in their own bubbles on the same client machine using a straight capture and build. Only took about 4 hours for all three (including testing in Dev and Production). Amazing stuff, no licensing issues or SxS weirdness. Last time we captured these apps was in February and it took us 12 hours to work out the process to capture InDesign in App-V 4.6 (we couldn’t beat it in ThinApp). Then another 60 to get the rest of the suite done. I’ll get the whole suite done in under 10 using Spoon at this rate.

Having trouble with ThinApp or App-V and looking for a better solution? Contact us at sales@spoon.net or give us a call toll-free at 877-223-3551 (+1 206-774-8769 international) and we’d be glad to get you setup with a free trial.

Get Sponsored by Spoon!

Have a user group? Planning a meetup? Maintain a software blog? If you want a supportive sponsor, mind-blowing tech to talk about, and free bundles of swag to drive up interest, then get sponsored by Spoon!

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The VAR Guy: “Spoon Promises Container Virtualization for Windows”

Spoon’s goal, like Docker’s, is to allow users “to package applications and their dependencies into a lightweight, isolated virtual environment called a ‘container.'” But what makes Spoon different from Docker and other container-based virtualization platforms for Linux, such as Linux Containers (LXC), is that Spoon works on Microsoft (MSFT) Windows. It does so by providing its own virtual machine, rather than relying on underlying components of the operating system, as most containerized virtualization solutions for Linux do.

Besides Windows compatibility, Spoon is eagerly promoting what it sees as additional advantages of its virtualization solution, including image layering, virtual app streaming via the network and close integration with the host networking infrastructure. These features and more, according to Spoon, make its platform more useful than Docker.

Read the full story for the first outside take of our containerization project.

MIT Fall Career Fair – Look for Spoon!

This Friday, Sept. 19, Spoon will be at MIT’s Fall Career Fair! We’re excited to attend our first career fair at MIT, and we look forward to meeting students and alumni to discuss Spoon’s tech, growth, and all of our open positions.

Spoon’s table will be in the Rockwell Cage, booth 369. We’ll have tons of Spoon swag to hand out, and you’ll likely be able to find us at a few local bars after the fair.

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Is Spoon like Docker?

As we approach the upcoming release of Spoon.net‘s new platform for containerizing Windows applications, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about its relation to a Linux containerization platform called Docker. While there are many similarities between the services, there are several important differences to note:

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The Enterprisers Project chats with Kenji

“I asked Kenji Obata, Founder and CEO, Spoon.net for his take on how infrastructure changes will affect the enterprise over the next 2 years.”

“‘Over the next 2 years, the very definition of IT infrastructure will change from physical resources — computers, networks, and servers — to knowledge resources — applications, information, and users. As employees increasingly use their own devices and control the location and tools they use in their job, the primary role of the CIO will be to facilitate the choices made by users while preserving the security and availability of business information…'”

Read Kenji’s full quote on the future of the CIO!

Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 11 Released

ZENworks Application Virtualization (ZAV) 11, powered by Spoon, has been officially released by Novell!

Novell’s Jason Blackett has an excellent blog post today that goes into detail on what’s new, including Desktop Containers, Startup Applications, Shutdown Shims, Clipboard Isolation, File Synchronization, and an improved end user experience. We’ve copied the highlights below.

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TechCrunch: “Why Seattle is not like Silicon Valley”

Spoon received a nice shout out today in a TechCrunch article comparing the Emerald City to Silicon Valley. Of course, Seattle is incomparable, but that’s besides the point. Check out this interesting piece by recently-banished Spoon summer intern Anne Seckinger.

Goodbye and Thanks

Today was the last day for Anne, one of our summer interns. Thanks for a great summer and hope you have a great school year!

Internships at Spoon are available year round. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to jobs@spoon.net!

Spoon issued 7 patents for virtualization and containerization technology

Spoon has been issued 7 patents covering core technologies in the areas of application virtualization, containerization, and virtual process management, including Spoon’s advanced predictive streaming, application templating, layering, and browser integration technologies. This adds to our existing portfolio of patents on application virtualization systems.