Google acquires Cameyo to grow ChromeOS legacy app support

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Key notes

  • Google acquires Cameyo to simplify access to legacy applications on ChromeOS.
  • ChromeOS and Cameyo partnership streamlines virtual application delivery.
  • Businesses benefit from easier deployment, enhanced security, and improved productivity with ChromeOS and Cameyo.

Google announced today that it has acquired Cameyo, a leader in virtual application delivery (VAD) technology.

The future of work is web-based, with a recent study by Forrester showing that 90% of IT professionals believe applications will reside in the cloud, not on individual devices. However, a huge portion of business-critical software remains client-based.

Traditionally, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has been used to access these legacy apps. But VDI comes with complexities like

  • managing separate virtual desktops and
  • specialized IT skills.

VAD gives individual applications directly to any device without needing a full desktop environment.

This acquisition strengthens ChromeOS‘s existing partnership with Cameyo. They offer a virtual application experience with features like local file system integration and progressive web app (PWA) functionality.

The benefits of this integration for businesses include:

  • Virtualized applications can be easily deployed and accessed across the organization, regardless of device or location.
  • Both ChromeOS and Cameyo prioritize security, offering robust protection against vulnerabilities.
  • Employees can access the applications they need quickly and efficiently as PWAs directly from the ChromeOS shelf.
  • Streamlined application management and reduced infrastructure requirements translate to significant cost savings over time.

With the acquisition of Cameyo, Google positions ChromeOS as a strong contender for businesses seeking a secure and web-based future.

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