THINK APPS, THINK RIMO3
Covid-19 triggered the acceleration of digital transformation activities by 3-4 years, with Statista estimating global spending will reach USD 2.39 trillion by 2024.
McKinsey reports show organisations are saving an average of USD 5.3 million in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by moving to the modern desktop, but how easy is it?
WHY DO I NEED TO MODERNISE?
- Improved management of core and business applications
- Consistent and efficient deployment of virtual environments at scale
- Increased speed of deployment for patches and updates
Few companies are willing or able to retire legacy apps and start over; the costs, productivity losses and other issues are too high.
Modernisation is the easiest way for enterprises to realise the advantage of newer software platforms, tools, architectures, libraries and frameworks.
What if you could leverage an easy to use, scalable platform to assess, modernise and test applications making manual app management a thing of the past?
DID YOU SAY, ‘NO MANUAL EFFORT’?!
Rimo3 was developed to help companies with the testing burden once they’ve migrated to Windows 10 and start dealing with the patches and cumulative updates which are part of this new movement.
Windows typically updates every 17-22 hours, with major upgrades and new features released twice a year. Windows Report estimated there could be as many as 800,000 applications in Win10 – so burden is the right word! We’re talking security risk v user performance impact, but infrastructure teams lack insights into how an app will perform once an upgrade or patch is applied.
Rimo3 was built to deliver a better way of testing, packaging and managing applications. It is a world-first cloud and AI driven approach to better manage application workloads. In simpler terms, an Uber driver for applications.
- Rimo3 removes complexity of modern application packaging for Intune or Azure Virtual Desktop (formally Windows Virtual Desktop or WVD) using Rimo3 Cloud
- It becomes one scalable platform which allows businesses to test and modernise applications with no manual effort (score!)
- With Rimo 3 you can continually optimise applications and VDI infrastructure by comparing applications and operating systems performance against a known baseline
Gain overall compatibility, performance and functional visibility and guide whether the application can work in physical, virtual and cloud-based workspaces.
Provide context-sensitive application and operating environment testing to determine any potential failures and remedial avenues before deployment. Rimo3 Cloud is built for large-scale testing and can use automation to significantly reduce workload.
Through intelligent testing, you can automate the entire process and discover which applications will run on modern versions of Windows. At the push of a button, application workloads can be created for cloud adoption and management.
Deploy fully tested quality packages for use in any physical, virtual and cloud-based workspace. Use agile solutions to support the WaaS OS and the release cycle of Windows updates to reduce risk. Manage a stable, high-performance modern application experience for your VDI environment.
Rimo3 Cloud for Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)
MSIX conversion and application modernisation is required to adopt and deploy Azure Virtual Desktop successfully.
This means being able to test, convert and deploy business-critical applications at scale and quickly. To do this requires an understanding of which packages are to be replaced, retired, rejected, or converted to MSIX and the guaranteed knowledge they will work before deployment.
When an application can't be converted, little information is available about why this is the case. As a result, IT find themselves burning time troubleshooting the cause.
Rimo3 enables the acceleration of Azure Virtual Desktop migration, modernises Windows applications to MSIX and helps manage an effective deployment.
Rimo3 Cloud for Partners
Application compatibility and performance and the need to modernise existing application formats into MSIX - Microsoft's delivery format for all Microsoft products - are more critical than ever. How will you know which apps are Windows 10 multi-session friendly, quickly and at scale? Or how many users can access the same application before performance is impacted?
Rimo3 Cloud gives Partner’s access to an application suitability, modernisation and management service which simplifies the planning, costing and transformation.
Differentiation and Transformation - Access early foresights about application compatibility, performance and functionality which were completely unnoticed.
Increase Profit - Establish a recurring revenue stream, provide your clients with the most value and drive successful Microsoft Azure practices.
Growth - By improving and transforming existing services/processes from "responding to changes" to "embrace changes", Rimo3 will help your business quickly modernise and manage applications in Azure Virtual Desktop.
FAQs - Application Modernisation
What is application modernisation?
Application modernisation is the process of taking existing applications and modernising their platform infrastructure, internal architecture and features. With the demand for a secure remote desktop experience, application modernisation focuses on on-prem applications and how apps are moved to cloud architecture. Application modernisation extends the lifespan of an organisation’s applications while also taking advantage of technical innovations. When people discuss application modernisation, they are typically referring to the process of migrating traditional applications to run in modern cloud environments.
What is MSIX?
Microsoft’s new MSIX format is the deployment technology moving forward across all products, including Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop). MSIX, introduced in 2018, is Microsoft's replacement for the MSI and provides a modern packaging experience. The MSIX package format preserves the functionality of existing app packages and install files and enables new, modern packaging and deployment features to Win32, WPF and Windows Forms apps. MSIX allows enterprises to stay current and ensure their applications are always up to date and enable IT Pros to deliver a user-centric solution while still reducing the cost of ownership of applications by reducing the need to repackage.
Transforming business-critical applications into a new modern format is timely, manual and not always suitable for conversion. Rimo3 has built Rimo3 Cloud to help partners and customers overcome this challenge.
Why do enterprises need application modernisation?
Most enterprises have significant investments in their existing application portfolio, from both a financial and operational standpoint. While the term "legacy" sometimes has a negative connotation in software, these legacy systems are often among a business's most mission-critical applications. Few companies are willing or able to retire these applications and start over; the costs, productivity losses and other issues are too high. Therefore, application modernisation is the most sensible way for many enterprises to realise the advantage of newer software platforms, tools, architectures, libraries and frameworks.
The Rimo3 Application Modernisation Platform, Rimo3 Cloud, accelerates the adoption of application workloads in Azure by rapidly determining suitability and modernising them. Through this automated process Rimo3 helps drive Azure Virtual Desktop adoption at scale.
FAQs - Getting Started
What is Rimo3 Cloud?
Rimo3 Cloud is an application lifecycle management platform designed to help with the assessment, modernisation, and management of application workloads for VDI, including Azure Virtual Desktop. To take full advantage of this remote end-user compute experience, customers must first modernise their applications, converting them to the new MSIX format. The Rimo3 Cloud platform does this automatically and at scale, helping businesses assess, modernise and manage the Azure Virtual Desktop journey.
Why do you need Rimo3 Cloud for Azure Virtual Desktop?
MSIX conversion and application modernisation is required to adopt and deploy Azure Virtual Desktop successfully. This means being able to test, convert and deploy business-critical applications at scale and quickly. To do this requires an understanding of which packages are to be replaced, retired, rejected, or converted to MSIX and the guaranteed knowledge they will work before deployment. Getting this right is imperative as not all applications are suitable candidates for MSIX conversion now (plugins, drivers, font packs etc.).
Rimo3 Cloud, our Application Modernisation Platform, replaces today's manual and lengthy approach and delivers this automatically. It enables the acceleration of Azure Virtual Desktop migration, modernises Windows applications to MSIX and helps manage an effective deployment.
How does Rimo3 Cloud compare to Microsoft and other packaging tools?
There is a difference between packaging and adoption. Historically, the limiting factor for adopting a new package format (MSI/SFT/AppV/AppX/etc) is new package creation and existing application portfolio conversion. The linear, single-threaded, traditional packaging workflow processes and tooling don’t lend themselves to adoption at scale. The Rimo3 Cloud approach focusing on unattended, bulk modernisation is a departure from the legacy days of packaging.
How can Rimo3 Cloud help me move to the cloud?
The Rimo3 Cloud platform uses intelligent testing to remove the complexity in modernising applications to allow painless and quick onboarding to Azure and Azure Virtual Desktop. It provides you with fully tested, quality MSIX packages ready to deploy in any physical, virtual, or cloud-based workspace designed to support Azure migration and a customers’ cloud environment. The 5-step process provides an end-to-end overview of the package pre-conversion, at the point of conversion to MSIX and once again post-conversion – applying automated remediations if a package fails to convert. Post testing and conversion enable deploying fully tested quality packages with complete confidence with any new version or feature release.
How does Rimo3 Cloud help my business grow?
Rimo3 Cloud enables your business to take full advantage of the Microsoft native technology stack by automatically delivering modernised applications at scale. The platform removes the complexity of such a challenge through intelligent and relevant testing which assesses, modernises and manages your application workloads identified for Azure cloud-adoption. This proactive approach reduces migration risks and ambiguity and delivers confidence before deployment.
And the best bit? Rimo3 achieves more than double the average success rate against other traditional tooling, including Microsoft’s own conversion tool. It works quickly within minutes vs. the manual time of 4 weeks - and tests at scale. It is coupled with an 80+% average conversion rate and high cost and resource savings compared to doing this manually.
FAQs - Information for Partners
- Is Rimo3 a Microsoft, Citrix, or VMWare partner?
As a Partner, what challenges does Rimo3 help me solve?
All the factors contributing to building a virtual desktop are now all-in place – a robust cloud infrastructure, excellent connectivity and a seamless user experience with Windows 10. However, with a few critical dependencies to understand, applications are often one of the most important, yet overlooked aspects of any migration. For Azure Virtual Desktop, they are crucial. Application compatibility and performance and the need to modernise existing application formats into MSIX - Microsoft's new delivery format for all Microsoft products - are more critical than ever. How will you know what applications are Windows 10 multi-session friendly, quickly and at scale? Or how many users can access the same application before performance is impacted?
Rimo3 Cloud gives Partner’s access to an application suitability, modernisation and management service which simplifies the planning, costing and transformation process and enables focus on driving Azure Consumed Revenue (ACR) or retiring quota.