June 16, 2010 08:00 ET

Spoon Server Launches Desktop Apps Instantly Over the Web

Breakthrough App Virtualization, Streaming, and HTTP Delivery Technology Eliminates Installs, Scales to Over 10,000 Users per Server

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) -  Spoon, a Seattle-based developer of app virtualization and streaming technology, today announced the launch of Spoon Server. Spoon Server allows enterprise IT managers and software publishers to deliver desktop apps via the Web without installs, long downloads, or dependencies such as .NET. Spoon works without administrative privileges, device drivers, or code changes, streams efficiently over the Web and wide area networks, and is 100 times more scalable than remote desktop-based delivery methods.

Spoon Server simplifies app deployment, dramatically reduces maintenance and support costs and enables legacy apps to run unmodified on Microsoft Windows 7. Enterprises can make desktop apps available to users wherever they are via the Web, Microsoft SharePoint, or directly from the Start menu, even on locked-down desktops. Software publishers and independent software vendors (ISVs) can use Spoon Server to launch evaluation versions directly from their websites without installation or downloads. Additionally, with Spoon Server, existing desktop apps can be converted into software-as-a-service (SaaS) or ad-based offerings.

"Autodesk Labs is using Spoon technology to deliver the Autodesk Inventor Fusion technology preview, allowing users to explore the technology with fewer clicks and no install," said Brian Mathews, vice president, Autodesk Labs. "Spoon has helped eliminate the time consuming product installation barrier between users and our cutting edge design technology, replacing minutes and clicks with an easier download-and-run experience directly from the Autodesk Labs website."

Key Features
Spoon Server provides an integrated app portal, easy-to-use web-based administration, detailed analytics on app usage and user behavior, support for embedding apps on external portals such as Microsoft SharePoint, as well as APIs enabling integration of Spoon streams into existing provisioning systems and websites. Spoon supports both 32- and 64-bit apps and launches after buffering 5-10% of the virtual machine payload. Apps can optionally be migrated to the desktop for offline execution.

"Enterprises and application developers no longer have to choose between the rich experience of desktop apps and the ease of deployment and maintenance of web apps," said Kenji Obata, founder and chief executive officer of Spoon. "By combining app virtualization with radically new predictive streaming and modular decomposition techniques, Spoon Server enables a zero-install experience over standard HTTP while improving operational economics by a factor of more than 100 as compared to remote desktop-based architectures."

Spoon products are used by industry-leading educational, entertainment, financial, government, health care and information technology organizations, including Autodesk, Novell, and the United States Marine Corps.

Pricing and Availability
Spoon Server is available for immediate purchase. Spoon Server is offered in a per-seat license model for enterprises and a per-app license model for software publishers. A free evaluation of Spoon Server is available at

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About Spoon
Spoon -- formerly Xenocode -- develops technologies that allow enterprise IT managers and software publishers to deliver desktop apps via the Web without installs, downloads, or hassles. For more information and access to hundreds of streamed apps, please visit

Contact Information

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