SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2013— Today at VMworld® 2013, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, unveiled new capabilities and partnerships that further simplify IT’s ability to support the growing mobile workforce. The combination of new desktop-as-a service, VMware Ready™ smartphones, a growing community of desktop and mobile partners, and integrated device and workspace management reinforces VMware Horizon™ Suite as one of the industry’s most comprehensive and integrated platform to enable an increasingly mobile workforce.
“VMware Horizon™ Suite offers a cost-effective and secure transition to the mobile-cloud era for organizations struggling to modernize their infrastructure,” said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. “VMware is the only company that offers a comprehensive end-user computing platform with highly integrated management capabilities to make managing disparate users, devices and operating systems simple and effective.”
Reduce Cost, Increase Mobility with Desktop-as-a-Service
Enabling the mobile workforce requires more than supporting the latest mobile devices, as end users still need powerful computing for content creation, legacy applications and business operations. Modernizing traditional PCs with virtual desktops enables IT administrators to grant end users greater mobility and access to corporate data, applications and desktops without compromising security or control.
New desktop-as-a-service deployment option for VMware Horizon View™ will offer organizations that lack VDI expertise an easy transition to virtual desktops.
Enterprise Mobile Management Made Easy
By the end of 2013, it is estimated that there will be 1.4 billion smartphones in the world with 57 percent or 798 million units running on Android, according to a study by ABI Research . With a diverse set of models customized by every major manufacturer using a variety of Android operating systems, managing authorized or unauthorized mobile devices is a major challenge for corporate IT.
Today, VMware unveiled new capabilities and products that will help simplify enterprise mobile management for IT administrators.
“Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) selected Horizon Workspace as a collaborative tool to help us attain our college goals of providing a fully accessible (anyplace, anytime, anywhere, any device) digital learning environment for our 40,000 students,” said Linda Hartford, chief information officer, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. “NWTC will use Horizon Workspace as a catalyst for technology to create easy access to the learning environment.”
“VMware is providing an integrated portfolio that is priced to move the entire suite, rather than single point products,” said Brett Waldman, research manager, IDC. “Additionally, the new emphasis on the mobile user and cloud is really opening up opportunities for the End-User Computing group.”
VMware Horizon View desktop-as-a-service running on VMware vCloud Hybrid Service will be available by the end of the year.
The stand-alone offering of VMware Horizon View desktop-as-a-service is available immediately through VMware vCloud partners. For more information, visit the VMware vCloud partner website.
For more information about VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5 or VMware Horizon Suite, visit the Horizon Suite product page.
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iABI Research, “45 Million Windows Phone and 20 Million BlackBerry 10 Smartphones in Active Use at Year-end; Enough to Keep Developers Interested,” January 31, 2013.