VMware today announced an expanded partnership with Google that positions the company as the first unified endpoint management (UEM) provider with full Chrome device management capabilities. VMware Workspace™ ONE™, a digital workspace platform powered by VMware AirWatch UEM technology, will enable customers to unify management of Chrome devices alongside all other endpoints from a single console.
“The consumerization of the enterprise has left IT managing multiple operating systems on a variety of devices – some provided by the business and others brought in by employees,” explained Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. “As Chrome OS continues to gain momentum, our customers are eager to manage these devices consistently along with all other endpoints including mobile devices. Using Workspace ONE, our customers will be able to securely manage the lifecycle of Chromebooks along with all their other endpoints giving them better security and a consistent user experience across all devices.”
With this expanded partnership from VMware and Google, IT can now secure and support Chrome devices using a simplified approach to quickly and efficiently provision apps, audit usage and track assets. By supporting new Chrome capabilities with AirWatch’s award-winning UEM platform, even the largest and most multifaceted organizations will have the scalability they need to successfully deploy and manage Chrome devices.
Management of Chrome devices with Workspace ONE will be available in September.
For more information about VMware and Google’s extended partnership, you can read the full press release: