VMware unveils new digital workspace


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VMware unveiled VMware Workspace ONE on Tuesday, a new platform for delivering secure digital workspaces for flexible workstyles and bring your own device (BYOD).

The company said the new facility will address the end user and enterprise IT business mobility needs by aggregating all devices, applications and services while securely managing them through unified common access and identity.

“In the mobile cloud era, employees, devices, applications and data increasingly live beyond the physical walls of the workplace, the datacenter, or the network,” said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware.

He noted that digital enterprises are struggling to deliver a unified digital workspace due to disjointed technology and teams.

Capabilities of VMware Workspace ONE will include:

Consumer grade self-service access to cloud, mobile, windows applications, flexible choice of device: BYOD or corporate owned, secure applications: mail, calendar, content, and chat, data security and endpoint compliance with conditional access ­and real-time app delivery and automation.

“We are proud to be the first to bring together identity, device management and application delivery on a single integrated platform so business can be conducted by mobile end-users regardless of platform, location, device or application,” Sanjay said.

VMware Workspace ONE is expected to be generally available this quarter. The solution will be offered in standard, advanced and enterprise editions with prices starting at $8 per user per month for cloud subscriptions and $150 per user for on-premises perpetual licenses.

Also on the day, the company announced new advancements in VMware Horizon, the digital workspace solution for delivering and managing virtual applications and desktops.

The company promises that the VMware Horizon will deliver unparalleled speed in delivering personalized virtual applications and desktops, while offering cloud economics and a new cloud-optimized display protocol.

“We are continuing to drive new innovations and redefine the delivery and management of virtual applications and desktops to a new level of simplicity, speed and affordability,” said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, Desktop Products, End-User Computing, VMware.

He explained that increasingly, businesses have a cloud-first mentality and want to deliver anytime, anywhere access to all applications, services and resources across devices.

Along with an ecosystem of technology partners that includes Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HPE, IGEL, NVIDIA and Sphere 3D, among others, VMware Horizon enables a first class digital workspace, Sumit stated.

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