VMworld 2016 Day Two : Digital WorkSpace, End User Mobility, Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) by VMware
After Pat Gelsinger talked about Digital Transformation on Day One of VMworld 2016 and how VMware’s cloud strategy will help enterprise customers, Sanjay Poonen, Executive Vice President and General Manager, End-User Computing carried the theme further with VMware’s ‘Any Cloud, Any App, Any Device’ strategy and products that would enable the Digital Workspace with Unified Endpoint Management, Windows 10 Support and Enhanced Identity Management. As per Poonen, both high and low tech companies are getting digitally transformed and this shift cannot be ignored. VMware’s vision is to transform the enterprise data center to be public cloud ready and also digitally transform the end user in a mobile cloud era. The End User Computing group at VMware boasts a $1.2 billion run-rate business with ~ 65000 customers.
VMware wants to drive consumer grade simplicity across all its products to deliver a digital workspace. VMware Workspace ONE combines identity and mobility management to provide frictionless and secure access to all the apps and data employees need to work, wherever, whenever and from whatever device they choose. Workspace ONE bridges traditional IT applications and mobile and cloud first applications and provides end users a simple way to access enterprise productivity and other applications.
On the second day of VMworld 2016, the company stressed the importance of security in end user digital computing and asserted that Workspace ONE with VMware Identity Manager helps customers overcome the deployment and management challenges of Office 365. Enhancements to the solution will enable administrators to automatically provision and de-provision end users based on existing active directory group membership.
VMware also announced enhancements to VMware Horizon which enables companies to provide access to personalized desktops and applications anytime, anywhere using a digital workspace. The VMware Blast Extreme protocol will now provide increased audio streaming performance and the company is expanding the list of Blast-enabled devices to include validated thin and zero clients from Dell, HP and iGEL and Raspberry Pi. VMware also announced support for new Cloud Managed Plug-and-Play Appliances for Horizon Air Hybrid Mode from Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems and QCT.
Sanjay Poonen also called out VMware’s new Internet of Things (IoT) partners and said VMware is using Airwatch and vRealize to build out an IoT portfolio with companies such as Dell, PTC ThingWorx, Deloitte Digital, GE Digital, V5 Systems, Bayshote and Intwine Connect.
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