2016 marked the biggest VMworld Europe, yet, and this year also marked the first time VMware co-located AirWatch Connect and VMworld in Europe. With more than 10,000 attendees, VMworld offered a great opportunity for us to share the latest innovations from our end-user computing (EUC) team and hear feedback to shape future product direction. There were hundreds of hands-on labs, customer meetings, sessions and other activities throughout the event.
Extending support for traditional and next-gen apps.
This great news extends to VMware Horizon customers, as we integrate, support and bundle VSAN and vSphere into our offerings. So, what features in this new release benefit VMware’s virtual desktop and application users? Well, the short answer is: a lot!
Let’s take a look at some of the key features and advancements our Horizon customers can enjoy with vSphere 6.5 and VMware Horizon 7.Continue reading →
Last month at VMworld U.S., VMware announced a growing ecosystem of hyperconverged infrastructure certified partners, including Dell/EMC, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and QCT. Today, we are excited to announce HDS just published a new reference architecture in support of this joint solution.
VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode and HDS Reference Architecture provides a blueprint for successfully implementing virtual machines with numerous desktop and application assignments. Based on a three-node VSAN cluster using UCP HC v240F and running the Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode service, this new validated design allows customers to easily get started.
To find out more about this new validated design, download it free here.
New VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode features announced at VMworld Europe 2016 help your business embrace a simpler, more cost-effective approach to desktop and app virtualization.
Last quarter, we introduced VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode. This innovative new hybrid cloud software service enables virtual desktops and application delivery from on-premises infrastructure, while centrally managing it all from the cloud.
Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode offers a simpler and more cost-effective approach to desktop and application virtualization. With Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode, you leverage:
Hyper-converged infrastructure for on-premises capacity; and
The cloud for maintenance-free experience of a software-as-a-service.
By Microsoft’s account, Office 365 is growing rapidly:
Over 70 million commercial customers
Almost 60% month-over-month growth
No doubt this growth is driven by Microsoft aggressively transitioning customers’ existing on-premises licenses to Office 365. This enables us here at VMware End-User Computing (EUC) to work closely with customers to showcase how VMware Workspace ONE streamlines Office 365 deployments and ensures secure access and control.
An area of concern we continue hearing from customers is:
“How can I ensure that my end users are not copying corporate data to their personal content repositories?”
To help solve this major concern, we built on the Workspace ONE capabilities announced at VMworld U.S. to further protect against data leakage in Office 365. Continue reading →
As we look back over the last year, it’s been an incredible ride for VMware’s End-User Computing team. We introduced VMware Workspace ONE in February to transform the delivery of secure digital workspaces to workers on any device anywhere. The feedback has been extremely positive, with organizations like American Red Cross using Workspace ONE to enable consumer-simple productivity and enterprise-secure business mobility.
We also learned a ton about the types of digital workspaces workers want and the capabilities businesses need to ensure their success. One area of feedback is a desire for a lower priced edition of Workspace ONE that solves for simpler use cases. In these scenarios, users need to access web apps and public native mobile apps from personal devices. These bring-your-own (BYO) use cases do not require device or mobile application management.
At VMworld Europe 2016, VMware and Microsoft collaborate to enable joint VMware Horizon and Skype for Business customers with an even better experience, improved productivity and lower costs.
Around 3 billion minutes of calls go through Skype every single day, and the platform hosts a billion meetings every year. It’s no wonder that customers increasingly use this leading unified communications solution in tandem with VMware Horizon. At VMworld Europe today, we announced VMware and Microsoft are collaborating to deliver an even better Skype for Business experience with Horizon. Continue reading →
At VMworld Europe 2016, VMware and F5 announce new collaboration that enables simple and secure single sign-on (SSO) to all business apps—mobile, browser-based, SaaS and legacy applications.
Many IT organizations have a simple goal: make it easy for workers to access all their work applications on any device. That simple goal becomes complicated, however, when new apps and old apps do not authenticate in the same way. Unfortunately, workers often face confusing and time-consuming login prompts when trying to use legacy apps.
VMware and F5 today announced a new collaboration that helps remove these complexities and enable productive, any-device app access. By enabling secure single sign-on (SSO) for cloud native, mobile and legacy apps, VMware Workspace ONE and F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) help workers securely access all the apps they need on any device anywhere.
The Benefits of SSO to All Apps—Even Legacy Applications
Everyone watches videos on their phones, tablets, PCs, or laptops, either as part of their daily work or as a break-time activity. Most people like to use more than one type of device to do their work, and they like the flexibility of being able to work from a variety of settings: office, home, hotel, café, doctor’s waiting room, and so on. Work-life balance has become something of an extreme sport. For these people, VMware is here to help, offering the Blast Extreme display protocol, a major feature of the VMware Horizon 7 release.
This user-interface remoting technology is easy to set up, manage, and troubleshoot, and now all the information administrators need is gathered into one concise document. VMware End-User-Computing Technical Marketing is happy to announce the publication of a new white paper, Blast Extreme Display Protocol in Horizon 7.