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VMware Delivers Workspace Suite

Erik FriebergBy Erik Frieberg, Vice President, Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware

Welcome to the second day of VMworld! I hope you enjoyed yourself with all the activities tied to the conference yesterday but brace yourself since there’s still much more to come today.

I have the privilege of introducing to you the new VMware Workspace Suite, a new solution that builds on the vision we introduced over two years ago. VMware Workspace Suite represents the culmination of a great deal of hard work that has gone into a product we see as a major step toward our goal of providing end-users with simple and seamless access to all of their applications and information from any device. VMware Workspace Suite is a new integrated platform that combines AirWatch by VMware and VMware Horizon to deliver a unified end-user experience in a single, virtual workspace that unifies mobile, desktop and data.

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Workspace Suite is the ultimate platform combining some of VMware’s best end-user computing solutions – VMware’s Horizon 6, AirWatch Mobility Management Suite, AirWatch Secure Content Locker and VMware Workspace Services. We’ve combined best of breed technologies to offer customers a platform that other vendors cannot match. Industry analysts have recently recognized our solutions for being the best in the business. The Radicati Group recognized AirWatch as the “Top Player” in enterprise mobility management (EMM) and Gigaom Research recognized VMware Horizon as the leading desktop virtualization platform.

Customers have told us time and time again that they understand the benefits that enterprise mobility brings and the need to modernize their desktop and application architecture to bring it in-line with how employees work today. IT also understands users don’t want a siloed experience and the feeling that their consumer services are much better than the services they get from IT.

Here’s what IDC analyst, John Jackson had to say about this very issue:

“The cost and complexities of managing mobile users using multiple devices are challenging IT departments everywhere and IT administrators are looking for solutions that can make it simple for themselves and their users,” said John Jackson, research vice president, Mobile and Connected Platforms at IDC. “A solution that can seamlessly deliver this securely and at scale is what vendors and customers are after and VMware Workspace Suite is a compelling offering.”

VMware Workspace Suite can help customers achieve the simplicity that both users and IT administrators are looking for.

Curious? Here’s a short video that shows what VMware Workspace Suite can do.

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We’ve also made some other announcements today that propel desktop virtualization into the next phase that include new technology previews and partnerships. I’ll let Sumit Dhawan and Sanjay Poonen tell you more about these and other announcements in their blogs, and Kit Colbert provide a technical perspective so I won’t go into detail here. But after you read all of our news from the show, I hope you can see how VMware is pushing the envelope in bringing to market new technologies that will ultimately benefit end-users, IT administrators and organizations struggling under the weight of complexity.

Make sure you stop by the VMware booths to see VMware Workspace Suite in action. We also partner with some of the top technology companies in the industry to deliver added value to customers so make sure you stop by their booths as well.

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If you weren’t able to come to San Francisco and attend in-person – don’t worry, we have you covered! Go to VMware NOW and you’ll be able to watch the keynote live, watch us make the announcements on stage, and catch a glimpse of what some of our technology previews look like.