As customers start embracing Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), users can choose their own devices to improve productivity and collaboration. it is critical that all the different components are highly secure as users start using devices that are outside the network perimeter and not controlled by the IT department. Customers researching solutions should delve deeper into the security aspects of the different components. We recently posted couple documents discusses basic security consideration and the security features in Horizon Workspace v1.0 and how security is top of mind when we built VMware Horizon Workspace. We will be addressing security issues including privacy, compliance and risk management standards in the next security blog.
Category Archives: Horizon
By Srinivas Krishnamurti, Senior Director of mobile product management, End-User Computing, VMware
Today I’m very excited to announce the immediate availability of two VMware Ready devices – LG Intuition and Razr M by Motorola – on Verizon Wireless. These devices are now equipped with VMware’s virtualization technology required to run our dual personal solution, VMware Horizon Mobile. This is an important milestone for VMware as we deliver on our end-user computing vision of managing users, not devices. We will continue to work closely with Verizon Wireless to enable a broad set of new and existing devices to be VMware Ready. You might be asking yourself what is a VMware Ready device? Well, in this blog I will provide a quick overview of Horizon Mobile and VMware Ready program.
By Moe Khosravy, Vice President of Product Management, End-User Computing, VMware
A quarter has almost passed since we first introduced Horizon Suite and VMware continues to be the only vendor in the market offering a suite with a level of integration unmatched by any other solution.
The industry is beginning to acknowledge our efforts and leadership in end-user computing, most recently in CITEworld with an article titled “The audacious vision of VMware Horizon: Manage access, not devices,” among many others that have also highlighted our brave new approach. But it doesn’t stop there.
By Peter Brown, Senior R&D Manager, VMware, London, UK
With the EUC Solutions Management and Technical Marketing team
What Is USB Device Redirection?
We are all used to USB devices on laptop or desktop machines. If you are working in a VDI environment such as VMware Horizon View*, you may want to use your USB devices in that virtualized desktop too. USB device redirection is functionality in Horizon View that allows the USB device to be connected to the virtualized desktop as if it had been physically plugged into it.
USB Redirection Changes in VMware View 5.1
The USB device is redirected from the physical device to the virtual desktop using network redirection of the USB request block (URB). The USB device driver needs to be installed on the VDI desktop (but it does not need installing on the client machine). Recent enhancements in VMware View 5.1 have greatly improved device compatibility as well as support for USB redirection on Windows, Mac, and Linux hosts.
By Tina de Benedictis, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, End-User Computing, VMware
- Create different application layers for different sets of users, such as a specific department or job role
- Easily update an application layer and then distribute the update to all users assigned to that application layer
- Include in an application layer both natively installed applications and virtual application packages created with VMware ThinApp
- Isolate application layers from the base layer, which contains the operating system
By Robert Baesman, Director of Desktop Product Management, End-User Computing, VMware
How to View a Mirage on the Horizon…
Yes, the pun is intended <groan>. Today, VMware is happy to announce the launch of the latest edition of our two most popular enterprise End-User Computing products: VMware Horizon View 5.2 and VMware Horizon Mirage 4.0. You can look forward to further announcements regarding general availability of these product versions soon.
But wait! Just yesterday we were referring to these products as “VMware View” and “VMware Mirage”. What’s that “Horizon” name doing in there? Well, as our CTO, Scott Davis, observed in his blog, these two great products are now part of our Horizon Suite and our strategy and vision for the virtual workspace.
By Ben Goodman, Lead Evangelist for Horizon, End-User Computing, VMware
The IT world never stands still. External forces are always conspiring to ensure that change is the only constant for IT organizations.
It seems like just yesterday that IT spent most of its time focusing on only managing – employees. IT supported desktops that were owned by the company and were running company owned software. Those desktops traversed company-owned networks to company-developed applications, running on a company-owned server in a datacenter owned and operated at the company. It was in this more centralized world where IT often had to implement unwieldy tools that were predicated on control and management through ownership. But departments, end users and many use cases were often underserved. (See blog: What Rogue Users and Cloud Services Can Teach IT)
by: Geoffrey Murase, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager End User Computing
In 2012, many prognosticators predicted that the end of the world would occur in December 2012 based on the end of the Mayan calendar. Well, that date has come and gone and we’re still here so let’s venture to forecast what 2013 has in store for us with respect to unified communications (UC) in a virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment.
By: Ben Goodman, Product Line Marketing Manager, EUC Cloud Marketing
At VMware we take tremendous pride in our products and like any software company, we covet positive reviews from press and analysts. However, the real proof that we are building quality products that solve real customer problems is through happy customers. That is why we are extremely proud of the recent spade of reader’s choice award wins customers have selected VMware end-user computing products for in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Virtualization Review.