The past month has been incredibly busy for Sanjay Poonen and our VMware End-User Computing team. We announced updates to our digital workspace offerings (VMware Workspace ONE, AirWatch 8.4 and Identity Manager); expanded our partnership with IBM; added partnerships with key cloud security players to VMware’s Mobile Security Alliance; and launched a brand new security solution, VMware TrustPoint, powered by Tanium.
With all this going on, we somehow snagged 20 minutes with Sanjay, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware.
Here’s the Q&A of our candid conversation about how Sanjay’s very first digital experience changed his life, his favorite go-to apps and his unique vision for VMware’s future.
By Yan Aksenfeld, Member of Technical Staff, VMware
This concludes a 4-part series discussing the addition of MongoDB to Mirage.
Part 1 introduced the benefits of adding MongoDB to Mirage to enhance the performance of Mirage when working with a large number of small files.
Part 2 discussed new components, installations, and upgrades.
Part 3 took a closer look at the underlying technology behind MongoDB and Mirage.
This blog post provides information on troubleshooting issues.
Our approach to end-user computing (EUC) at VMware is a little like Pam’s race strategy on “The Office”: start fast, run fast and end fast. We made big headlines at the start of 2016 with the reveal of VMware Workspace ONE, Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode, Horizon 7 and many other new product releases. We’re still moving.
Now, let’s take a look at our second quarter—by the numbers. Check out some of the biggest EUC stories from VMware in the last few months.
The VMware Fusion and Workstation teams are having a very busy year. Since we shipped Fusion 8 and Workstation 12 almost a year ago, we’ve been busy adding new skills to the development teams so that we can take the products in a new and compelling direction. Added to that, the team has released several updates that you really should be loading on to your systems. They make the products better in a bunch of ways that are described here, here and here.
Given that some of the new features we’re working on are aimed at developers, we recently sponsored a MacWorld party at WWDC so that people could meet me and the rest of the management team. I was impressed by how passionate and supportive the party-goers were, and we certainly learned a lot. Our backlog of ideas almost doubled! Continue reading
Multimedia redirection (MMR) technology helps improve performance by utilizing the client endpoint to process media—instead of the server—so CPU utilization on the server can be reduced. It also can reduce the bandwidth and thus provide a smooth playback experience.
For a long time, MMR can only be deployed to VMware Horizon Client for Windows, as MMR requires a few Windows components. But VMware has been working hard with gstreamer and Fluendo, and now MMR is available in Horizon Client for Linux.
What Is Required?
It is no secret that deploying virtual desktops and apps can be challenging. System architects often need to build in features like redundancy, fault tolerance and high availability to avoid system crashes and a resulting mob of unhappy and unproductive users. Accommodating these requirements can drag out the planning and execution phases of a virtual desktop deployment.
The many rewards to virtualizing desktop and apps—improved data security, operational cost savings and the efficiency of centralized management, among many other benefits—make an increasing number of organizations take the plunge. So, how do you get to the benefits without the hassle in a much shorter time?
Leveraging Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliances (HCIAs) is one obvious choice. HCIAs:
- Contain compute, memory and storage;
- Typically have a single point of support;
- Have lots of special sauce to get them up and running quickly; and
- Can easily scale.
By Kevin Strohmeyer, senior director of product marketing for VMware End-user Computing
Just months ago, I introduced our much-anticipated digital workspace solution, VMware Workspace ONE. I’m happy to say that our customers love the ability to manage applications and enterprise mobility from a single enterprise platform. They’re extremely eager to leverage the identity management features integrated into Workspace ONE, including the new VMware Verify two-factor authentication service.
VMware Identity Manager brings a true one-touch mobile single sign-on (SSO) experience to the enterprise, a capability that is now a must-have in every enterprise IT organization. In recent years, identity and access control have emerged as key criteria by which independent analyst firms evaluate the enterprise mobility management (EMM) market. In a recent report on the global market for EMM, VDC Research called identity management “a key battleground going forward.”
But identity management—and SSO technology in particular—isn’t entirely new. It’s actually been around quite a while. So why is everyone talking about it now?
When VMware introduced Workspace ONE earlier this year, we recognized that there were significant industry shifts happening in the end-user computing (EUC) market. Those industry shifts centered on three specific areas:
Back in the day, end users were assigned a corporate device (desktop or laptop running Windows), and they did all of their work on that one device. In fact, they couldn’t get any work done on another device…even more so if it was a non-corporate device. Today? Many users have a phone, a tablet and a laptop running a variety of operating systems—and they want…no, they expect that they can be productive on any one of those devices. Additionally, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) & choose-your-own trends have completely upended how IT thinks about devices.
14 Stats on the Rise of the Digital Workspace from VMware AirWatch
Workers want more devices and modern apps to do their jobs. Demand drives a new business trend: the digital workspace.