By Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, desktop products, End-User Computing, VMware
We are excited to announce that VMware has acquired Immidio, a privately held company that offers a user environment management (UEM) solution. The Immidio UEM solution provides a consistent and dynamic desktop experience that is independent of operating system, device and location.
Demand for business mobility by end-users is creating far-reaching implications for how mission critical applications are delivered. Customers are increasingly searching for solutions that help simplify the management of end-users as they move from desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones – due to the complexity of managing these assets in silos.
Need for Workspace Environment Management Solution
Customers are looking for a Workspace Environment Management solution that can enable them to dynamically provision end-user workspaces with users’ applications, settings and persona, based on IT defined policies. Workspace Environment Management needs an end-to-end approach to application and end-user environment management across physical, virtual and cloud-hosted desktops. This will enable IT to shift their time and manage service levels for end-users rather than day-to-day device support and operations.
Immidio adds to our product portfolio and will enable VMware to offer a comprehensive set of technologies for Workspace Environment Management. Together with VMware App Volumes (real-time app delivery product from the recent acquisition of CloudVolumes), and VMware vRealize Operations Manager (application and end-user monitoring), Immidio will become a key component of our Horizon portfolio, offering a rich User Environment Management solution.
Immidio was a natural fit for VMware as its solution is:
- Simple by Design – The Immidio Flex+ solution was designed with an eye towards simplicity. It is simple to adopt, scale, manage and operate. A lot of attention was given to ensure that no complexity was added and there was no compromise to key capabilities with its simplicity.
- Enterprise-Grade and Customer Proven – Customers worldwide have adopted Immidio’s solution with the largest implementations being environments with more than 100,000 desktops. The solution supports virtual desktops, physical desktops and even cloud-based desktops.
With the addition of Immidio, we believe that VMware is in a stronger position to help our customers with their business mobility transformation.
To learn more about Immidio, visit the blog post by Harry Labana, vice president, End-User Computing Products, VMware, and read more about the Immidio journey in a blog post by Immidio CEO, Rob Huisman.