With the demand for business mobility increasing, customers in IT departments everywhere want software solutions that enable them to better manage users’ systems as they move from desktop to smartphone to tablet to laptop and back again. Immidio excels at developing user environment management (UEM) products that make today’s cross-platform end-user experience as seamless as possible, which was one of the reasons VMware decided to acquire the company in February.
The History Behind the Handshake
For VMware, the benefits of the acquisition are twofold. First, the Immidio AppScriber and Flex+ solutions, which help IT departments to manage app rollout and personalize Windows environments for their end-users, are simple to use, and their simplicity makes them easy to integrate and adapt to existing systems. Immidio customers have loved the ease with which they can roll out the company’s applications in pre-existing IT networks. Second, although Immidio began in Holland, it has rapidly gained over 500 paying customers worldwide, with the largest of them managing more than 100,000 desktop users through Immidio software. So it was only a matter of time before someone seized the opportunity to add Immidio’s ingenuity to their own virtualization arsenal, granting their customers new powers to manage Microsoft-based software across physical, virtual, and cloud-hosted desktops.
As VMware SVP and GM of Desktop Products in the End-User Computing group, Sumit Dhawan explains, “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.”