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VMWare Unveils Workspace ONE

PRESS RELEASE PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – February 09, 2016)VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today unveiled a new platform for delivering secure digital workspaces for flexible workstyles and bring your own device (BYOD). Using the principles of consumer simple and enterprise secure, the digital workspace delivered by VMware will address the end-user and enterprise IT business mobility needs by aggregating all devices, applications and services while securely managing them through unified common access and identity.

“In the mobile cloud era, employees, devices, applications and data increasingly live beyond the physical walls of the workplace, the data center, or the network,” said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. “Digital enterprises are struggling to deliver a unified digital workspace due to disjointed technology and teams. We are proud to be the first to bring together identity, device management and application delivery on a single integrated platform so business can be conducted by mobile end-users regardless of platform, location, device or application.”

A digital workspace can give IT a more efficient, simplified way of managing users, devices and applications. It can provide end users with a consumer simple way to seamlessly access all business resources regardless of device type. It also provides line of business, a secure and powerful platform on which to build and rebuild business processes that enable a more effective mobile workforce to compete in the market. {ad}

The Platform for Delivering a Digital Workspace
Organizations today are limited in their selection of solutions available to help mobile users maintain effectiveness and must choose between standalone point products for identity, device management and application delivery solutions. VMware Workspace ONE™ is designed to deliver a digital workspace that integrates device management, application delivery and identity management technologies. These combined benefits, on a single mobile platform, will enable secure management and delivery of business critical resources to employees for corporate IT, and consumer simple access for end-users. This solution will deliver options for all types of users from those with BYOD to corporate fully-managed devices.

Capabilities of VMware Workspace ONE will include:

  • Consumer-grade self-service access to cloud, mobile, Windows applications – • Flexible choice of device: BYOD or corporate-owned
  • Secure applications: mail, calendar, content and chat
  • Data security and endpoint compliance with conditional access
  • Real-time app delivery and automation

“Overwhelmingly, 70 percent of ESG research respondents view effective mobility strategies as critical to core applications and business processes that can lead to a competitive advantage for their organization,” said Mark Bowker, senior analyst, enterprise mobility, ESG. “Digital workspaces delivered by VMware Workspace ONE enable businesses to empower employees with flexible workstyles, enhance employee productivity and embrace critical security needs as IT professionals transparently assemble and deliver a single digital workspace for an optimal end-user experience.”

“Cloud and mobile technologies are fundamentally changing the way companies run their businesses,” said Keith Lippiatt, senior managing director, Accenture Infrastructure Services. “Our Workplace-as-a-Service offering, working with VMware’s Workspace ONE, enables us to deliver unified data and application access and identity management capabilities to enterprise users regardless of their device or location. For example, for a large communications company, Accenture is enabling an agile, secure and flexible workplace accessible from any device, anywhere using VMware Horizon Air.

Availability and Pricing
VMware Workspace ONE is expected to be generally available this quarter. The solution will be offered in standard, advanced and enterprise editions with prices starting at $8 per user per month for cloud subscriptions and $150 per user for on-premises perpetual licenses.

Join the VMware Online Event: Enabling the Digital Enterprise
VMware will conduct a live webcast on February 9 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific to outline its strategy to help businesses deliver and secure enterprise digital workspaces, share details about the new products and solutions and showcase technology demonstrations. Register for the webcast here.

Additional Resources

  • For information about VMware Horizon 7 and VMware Horizon Air with Hybrid-mode also announced today, read the press release
  • Read a blog post by Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, desktop products, End-User Computing, VMware on the Digital Workspace
  • Read a blog post by Kevin Strohmeyer, senior director, product marketing, workspace services, End-User Computing, VMware on VMware Workspace ONE
  • Read a blog post by Tony Paikeday, senior product line manager, End-User Computing, VMware on VMware Horizon 7
  • Read a blog post by Josue Fontanez, senior product line manager, End-User Computing, VMware on VMware Horizon Air™
  • Read a blog post by Harry Labana, vice president of products, End-User Computing, VMware on VMware App Volumes 3.0
  • Visit the online press kit for additional resources
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About VMware
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2015 revenues of $6.6 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.


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