VMworld 2014 Wrap-Up: End User Computing Announcements

The first day at VMworld 2014 was all about the new vCloud Air catalog and VMware’s “we are all open source folks” strategy but progressing in the event has also emerged some room for the End User Computing BU to make some announcements.

  • VMware Workspace Suite: A new integrated platform that aims to unify the management of mobile devices, desktops, applications and data. In other words this suite combines Horizon 6 Enterprise, Workspace Portal and the newly acquired AirWatch Mobility Management Suite and Secure Content Locker in order to provide a comprehensive and (we hope) integrated enterprise BYOD solution. The suite is available immediately
  • VMware Horizon DaaS: The following new services are expected for Q3 2014:
    • Expansion in Europe: The service will be available in Europe through the vCloud Air U.K. datacenter in Slough
    • High performance desktop: A new Horizon DaaS Enterprise service options will be available featuring desktops with 4 vCPU, 8GB vRAM and 120 GB HD
    • Apps as a Service: Horizon DaaS will allow the publication of applications and shared desktops using RDS infrastructure directly within the service
    • Cloud bursting with monthly terms: All DaaS services will support monthly terms
  • CloudVolumes: VMware promised the ability to combine Horizon 6 with the newly acquired CloudVolumes technology in order to provide real-time delivery of applications, user settings and data to virtual desktops. The solution is available immediately
  • VMware BLAST Performance technology: Combining NVIDIA GRID vGPU and NVIDIA Tegra K1-powered Google Chromebooks VMware aims to greatly improve the consumption of graphically demanding applications like Adobe and AutoCAD suites. The technology will be available for selected customers in Q4 2014
  • VMware will integrate the AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management Platform with Mobile App Management from SAP Mobile Secure