VMware EUC: from Vision to Execution


Last year at VMworld we unveiled VMware vision for modern end user computing. You can check out our vision here and see the VMworld demo here.

Since then, we have been heads down executing against that vision gaining momentum with VMware View 5.0 which continues to show great market momentum and most importantly great public  Customer deployments as well as working hard on building out the rest of the EUC portfolio.

Last week, I had the pleasure to demo what we are working on to infoWorld. I even let them drive the demo themselves… ah!!!! Code rules!!! Also, one of our reference customers, Foley & Lardner was featured in a Wall Street Journal as a example in production of ho to enable BYOD today with VMware View. Also, TechTarget caught us with our hands in the… Apple app store… uploading the project Octopus client.

Here is the summary of this coverage.

VMware Tackles Enterprise Personal Cloud

http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/vmware-tackles-enterprise-personal-cloud-189953

InfoWorld’s Eric Knorr notes he was “blown away” by his AppBlast demo, and goes on to say that along with Horizon Application Manager and Horizon Mobile, VMware’s EUC vision is coming together: “the big picture emerging from this swarm of new and existing technology has undeniable appeal: a consumerized personal cloud for users that could deliver a new level of device independence, while providing IT with a secure solution that provides granular policy-based control.”

VMware Pulls the Private Cloud Back into the Enterprise, Plus Training

http://siliconangle.com/blog/2012/04/02/vmware-pulls-the-private-cloud-back-into-the-enterprise-plus-training/

SiliconANGLE’s Maria Deutscher bases this piece primarily on the InfoWorld article, quoting Eric Knorr’s extremely positive assessment of AppBlast within. She also notes that with Project Octopus, these two services “fit in quite nicely into a broader workplace personal cloud picture, one that connects mobile-era flexibility with centralized IT control for the admin.”

When Business and Personal Combine

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204603004577271670419776332.html

The WSJ’s Ian Sherr highlights VMware customer Foley & Lardner, LLP in an article examining BYOD and employees’ use of personal devices in the workplace. Sherr notes improved IT control as a major motivator for implementing desktop virtualization solutions – quoting Foley & Lardner’s CIO as stating that its VMware solutions “let employees fully access desktops, software and documents stored on remote servers. Workers can buy nearly any laptop they wish with less concern for loss or theft, because their work is stored on company servers, not the laptop. Some of the lawyers have iPads with VMware View, he adds, which lets them access a Windows desktop, apps and documents as if they were at the office. ‘We feel we have more control over this now,’ he says.”

VMware Octopus hits Apple App Store

http://www.consumerizeit.com/blogs/consumerization/archive/2012/04/03/vmware-octopus-hits-apple-app-store.aspx

TechTarget’s Colin Steele reports on VMware’s release of its Project Octopus iOS app, noting that while available information on the app (and Project Octopus as a whole) is currently pretty limited, “the release of the iOS Octopus app likely means that more details on the service as a whole will be coming soon.”

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