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VMware, Google modernise corporate desktops for mobile cloud environs



In the wake of VMware Partner Exchange 2014, VMware has declared that it is associating with Google to modernise corporate desktops intended for the Mobile Cloud Era by way of providing businesses with secure, cloud access to Windows applications, data and Desktops on Google Chromebooks. This development from its barrio expanded the relationship sandwiched between Google and VMware and which in turn allows enterprise customers to attain greater security and lower Total Cost of Ownership of Google Chromebooks in consort with cloud access en route for current and legacy applications, delivered on the industry proven Desktop as a Service (DaaS) platform courtesy, VMware.

“Google Chromebooks can save businesses about $5,000 per computer when compared to traditional PCs,” held Amit Singh, President of Google Enterprise.  Rhetoricising further that – “Chromebooks are designed for the way people use computers today and are a secure, easy and cost-effective solution to help organisations embrace a new way of doing business. Through our partnership with VMware, businesses can now capitalize on these advantages with access to legacy applications, data and desktops they need to keep employees productive.”

“VMware’s End-User Computing mission is to radically simplify IT and enable customers to run any application, anywhere, any place, and any time, so they can work at the speed of life,” held Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. Volumnising that – “We are pleased to expand our partnership with Google and offer customers added choice for their corporate desktop environments with two of the technology industry’s strongest brands behind them. VMware DaaS and desktop virtualisation will enable Windows-based applications and desktops to run on Google Chromebooks, delivering on the promise of the Mobile-Cloud Era without compromise.”

Originally accessible to clienteles as an on-premise service, the joint solution is likely to be delivered as a fully managed, subscription DaaS offering by VMware and other vCloud Service Provider Partners, in the cloud or within hybrid deployments. Users will be able to access their Windows applications, data and desktops using VMware’s Blast HTML5 technology from a Web-based application catalog on their Chromebook. Furthermore, VMware Horizon DaaS will afford enterprises with a choice between a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or Remote Desktop Services (RDS) connection.


Jawed Akhtar

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