VMware's Workspace One platform designed to unify devices, apps in BYOD, hybrid environments


VMware unveiled Tuesday its Workspace One platform designed to provide secure digital workspaces for companies that support BYOD, corporate-owned and hybrid mobile work environments.

VMware said that Workspace One, part of the Horizon product line-up, will address enterprise IT business mobility needs by aggregating all devices, applications and services while securely managing them through unified common access and identity.

Authentication feature on Workspace One | Source: VMware blog

"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," said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager for end-user computing at VMware.

Enterprises will be able to use the platform in BYOD, corporate-owned device, and hybrid environments. It will provide self-service device provisioning for iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices.

Workspace One will provide consumer-grade self-service access to mobile, cloud and Windows applications, including email, calendar, contacts, content and chat; combine identity and device management with ComplianceCheck conditional access to enforce access decisions across applications and devices; and simplify application packaging, delivery and ongoing management.

The Workspace One platform 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.

In tandem with the Workspace One launch, VMware announced updates to its Horizon 7 and Horizon Air products, including providing a hybrid-mode for Horizon Air by combining the capabilities of hyper-converged infrastructure and Virtual SAN Ready Nodes with a single, cloud-based plane to manage on-premises and cloud deployments.

For more:
- check out the Workspace One release
- read this VMware blog post

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