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

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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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