Software firm VMware makes digital workspace solutions platform generally available

Software firm VMware makes digital workspace solutions platform generally available
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3 Apr, 2020

Software company VMware has made its Workspace ONE platform, which supports remote-first workspaces and helps organisations accelerate the onboarding process, generally available.

The platform helps information technology (IT) administrators centrally control mobile devices as well as cloud-hosted virtual desktops and applications of end users from the cloud or from an on-premises deployment, according to the company website.

Additionally, the company has expanded its digital portfolio to help address challenges faced by human resource (HR) and IT teams, it said.

“At a time when business is far from usual, companies are leaning on our digital workspace solutions to enable their employees to work remotely, maintain productivity, increase connectivity, and provide more secure access to applications regardless of the endpoint,” Shankar Iyer, senior vice president and general manager for end-user computing at VMware, said.

Organisations such as Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE), BN Vital, Cofense, Nebraska Medicine, Preferred Mutual and Tyler Independent School District use the platform to ensure business continuity, the Palo Alto California-based company said.

Brisbane, Queensland-based education institute BCE, for example, adopted the digital platform to simplify its digital deployment.

“Our IT teams were spending huge amounts of time manually deploying and provisioning devices to new students at the start of every school term. VMware Workspace ONE allows our teams to more securely set up and assign devices to new IDs within hours instead of weeks,” Paul Saltmarsh, senior information technology officer at BCE, said.

The organisation oversees 147 schools, and has 11,000 staff members and more than 72,000 students under its management.

Last year, VMware announced the acquisition of cloud-native platform provider Pivotal Software in a deal valued at $2.7 billion. Combining Pivotal’s developer-centric offerings to VMware’s Kubernetes run-time infrastructure and management tools will result in an enterprise solution that improves developer productivity, the company had said.