VMware addresses workforce mobility with new VMware Horizon suite

Infotech Lead Asia:Virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions provider VMware has unveiled VMware Horizon Suite, a comprehensive platform for workforce mobility that helps connect end users to their data, applications and desktops on any device in a secure manner.The new solution suite includes updates to VMware Horizon View and VMware Horizon Mirage, as well as a new product, VMware Horizon Workspace. All of these are designed to address the demands from enterprise customers that see a surge in adoption of mobile devices and cloud technologies.

“The VMware Horizon Suite will help our customers accelerate their journeys from the PC Era to the Multi-Device Era,” said Boaz Chalamish, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware.

A recent survey conducted by VMware  has found that 83 percent of IT administrators wanted to prevent the use of consumer online storage and collaboration applications. The VMware Horizon Suite is designed to transform technology silos of data, applications and desktops into centralized IT services that can be easily provisioned, managed and delivered to end-users.

VMware Horizon Suite is expected to be available in Q1 2013. It will be licensed per named user with prices starting at $300.

VMware’s Virsto Software deal to strengthen storage technology focus

VMware recently announced it is buying Virsto Software to strengthen focus on storage technologies. Virsto makes software to help customers with storage performance and utilization in virtual environments.

The acquisition of Virsto will expand VMware’s storage portfolio, which includes the storage virtualization and management capabilities of VMware vSphere and the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance.

VMware has reported 22 percent increase in Q4 revenue to $1.29 billion.  VMware estimated that its first quarter 2013 revenues will be in the range of $1.170 billion to $1.190 billion, an increase of approximately 11 to 13 percent from the first quarter 2012.

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