LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 08/31/11 -- Today at VMworld® 2011, VMware (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, announced a new strategic collaboration with Samsung to deliver virtual desktops to mobile devices and enable a new class of dual persona mobile devices. The companies intend to collaborate by integrating both VMware View?, the industry's leading desktop virtualization platform, and VMware Horizon Mobile (both announced this week) with Samsung mobile devices, including Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 -- delivering a new way to work for customers that enables seamless and secure use of employee-owned IT devices for accessing both work and personal data.
The companies' new collaboration will include:
- Integration with VMware Horizon Mobile - bringing work and personal data into a single device, VMware Horizon Mobile and Samsung smartphones will enable enterprises to securely manage an employee's connected mobile workspace (email, applications, data, etc.) in isolation from their personal environment (email, applications, data, etc.), providing enterprise IT with greater security for corporate data while allowing end users to have the privacy and control of their different mobile environments on a single device
- Integration with VMware View 5 - simplifying IT manageability and control, VMware View 5 and Samsung mobile devices will deliver access to corporate data from a centralized infrastructure with a high-fidelity experience for users needing applications, unified communications and 3-D graphics for real-world productivity on demand, from any location
"Individuals have resoundingly voted for mobility and a compelling experience from their computing devices in the past few years. Our customers are trying to satisfy these demands while simultaneously trying to maintain control and manageability of their corporate computing resources," said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware.