VMware will later this year deliver a single end user computing platform that integrates its AirWatch management tool and Horizon platform for delivering desktops and applications from vSphere-based infrastructure into a single offering.
The move is intended to further assist customers struggling to integrate mobile devices into the enterprise alongside traditional clients such as PCs.
While VMware is best known for its virtualisation technology and cloud computing platforms, the firm has long had an interest in the client-side of computing. Over the past few years, the firm has been working to marry the two together to provide enterprise customers with a data centre software stack that can meet all their compute requirements.
This has been spurred on by the growing trend towards enterprise mobility and users expecting to be able to choose their own device to bring into the workplace, according to Alistair Wildman, director of end user computing for VMware in EMEA. (+)