News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Build Apps 5x Faster
For Half the Cost Enterprise Cloud Computing
On Force.com
You are here: Home / Cloud Computing / VMware Focuses on Post-PC Era
DDoS Protection Powered By Verisign
VMware Focuses on Small Businesses in the Post-PC Era
VMware Focuses on Small Businesses in the Post-PC Era
By Jennifer LeClaire / NewsFactor Network Like this on Facebook Tweet this Link thison Linkedin Link this on Google Plus
PUBLISHED:
SEPTEMBER
01
2011


VMware made a slew of announcements at VMworld this week. There's a strategic alliance with Symantec to deliver desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) solutions, a partnership with Samsung to virtualize mobile devices, collaboration with Cisco on cloud innovation, a Dell cloud deal, and much more.

That much more includes VMware's pitch into the much-talked-about post-PC era. This buzzword started with Microsoft, continued with Salesforce.com, and is now getting air time with VMware as the firm announces new products and services aimed at this market.

Christopher Young, vice president and general manager of end-user computing at VMware, is promising a better way to deliver Windows-based DaaS as consumers begin to embrace the shift to the post-PC era. He also said the company is "investing in expertise and delivering the open products needed to accelerate the journey to a new way to work beyond the Windows desktop."

The Post-PC Era

VMware View 5 will roll out in the coming weeks. View 5 will deliver protocol enhancements that the firm said provide as much as 75 percent bandwidth improvement over LAN and WAN connections; advanced support for 3D graphics; scalable unified communications integration for voice and video media services with industry leaders, including Avaya and Mitel; and virtual desktop personalization with integrated management.

"VMware View-based solutions have been successfully deployed across thousands of desktops in numerous organizations, and there were suggestions at VMworld that at least one substantially larger customer deployment is in the works," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. "If this momentum continues or increases, the future of hosted virtual desktops looks very rosy, indeed."

Targeting Small Businesses

VMware is also working to entice small enterprises with a new iteration of its vCloud offerings. VMware and its partners are delivering Global Cloud, vCloud portal and vCloud connector to simplify access and management. Will the new offerings help attract the lucrative small-business market?

How small businesses can best gain the benefits of cloud computing has been a contentious issue for some time, mainly due to smaller organizations' inherent financial and technological constraints, King noted. Virtualization vendors, including VMware, are targeting small businesses with tailored solutions, but most are also working with service-provider partners that are delivering cloud-hosted services designed for small companies.

"VMware's new and updated vCloud solutions should help enhance small-business solutions developed by the company's 5,600-plus server-provider partners in 67 countries," King said. "But one of the most intriguing related announcements was actually made by Dell at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce event in San Francisco."

Dell's Cloud Moves

Beyond Dell announcing its first public cloud offering via VMware, the server maker is expanding its partnership with Salesforce to deliver an integrated CRM solution by connecting the Salesforce Sales Cloud to back-office applications like QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics GP. Since the offering will include cross-application reporting, Dell said it will give CXOs better visibility into their business.

"Dell plans to expand its Cloud Business Applications service over time to include application integration -- based on its Boomi technologies -- real-time business analytics features and integration with Dell service offerings," King said. "Overall, this seems a forward-looking move by a company that has set its sights firmly on leveraging cloud technologies to improve the lives of small-business customers."

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on Twitter
TOP STORIES NOW
MAY BE OF INTEREST
Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.
MORE IN CLOUD COMPUTING
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Who Is the Hacker Group Lizard Squad?
Are they dangerous or just obnoxious? That’s what many are wondering about the hacker group Lizard Squad, which tweeted out a bomb threat that grounded a flight with a Sony exec aboard.
 
Are Government Spies Tipping Off Tor?
Less than a month ago, tech news headlines heralded a Tor Project breach. Now, some are saying that government spies are sharing information with Tor to help it prevent future breaches.
 
Backoff Malware Hits 1,000+ Businesses, Likely More
More than 1,000 businesses across the U.S. might have been affected by Backoff, a new kind of point-of-sale (PoS) malware, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Apple Set To Release Largest iPad Ever
Tech giant Apple seems to have adopted the mantra “go big or go home.” The company is planning to introduce its largest iPad ever: a 12.9-inch behemoth that will dwarf its largest existing models.
 
Alert: HP Recalls 5 Million Notebook AC Power Cords
HP is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in the U.S. and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.
 
Acer's New Desktop Box Rides the Chrome OS Wave
Filling out its Chrome OS line, Acer is following the introduction of a larger Chromebook line earlier this month with a new tiny $180 desktop Chromebox and also a smaller Chromebook.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Apple Set To Release Largest iPad Ever
Tech giant Apple seems to have adopted the mantra “go big or go home.” The company is planning to introduce its largest iPad ever: a 12.9-inch behemoth that will dwarf its largest existing models.
 
Reading Tablets Decent, But Needed?
E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. Here's a look at reading-centric tablets.
 
Verizon Hops on the Voice-Over-LTE Bandwagon
Wireless provider Verizon is gearing up for a nationwide launch of its Voice-over-LTE service over the next several weeks, promising clearer and crisper phone calls and a Skype-like video service.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.