VMware and Samsung Expand Their Offering in The Business Mobility Space

Business Mobility is more than simply being mobile according to VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. It’s an organisation’s ability to move and realise opportunities, overcome challenges, satisfy customers, maximise talent and keep ahead of the competition.

In an effort to make this possible VMware recently announced an expanded partnership with Samsung to deliver a next generation unified mobile and desktop experience to solve mobile workforce challenges.

According to VMware as enterprise mobility becomes increasingly common, end-users struggle with disparate mobile and desktop experiences when using enterprise desktops, mobile applications and cloud services.

Integration between VMware Horizon and Samsung Desktop Experience (DeX) will enable end-users to dock a Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone and deliver to the device full Windows desktops and applications using a single set of credentials.

On-the-go access to Windows, mobile and cloud applications will be delivered from VMware Workspace ONE through a common digital workspace experience.

“VMware and Samsung share a common vision of helping Galaxy S8 end-users experience the full capabilities of the device while delivering an elegant end-user experience,” said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware.

“Our expanded partnership will further enable business end-users to remain productive by delivering a unified digital workspace experience that offers continuity whether they are using the mobile device from a desk connected to a monitor, keyboard and mouse, or in the palm of their hands using touch and gesture interactions — elevating the experience of mobile workers to the next level.”

Together with VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon, the new Samsung Galaxy 8 smartphone with Samsung DeX can deliver a common digital workspace experience when end-users access their Windows desktops and applications in the office, or Windows, mobile and cloud applications on-the-go.

The Workspace ONE solution integrates application and access management, unified endpoint management and virtual desktop and application delivery. This integration helps organisations evolve from operating in cloud and mobile investment silos, and unify the end-user experience across devices using a platform-based approach.

The end-user experience is further simplified and secured through a common identity framework using single sign-on authentication and corporate information is secured in the data centre through Horizon or on the device using Samsung Knox and industry-leading solution, VMware AirWatch.

“The successful collaboration between Samsung and VMware over the years with VMware AirWatch has helped many customers across the globe embrace BYO and enterprise mobility,” said Kevin Gilroy, executive vice president and general manager, Commerical Division, Samsung.

“This extension of our partnership into the delivery of virtual desktop and applications through digital workspaces with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung DeX will further customer choice in best-of-breed technology.”