VMware Unveils New Capabilities Across its Anywhere Workspace Platform

Shankar lyer, SVP and GM, End-User Computing, VMware

“To develop a successful hybrid working model, organizations need to automate how they deliver, manage and better secure hybrid workstyles,” said Shankar lyer, SVP and GM, End-User Computing, VMware.At VMware Explore 2022 Europe this week, VMware has unveiled new capabilities across its Anywhere Workspace platform to help further ease this management burden for IT teams and improve their productivity with automation. VMware Anywhere Workspace enables hybrid work using Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), VDI and DaaS, Digital Employee Experience (DEX), and Workspace Security.

The most recent upgrades to VMware Anywhere Workspace will further integrate automation and intelligence at each stage of the procedure to streamline IT operations and provide a more flexible and secure digital employee experience.

“Organizations are searching for a balance in the hybrid work model that enables successful remote work while preserving a creative culture that fosters innovation,” said Shankar lyer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, End-User Computing, VMware. “To develop a successful hybrid working model, organizations need to automate how they deliver, manage and better secure hybrid workstyles. The enhancements we are announcing today to VMware Anywhere Workspace bring us one step closer to VMware’s vision of delivering autonomous workspaces.”

DEX, Workspace ONE

In order to offer Digital Employee Experience Management (DEEM) for third-party managed Windows devices, VMware is expanding the scope of its Digital Employee Experience (DEX) solution. With this upgrade, VMware asserts that it can now provide the most comprehensive DEX solution available in the market, encompassing distribution, measurement, analysis, and correction.

According to VMware, with their DEX solution in place, organizations can seamlessly manage the digital workspace experience for multiple endpoints and ease the transition to modern management by communicating with all employees and saving IT time and money.

New updates to Workspace ONE Freestyle Orchestrator would enable automation beyond device-based task-specific workflows within Workspace ONE to context-driven ticketing workflows that span 3rd party IT systems. Workspace ONE Freestyle Orchestrator is a “modern” no-/low-code orchestration framework designed to help IT teams automate complex and manual configuration tasks.

IT might gain from intelligent, pro-active ticketing with this enhanced connection with 3rd party ticketing platforms like ServiceNow, Coupa, and more. In addition to endpoint management, Freestyle Orchestrator would support proactive IT ticketing and take on a number of complicated business procedures, enhancing IT’s efficiency and agility.

Workspace ONE Mobile Threat Defense is built into VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub, supporting clients by making activation of Mobile Threat Defense simpler, and protecting users no matter where and how they work. Now, clients would also be able to enable Phishing and Content Protection, coming soon as a Beta release.

VDI and DAAS Solutions

IT administrators may rapidly and simply install virtual desktops and associated apps with the help of Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technologies, increasing productivity and saving time. According to VMware, clients of Horizon 8 utilizing new Horizon SaaS subscriptions will be able to connect to Horizon Cloud next-gen using their on-premises and cloud installations, providing a hybrid cloud experience. Businesses would be able to use the Horizon Cloud next-generation platform’s lower costs and scaling advantages while installing virtual desktops and apps in Microsoft Azure as well as on-premises or in the cloud. Using a hybrid cloud strategy, IT may expand the range of use cases that its VDI and DaaS deployments can support, including HA/DR and cloud bursting, according to VMware.

At VMware Explore 2022 US, VMware released the next-gen of Horizon Cloud for Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. The next-gen platform uses a thin-edge architecture that helps reduce infrastructure costs while increasing scalability.

Lastly, Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High Authorization through the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) and received its Authority to Operate (ATO) in Civilian agencies. In addition, VMware’s Horizon Cloud authorization package is now with the U.S. Defense Information Security Agency (DISA), and a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) for U.S. Department of Defense Impact Level 5 is expected by end of the calendar year.