VMware and Google extend partnership to embody Chrome OS government in Workspace One


One of a pleasing things about owning a Google Chromebook laptop is a startling miss of upkeep involved. The browser is radically a OS and we bond to applications around a cloud. Everything gets updated automatically. Easy, peasy right?

Well, it gets a bit some-more formidable when we move a device into a churned sourroundings in a enterprise, and VMware announced a partnership with Google currently to assistance control temperament and entrance and set policies opposite a Chromebook line.

I can hear we saying, though isn’t that Google’s job? Indeed it is — or can be. The difficulty is that vast companies don’t to tend to use Chromebooks exclusively. When we are handling mixed inclination that embody Chrome OS along with others running Windows, OSX, iOS and Android, it unexpected gets a bit trickier to conduct routine opposite all those OS types, says Sumit Dhawan, Senior VP and ubiquitous manager for finish user computing during VMware.

Using VMware’s Workspace One product, companies can control access, set policies and hoop temperament government all from a singular sourroundings opposite all of a upheld handling systems. “Think about each stack. There is a straight smoke-stack for each platform, though it becomes formidable when a patron has heterogeneity in a environment. If we have a mixed of [operating systems] a heterogeneity of enforcing temperament and entrance becomes most some-more [difficult],” Dhawan told TechCrunch.

That’s since it army both IT and finish users to conduct and navigate mixed systems. “We are providing a most some-more [unified] knowledge for finish users from on-boarding to timid devices, communicating with IT, cue resets — all of things they do opposite inclination while interacting with IT,” he said.

This kind of formation indeed extends over handling opposite inclination to permitting users to entrance a accumulation of applications including web or cloud-based applications and virtualized applications from Chrome OS (or whatever a OS happens to be).

VMware was conference from business that they wanted to extend that ability to Chromebooks in a same approach they were handling these other devices. “I consider business were revelation us that a Chromebook was a usually sourroundings where they still had to conduct and secure a inclination in a silo.”

Numbers from IDC advise Chromebooks are gaining traction in business. In fact, by 2018 they design that 25 percent of Fortune 500 companies will have them being upheld by IT. VMware is simply giving business what they want.

Google’s Rajen Sheth, comparison executive of product Management for Android and Chrome for Business and Education says this is unequivocally a commencement of a broader partnership with VMware that is only commencement to play out.

“We’ve started a virtualization stack. We’ve worked with VMware to optimize applications on Chrome OS, both a Android and virtualized apps. We’re operative with them on deeper integrations. It’s only a commencement of a process,” he said.

Sheth says they wish eventually to be means to move a accumulation of applications into a Chromebook, either a Chrome, Android or even a virtualized app and display those in a Chrome OS Launcher with Workspace One providing that ability to set routine opposite those apps.

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