The second day of VMworld began with a keynote speech by Ben Fathi from VMware.
Fathi recapped the announcements from Day 1 and began setting the stage for a series of technical presentations.
Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM of VMware’s End-User Computing Group, discussed an array of announcements to advance end-user computing. He also showcased several use cases for VMware products and focused on collaborations with VMware technology partners. One key announcement from Poonen was the introduction of the brand new VMware Workspace Suite, a new integrated platform for managing applications, data and devices. The solution is comprised of AirWatch mobile management, AirWatch Secure Content Locker, VMware Horizon 6 and VMware Workspace Portal.
Also announced was Project Meteor, which will deliver next generation desktops and applications as a service and allow dynamic creation of personalized desktops using any available generic virtual machine. It also allows you to deploy applications quickly to any device using HTML 5 based browsers.
Next up was an announcement for applications as a service in VMware Horizon DaaS. European customers can now experience cloud scale and economics by taking advantage of VMware Horizon DaaS along with a third desktop service option, VMware Horizon DaaS Enterprise.
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