The new VMware Anywhere Workspace brings together the capabilities of three of the company’s solutions including the VMware Workspace ONE for unified endpoint management, desktop and app virtualization; VMware Carbon Black Cloud for cloud-native endpoint and workload protection; and VMware SASE which is expected to combine SD-WAN capabilities with cloud-delivered security functions, including cloud web security, zero trust network access, and firewalling.
“Work is what you do, not where you do it. As businesses reimagine where and how teams collaborate and innovate, they must do more than transform. They must reform their mindset to create a digital-first culture that puts employee experience first. We developed VMware Anywhere Workspace with this new way of working in mind. It will play an important role in creating stronger, more focused, and more resilient businesses,” said Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer, customer operations, VMware.
As introduced, VMware Anywhere Workspace gives employees the ability to manage modes across different devices, locations, and networks. The new solution also provides security for the distributed edge through VMware’s endpoint security and management features. VMware Anywhere Workspace further support the automation of the virtual workspace powered by intelligent management of workflows, compliance, and performance.
“We’ve tried other platforms for device management, and we’ve used a variety of different security applications, but ultimately, this VMware solution is helping us solve multiple business challenges while providing the visibility to keep our endpoint environment secure. Anywhere Workspace will help Twitter better enable a future in which thousands of employees continue to work remotely,” Andrew Sopko, head of IT at Twitter.
This announcement is coming few days after VMware Special Committee of independent directors and Dell Technologies signed an agreement in which VMware will be spun-off from Dell Technologies for about US$12 Billion, providing VMware with increased freedom to execute its strategy.