VMware Partners with Samsung to Virtualize Mobile Devices

Earlier this week at VMworld 2011VMware announced its strategic collaboration with Samsung to deliver virtual desktops to mobile devices and enable a new class of dual persona devices.

The companies intend to integrate VMware View and VMware Horizon Mobile with Samsung mobile devices including Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 creating a mobile virtual platform.

“Individuals have resoundingly voted for mobility and a compelling experience from their computing devices in the past few years. Our customers are trying to satisfy these demands while simultaneously trying to maintain control and manageability of their corporate computing resources,“ said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “VMware's end-user computing solutions enable customers to break free from more than two decades of complex, device-centric computing, and deliver a more user-centric experience for the connected enterprise. Working with Samsung, a leading provider of Android smart devices, our goal is to help IT organizations retain control and security of corporate data and applications while enabling end users to utilize their own wireless devices.“

“Together with VMware, we are delighted to provide our enterprise customers using Samsung mobile devices with secured mobile working environments,“ said Jongshin Kim, vice president, Media Solution Center, Samsung Electronics.

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