With today’s changing IT landscape, IT managers and administrators are facing challenges on so many fronts.   Gone are the days when an employee was tied to a specific desk and a specific computer…employees today work in multiple locations, at multiple times using multiple devices (many of them not company-owned) and many times storing company data in multiple locations including the local device and various cloud locations like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, or any other web provider who gives away online space.

So how do you maintain security and compliance protocols while supporting BYOD initiatives with multiple end-user owned and non-domain joined devices all the while ensuring easy to use anytime/anywhere access to corporate resources?  How do you control the cloud?  This is the challenge that has given rise to Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions.  VMware’s Workspace Suite uses three technologies, Horizon View (yes, I’m still calling it View…old habit I guess), Airwatch, and Workspace Portal, to provide an EMM solution which combines device, application, and data management to provide anytime/anywhere/any device access while also simplifying the management required to centrally AND securely provide those services.

Here is a high-level overview of the technologies that make up the VMware Workspace Suite:


In upcoming posts, my hope is to write more about the individual components of the Workspace Suite including the Workspace Portal, the App Store/Catalog, mobile device management (MDM), and the Secure Content Locker.