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Srinivas Krishnamurti

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New VMware Ready Devices

August 27, 2013
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New VMware Ready Devices

At VMworld this week you’ll hear a lot of exciting news coming from VMware on the mobile side and today I’m very excited to announce the immediate availability of several new VMware Ready devices and give you an update on our mobile efforts. The new DROID lineup from Verizon Wireless – Motorola DROID Maxx, Motorola DROID Ultra and Motorola DROID Mini – is VMware Ready.  These new devices are available in the market starting Aug 19th.   HTC One on Verizon Wireless is also VMware Ready and is available for purchase starting August 22nd.  We’ve also been working closely with LG since we announced they were our first partner to bring VMware virtualization to mobile devices.  And today we 

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VMware’s Strategy for iOS 7 and Industry Implications

July 31, 2013
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Apple announced iOS 7 last month at WWDC and we think this release will have a profound impact in the enterprise market with categories collapsing and vendors disappearing off the map. But getting more specific, as a result of this announcement, VMware is embarking on a new iOS strategy and I’d like to share more details on this shift in strategy as well as my perspective on how this release will impact the industry. Quick review of relevant iOS 7 features: At a high level, Apple extended its Mobile Device Management (MDM) APIs to also manage applications so in addition to turning knobs to control device characteristics, IT can now control application capabilities as well. The most relevant iOS 7 features that will...

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Introducing VMware Ready Devices on Verizon Wireless

May 15, 2013
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Introducing VMware Ready Devices on Verizon Wireless

Today I’m very excited to announce the immediate availability of two VMware Ready devices – LG Intuition and Razr M by Motorola – on Verizon Wireless. These devices are now equipped with VMware’s virtualization technology required to run our dual persona solution, VMware Horizon Mobile. This is an important milestone for VMware as we deliver on our end-user computing vision of managing users, not devices. We will continue to work closely with Verizon Wireless to enable a broad set of new and existing devices to be VMware Ready. You might be asking yourself what is a VMware Ready device? Well, in this blog I will provide a quick overview of Horizon Mobile and VMware Ready program. VMware Horizon Mobile...

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Mobile World Congress 2013 Musings

March 25, 2013
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Mobile World Congress 2013 Musings

Mobile World Congress 2013 was held at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona in late February. It’s the biggest mobile conference with about 72,000 attendees. VMware had a booth at the conference where attendees had the opportunity to see VMware Horizon Mobile on a range of new partner devices including Sony Experia, along with a demo of VMware Horizon Workspace . For a quick view on how we view the evolving end user landscape, check out the videos here .

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Introducing VMware Horizon Mail

January 31, 2013
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Introducing VMware Horizon Mail

I’m excited to announce the immediate availability of VMware Horizon Mail that can be downloaded from Google Play . VMware Horizon Mail is a native Android collaboration application that allows you to access your corporate email, calendar, contacts, tasks and files from any Android device. The previous incarnation of this application was called VMware Zimbra for Android and made available as a fling . Based on customer feedback, we decided to productize and release the app via Google Play. This will also be the default email/PIM client for our VMware Horizon Mobile initiative. Horizon Mail supports any Microsoft ActiveSync compliant email server and also supports the VMware Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS). With ZCS as the backend, Horizon Mail offers several additional ZCS-only...

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Mobile in 2013

December 20, 2012
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Mobile in 2013

As we wrap up 2012 and edge ever closer to 2013, I would like to share some trends I’m seeing in the mobile space and also offer up two inter-connected predictions for next year which are based on what I’m observing with mobile applications. From talking to dozens of customers, it is obvious that seismic changes are brewing. Perhaps the biggest of them all is how employees are using their smartphones and tablets, and the driving force behind this is the application ecosystem. The app ecosystem, which was largely unknown in the early Blackberry days, is flourishing on iOS and Android so much so that over a million applications are now available for your mobile devices. According to analyst, users are downloading an average...

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Softbank, Motorola and VMware bring Horizon Mobile to Japan

November 5, 2012
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Softbank, Motorola and VMware bring Horizon Mobile to Japan

Today we are excited to announce that VMware is partnering with Softbank and Motorola to launch VMware Horizon Mobile ™ in Japan. Softbank Telecom will be offering Horizon Mobile as a cloud-based managed service, which will be open for trials on December 10th. The slick Motorola Razr 201M device, available in the market today, will be first device in Japan that leverages our virtualization technology (previously called Mobile Virtualization Platform – MVP) to offer a compelling solution to allow enterprises to embrace BYOD without compromising usability or security and manageability of the corporate content (apps and data). It has been very exciting to see how fast things have changed since I first visited Japan three plus years ago to discuss...

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VMware Horizon Mobile on iOS

August 28, 2012
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There is a lot of news coming from VMware this week at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, but one announcement I’m most excited to tell you about is that VMware is extending VMware Horizon Mobile to iOS. Steve Herrod will show this technology on-stage today in his keynote at VMworld. This development builds on our Android work that many customers are currently piloting, and I’d like to explain how we got to this point. When VMware talks to enterprises about mobility, three things typically come up in the conversations: BYOD/Usability: The release of the first iPhone in 2007 ushered in two fundamental changes that will not likely change any time soon. The first is usability – clean beautiful small apps...

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Announcing Horizon Mobile Carrier Partners

October 18, 2011
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Announcing Horizon Mobile Carrier Partners

Greetings from VMworld 2011 Europe in Copenhagen!   The Horizon Mobile is very excited to announce that Verizon Wireless (US) and Telefonica (Europe) are our lead partners to roll out our solution to enterprises.  We had been working with these partners for the last several months and over the next several weeks we will be focusing on bringing the solution to market.  Together with out carrier and handset partners, we will offer a solution to help enterprises embrace ‘bring your own device’ paradigm without compromising the security of corporate content.        While there are many similarities between the US and European markets, there are a few differences in our partner offerings.  One of the significant differences is that...

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Announcing VMware Horizon Mobile Manager

August 30, 2011
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Announcing VMware Horizon Mobile Manager

We are very excited to announce VMware Horizon Mobile Manager (HMM) at VMworld 2011.  HMM is a product that will allow enterprise IT administrators to create, provision, monitor and manage a corporate phone that will be running on an employee-owned smart phone.  In this blog, I will provide context for this product, highlight some of its key capabilities and tie HMM back to our vision for the post-PC era.   BackgroundAs part of our mobile strategy, we had been working on bringing virtualization to mobile devices with an initial focus on one use case – allowing enterprises to support employee-owned smart phones without compromising security, auditability and manageability of the corporate content that is present on the employee’s device.  We demoed VMware Mobile Virtualization...

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