Today at VMworld 2017, virtual infrastructure firm VMware and HP announced their partnership to simplify the device lifecycle management using cloud based technology. Under this partnership, VMware Workspace ONE will be added to HP’s Device as a Service (DaaS) technology platform.
Workspace ONE is an integrated platform which provides a holistic and user-centric approach to managing all endpoints in an organisation – from mobile and desktop to Internet of Things (IoT). Whereas, HP DaaS offers a consumption model for computing in which hardware and lifecycle services are combined to improve the user experience and free up IT resources to drive growth.
“This partnership brings two industry-leading players together to deliver a complete solution for mutual customers looking to transform their end points from procurement to management into a predictable consumption-based service, said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware.
“HP DaaS creates a breaking point from how devices have been sold and serviced for decades. It fundamentally changes how we see enterprise customers select, deploy, secure, manage and refresh multi OS and multi device environments,” said Ron Coughlin, president, Personal Systems, HP Inc. “We are excited to partner with VMware and incorporate their unified endpoint management solution into HP DaaS, and believe the strength of our combined platforms creates the next generation of device consumption for customers.”
Workspace ONE extends the VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management capabilities into advanced cloud-based macOS and Windows 10 PC lifecycle management. This includes configuration management, operating system (OS) patch management, client health and security management. Unified endpoint management in Workspace ONE enables IT to deploy security patches and OS updates faster, install software more reliably and consolidate operational processes across all devices — on or off the domain in real-time.
HP DaaS addresses the complexity of managing today’s multi-OS environments with a single contact, and a single contract across both commercial devices and services. It allows customers to pay on a monthly per device basis and takes the day-to-day burden of managing devices away so IT can focus its time where it matters the most.
By incorporating Workspace ONE into HP DaaS’ management toolset, HP DaaS Service Agents will benefit from additional capabilities to provide comprehensive fleet management.