VMware (NYSE: VMW) announced its new Horizon App Manager service this week. App Manager is a hosted cloud service that helps enterprises bridge their enterprise identity systems with cloud apps.
Horizon App Manager includes an on-premise Enterprise Connector that runs on VMware ESX, connecting to an enterprise’s authentication systems including ActiveDirectory. The Enterprise Connector then integrates with VMware’s hosted portal, which exposes the services and applications that an enterprise wants to make available to its users. Access to the applications is controlled by way of the enterprise’s own authentication systems.
“From a vision perspective, Horizon is the ability to aggregate all of the different application and data resources as a cloud service,” Noah Wasmer, Director, Product Management, Advanced Development at VMware told InternetNews.com.