VMware Views the Post-PC Era Horizon
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In the PC era, users were tied to their physical machines running specific operating systems. The new era of mobile and cloud computing changes all that and puts IT into what Apple co-founder Steve Jobs called, the post PC era. Virtualization giant VMware is now firmly positioning itself for the post-PC era with new virtual desktop infrastructure(VDI) software with VMware View 5 and expanded capabilities for hybrid cloud with VMware Horizon.
The VMware Horizon product is a gateway that enables enterprises to access cloud-based application through a self-service portal. The Horizon App Manager first debuted in May of this year and is now being expanded for mobile app delivery.
Raj Mallempati, Director Product Marketing, Enterprise Desktop Solutions at VMware (NYSE: VMW), told InternetNews.com that Horizon is also being extended to be able to manage any virtualized Windows application
"What we're doing is letting our customers move from a very Windows-specific environment to the post-PC era," Mallempati said. "We're enabling our customers to simplify and modernize their Windows-based infrastructure."