VMware becomes first UEM provider to Google’s Chrome

Vmware says that this will help solve common distribution challenges associated with large software files for PCs and help drive down costs by eliminating the need for costly on-premises servers and throttling of network bandwidth.

Virtual infrastructure VMware said it had become the first unified endpoint management (UEM) provider with Google’s Chrome device management capabilities. VMware Workspace ONE, a digital workspace platform powered by VMware ‘AirWatch UEM’ technology, would enable the customers unify management of Chrome devices, alongside all other endpoints, from a single console.

“As Chrome OS continues to gain momentum, our customers are eager to manage these devices consistently along with all other endpoints, including mobile devices,” said Sumit Dhawan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, End-User Computing, VMware. “Using Workspace ONE, our customers will be able to securely manage the lifecycle of Chromebooks along with all their other endpoints giving them better security and a consistent user experience across all devices,” he added in a statement.

With new enterprise-ready capabilities from ‘Chrome Enterprise License’, organisations will be able to deliver device policies using customisable assignment of groups. “Our collaboration with VMware will help us deliver a seamless deployment and management experience, making Chrome devices available across more teams,” added Rajen Sheth, Senior Director of Product Management for Chrome OS at Google.

Chrome device users will even be able to access full Windows desktops and applications and use these devices as next-generation thin clients, helping accelerate the adoption of Chrome devices in the enterprise. ‘Workspace ONE’ will be able to deliver a unified platform to both manage and deliver any app to Chrome devices.