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VMware Unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA Partnership For Chromebooks 60

Gamoid writes At VMworld today, VMware introduced the Workplace Suite, a platform for securely delivering applications and content across desktops and mobile devices from the cloud. The really cool part, though, is a partnership with Google and NVIDIA to deliver even graphics-intensive Windows applications on a Chromebook. From the article: "The new VMware Workplace Suite takes advantage of three existing VMware products: Tools for application, device, and content management as well as secure cloud file storage that comes from the January acquisition of enterprise mobile management company AirWatch; VMware Horizon for desktop-as-a-service; and brand-new acquisition CloudVolumes for app delivery. "
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VMware Unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA Partnership For Chromebooks

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  • by Junta ( 36770 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2014 @03:02PM (#47759333)

    It is a market segment that is seeing growth, and the hype machine has gone into overdrive under the assumption that anything that grows will grow indefinitely overtaking anything it conceivably could in its path.

    The reality like all other times before is that it might get more adopted than it should before receding to the appropriate amount as it plateaus as the hype gets done. Thin clients have been around for ages even as the hype behind them has erupted and died out multiple times. They clearly have their role but it is clearly not the end-all, be-all that these companies bill it as.

  • Re:Hmmm .... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by i kan reed ( 749298 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2014 @03:14PM (#47759431) Homepage Journal

    Because it is. What they're doing is selling remote desktop as a service. Rather than your windows machine, they're offering a windows machine. It's not new, not as a technology, nor explicitly as a service.

    But sometimes all you want is useful.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 26, 2014 @04:36PM (#47760115)

    Speak for yourself. I LIKE having a 200$ laptop that I can throw in the trash whenever I want. I don't have to keep backups anymore. When I open a document at the same time as someone else, we can each see the other's cursor and edits in real time.

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