Industry On The Move: Dell, VMware Partner To Simplify Lifecycle Management

A Solution To Tackle Hybrid Cloud Silos

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Steven Lerner

In the complicated world of managing devices and applications, IT admins are always looking for a simplified solution. A new integrated tool could potentially enable enterprises to streamline this process.

What Did Dell Announce?

On April 29 at the Dell Technologies World conference in Las Vegas, a new platform was announced that could simplify the device lifecycle process and transform the end-user experience. Dubbed the Dell Technologies Unified Workspace, this solution allows IT admins to leverage unified endpoint management (UEM) technology as it centralizes the process of managing all devices and applications from the cloud.

The interesting aspect of the platform is that it is fully integrated with VMware Workspace One. The collaboration also includes other VMware solutions that can run on Dell EMC’s Infrastructure, including vSphere and vSAN.

“Imagine an intelligent solution that told you the specific devices and applications your workforce needs based on their specific usage. Imagine one that then delivers those personalized devices directly to the end user, preconfigured and preloaded with all the apps and security features they need without IT having to touch the device. Now, imagine that same solution proactively helping the end user resolve day-to-day IT issues like password resets, access to applications and lost VPN connections,” said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman of products and operations, Dell Technologies. “That’s Dell Technologies Unified Workspace, the industry’s most comprehensive solution to help IT deploy, secure, manage and support virtually all devices from the cloud.”

With the solution in place, IT admins are able to modernize the deployment and management of Dell devices. In fact, it can support all solutions regardless of device or operating system.

At its core, the announcement is part of Dell Technologies’ hybrid cloud strategy that combines its technologies with partners in the public cloud space. Meanwhile, Dell Technologies is launching a service involving a new data center combined with cloud computing services.

What Does This Solution Mean For Enterprises?

This new deal between Dell Technologies and VMware rectifies several pain points in the enterprise. First, traditional PC lifecycle management can be complicated, resource-intensive, and inefficient for today’s mobile workforce. Meanwhile, many enterprises are already leveraging hybrid cloud and multi-cloud strategies. Consequently, this often results in burdensome hybrid cloud silos.

The Dell Technologies Unified Workspace offers a potential solution to this common headache by centralizing lifecycle management and simplifying the process. IT admins can leverage it to deploy devices, applications, and services at a faster rate. This represents an easier alternative to traditional management strategies. In turn, this frees up IT admins to focus on other areas of concern or new projects.

Over time, the platform could revolutionize the way that IT enables end user devices and provides support. Furthermore, the integration with VMware bolds very well for those enterprises that are already utilizing Workspace One. Over time, Dell Technologies will bring on other partners for its platform, but the union with VMware could prove to be a good starting point for IT admins that are hungry for simplification.