VMware announced much on its vCloud Suite, Horizon initiative, Cloud Operations Forum and others.
Parent company EMC together with VCE also presented that their Cloud modularized solution, vBlock.
Horizon Mobile technology, a product line that can now run a work phone as a virtual instance on an employee’s personal smartphone that it will run on Apple iOS devices as well as those running the Google Android OS
Another highlight of Horizon suite was app and data security. The users data via a "Drop box" like feature is accessible anywhere and encrypted in transit as well as the applications could be managed to disallow copy and paste of data generated or consumed by the managed apps on an iPhone or iPad.
VMware MirageTM is a centralized endpoint management and recovery solution from the cloud. To support in migrating and protecting a user’s PC workspace Mirage centralizes entire endpoint images to the cloud and then provides single image management of those images. Endpoints continue to run the image natively with no need for a client hypervisor
Demo during VMWorld:
A user's Windows XP desktop was captured, stored as an image and migrated to Windows 7 on the next reboot of their desktop with all profile and data captured and replaced . The user migrated to a new laptop the same image after making changes to data as changes to the desktop are tracked through Change Block Tracking (CBT) to ensure efficient tracking of changes to users’ desktops OS, Apps and data. The desktop was then migrated to a View managed (VDI) desktop and accessible via an Android Tablet with a unique way of accessing the desktop and enhanced interaction capability built into the tablet app interface that removes the need for a mouse.