As organizations use the power of mobility to transform business operations, Verizon Enterprise Solutions and VMware today announced an expansion of their strategic relationship to include mobile security and enterprise mobility management solutions. Driven by a shared vision for how enterprises will enable the mobile cloud era, Verizon will now provide its enterprise clients in the U.S. greater choice by offering the comprehensive AirWatch® by VMware Enterprise Mobility Management Platform as part of Verizon’s mobile device management portfolio for on premise deployments.
The mobile cloud era represents one of the greatest tectonic shifts for IT in the past decade. VMware and Verizon share the vision that organizations need the right solutions delivered by trusted technology partners to enable the modern workforce to work at the speed of life. These solutions will be designed to allow employees to access all of their personal and corporate applications and information securely across any device, virtually anywhere at any time, while enabling businesses to run more effectively by providing unprecedented device choice and flexibility.
“As enterprises respond to changing employee demographics and expectations, we continue to build out our mobile device management portfolio to offer customers choices that drive business efficiency and employee engagement,” said John Harrobin, chief marketing officer, Verizon Enterprise Solutions. “Our relationship with VMware brings advanced enterprise mobility solutions to organizations across a number of sectors.”
The Verizon and VMware strategic relationship provides significant advantages for clients, including solutions that offer:
• A complete enterprise mobility management platform combined with end point security and telecom analytics;
• Content collaboration solutions that offer simplicity for users and security for IT professionals;
• Desktop virtualization, image management and Bring Your Own PC solutions.
“Verizon and VMware have a rich history, and we look forward to working even more closely together to bring end-user computing solutions to customers,” said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. “From desktop to laptop to tablet to phone to the Internet of Things, VMware brings the software solutions that allow end-users’ device, apps, content to be securely managed, and served-up as if in an extended pane of glass, or virtual workspace. We look forward to bringing this vision to the market with a strong industry leader like Verizon.”
By adding the AirWatch by VMware platform to the Verizon solution portfolio, customers can benefit from industry leading solutions used by more than 12,000 organizations in 150 countries. AirWatch was recently recognized by Gartner as a leader in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management* for the fourth consecutive year. Gartner also positioned AirWatch by VMware with the highest placement on the ability to execute axis for the second year in a row.
Verizon Communications, Inc. (verizon.com), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with nearly 103 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 176,800.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions (verizonenterprise.com) creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings provided over the company’s secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation.
VMware (vmware.com) is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2013 revenues of $5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online.
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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites, Terrence Cosgrove, Rob Smith, Chris Silva, Bryan Taylor, John Girard, Monica Basso, June 3, 2014.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the vision of VMware and Verizon to deliver technology solutions to address the IT shift to mobile computing: the expected features and benefits of such solutions to customers and end users; and expectations that VMware and Verizon will bring such solutions to market through their strategic relationship. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to (i) changes to priorities and levels of government spending; (ii) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the mobile device, end user and cloud computing markets, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (v) our customers’ ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing and mobile device management; (vi) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vii) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and mobile device computing; (viii) changes to product development timelines; (ix) the successful integration of AirWatch products and services into VMware; (x) VMware’s ability to protect its proprietary technology; and (xi) VMware’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees.. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.