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February 27, 2009


Scott Barneson

Another benefit is you can now allow IT to "lock down" the corporate image being delivered to your mobile device for even greater security. Increasingly important now that "app stores" exist for most major platforms...I'm sure IT would feel better knowing their precious data is insulated.

I've had a chance to play with a few of the MVP devices (albeit before they were VMware) and walked away amazed. Glad this landed in the EMC family!

Martin G

As many corporates already have standard desktop builds; I would agree that this would be a great approach but there are some issues to be dealt with first.

For example, I would love to be able to simply use my MacBook at work and have the work standard XP environment available to me as a virtual machine but it doesn't get away from the fact that I would still have my machine on the corporate network with all the nasties that I might run on it.

The poor security guys already have enough problems.

But I have been saying for quite a while, virtualisation /= consolidation or does not have to. Virtualisation can equal standardisation and provides a HAL which could enable true commoditisation.

Ian M

To Martin G's comment. If the office LAN is treated as an insecure zone and all corporate data is behind security boundaries, the virtual machine build can then include a VPN client that is used to create a tunnel into the secure environment and the delivery of the desktop as a virtual machine image and be done in a secure fashion.

Chuck Hollis


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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

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