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VM Ware Joins Hands With Microsoft: The Beginning Of A New Era
Over the years, Microsoft and VMWare have established the reputation of being technology bigwigs by engineering exquisite products with capabilities far superior to the ones devised by their competitors and industry peers. Recently, media sources were abuzz about VMWare’s collaboration with Microsoft. It was reported that VMware intends to devise an NSX SD-WAN (Network virtualization software-defined wide area network) which can be amalgamated with the Microsoft Azure virtual WAN. Interestingly, both the organizations have been stiff competitors who have independently engineered virtualization solutions that have piped each other. Industry veterans were taken by surprise when the news of these technology giants, who have been perceived as virtualization rivals are joining hands for an ambitious project.
In the past, Vmware had garnered a lot of attention for launching AirWatch, its subsidiary firm, which has been instrumental in managing wireless endpoints, mobile devices, and apps. One of the organization’s recent technological accomplishments was the introduction of VMware Workspace ONE powered by AirWatch. Similar to VMware's success story, Microsoft’s product suite has undoubtedly garnered enough acclaim in the past for its uniqueness and the worldwide popularity of applications such as Word, Office 365 and Outlook, which are a testament to the firm’s success.
The collaboration marked the onset of Project A square; aimed at deployment and management of applications that are compatible with Windows 10, across mobile and desktop platforms. Users utilizing the VMware virtual machine for myriad Microsoft products are provided several benefits such as the VMware Safety Net. Additionally, a premier agreement of VMware and Microsoft helps in easily addressing customer issues. Technology enthusiasts are of the opinion that if this professional relationship stands the test of time, the world will witness many more marvelous applications with the potential to redefine businesses.