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Google Partners with VMware to Bring Windows Apps to Chromebooks

Google’s Chromebooks can finally have Windows applications and desktops installed on them. This is all now possible thanks to VMware whose time has arrived!

Feb 13 2014, 8:47am CST | by

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There are several things which go into the heady mix that is currently brewing courtesy of a little high technology experimentation. Firstly, we have the Desktop as a Service which acts as a stopgap and goes the distance between an original desktop and cloud application. 

Secondly, the Chromebooks by Google are a great helping hand. All sorts of enterprises are adopting them in a wholesale manner. And finally, we have VMware which is the linchpin between the first two. 

"Google Chromebooks can save businesses about $5,000 per computer when compared to traditional PCs," said Amit Singh, President of Google Enterprise. "Chromebooks are designed for the way people use computers today and are a secure, easy and cost-effective solution to help organizations embrace a new way of doing business. Through our partnership with VMware, businesses can now capitalize on these advantages with access to legacy applications, data and desktops they need to keep employees productive."

This particularly potent techno-software enables users to manage their desktops as cloud based services. The hybrid usage of the equipment and content is something the likes of which has seldom been seen before. This special technique in technology is currently available and ready to be deployed to good use. 

"VMware's End-User Computing mission is to radically simplify IT and enable customers to run any application, anywhere, any place, and any time, so they can work at the speed of life," said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware . "We are pleased to expand our partnership with Google and offer customers added choice for their corporate desktop environments with two of the technology industry's strongest brands behind them. VMware DaaS and desktop virtualization will enable Windows-based applications and desktops to run on Google Chromebooks, delivering on the promise of the Mobile-Cloud Era without compromise."

The joining of all three forces for the good of the common man is something which is laudable. Google Chromebooks are a safe, effective and efficient methodology of utilizing the latest computer technology in today’s fast paced world. 

"Google Chromebooks offer customers a more cost-effective solution than traditional desktops or laptops, and provide the mobility coveted by today's enterprise users," said Sumeet Sabharwal, General Manager of NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable Company and Premier Level VSPP partner. "When combined with VMware DaaS, Chromebooks can become powerful business tools for companies that want to move to the cloud but are heavily invested in Windows environments. With our comprehensive suite of DaaS offerings, NaviSite is enabling seamless and ubiquitous access for the enterprise community."

Meanwhile, VMware is a means of IT management that is the popular thing right now. The redefinition of what desktop apps really mean for the average user is what this collaboration between the three behemoths is all about. The benefits accrue to the man on the street and he is basically happy and content with his share in life. And that is the way it ought to be. 


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