VMware Inc., virtualization and infrastructure service provider of cloud, the service issued a Horizon App Manager. Namely service for managing access to applications on a user-oriented cloud.
"The era of mobility and the clouds requires the availability of access to applications, from anywhere, via any access devices from inside and outside the firewall, as well as providing new challenges for the security model and the traditional corporate management," said Brian Byun, Vice President & General Manager VMware Cloud Applications, in his statement on Thursday (19/05/2011).
VMware Horizon App Manager, said Byun, able to handle these challenges with re remodel end user management functions and applications, a cloud service that provides convenience for IT and users do their jobs in new ways.
The core of VMware Horizon App Manager is an identity that serves as a liaison service (identity hub) to expand the security of the identity of the user in systems such as Microsoft Active Directory or other directory. The identity link is then connected with a variety of public cloud services from third parties such as Box.net, BroadVision, Google, Salesforce.com, WebEx and Workday.
This method is claimed to be able to significantly simplify management of user access credentials - something that has become imperative given the increasing number of applications in the corporate cloud.
Simplification is advantageous to both users and IT due to negate 'bam-bam' identities are mutually exclusive, a single corporate identity that can secure user access across private and public clouds.
In addition, VMware Horizon App Manager also provides an open platform, user-oriented application to access the clouds into a single portal application that can be accessed through various types of devices the user job.