VMware teams up with Oracle for app management on its managed cloud services

VMware will manage and secure business applications built on the Oracle Managed Cloud Services platform after the two companies announced a new partnership.

Oracle will leverage application management and security through VMware AirWatch, with the end result being that organisations can manage their Oracle application suite on a single unified platform, alongside other business-critical applications and devices through VMware Workspace ONE.

“Mobilising critical business processes is at the core of both of our organisations’ DNA and this collaboration will help us advance this shared vision for our customers and their end users alike,” said Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer of customer operations at VMware in a statement. “We’re proud to come together with Oracle to make it easier for IT administrators to secure and manage these critical mobile apps and help their end users seamlessly access them from any endpoint.”

“Oracle has many customers who have standardised on VMware Workspace ONE for application security and management,” added Thomas Kurian, Oracle president. “With this agreement, everyone involved – Oracle, VMware, our customers and their end users – can benefit from the two companies working together.”

Speaking to this publication at the start of the year, Sumit Dhawan – who took over from Poonen as head of end user computing at VMware – said that 2016 was a year of ‘platform vision’ with 2017 as ‘platform acceleration’. “In 2016, as we started learning from customers about their bigger, broader end user computing pain points, we said that there was an opportunity,” he said. “Now, as I look into 2017 I am calling that for the team the year of platform acceleration.

“My goal is that whether it’s an existing customer who just has Horizon or AirWatch, or a new customer, getting a digital workspace platform set up should be as simple as getting an email set up from Gmail,” he added.

Oracle’s recent partnerships include AT&T, with whom the telco will move thousands of its large scale internal databases to Oracle’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS). The company was also named in the leaders section of the recent Forrester Wave for low code development platforms, while being placed just outside on the Gartner high productivity application platform as a service (hpaPaaS) analysis.


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