VMware and Adaptiva Collaborate to Improve Enterprise-Wide Software Deployments for Managed PCs

VMware, a provider of cloud infrastructure and business mobility solutions, is collaborating with Adaptiva to optimize enterprise-wide software deployments for managed PCs. 

Working toward combining VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and Adaptiva OneSite peer-to-peer (P2P) systems management technology, the solution will enable companies to solve common distribution challenges associated with large software files and drive down costs by eliminating the need for costly on-premises servers and throttling of network bandwidth.

The VMware collaboration with Adaptiva will offer software distribution speed and cost-savings to VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management customers, said Blake Brannon, vice president, product marketing, mobile products, End-User Computing, VMware. As the collaboration continues, the integration could also offer additional benefits in the future to help organizations optimize OS and security patching, and content delivery, he added.

VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management integrates advanced cloud-based Windows PC lifecycle management (PCLM) with enterprise mobility management (EMM) for a holistic approach to managing and securing desktops and mobile devices from a single solution. The Unified Endpoint Management solution includes advanced PC lifecycle management capabilities such as configuration management, operating system (OS) patch management, software distribution for traditional Win32 applications, client health and security management that have traditionally only been available as part of PCLM tools. 

Adaptiva’ OneSite’s P2P architecture and network-aware protocol are used to efficiently distribute software in many of the world’s largest and most demanding enterprise environments.

OneSite advances the power of PCLM and software distribution tools through its enterprise-grade P2P systems management technology that utilizes intelligent clients residing on managed PCs to dynamically store and share content locally. This eliminates the need for a global server infrastructure to distribute content and frees IT teams from the time-consuming, manual management of that content. OneSite also predicts and automatically adapts to changing network conditions to speed software distribution while reducing the impact on network bandwidth.

According to the vendors, the combination of VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management and Adaptiva OneSite will enable organizations to deploy large Windows applications and software files with greater speed and without disruption to end users. It will help solve common software distribution challenges among enterprises and branch offices with the combination of cloud content delivery networks (CDN) and P2P systems management technology that enables software to be cached in unused space on client PCs while still allowing end-users full utilization of the space. Through P2P caching, software on a PC or a peer’s file system is distributed locally to other peers requesting the same content, which helps to improve network bandwidth utilization. Organizations will also benefit from streamlining administrative overhead for IT and drive down costs by eliminating the need for on-premises distribution and storage servers through a cloud-first management and software delivery model.

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