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VMWare Releases iPad App That Lets You Run Windows

VMWare iPad App Releases Soon

VMware awaits approval from Apple for a software client for the iPad that will allow IT staff to better manage their virtual environments.

With the vCenter client recently given to Apple, VMware’s director of product and solutions marketing in Europe, Fredrik S jöstedt, awaits to hear back from Apple. Once VMware does hear back, they will then be able to give an estimated date of when it should be available to users.

The app was first promised by VMware CTO Steve Herrod, that it would arrive before the end of 2010, during a speech at the VMworld Europe conference in October. This youtube clip reiterates that saying from the company.

The Vcenter tablet version won’t offer all the management features that is currently equipped on the desktop client. Rather, it has been redesigned for Apple’s iPad and will have features that will greatly help IT staff while they are on the road.

This would allow IT to see the status of virtual machines and whether there are any alerts with equipment or performance. Herrod said that it will also allow apps to suspend, stop, or restart a virtual machine, and will show its memory and CPU usage.

On Tuesday, View was the second most popular iPad application in the App Store’s business category, won over by only the Citrix Receiver client, which also lets users access virtual Windows desktops.
VMware is continuing its efforts towards smartphones as well. In February, the company demonstrated its upcoming platform at Mobile World Congress.

This would allow users to run a personal profile, as well as a secure work profile on the same Android-based smart phone. The company first entered this territory when it acquired Trango Virtual Processors in 2008.

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