) has officially announced its collaboration with
) to deliver subscription Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). This
partnership will bring Windows apps, data and desktops to
Chromebooks for the first time.
The two companies will primarily integrate VMware's View desktop
virtualization software with Google Chromebooks and allow access
to Windows apps enabled by VMware's Blast HTML5 technology. This
means that users can work with Chromebooks and also take
advantage of Windows-based legacy software by running VMWare
Moreover, the companies are also working on incorporating Java
into Google programming using the Spring Java platform and a
number of other new tools.
A Chromebook is a personal computer which has Chrome OS as its
operating system. The device is designed to run only when
connected to the Internet. However, there is a range of apps that
can be run offline as well. All the data is saved in the cloud.
Chromebooks have their pros and cons, and even though Google has
witnessed increasing popularity of Chromebooks, the lack of
desktop app support is a big disadvantage. In order to overcome
this drawback, Google teamed up with VMWare to bring DaaS to the
Internet giant's laptops, giving users access to Windows-based
The gap between the cloud and a traditional desktop can be
bridged with the help of DaaS.
Last year in November, Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced its
If Google's latest move can generate sufficient customer demand
and deliver credible service, it can have a competitive advantage
over the likes of
Google, the world's largest online search engine, is
increasingly extending its presence in new markets. It currently
holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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