Today s growth in technological capabilities of devices, exponential increase in computing power available to both consumers and enterprises, and almost ubiquitous network connectivity among other digital advances is changing the way employees and enterprises work. Given the fact, that enterprises are slowly transforming themselves from “brick to click” architecture and are increasingly going global, making geographical distinctness and use of heterogeneous devices becoming some significant issues. Most of the enterprises are vying to combine these two set of variables to come up with a universal platform to leverage computing power and transform the way we know our workplace. Technology vendors are increasingly combining the tech prowess in the areas of virtualization and digitization to deliver workloads directly on the end user devices.
MarketsandMarkets defines WaaS as a blend of integrated managed services provided to optimize and automate the delivery of applications and data across multiple personalized devices without threatening the security of the data or the device itself.
The digital workplace encompasses all the technologies that people use to get their work done in today’s workplace such as HR applications and core business applications to e-mail, instant messaging, and enterprise social media tools and virtual meeting tools. Most of the enterprises are keenly focusing on the way its employees are communicating with each other wherein workloads can be securely delivered over heterogeneous platforms. The key advantage of deploying digital workspace is assisting flexible provisioning of secure workloads, along with end-to-end business application recovery, controlled access, and management of business applications through a single unified portal.
This report on vendor comparison in WaaS based on MnM DIVE methodology analyzes and evaluates the key vendors in the WaaS market, offering its services to channel partners and Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s).
Vendor Inclusion Criteria
We selected six technology vendors offering WaaS services to their channel partners and Independent Software Vendors. The evaluation criteria included robustness and completeness (breadth) of the vendors WaaS service offerings and business strategies. The evaluations focused on the available set of integrated services offered by the vendors for creating digital workspaces for their channel partners and Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s).
A comprehensive list of all the vendors in this market was created through a service mapping strategy and MarketsandMarkets analysis. Based on their capabilities, innovations, and breadth of service offerings, vendors were shortlisted. Our selected vendor mix includes companies from Tier 1 to Tier 4 and covers the whole market comprehensively. The table given below describes the company type with their revenue range:
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Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) is a blend of unified managed services delivered to enhance and automate the delivery of applications and data across multiple personalized devices without threatening the security of the data or the device itself. Furthermore, increase in proliferation of portable devices in enterprise and dependency of enterprise class applications is driving the need for deployment of workspace solutions in an enterprise. WaaS is influential in ensuring seamless transfer of data and persona-centric applications across heterogeneous devices located at geographically diverse locations.
Workspace-as-a-Service vendors catering to their partner ecosystem and third party software vendors have consistently been innovating and delivering their services with a uniform vision of deployment of digital workplaces wherein employees can securely and easily collaborate across heterogeneous devices and geographically diverse locations, for improving business agility and transforming organizational change initiatives. These vendors have been instrumental in building digital workspaces for its customers as well as managing and building the digital infrastructure for their partners and commercial clients. These digital workplace platforms integrate device management, application delivery, and identity management technologies to permit secure delivery and management of business critical resources to employees for corporate IT across a user friendly interface.
The report on Vendor Comparison in Workspace-as-a-Service based on MarketsandMarkets DIVE methodology reviews major players that offer end-to-end WaaS suite to their channel partners and other software vendors and outlines the findings and analysis on the basis of two broad categories: Service Offerings and Business Strategies. Each category carries various criteria, based on which the vendors are evaluated. The criteria are provided below:
Based on the extensive secondary and primary research, key information about the vendor’s service offering and business strategies was gathered. After the completion of data gathering and verification process, the scores and weightage for shortlisted vendors against each parameter was finalized. After evaluating all the vendors, a comparison scorecard is prepared and each vendor is placed in the MnM DIVE matrix, based on their service offering and business strategy scores.
This report is instrumental in helping the stakeholders, such as WaaS vendors, system integrators, value-added resellers, and technology partners, to make business decisions on deployments of digital workspaces to streamline business operations and maintain secured flow of data and applications among heterogeneously located mobile devices.
The report covers the comprehensive study of key WaaS vendors, including VMware, Inc. (U.S.), Citrix Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Microsoft Corporation (U.S.), Amazon Web Services (AWS) (U.S.), IndependenceIT (U.S.), and CloudJumper (nGenx) (U.S.).
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Table of Contents
About the Document
MnM DIVE Overview
DIVE Evaluation Criteria
Vendor Inclusion Criteria
Workspace-As-A-Service: Applications and Desktop at Your Fingers for Delivering Enhanced End User Experience
Implications in Deploying Workspace-As-A-Service
Globalization of Businesses and Workforce Decentralization
Workspace-As-A-Service: Vendor Comparision
MnM DIVE: Workspace-as-a-Service Vendor Scorecard
Microsoft Corporation (Azure)
Amazon Web Services
MnM DIVE Vendor Comparision Methodology
List of Acronyms
Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
Introduction RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence