Brain Scans of a Next Generation Workspace for BYOD

by Amitabh Sinha on Jul 28, 2015 6:00:00 AM
A business user wants to access any app (SaaS, Web, Windows client-server, CIFS, HTML5, native) from any device (iOS, MacOS, Windows, Android). A next-generation workspace makes it simple for them to do just that. Here's a video of a user using the Workspot client on four different devices (PC, iPad, Android tablet, and PC) to access Office 365, SharePoint (behind the firewall), SAP (behind the firewall) and a network share (behind the firewall).
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These are different kinds of apps, inside and outside the firewall, needing different kinds of logins. You will notice that the end user doesn't launch a VPN, fire up a browser, or an RDP client, or does not do multiple logins.

This unified and consistent end user experience across platforms is possible because we have integrated multiple disparate technologies such as VPN, Browser, RDP, CIFS, Document Viewers, RSA, SSO, etc. into a next-generation workspace architecture.

 

The video above makes the experience look simple. What is happening behind the scenes in the video? We will illustrate with the brain scans below. The orange areas are the parts of the workspace architecture that are firing for a specific action.  Office 365 is a SaaS application that requires a secure browser and single sign-on to O365. SharePoint needs a secure browser but also needs a VPN component to traverse the firewall. SAP is running on a Terminal Server or XenApp and needs the RDP client technology.  Finally, a network file share access requires the CIFS component built into our next generation workspace. If the end user downloads and views a file, the viewers for various file types are also built into our next-generation workspace.

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This post was written by Amitabh Sinha

Amitabh has more than twenty years of experience across enterprise software, end user computing, mobile, and database software. Amitabh co-founded Workspot with Puneet Chawla and Ty Wang in August 2012. Prior to Workspot, Amitabh was the General Manager for Enterprise Desktops and Apps at Citrix Systems. In his five years at Citrix, Amitabh was VP Product Management for XenDesktop and VP Engineering for the Advanced Solutions Group. Amitabh has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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