The vendor comparison report on Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS), Vendor Partner based on the author's DIVE methodology which covers a comprehensive study of the major players offering their workspace services to channel partners and/or independent software vendors to facilitate and help them in easy deployment of digital workplaces at client locations. Workspace-as-a-Service is package of pre-integrated set of services to enable smooth deployment of digital workspaces at client locations.
The key vendors in the WaaS market offering their services to their partners and other software vendors were evaluated on the basis of their service offerings and business strategies. They were shortlisted based on their service capabilities, technology innovations, industry coverage, viability, breadth of services offered, among others.
The report will help stakeholders such as WaaS vendors, technology partners, system integrators, distributors, and value added resellers to make business strategies and decisions on the deployment of digital workspaces to streamline business operations and enable swift provisioning of flexible and secure workloads across geographically diverse locations.
The author 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. 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 instrumental in ensuring seamless transfer of data and persona-centric applications across heterogeneous devices located at geographically diverse locations.
The report covers the comprehensive study of the key vendors offering WaaS suite. We have evaluated the following six key vendors:
- VMware, Inc. (U.S.)
- Citrix Systems, Inc. (U.S.)
- Microsoft Corporation (U.S.)
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)(U.S.)
- IndependenceIT (U.S.)
- CloudJumper (nGenx) (U.S.)
Vendor Inclusion Criteria
We have selected the key vendors for evaluations based on their breadth of service offerings and robust business strategies. The focus of our vendor evaluation is based on the set of pre-integrated services the vendors offer, to create and deploy digital workspaces at their client locations wherein the clients are channel partners and Independent Software Vendors. A comprehensive list of all the vendors in this market was created through a service mapping strategy and the author's 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.
- About the Document
- Market Definition
3. Author DIVE Overview
- DIVE Evaluation Criteria
- Vendor Inclusion Criteria
- Vendors Evaluated
- 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
- Author DIVE: Workspace-as-a-Service Vendor Scorecard
- Citrix Systems
- Microsoft Corporation (Azure)
- Amazon Web Services
- Cloudjumper (Ngenx)
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 the author's 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.
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 author's 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.).