The Mobile Virtualization Platform (MVP) is on the horizon. VMware has been hard at work developing virtualization software that allows a single mobile phone to run multiple operating systems.
Just last month the company announced VMware Horizon Mobile, part of Horizon Workspace, that currently works on two Verizon Android phones, the Motorola Razr and LG Intuition. According to VMware, the new service "enables enterprises to securely provision and manage a corporate mobile workspace on employees' Android smartphones in isolation from their personal environment." This allows the IT departments to remotely manage and monitor employees' workspaces, which have their own os, applications and policies.
The goal of MVP and the virtual phone is to separate the corporate workspace from the user's personal data and applications.
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Julio Urquidi is the Technical Editor at Tom's IT Pro. Previously, he spent 17 years in healthcare-related enterprise IT. Julio’s most recent responsibilities centered around virtualization, but he is also well-versed in Linux, Windows and systems administration. Specializing in articles that help small companies with limited budgets leverage technology, he has been a contributing editor to Tom's Hardware.