Wyse Acquires Trellia to Expand Cloud Computing Capabilities
By Tony Rizzo
Wyse Technology, a significant player in cloud client computing, today announced that it has acquired Trellia, a cloud-based mobile infrastructure management vendor. The Trellia solution suite provides Wyse, its customers and partners with a comprehensive suite of cloud-based mobile security, device, app and expense management software solutions.
The Trellia acquisition adds a specific set of technology IP and expertise to present and future Wyse infrastructure management software solutions aimed at helping organizations speed deployment of cloud client computing. Through the acquisition, Wyse expects to further simplify and reduce the cost for organizations of all sizes to manage, support and secure the exploding number of consumer smartphones and tablets now accessing physical and virtualized IT resources.
The virtual client computing market, as forecast by IDC, is expected to top $3.2 billion by 2014, and more organizations are adopting desktop virtualization and desktop as a service (DaaS). The Trellia acquisition brings Wyse's infrastructure management strategy to the next level by delivering a broader overall set of capabilities. Beyond what Wyse believes are outdated mobile device management (MDM) solutions, Wyse plans to deliver intelligent, scalable and secure cloud-based mobile infrastructure and content management, supporting a wide range of users, content types, apps and devices at home, at work or on the road.
Wyse established its presence in the global mobile device market with its Wyse PocketCloud mobile cloud app, currently used on millions of iOS- and Android-based smartphones and tablets. Wyse PocketCloud delivers user and content management as a service, enabling users to securely access work and personal assets from a secure personal cloud. Trellia's cloud-based policy, compliance, app and device management portfolio delivers the complete endpoint protection for customers, further extending the security benefits already offered through Wyse's cloud client computing portfolio.
The combination of advanced end-point management and security eliminates operational expense by simplifying how IT and operator administrators implement policies, assist users and enforce compliance for mobile users across the enterprise. IT teams are looking for integrated and intelligent solutions to manage and secure mobile users, content, apps and devices with the highest level of security management capabilities. By combining the Wyse and Trellia platforms Wyse believes it will meet IT demand.
"We will extend the benefits of software as a service (SaaS) to intelligent mobile infrastructure and content managemen," said Tarkan Maner, President and CEO of Wyse. "Combining the IP innovation, skills, resources, and our joint focus on customer advocacy, our goal is to enable enterprises, service providers and telcos to deliver secure infrastructure and content management from the cloud for any user, anywhere, and at any time. We are committed to accelerating the fast adoption of cloud client computing, and in expanding Wyse's enterprise-grade management, cloud and virtualization software portfolio."