VMware’s ever expanding portfolio is bringing another offering to the table. This time in the form of a new file sharing application currently dubbed Project Octopus. Riding on the heels of the recent announcement of VMware’s View 5 suite and VMware’s dedicated mission to boldly lead the industry into the post-PC era, Project Octopus is built to provide users access to files from any (yes, any) device and share them with people inside or outside of their respective organization. Before I go any further, I know what you’re thinking. This has already been done. Several times and by several other companies. But what makes Project Octopus so appealing isn’t that it’s necessarily grounding breaking tech. It’s that it’s set to be integrated into VMware’s larger ambitions around Horizon.
Project Octopus is built off of the same framework that is their Zimbra offering. What’s really compelling about that statement is that it’s being pitched as “super easy to deploy and manage.” Project Octopus will be built to work with other VMware End-User Computing offerings including Zimbra, View, Horizon, and Project AppBlast. Project Octopus will give users a way to easily and quickly access and collaborate with their files on tablets, smart phones, laptops, and desktops.