VMware announces project AppBlast and Octopus

Last week during VMworld, VMware announced two new end-user computing technologies, called project AppBlast and Octopus.

AppBlast will enable any use of any application, running on any platform to be delivered remotely to any device supporting HTML5. Which makes this solution quite different solution compared to other solutions which require some kind of software in order to remotely display applications.


Octopus will leverage the synchronization technology from Zimbra and Mozy in order to enable enterprise data sharing on- and off-premise. Project Octopus will offer integration with VMware Horizon, VMware View and Project AppBlast.

Octopus can be compared with DropBox, Microsoft Live Mesh and other similar services already available, difference is that data is managed by the companies IT department.