Horizon Cloud with on-premises infrastructure combines the economics of the cloud with the simplicity of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to rapidly deliver virtual desktops and applications to end users.
Simplify your transition to the cloud with a solution that pairs centralized cloud management with on-premises infrastructure. You can deploy virtualized desktops and applications on-premises, close to end-users, to improve performance as well as meet security and regulatory mandates.
This “plug and play” solution requires less time and IT expertise to get up and running than traditional desktop and application virtualization offerings. With a scalable service and right-sized hardware, you only need to buy what you need today.
A unified cloud control plane lets you set up, deploy, manage and update virtual desktops with a few easy clicks. Certified HCI appliances are sized, stacked and ready to go, making it possible to deploy your first 100 desktops in less than one hour. The entire service is available with zero-downtime updates and just-in-time desktops to deliver a great user experience.
Horizon Cloud is supported by a broad ecosystem of certified vSAN ReadyNode and HCI partners including Dell EMC, QCT and HDS. Choose the appliance that best meets your needs and get the service up and running in less than an hour.
Horizon Cloud with on-premises infrastructure combines the economic benefits of the cloud with the simplicity of hyper-converged infrastructure to transform the delivery of virtual desktops and apps.
Horizon Cloud with on-premises infrastructure pairs hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) with a cloud control plane to manage and deliver virtual desktops and apps.
IT can centrally manage and configure desktops, apps and policies that are hosted as well as those on-premises.
Horizon Cloud supports just-in time management technologies such as Instant Clones, App Volumes and User Environment Manager. The JMP platform allows customers to easily scale and deliver feature-rich, secure desktops and apps to their end users on demand.
The service provides faster application delivery and management while reducing IT costs by up to 70%.
You can get started with Horizon Cloud for as little as $16 per user per month. With a Horizon Cloud user license, you have access to the Horizon Cloud control plane and can use your licenses across cloud-hosted and on-premises infrastructure deployment options. With this flexibility, you simply decide how many users licenses you need and whether you want your virtual desktops and apps fully hosted in the cloud by VMware or deployed on-premises in your data center.
Choose Your License Model and Payment Term
The service begins with a core subscription for 50 users. From there, you can add users at any time in increments of 10. The additional users will have the same term as your core subscription. Horizon Cloud is offered in 1-, 2-, and 3-year contract terms with various payment options.
Horizon Cloud is available in two user license models:
Choose Your Infrastructure
Next you decide how many of your users you want hosted in the cloud by VMware or on-premises in your own data center. For hosted environments, you’ll need to purchase cloud capacity outlined below. For on-premises environments you’ll select from a range of certified hyper-converged infrastructure appliances.
Choose Your Hosted Capacity
Horizon Cloud fully hosted infrastructure from VMware is purchased in units of capacity that you can easily configure into desktops and application servers as needed. With flexible units of capacity there is no need to decide in advance how powerful of a desktop each user needs. Simply draw from your pool of capacity to build right-sized desktops from a variety of available configurations, or purchase additional capacity as needed with ease.
Horizon Cloud offers two types of capacity:
For more information on Horizon Cloud pricing, please visit the easy-to-use online configurator.
Horizon Cloud with on-premises infrastructure represents a new approach to building, delivering and managing virtual workspaces. The service pairs the world’s leading hyper-converged infrastructure (Dell EMC, QCT, HDS, and others) with a single cloud control plane to deliver virtual desktops and apps.
For more information, read the Hardware Guide.
Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure -- Supported Hardware Models*
VxRail160 All Flash
VxRail200 All Flash
VxRail240 All Flash
Quanta Cloud Technology (cert pending)
QuantaPlex T41S-2U (4-Node)
Hitachi Data Systems (cert pending)
Horizon Cloud with on-premises infrastructure is supported on hardware platforms that have the following minimum specifications:
vSphere ESXi 6.0U2 & up
Shared storage such as vSAN
CPU = 2x12C (either Haswell / Intel v3 or Broadwell / Intel v4)
Memory = 256GB
Storage = 8-9TB useable disk
1. vSAN ReadyNode certified by VMware
*Base HCL vSAN ReadyNode configurations may be improved with additional CPU cores, increased physical memory, larger cache disk, and/or larger/faster drives to derive an ideal price for performance configuration.
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