Horizon 6 allows organizations to deliver virtualized or remote desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform and support end users with access to all of their desktops and applications through a single unified workspace.

What's New in Horizon 6 (5:33 min)

What's New in Horizon 6

What's New in Horizon 6 (5:33 min)

Desktop and Applications Delivered Through a Single VDI Platform

Deliver virtual or remoted desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform to streamline management, easily entitle end users and quickly deliver the Windows resources end users need, at the speed they require. Provide full support for rich 3D graphics with VMware with NVIDIA GRID vGPU. Support printing, USB drives, smart cards, scanners and even HTML access to virtual desktops and hosted applications and desktops across more devices, including Google Chromebooks.

RDS Hosted Applications in Horizon 6

RDS Hosted Applications in Horizon 6

RDS Hosted Applications in Horizon 6 (4:17 min)

Unified Workspace with Great User Experience

With Horizon 6, end users can access desktops and applications (including hosted RDS apps, packaged ThinApps, SaaS apps and even virtualized apps from Citrix) through a unified workspace with next-generation user experience across devices, locations, media and connections.

Workspace Environment Management

Consolidate, control, automate delivery and protect user computing resources. Deliver and update apps in seconds with App Volumes. Easily monitor performance, set up proactive alerts and remediate infrastructure, desktops and applications to improve user experience and satisfaction.

Deliver application workloads to desktops in seconds.

Deliver application workloads to desktops in seconds.

Deliver application workloads to desktops in seconds. (2:39 min)

Optimized for the Software-Defined Data Center

Horizon 6 extends the power of virtualization with virtual compute, virtual storage and virtual networking and security to drive down costs, enhance user experience and deliver greater business agility.

Horizon 6 includes support for:

Virtual Compute

  • Leverage native storage optimizations from vSphere including Space Efficient Disk Utilization, Virtual Array Integration and Storage Acceleration to drive down storage costs while delivering a superior user experience.

Virtual Storage

  • VMware Virtual SAN : Now supporting 4,000 desktops per cluster, Virtual SAN automates storage provisioning and leverages direct-attached storage resources to drive down storage costs for desktop workloads. Take advantage of the benefits of Virtual SAN with Horizon today with the new hyper-converged EVO:RAIL appliance, an all-in-one appliance that allows organizations to get started for less.
  • Virtual Volumes : Virtual Volumes, VMware NAS and SAN storage systems simplify storage management and policy setting. Get the benefits of View Composer Array Integration (VCAI) on block storage and NFS to speed offloading for better SLAs and performance

Virtual Networks

  • VMware NSX with Horizon brings push-button simplicity to VDI networking, with set-and-forget policy that dynamically and consistently enforces security from the datacenter to virtual desktops and applications.