VMware® Horizon™ extends the power of desktop and application virtualization, allowing IT to deliver and protect all of the Windows resources end users want, at the speed they expect, with the efficiency business demands.

Horizon 6 Overview

Horizon 6 Overview

Move to the Mobile Cloud

Gone are the days of client/server computing where Windows ruled the day and end users were tasked to do their work from one device and one location. Today, end users are leveraging new types of devices for work, accessing Windows applications alongside non-Windows-based applications and are more mobile than ever.

In this new mobile cloud era, managing and delivering services to end users with traditional PC-centric tools has become time consuming and costly. VMware desktop and application virtualization solutions provide IT with a new streamlined approach to deliver, protect, and manage Windows desktops and applications while containing costs and ensuring end users can work anytime, anywhere across any device.

Horizon 6 Marketecture

Horizon 6 Marketecture

Desktop and Application Virtualization

Horizon (with View)

Securely deliver virtualized desktops or just applications to end users across devices and locations through a single platform.

Horizon DaaS (Desktop as a Service) (US only)

Get Windows desktops and apps delivered as a cloud service (DaaS) to any device, anywhere, with predictable costs.


Provide an easy way to access business applications and files on any device, while enabling IT to centrally deliver, manage and secure these assets.

Horizon DaaS Platform for Service Providers (Worldwide)

Get apps and desktops delivered as a service (DaaS) across public, private and hybrid clouds through VMware’s global network of leading cloud desktop service provider partners.


Simplify physical desktop management by running PCs as a set of logical layers owned by either IT or the end user.


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Personal Desktop Products


Quickly and reliably run your favorite Windows programs on a Mac, the same way you use Mac applications.

Fusion Professional

Includes all the features from the standard version plus unique capabilities designed for advanced users and professionals who need to run Windows programs on their Macs.


Run a web or cloud environment on your PC, with access to all the virtual machines you need.

Player Plus

Deliver a managed desktop to all of your employees, students, contractors, partners or customers.

Desktop and Application Virtualization Topics

Offshoring and Outsourcing

Deliver desktops as a managed service to call center agents, offshore developers and outsourced workers. Reduce operational costs while giving end users a responsive computing experience across networks and locations.

Consider Business Process Desktop Solution

Remote Office, Branch Office

Deliver fast, secure access to applications and data for end users at remote and branch offices. Centrally deploy and manage operating system images for both physical endpoints and virtual desktop environments.

Consider Branch Office Desktop Solution

AlwaysOn Desktop

Ensure availability for virtual desktops and applications across devices, locations and networks with a fully validated solution. An active-active configuration provides multiple redundancy levels, plus continuous monitoring and load balancing to ensure continuous uptime and accessibility.

Consider AlwaysOn Desktop Solution


Provide connected, cost-controlled care with always-on access to IT-enabled patient products and services. Ensure that all desktops, records and applications stay secure, compliant and interoperable.

Consider Healthcare Solution

Financial Services

Deliver secure desktop services to remote locations for better IT control and support and an enhanced end-user desktop experience. Make patches and upgrade software from a single integrated platform.

Consider Financial Services Solution

Small Business

Do more with less. Choose centrally managed desktops for a streamlined and cost-effective way to manage mobile end users who access applications and data across devices and locations.

Consider Small Business Solution