Deliver virtual or hosted desktops and applications through a single platform with VMware Horizon 7

Provide end users access to all of their virtual desktops, applications and online services through a single digital workspace in a few simple clicks.

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Horizon 7 delivers published applications and desktops on a single integrated VDI platform.

Horizon 7 delivers published applications and desktops on a single integrated VDI platform.

Moving to the Cloud?

Deliver ultimate simplicity and flexibility with the only application and desktop virtualization platform that lets you deliver desktops and application on premises, off premises or in between with a single cloud control plane.  

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Learn What's New in Horizon 7

Find out more about the newest features in Horizon 7, such as Instant Clones and new Blast Extreme protocol.

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What Horizon Does

Delivers Desktops and Applications through a Single Platform

Transform static desktops into secure, digital workspaces that can be delivered on demand. Provision virtual or remote desktops and applications through a single VDI and app virtualization platform to streamline management and easily entitle end users.

Secures Data and Simplifies Compliance

Consolidate control, delivery and protection of end user compute resources with policies that dynamically adapt to the end user’s computing environment. Leverage virtual networking to simply and dynamically protect data center infrastructure and workloads.

Supports a Rich, Adaptive User Experience

Provide a consistently great end user experience for knowledge workers, mobile workers and even 3D developers across devices, locations, media and connections.

Simplifies Desktop and Application Management

Take advantage of a modern desktop and application delivery architecture that delivers desktops in seconds, reduces storage and operational costs with truly stateless desktops and ensure painless application packaging and installation.

Dramatically Improves ROI

Dynamically allocate resources with virtual storage, virtual compute and virtual networking to simplify management and drive down costs. Reduce day-to-day operations costs with a single platform that allows you to extend virtualization from the data center to your devices.

SPOTLIGHT 

Horizon 7 provides a streamlined approach to delivering, protecting and managing virtual desktops (VDI) and apps while containing costs and ensuring that end users can work anytime, anywhere, across any device.

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Horizon 7 Overview - What's New

Watch this video to get a quick walkthrough of what's new in Horizon 7.

Infographic: Tackling Workplace Mobility

ESG Whitepaper

Workplace Mobility, Consumerization, and Cloud Drive End-User Computing Transformation

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Cost Leadership in End-User Computing

Explore the savings through virtual desktops.

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Horizon 7 Bootcamp eBook

This technical deep dive will walk you through the latest product innovations across Horizon 7, App Volumes, and User Environment Management.

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FEATURES

Desktops & Applications Delivered Through a Single Platform

Deliver virtual or hosted desktops and applications through a single platform to streamline management and drive down costs.

Windows and Linux

Easily entitle users and quickly deliver Windows and Linux resources at scale across multiple data centers.

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Horizon for Linux

ThinApp

Simplify OS migrations and effectively isolate apps to prevent compatibility issues across Windows platforms with ThinApp.

Digital Workspace with Transformational User Experience

Provide end users with easy access to virtual desktops and published applications—including RDS hosted applications and Citrix XenApp through a single digital workspace. Bring secure, workstation-class performance and rich 2D and 3D graphics from the cloud to remote and mobile workers with VMware Horizon with Blast Performance.

Horizon with Blast Performance and Blast 3D

Deliver an immersive, feature-rich user experience for end users, across devices, locations, media and network connections with Blast Performance. Bring secure, workstation-class performance and rich 2D and 3D graphics from the cloud to remote and mobile workers with VMware Horizon with Blast 3D.

Horizon with Blast Performance
Horizon with Blast 3D

Workspace Environment Management with Just in Time Delivery

Rapidly deploy full-featured, personalized digital workspaces built on the economics of non-persistent desktops, with Instant Clone technology, App Volumes and User Environment Management. Easily monitor performance, set up proactive alerts and remediate infrastructure, desktops and applications to improve user experience and satisfaction.

App Volumes

VMware App Volumes provides radically faster application delivery with unified application and user management while reducing IT costs by up to 70%.

User Environment Manager

User Environment Manager simplifies end-user profile management by providing organizations with a single, lightweight and scalable solution that leverages existing infrastructure.

Mirage

VMware Mirage provides next-generation desktop image management for physical desktops and POS devices across distributed environments.

vRealize Operations for Horizon

VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon is a monitoring and reporting tool to manage your Horizon and XenDesktop/XenApp environments.

Smart Policies with Streamlined Access

Streamline end user access and simplify authentication across all desktop and app services with True SSO and contextual, granular, role-based policies that connect user, device and location information. Deliver multilayered protection of virtual infrastructure with simplified networking, automated intelligence and threat protection that goes from data center to device.

NSX for Horizon

VMware NSX for Horizon brings speed and simplicity to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) networking, with policies that dynamically follow virtual desktops.

Identity Manager

Identity Manager is an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) offering, providing application provisioning, self-service catalog, conditional access controls and Single Sign-On (SSO) for SaaS, web, cloud and native mobile applications.

Built on the Software-Defined Data Center

Powered by VMware’s Software Defined Data Center, Horizon 7 offers improved security, simplified operations and accelerated time-to-value. With vSphere , Horizon customers can enjoy proven scalability, high availability and optimal performance. NSX for Horizon brings speed and simplicity to VDI networking with security policy that dynamically follows end users across infrastructure, devices and locations. With VMware Hyper-Converged Software with Virtual SAN, customers can drive down the cost of getting started and take advantage of a number of pre-configured appliances optimized for Horizon .

vSAN for Horizon

With VMware vSAN, customers can drive down the cost of getting started and take advantage of a number of pre-configured appliances optimized for Horizon including Virtual SAN-ready node appliances, EVO SDDC infrastructure.

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solutions for Horizon

Get up and running quickly with VMware Hyper-Converged Software (HCS) - a tightly integrated software stack ideal for Horizon desktop and application virtualization.

vSphere for Desktop

vSphere Desktop is a new edition of vSphere for deploying desktop virtualization. It provides the full range of features and functionalities of the vSphere Enterprise Plus edition allowing you to achieve scalability, high availability and optimal performance for all of your desktop workloads.

GETTING STARTED 

Start your desktop (VDI) and application virtualization deployment with VMware Horizon 7. Already running Citrix? We can help you migrate to Horizon so you can standardize on a single platform and streamline the management of your desktops and applications.  

New to Desktop and Application Virtualization?

Learn how desktop and application virtualization can deliver a consistent user experience across devices and locations while keeping corporate data secure and compliant. Whether you’re already running vSphere or you’re brand new to virtualization, here are the steps to get started.



 

VMware Education

Get Started with Horizon Online or VMware Instructor-Led Courses.

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Already Running Citrix?

Reliably deliver applications in real time to Citrix XenApp and
XenDesktop environments while reducing your costs by up to 55% with VMware App Volumes.



 

Technical Whitepaper

How to Migrate Citrix XenApp to Vmware Horizon 6.

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Technical Whitepaper

Why Choose Horizon 7 over Citrix XenApp

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Gather the Facts about Your Current Environment

Our desktop assessment tool helps you prepare for the move to Horizon desktops and applications. Once the assessment is complete, you can design an operational prototype, identify technology and skills gaps, and uncover risks.    

  • Gather baseline performance data for your end-user environment. Identify the set of criteria that are important to your end users. Application launch times, log-in times and accessibility are important performance benchmarks to consider.    
  • Understand your current environment, including the various components of technology infrastructure and the internal IT skillset necessary for project readiness.
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Free Desktop Assessment - How does it work?

Learn the key points of the free Systrack Desktop Assessment before registering.

Free Desktop Assessment

Simplify the move to Horizon virtual desktops and applications.  

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Decide Whether to Deploy On-Premises or in the Cloud

You can run our virtual desktop infrastructure on-premises or as a cloud-hosted desktop service with Horizon Air Cloud-Hosted and Cloud-Managed Services. If you’re going to deploy Horizon 7 on-premises, compare editions and see which one is right for you.

 

Horizon Edition Selector

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Reviewer's Guide for Horizon

Horizon 7 Edition Selector

Find out which edition of Horizon 7 is best for you with the Selector Tool.

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Manage your Horizon Environments

Once you’ve deployed, you can monitor the health and performance of your Horizon environments with vRealize Operations for Horizon. Optimize performance and improve resource utilization.  

 

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COMPARE

Horizon 7 is sold in three editions: VMware Horizon Standard Edition, VMware Horizon Advanced Edition and VMware Horizon Enterprise Edition.

Find out which edition of Horizon 7 is best for you with the Selector Tool.

Comparison Table for Horizon 7 Editions

FEATURE
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Concurrent User (CCU)
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Named User
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Windows virtual desktops and session based desktops
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT VMware Horizon
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Linux Desktops
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT VMware Horizon for Linux
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Unified workspace - XA, RDSH, SaaS, ThinApp
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT VMware Identity Manager Std
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Hosted Applications (RDSH)
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT RDS Hosted Apps
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Packaged Applications
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT VMware ThinApp
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE BLAST PERFORMANCE (3D, UC, MMR, etc)
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT VMware Horizon
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Application and Desktop Access with Single-Sign-On
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT VMware Identity Manager Std
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Image management for physical desktop
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT VMware Mirage
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Real-time application delivery
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT VMware App Volumes
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Just-in-Time Delivery with Instant Clone Technology
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT VMware Horizon
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE User, profile and policy Management
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT VMware User Environment Manager
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Operations Dashboard – Health Monitoring & Performance Analytics
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Capacity Management – Planning & Optimization
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
FEATURE Virtual Storage
SUB-COMPONENT/ PRODUCT VMware Virtual SAN Advanced for Desktop with all-flash
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
Feature
SUB-COMPONENT / PRODUCT
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE
Feature Cloud Infrastructure
SUB-COMPONENT / PRODUCT VMware vSphere Desktop & VMware vCenter Desktop
HORIZON FOR LINUX
HORIZON STANDARD
HORIZON ADVANCED
HORIZON ENTERPRISE

PURCHASING

Choose Your License Model

Horizon 7 is available in two license models:

  • Per Named User: For virtual environments with staff that need dedicated access to a virtual machine throughout the day.
  • Per Concurrent Connection: For virtual environments with a high number of shift workers where machines are shared between workers throughout the day (e.g. students, shift workers).

Choose Your Payment Plan
Horizon Desktop and Apps are available on a perpetual  and subscription basis. Customers wishing to take advantage of subscription licensing can leverage our Horizon Air solutions and services.

 

Choose Your Edition
Horizon is available in three editions that deliver simple, cost effective desktop and application virtualization solutions that are fully optimized for VMware’s management and Software-Defined Data Center. These editions include: VMware Horizon View Standard Edition, VMware Horizon Advanced Edition and VMware Horizon Enterprise Edition.

 

Explore the Horizon Purchase Advisor.

Donwload the Horizon Pricing, Purchasing and Licensing Guide.

Edition Name Description BUY LINK
Horizon Standard Simple powerful VDI with great user experience Buy Now
Horizon Advanced Cost-effective delivery of desktops and applications through a unified workspace Buy Now
Horizon Enterprise Highest level of automation and management for private cloud delivery Buy Now