Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solutions for Horizon

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


VCE VxRail and VMware Horizon

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


Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode on VxRail Demo

Witness how quickly you can get your first 100 desktops up and running with Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode on VxRail!

VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Software with Horizon Delivers 

Horizon deployments on VMware HCS solutions address key barriers to desktop transformation;


  • Off-the-shelf Simplicity – Drastically reduce the time needed to plan, design, upgrade and scale your environment with confidence. Easily scale by simply adding individual nodes or appliances, providing the right balance of compute, memory, and storage resources.
  • Industry Leading Performance – Built on VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Software, these solutions all benefit from tight, kernel-level integration between vSphere and vSAN. This optimized data path delivers industry-leading performance with up to 3X better memory efficiency and up to 2X better CPU efficiency to cost-effectively power desktop and application workloads.
  • Uncompromised User Experience – Deliver a consistently great user experience that provides end users a rapidly-delivered, fully customized desktop as soon as they log in, with contextual, policy-based management of user persona. Integrated in-guest metrics and real-time analytics enable IT to isolate faults faster and reduce help desk costs while increasing user satisfaction.
  • Low Total Cost of OwnershipVCE VxRail and vSAN ReadyNode solutions offer small footprints and low-cost configurations that overcome the CapEx hurdle to getting started with VDI. Organizations can begin by deploying a small environment for as few as 100 end users and cost-effectively grow as needed without sacrificing performance.


Unlike other hyper-converged platforms, only solutions with Horizon deployed on VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Software deliver an all-VMware solution stack, that’s optimized for desktop and application virtualization.

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) allows the convergence of physical storage onto industry-standard x86 servers, enabling a building block approach with scale-out capabilities.

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Deployment Options

Learn more about hyper-converged infrastructure solutions that are optimized for Horizon. 

vSAN ReadyNode

vSAN ReadyNode are x86 servers, available from all the leading server vendors, that have been pre-configured, tested and certified for VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Software. Each ReadyNode is optimally configured for vSAN with the required amount of CPU, memory, network, I/O controllers and storage (SSDs, HDDs or flash devices). More information about vSAN ReadyNode can be found here.  

VCE VxRail


VCE VXRail is a turnkey Hyper-Converged Appliance solution to get up and running quickly. Based on VMware's Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Software, it provides the performance advantages of kernel level integration and adds a layer to simplify provisioning and management of the datacenter. More information about VCE VxRail.


Solution Brief: vSAN with Horizon

vSAN with Horizon delivers radically simple storage for virtual desktops and apps.

vSAN ReadyNode Compatibility Guide

Choose the vSAN version you want to deploy, pick a ReadyNode profile based on your specific needs, select your preferred server vendor, and then pick one of the available models.

Solution Brief: VCE VxRail with VMware Horizon

VCE VxRail with VMware Horizon enables you to build a radically simple infrastructure for delivering the digital workspace

Extending EUC Cost Leadership With Vmware Horizon On VxRail

TCO Analysis: compare VxRail with VMware Horizon solution to traditional infrastructure

Solution Brief: EVO SDDC with Horizon

Horizon and EVO SDDC delivers a turnkey desktop and apps solution.