What is Desktop and App Virtualization?
Desktop and app virtualization is a software technology that publishes end user desktops and apps in a data center (on-premises or cloud).
Deliver Windows, legacy and business critical apps to any device, with any operating system, to any location.
Granular controls help enforce compliance in regulated industries.
Save on costs by leveraging low-cost endpoints and pooling compute, graphics and storage resources in the data center to increase utilization.
Centralize, simplify, and speed management and delivery with a modern approach, avoiding traditional PC management tools.
Enable application virtualization across data centers and clouds and provide end users quick and easy access to all of their published, SaaS and mobile apps through a single, secure unified workspace.
Wherever they go in the hospital, whichever client they’re using, the desktop is available. They can sit down at a hospital computer, then pick up the work on their personal device. This gives them faster access to medical information, which makes for more responsive care.
VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure is far more stable and consistent than anything we could have deployed on premises. Moving applications and desktop infrastructure to the cloud has resulted in reductions to operational costs by 40 percent—freeing up not only IT’s budget, but also the space once used to house server infrastructure.
Avi Networks is VMware’s preferred multi-cloud load balancer. Built on a software-defined architecture, it delivers the flexibility and operational simplicity expected by IT and lines of business.
VMware SD-WAN provides performance and reliability for virtualized applications and desktops by overcoming network impediments that impact the performance of these applications across the WAN.
Desktop virtualization is a software technology that allows you to run end user desktops inside a data center - yours or a public cloud provider's - and view those desktops and/or applications on remote endpoint devices.
The primary benefits of Desktop Virtualization are the following:
Desktop Virtualization is when a desktop is virtualized in a datacenter and rendered on a client device. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is the software and hardware required to do that.
Virtualization platforms like VMware Horizon leverage an underlying server and hypervisor build and manage many desktop virtual machines (VMs) .
These platforms also provide additional desktop tools and infrastructure that allows admins to configure these VMs into pools while managing the apps, personalization, policies and other content that makes up the desktop experience.
End-users launch a VDI client app or a web page to securely connect and log-in to these virtual desktop machines. A set of secure gateways and a brokering and entitlement system grant users access to the right resources.
App Virtualization leverages Remote Desktop Services (RDS) technology to publish and run applications in the data center, sharing those apps to multiple users who view the application remotely on their endpoint device. App virtualization focuses on delivering just an individual application or set of apps, while virtual desktops provide the complete desktop experience for launching and working with multiple applications simultaneously in the same workspace.