Virtual Desktops and Apps Enable Anywhere, Anytime Access

VMware Horizon enables a digital workspace with the efficient delivery of virtual desktops and applications that equips workers anywhere, anytime, and on any device. With deep integration into the VMware technology ecosystem, the platform offers an agile cloud-ready foundation, modern best-in-class management, and end to end security that empowers today’s Anywhere Workspace.

Manage from the Cloud

Efficiently deploy, manage, monitor, and scale desktops and apps across private, hybrid and multi-cloud deployments using a cloud-based console and SaaS management services.

Modernize Operations

Transform legacy infrastructure with integrated leading-edge technologies that automate the provisioning and management of virtual desktops and apps and deliver the personalization required by end-users.

Build Resiliency

Adopt a scalable, cloud-based platform that offers the resiliency needed to meet change head-on with flexible deployment options across private and public clouds.

Secure Data and Achieve Compliance

Ensure secure remote access to corporate resources from any device with NSX and intrinsic security built into the VMware infrastructure. Integration with Carbon Black boosts security using a zero-trust model.

Enable Remote Work

Keep employees connected and productive anywhere they work and on any device with a consistent, personalized desktop environment.

Improve ROI

Achieve cost savings and realize business value with more flexible and reliable access to resources.

Redefining the Virtual Desktop & App Experience

Uniquely Integrated with VMware Technology

Integrate with VMware Cloud Foundation to deliver a consistent digital foundation and hyperconverged infrastructure ideal for on-premises or cloud deployments.

Optimal Desktop and App Delivery

Deliver secure, workstation-class performance, rich 2D and 3D graphics, and an immersive end-user experience with Blast Performance and Blast 3D.

Modern Management

Modernize management with the deployment of full-featured, personalized virtual desktops and apps by leveraging Instant Clone Technology, VMware App Volumes™, and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager.

Comprehensive Environment Monitoring

Monitor the health and performance of the infrastructure stack with vRealize for Horizon or more granular desktop metrics, root-cause and remediation with ControlUp.

Flexible Cloud Deployment Options

Deploy and manage desktops and apps across on-premises, hybrid or public cloud and deliver up-to-date infrastructure by leveraging automation and SaaS services from the Horizon Control Plane.

End-to-end Visibility with Workspace ONE Intelligence

Monitor, analyze, and set up alerts for virtual desktops and apps. Deliver basic and advanced use cases with metrics on utilization, reports on capacity, remediation workflow, and customizable dashboards.

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The Business Value of VMware Horizon

Read this brief to examine how Horizon with SaaS services can provide value to your organization, and save you money along the way.

Horizon Subscription Editions

Horizon Standard Plus Subscription

Simple desktop delivery with basic cloud management services for single cloud deployment.

  • Windows VDI 
  • Essential set of security and user experience features
  • Single cloud deployment on a on-premises private or public vSphere cloud
  • SaaS services that optimize and automate tasks in VDI environments

Horizon Enterprise Plus Subscription

Advanced desktop & app delivery with select cloud management services for a single cloud deployment.

  • Windows and Linux VDI and application delivery
  • Essential set of security and user experience features
  • vSAN entitlement
  • Single cloud deployment on a on-premises private or public vSphere cloud
  • SaaS services that optimize and automate tasks in VDI and app environments

Horizon Universal Subscription

Premium desktop and app delivery with full suite of cloud management services for multi-cloud deployments.

  • Windows and Linux VDI and application delivery
  • Advanced set of security and user experience features
  • vSAN entitlement
  • Flexbility to deploy on a on-premises private cloud and/or in the public cloud
  • SaaS services that optimize and automate tasks in VDI environments
  • SaaS services to deploy, manage, and monitor VDI and app environments across cloud

Horizon Apps Standard Subscription

Simple app delivery with basic cloud management services for on-premises or cloud deployment.

  • Windows and Linux virtual application delivery
  • Standard management features
  • Essential set of security and user experience features
  • Single cloud deployment on-premises private or in the public cloud
  • SaaS services that optimize and automate tasks in VDI environments

Horizon Apps Universal Subscription

Powerful app delivery with a full suite of cloud management services for hybrid cloud deployment.

  • Windows and Linux virtual application delivery
  • Advanced set of security and user experience features
  • Flexibility to deploy on-premises private and/or in the cloud
  • SaaS services that optimize and automate tasks in VDI environments
  • SaaS services to deploy, manage, and monitor VDI and app environments across clouds

Frequently Asked Questions

VMware Horizon is a modern platform for running and delivering virtual desktops and apps across the hybrid cloud. For administrators, this means desktop and app management can be simplified, automated and made more secure. For users, it provides a consistent experience across devices and locations.

VMware Horizon Client is software that allows you to connect your VMware Horizon virtual desktop to a device of choice, giving you on-the-go access from any location. Clients are available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Chrome and Android and may be downloaded from my.vmware.com.

VMware Horizon allows you to set up and manage a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). This is achieved by creating and provisioning desktop pools for centralized management. For more information on setting up VDI using Horizon, see the Horizon Documentation Center.

VMware Horizon runs remote desktops and applications in the data center or the cloud and delivers them to employees as a managed service. It offers flexible deployment options across private and public clouds, such as Microsoft Azure, VMware Cloud™ on AWS, Google Cloud VMware Engine, and VMware Cloud on Dell EMC. Read the Tech Zone article for more information.

VMware Horizon is not a virtual private network (VPN). It uses a unified access gateway (UAG) to allow secure remote access to Horizon. It does support remote access to desktops and apps via a VPN, but it's generally not necessary to use a VPN with a UAG. For more information, read the blog post.

The Horizon Control Plane simplifies and automates management with cloud services that connect entitlements and unify management across Horizon environments, on-premises and in the cloud. Click to learn more about each of the Horizon Control Plane Services.

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