Desktop and app virtualization is a software technology that publishes end user desktops and applications in a datacenter that is on-premises or in the cloud and renders it on endpoint devices. Enable end users to securely access corporate resources and work anytime, anywhere, on any device. A streamlined, modern approach to desktop virtualization allows your organization to deliver, protect and manage desktops and apps while containing costs.Watch Video (3:21)
Data and apps never leave the datacenter, eliminating leakage at the endpoint.
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“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.”
– Christopher Frenz, Assistant Vice President of Information Security and Infrastructure, Interfaith Medical Center
“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.”
– Peter Gale, deputy CIO, UTS
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vSAN seamlessly evolves Horizon virtual desktops and applications to a modern hyperconverged infrastructure, delivering all-flash performance, rapid scaling and provisioning, and enterprise-grade data services—all while reducing total cost of ownership.
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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.
The primary benefits of Desktop Virtualization are the following:
- Improved security – apps and data stay safe and secure in the datacenter and off of endpoints
- Simplified Management – delivers a centralized, modern approach to desktop management with one-to-many provisioning and zero downtime updates
- Increase Productivity – provides secure access to corporate resources from any device and location
- Saves cost – distribute pooled resources across multiple users and access with low cost endpoints
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.