What is VMware Horizon Apps?

Horizon Apps is part of the VMware Horizon family of desktop and application virtualization solutions that gives end users quick and easy access to all of their published apps, SaaS apps, and mobile apps through a single, secure unified workspace. Horizon Apps allows you to radically transform app virtualization, offering unprecedented simplicity, security, speed and scale, all at lower costs.


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Enable a Unified Digital Workspace

Learn how Horizon Apps simplifies application management with App Volumes and Instant Clone technology.

What’s New in Horizon 8

Discover the newest capabilities in Horizon 8, including advances in hybrid and multi-cloud deployment and management, Instant Clones provisioning, automation with REST APIs, and a superior user experience for Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

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Work Anywhere, On Any Device with Horizon Apps

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Work Anywhere, On Any Device with Horizon Apps

See how VMware Horizon Apps delivers virtualized applications to leading companies and schools in an enterprise-secure, consumer-simple solution.

Move to Horizon Universal License with the Subscription Upgrade Program

Upgrade to Horizon Universal Subscription and get a single subscription license for all Horizon products and deployment options and powerful cloud-hosted  management capabilities that streamline management across pods, sites and clouds.

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What VMware Horizon Apps Does

Delivers Published Apps to the Digital Workspace

Publish business-critical Windows apps alongside SaaS and mobile apps -- and tie them all together in a unified digital workspace with single sign-on (SSO) authentication.

Supports a Rich, Adaptive User Experience

Increase employee productivity by providing access to published apps and data -- with a consistently great user experience across devices, locations, media and connections.

Secures Data and Simplifies Compliance

Securely deploy apps in the data center and consolidate control, delivery and protection through a centralized management platform with policies that dynamically adapt to the end user’s computing environment.

Simplifies Management across On-premises and the Cloud

Deliver Just-in-Time apps for radically simple image management, quick scaling and zero downtime. Horizon Apps provides simple and powerful real-time user and group policy controls at the push of a button.


Single Digital Workspace

Consolidate apps in a single digital workspace, easily accessed with single sign-on from any authenticated device or OS.

Blast Extreme Performance

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

Just-in-Time Delivery

Rapidly deploy brand-new RDS hosts and capitalize on zero downtime rollouts by leveraging JMP technologies, which include Instant Clones, App Volumes, and User Environment Management.

Built for the Software-Defined Data Center

Horizon Apps is tightly integrated with our Software-Defined Data Center, which includes vSphere, vSAN and NSX. This integration provides a seamless turnkey solution on-premise and in the public cloud, eliminating the need to build, test and support disparate storage, virtualization and networking products.


Horizon is available as a perpetual entitlement and as a subscription service with offers that deliver simple, cost effective desktop and application virtualization solutions for every need.



Customer managed solution or Desktop-as-a-Service options with access to powerful management capabilities in the cloud
- Horizon Universal: Desktop and application delivery for on-premises or cloud deployment
- Horizon Apps Universal: Application delivery for on-premises or cloud deployment


View the Complete Feature Comparison for Horizon Subscription Licenses


  • Horizon Standard: Simple, powerful VDI with great user experience.
  • Horizon Advanced: Cost-effective delivery of desktops and applications through a unified workspace.
  • Horizon Enterprise: Desktop and application delivery with closed-loop management and automation.
  • Horizon Apps Standard: Simple, powerful app virtualization with a great user experience.
  • Horizon Apps Advanced: Powerful app virtualization with just-in-time management.


View the Complete Feature Comparison for Perpetual Horizon Editions