Deliver Cloud-Hosted Virtual Desktops and Applications with Horizon Cloud

VMware Horizon Cloud enables the delivery of cloud-hosted or on-premises virtual desktops and apps to any device, anywhere, from a single cloud control plane.


Horizon Cloud Overview

Horizon Cloud transforms traditional VDI with unprecedented simplicity and flexibility.

Deploy Virtual Desktops and Apps in the Cloud and On Premises

Learn how Horizon Cloud gives you the flexibility to deploy virtual desktops and apps on the infrastructure of your choice and manage everything from a single cloud control plane.

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Customer Success with Horizon Cloud

See how companies like Marriott and Sprint use Horizon Cloud to deliver virtual desktops and apps.

Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure Keeps Getting Better

Combine the benefits of virtual desktops and apps as-a-service with the flexibility of public, consumption-based IaaS and get a better, more cost-effective digital workspace.

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What Horizon Cloud Delivers

Cross-Cloud Architecture

Horizon Cloud provides a multi-tenant, cloud-scale architecture that enables you to choose where virtual desktops and apps reside: on premises, in the cloud, or both.

Clear Path to the Future

Leverage the extensive VMware End-User Computing portfolio to transition your virtual desktops and apps to the cloud on your terms and maximize current investments.

Digital Workspace Experience

Horizon Cloud makes it easier than ever for end users to securely access their digital workspace on any device, anytime, anywhere.

Cost and Complexity Redefined

Horizon Cloud radically transforms traditional desktop and application virtualization with a predictable subscription model that lets you pay as you grow.



Horizon Cloud Demo

Get a closer look at the Horizon Cloud service in this demo video.

Top 5 Reasons to Deploy DaaS

Learn how to simplify your move from physical to virtual desktops by deploying desktops as a service (DaaS).

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Horizon a Leader in IDC MarketScape

Read the report to find out why Horizon is named a Leader in the 2016 IDC MarketScape for Virtual Client Computing.

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Virtualize Windows 10 with Horizon Cloud

Learn how to increase IT efficiency and enhance user productivity by going virtual with Windows 10.

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Why Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure?

Learn how our partnership with Microsoft can help accelerate your move to Windows 10 and streamline the management of virtual desktops and apps.

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Choose Your Horizon Cloud Infrastructure

VMware Horizon Cloud delivers feature-rich virtual desktops and apps using a purpose-built cloud platform that is scalable across multiple deployment options. You can bring your own infrastructure (HCI or Microsoft Azure) or buy cloud-hosted infrastructure from VMware.

Horizon Cloud Hosted

Avoid the hassle and cost of managing your own infrastructure and deliver virtual desktops and apps in the cloud with managed infrastructure from VMware.



  • Enterprise-grade security, production-level support and a 99.9% uptime SLA
  • Scale in a fraction of the time of traditional on-premises environments
  • Multiple desktop configurations, app delivery and global data center locations
  • Easily forecast costs with simple and predictable, per-user pricing


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Horizon Cloud On Premises

Combine the economics of the cloud with the simplicity of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to manage and deliver virtual desktops and apps.



  • Improve performance and meet security and regulatory mandates
  • Spend less time and IT expertise to get up and running than traditional VDI offerings
  • Set up, deploy, manage and update virtual desktops with a few easy clicks with our unified Horizon Cloud control plane
  • Choose the appliance that best meets your needs with our broad ecosystem of certified vSAN ReadyNode and HCI partners including Dell EMC, QCT, HDS, and Pivot3


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Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Connect your Microsoft Azure infrastructure to the Horizon Cloud control plane and securely deliver virtual desktops and apps hosted in Microsoft Azure data centers.



  • Get consumption-based pricing down to the minute for your capacity, with no up-front costs or termination fees
  • Take advantage of Microsoft’s 38 Azure data center regions across the globe
  • Simplify your cloud-hosted virtual app solution by pairing your existing Microsoft Azure infrastructure with the Horizon Cloud control plane
  • Easily manage and deliver virtual apps from the cloud without adding additional infrastructure providers to the mix


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Which Horizon Cloud offering is right for you? Find out with our online configurator tool.

Product Name
License Type
Product Name Horizon Cloud Apps
License Type Named User - $8/month
Concurrent User - $13/month
Product Name Horizon Cloud Desktops and Apps
License Type Named User - $16/month
Concurrent User - $26/month
Product Name
License Type
Product Name Hosted
License Type Standard Capacity - $16/unit/month
Product Name On Premises
License Type Bring Your Own (Supported Hardware)
Product Name Microsoft Azure
License Type Bring Your Own Microsoft Azure Account
Standard Capacity
Standard Capacity $16/unit/month
Standard Capacity 1 vCPU
Standard Capacity 2GB vRAM
Hard disk
Standard Capacity 30GB
GPU memory
Standard Capacity
Desktop configurations
Standard Capacity 1 unit – 1 vCPU, 2GB vRAM 30GB storage
2 units – 2 vCPU, 4GB vRAM, 60GB storage
4 units – 4 vCPU, 8 GB vRAM 120GB storage
8 units – 8 vCPU, 16GB vRAM, 240GB storage
Desktop types
Standard Capacity Persistent and floating
Hosted applications
Standard Capacity
Target users
Standard Capacity Task and knowledge workers– productivity applications, Internet browsing, minimal multimedia
Supported Hardware Models
Partners Dell
Supported Hardware Models R730xd
Partners EMC
Supported Hardware Models VxRail V470 / V470F
VxRail E460 / E460F
VxRail G410 / G410F
Partners Quanta Cloud Technology (cert pending)
Supported Hardware Models QuantaGrid D51B-1U
QuantaPlex T41S-2U (4-Node)
Partners Hitachi Data Systems (cert pending)
Supported Hardware Models V210
Partners Pivot3
Supported Hardware Models vSTAC


For more information, read the Hardware Guide.

Horizon Cloud Partner Network

Looking for additional desktop and application management services as you move to the cloud? VMware works with top managed services providers (MSPs) across the globe to deliver a complete end-user computing (EUC) solution as a service. Visit one of our Horizon Cloud MSP Partners to learn more about the services they offer to complement your Horizon Cloud deployment.

Interested in becoming a Horizon Cloud partner? Contact us.