Why Virtualize Desktops and Applications?

Improve Security

Data and apps never leave the datacenter, eliminating leakage at the endpoint

Increase Productivity

Deliver Windows, legacy and business critical apps to any device, with any operating system, to any location.

Ensure Compliance

Granular controls help enforce compliance in regulated industries.

Boost the Bottom Line

Save on costs by leveraging low-cost endpoints and pooling compute, graphics and storage resources in the data center to increase utilization.

Simplify Management

Centralize, simplify, and speed management and delivery with a modern approach, avoiding traditional PC management tools.


Desktop and Application Virtualization Enables a Future-Ready Workforce

Learn about the benefits and cost savings you can achieve with desktop and application virtualization.

Enabling Remote Workers with Modern VDI

Learn from the experts how to reliably and securely empower remote workers and minimize business disruptions.


Hybrid Cloud Options for Scaling VDI

Learn how to build robust business continuity solutions by taking advantage of public and private clouds, as well as best practices for scaling your on-premises deployments.


VMware Supporting Technology

Advanced Load Balancer by Avi Networks

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.

Hyperconverged Infrastructure with vSAN

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.

VMware SD-WAN Optimization

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:

  • 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

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.

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