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How Desktop-as-a-Service Supports Scaling and Security
It’s time to consider Desktop-as-a-Service or DaaS for your distributed workforce. Read the CMSWire article to learn more about DaaS, how it differs from traditional VDI, and how DaaS is helping companies scale their remote capacity while addressing the security challenges of supporting remote and hybrid employees.
Benefits of Horizon Cloud
Empower the Hybrid Workforce
Remote work has never been more important to business continuity. With Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure, you can easily expand your desktop virtualization capabilities to a VMware-managed DaaS platform that provides the speed, flexibility, and features to keep your users productive while keeping costs low.
Hybrid Environments & App Colocation
As your application services move to Microsoft Azure, it makes sense for the desktops and app front-ends to follow.
Using Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure as part of a hybrid solution with VMware Horizon allows you to deliver virtual desktops and apps from whichever location makes the most sense, while managing all environments from a single pane of glass.
Rapid Business Continuity
Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure can be deployed incredibly quickly–something that’s more important than ever with the increase in demand for remote work and business continuity. With Horizon Cloud, you can accomplish in days what would take months to build, configure, and deploy on-premises.
By implementing VMware Horizon Cloud virtual desktops and applications platform on Microsoft Azure, we achieved what we had never been able to achieve at the bank — which was one of our major challenges — have our employees work from home as if they were in their offices
Frequently Asked Questions
Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure is a DaaS platform that can be deployed into a customer's existing Microsoft Azure tenant. The service makes it easy and cost-effective to deliver virtualized Windows desktops and applications to any device, anytime.
Microsoft and VMware have partnered to extend the capabilities of Azure Virtual Desktop to Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. Customers can leverage the cost-saving and management benefits of VMware Horizon with the economoics of Azure Virtual Desktop, like Windows 10 Enteprise multi-session.
Horizon Cloud desktops can be deployed in any Azure region. Horizon Control Plane instances are deployed in strategic Azure regions around the world. See https://www.vmware.com/global-infrastructure.html for more information. Additional regions are added based on customer demand.
Customers purchase a Horizon subscription which allows deployment on any supported platform. This includes Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure as well as VMware Horizon 8, which can be delivered on-premises, in Dell/EMC Cloud, Google Cloud VMware Engine, VMC on AWS, or Azure VMware Solution.