Deliver Cloud-Hosted Virtual Desktops and Applications with Horizon Cloud

VMware Horizon Cloud enables you to deliver virtual desktops and applications from the cloud, to any device, in any location, all from a single cloud-based control plane.

Horizon Cloud Overview

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Horizon Cloud Overview

Horizon Cloud transforms traditional VDI with unprecedented simplicity and flexibility.

Enabling the Digital Workforce with VMware Solutions

Enabling the Digital Workforce with VMware Solutions

Learn how VMware Horizon and Workspace ONE can enable your digital workforce and prepare your organization for the future of work.

Deliver Zero Trust Security to Horizon VDI and Apps

Learn how NEW Workspace Security VDI delivers a high performance, intrinsically secure virtual desktop and application solution powered by market leading VMware Horizon and Carbon Black technology.

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App Volumes is available in Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Simplify application management and save on storage consumption with VMware App Volumes for Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure.

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Try Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure Free for 90 days

Put us to the test by trying the best cloud-native desktop virtualization platform with your images, your apps, and your users.

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Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure Supports Windows Virtual Desktop

Begin leveraging Azure at your own pace while maintaining your on-premises environment and saving money.

 

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Introducing the Horizon Universal License

The key to achieving your elastic, secure, hybrid, and multi-cloud desktop virtualization vision. Learn how the Horizon universal license gives you the flexibility to deploy in the cloud of your choice.

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Advanced Load Balancing for Horizon and Horizon Cloud

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (by Avi Networks) enables great end-user experience for Horizon in any data center or cloud.​

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What Horizon Cloud Delivers

Multi-Cloud Architecture

Horizon Cloud provides a multi-tenant, cloud-scale architecture that enables you to choose where virtual desktops and apps reside: VMware-managed cloud, BYO 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.

Incredible Value on Top of Windows Virtual Desktop

Horizon Cloud includes functionality above and beyond Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop, including user environment management, application management, advanced power management, support for hybrid environments, and more.

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Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure Demo

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Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure Demo

Take a closer look at how Horizon Cloud and Microsoft Azure are better together.

 

Why Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure?

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.

Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop

Find out how the features of Windows Virtual Desktop extend to Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure.

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 cloud infrastructure or buy cloud-hosted infrastructure from VMware.

Horizon Cloud on IBM Cloud

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

 

Benefits

  • 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 Microsoft Azure

Connect your Microsoft Azure infrastructure to the Horizon Control Plane and securely deliver virtual desktops and apps hosted in Microsoft Azure data centers.

 

Benefits

  • Get consumption-based pricing down to the minute for your capacity, with no up-front costs or termination fees
  • Leverage Microsoft's many Azure data center regions across the globe, including Microsoft Azure Government
  • Simplify cloud-hosted virtual apps by pairing your Azure infrastructure with the Horizon Control Plane
  • Easily manage and deliver virtual apps from the cloud without additional infrastructure providers
  • Coming soon: Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure will extend the features of Windows Virtual Desktop

 

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Customer Success

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University of Technology Sydney

“Instead of spending hours commuting down to campus, students can log into their virtual desktops wherever they want and begin working with their software of choice – all within minutes,” says Rob Jarman, Associate Dean Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, UTS.

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Horizon Cloud is part of the VMware Horizon portfolio of desktop and application virtualization solutions. Horizon Cloud is available as a Desktop-as-a-Service subscription with offers that deliver simple, cost effective desktop and application virtualization solutions.

  • Horizon Cloud on IBM Cloud: Delivers cloud-hosted virtualized or hosted desktops and applications from VMware managed public infrastructure (IBM Cloud).
  • Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure: Delivers cloud-hosted virtual desktops and applications from your own Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

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Horizon Cloud Pricing

Product Name
License Type
Product Name Horizon Apps Universal Subscription
License Type Named User - $8.25/month
Concurrent User - $13.40/month
Product Name Horizon Universal Subscription
License Type Named User - $16.50/month
Concurrent User - $26.70/month
Product Name
License Type
Product Name Horizon Cloud on IBM Cloud
License Type Standard Capacity - $2,950/host/month
Graphic Desktop Capacity (M10) - $6,400/host/month​
Workstation Capacity (M60) - $4,800/host/month
Product Name Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure
License Type Bring Your Own Microsoft Azure Account

 

Note: For Horizon Cloud on IBM Cloud, one High Availability host must be purchased in addition to Standard Capacity (not applicable for vGPU).​

Standard Capacity
Graphic Desktop Capacity (M10)
Workstation Capacity (M60)
Price
Standard Capacity $2,950/host/month
Graphic Desktop Capacity (M10) $6,400/host/month
Workstation Capacity (M60) $4,800/host/month
Capacity Units per Host
Standard Capacity 150 Standard Capacity Units (SDCs)
Graphic Desktop Capacity (M10) 64 M10 Capacity Units
Workstation Capacity (M60) 16 M60 Capacity Units
Desktop configurations
Standard Capacity Value Desktop – 1 vCPU, 2GB vRAM, 30GB storage
Professional Desktop – 2 vCPU, 4GB  vRAM,  60GB HD
Premium  Desktop – 4 vCPU, 8GB  vRAM, 120GB HD
Performance Desktop - 8 vCPU, 16GB  vRAM, 240GB HD
Graphic Desktop Capacity (M10) Professional Desktop – 2 vCPU, 4GB vRAM 30GB storage, 1GB video memory
Premium Desktop – 4 vCPU, 8GB vRAM, 60GB storage, 2GB video memory
Workstation Capacity (M60) Professional Desktop – 4 vCPU, 16GB vRAM, 120GB storage, 2GB video memory
Premium Desktop – 8 vCPU, 32GB vRAM, 240GB storage, 4GB video memory
Performance Desktop – 16 vCPU, 64GB vRAM, 480GB storage, 8GB video memory
Desktop types
Standard Capacity Persistent and floating
Graphic Desktop Capacity (M10) Persistent and floating
Workstation Capacity (M60) Persistent and floating
Hosted applications
Standard Capacity
Graphic Desktop Capacity (M10)
Workstation Capacity (M60)
Target users
Standard Capacity Task and knowledge workers primarily running productivity applications or internet browsers.
Graphic Desktop Capacity (M10) Task and knowledge workers running Windows 10 or accessing video content.
Workstation Capacity (M60) Power users running graphics-intensive 3D applications.

 

Note: A High Availability (HA) Host must be purchased in addition to standard capacity (not applicable for vGPU). For more information on host specifications, please refer to the Service Description.

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.

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