Scale Virtual Desktops Faster with VMware Horizon

Download the report conducted by Principled Technologies to learn about the many advantages VMware Horizon offers over Citrix.

Anywhere, Anytime Access With Virtual Desktops and Apps

Equip your teams with a digital workspace that’s available at any time and place, and on any device. With deep integration into the VMware technology ecosystem, the Horizon virtual desktop and application platform offers an agile cloud-ready foundation, modern best-in-class management, and end-to-end security for today’s Anywhere Workspace.

Manage from the Cloud

Efficiently deploy, manage, monitor, and scale desktops and apps across private, hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure using a cloud-based console and SaaS management services.

Modernize Operations

Transform legacy infrastructure with next-generation hybrid DaaS architecture. Automate provisioning and management of virtual desktops and apps while delivering the personalization end users need.

Build Resiliency

Adopt a scalable, cloud-based platform that offers the resiliency needed to meet change head-on, with flexible deployment options across private and public clouds.

Secure Data and Achieve Compliance

Ensure secure remote access to corporate resources from any device with NSX and intrinsic security built into the VMware infrastructure. Integration with Carbon Black boosts security using a Zero Trust model.

Personalize Remote Work

Keep employees connected and productive anywhere they work and on any device with a consistent, personalized desktop environment.

Improve ROI

Achieve cost savings and realize business value with more flexible and reliable access to resources.

Redefining the Virtual Desktop and App Experience

Uniquely Integrated with VMware Technology

Integrate with VMware Cloud Foundation to deliver consistent digital architecture and management, with hyperconverged infrastructure ideal for on-premises or cloud deployments.

Optimal Desktop and App Delivery

Deliver secure, workstation-class performance, rich 2D and 3D graphics, and an immersive end-user experience with Blast Performance and Blast 3D.

Modern Management

Modernize management with the deployment of full-featured, personalized virtual desktops and apps with Instant Clone Technology, VMware App Volumes, and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager.

Comprehensive Environment Monitoring

Monitor the health and performance of the infrastructure stack with vRealize for Horizon or more granular desktop metrics, root-cause and remediation with ControlUp.

Flexible Cloud Deployment Options

Deploy and manage desktops and apps across on-premises, hybrid or public cloud and deliver up-to-date infrastructure with automation and SaaS services from the Horizon Control Plane.

End-to-end Visibility with Workspace ONE Intelligence

Monitor, analyze, and set up alerts for virtual desktops and apps. Deliver basic and advanced use cases with metrics on utilization, reports on capacity, remediation workflow, and customizable dashboards.

Related Resources

Guide to Agile Change Management

Brian Madden, EUC industry analyst and VMware resident expert, explains how businesses can be more agile when leveraging hybrid cloud with VMware Horizon.

Modernize Your Legacy Citrix Environment

Discover how the Horizon is the desktop and app virtualization of the future and why it’s time to modernize today.

The Business Value of VMware Horizon

Examine how Horizon with SaaS services can provide value to your organization and save you money along the way.

Horizon Subscription Editions

Horizon Universal Subscription

Premium desktop and app delivery with full suite of cloud management services for multi-cloud deployments.

  • Windows and Linux VDI and application delivery
  • Advanced security and user experience features
  • vSAN entitlement
  • Flexibility to deploy on an on-premises private cloud and/or in the public cloud
  • SaaS services that optimize and automate tasks in VDI environments
  • SaaS services to deploy, manage, and monitor VDI and app environments across cloud

Horizon Standard Plus Subscription

Simple desktop delivery with basic cloud management services for single cloud deployment.

  • Windows VDI
  • Essential security and user experience features
  • Single cloud deployment on an on-premises private or public vSphere cloud
  • SaaS services that optimize and automate tasks in VDI environments

Horizon Enterprise Plus Subscription

Advanced desktop and app delivery with select cloud management services for a single cloud deployment.

  • Windows and Linux VDI and application delivery
  • Essential security and user experience features
  • vSAN entitlement
  • Single cloud deployment on an on-premises private or public vSphere cloud
  • SaaS services that optimize and automate tasks in VDI and app environments

Horizon Apps Universal Subscription

Powerful app delivery with a full suite of cloud management services for hybrid cloud deployment.

  • Windows and Linux virtual application delivery
  • Advanced set of security and user experience features
  • Flexibility to deploy on-premises and/or in the cloud
  • SaaS services that optimize and automate tasks in VDI environments
  • SaaS services to deploy, manage, and monitor VDI and app environments across clouds

Horizon Apps Standard Subscription

Simple app delivery with basic cloud management services for on-premises or cloud deployment.

  • Windows and Linux virtual application delivery
  • Standard management features
  • Essential security and user experience features
  • Single cloud deployment on-premises private or in the public cloud
  • SaaS services that optimize and automate tasks in VDI environments

Frequently Asked Questions

VMware Horizon is a modern platform for running and delivering virtual desktops and apps across the hybrid cloud. For administrators, this means simple, automated and secure desktop and app management. For users, it provides a consistent experience across devices and locations.

VMware Horizon Client is software that allows you to connect your VMware Horizon virtual desktop to a device of choice, giving you on-the-go access from any location. Clients are available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Chrome and Android at my.vmware.com.

VMware Horizon allows you to set up and manage a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). This is achieved by creating and provisioning desktop pools for centralized management. For more information on setting up VDI using Horizon, see the Horizon Documentation Center.

VMware Horizon runs remote desktops and applications in the data center or the cloud and delivers them to employees as a managed service. It offers flexible deployment options across private and public clouds, such as Microsoft Azure, VMware Cloud™ on AWS, Google Cloud VMware Engine, and VMware Cloud on Dell EMC. Read the Tech Zone article to learn more.

VMware Horizon is not a virtual private network (VPN). It uses a unified access gateway (UAG) to allow secure remote access to Horizon. It does support remote access to desktops and apps via a VPN, but a VPN is not generally required. For more information, read the blog post.

The Horizon Control Plane simplifies and automates management with cloud services that connect entitlements and unify management across Horizon environments, on-premises and in the cloud. Click to learn more about each of the Horizon Control Plane Services.

Ready to Get Started?

Provide the virtualized desktops and applications that your users demand for remote work, at the speed they expect. Explore VMware Horizon with Hands-On Lab, a free browser-based experience with no installation required. Or download a free 60-day trial of Horizon Universal Subscription.