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"Simplicity of the interface is a valuable feature.""Its price and ease of use are the most valuable. It is simple and has good performance."

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"Managing all operating systems in a single environment helped a lot in organizing and integrating it.""It has improved our business because now we can run applications and it's easier for our students to do their exams.""The solution is very user friendly.""Great sorting feature to create UI on demand.""The most valuable features are Instant Clones and AppStacks.""The most valuable features are that it is easy to use and easy to manage.""It is easy to maintain.""The embedded features of the solution are valuable."

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"If the solution crashes, then all the customers connected through that agent, lose their session.""Generally, it is a very good solution. The main thing that I would improve is their presence here in Mexico. They don't have strong local support here in Mexico. They should have a worldwide presence so that we don't have to do everything through the people in the US. The initial setup was a little bit complex because we were migrating from Citrix. For customers who are migrating from another platform like VMware or Citrix, it would be great if they can provide an automated migration solution."

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"The initial startup costs for this solution are relatively high.""In the next release, the performance, the speed, and the price need to be improved.""The solution is very expensive.""Deployment and configuration could be simplified.""Technical support is only average and can be improved.""In the future, I would like to see better support for application virtualization.""User profiles are something that needs to be improved.""In the area of automation, there are some improvements needed in the solution."

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"Licensing and hardware outsourcing is expensive, but can be cost-effective in the three to five-year range.""This solution is expensive.""This solution is expensive. A lot of companies in Mexico find that the price is too high."

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Top Answer: Its price and ease of use are the most valuable. It is simple and has good performance.
Top Answer: Generally, it is a very good solution. The main thing that I would improve is their presence here in Mexico. They don't have strong local support here in Mexico. They should have a worldwide presence… more »
Top Answer: Great for desktop management, particularly when it comes to all the upgrades.
Top Answer: The product requires a Microsoft license for the operating system, which is standard. If you want support and upgrades, you pay for that.
Top Answer: I believe documentation could be improved. There's a product in the solution called DEM, which is for screening applications or importing settings into a particular app. In VDI machines your profile's… more »
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Overview
ApplicationServer delivers applications, data and virtual desktops from a central location, providing continuous availability, resource-based load-balancing and complete network transparency.

VMware Horizon View, previously known as VMware View, is a virtual desktop infrastructure solution that provides users with virtual and mobile desktop management, flexible access, an optimal end-user experience and cloud computing. Horizon View also provides increased control and security of the desktop environment.

End-users get to be more productive and enjoy the flexibility of accessing their desktop environments from many locations and devices, while IT remains in control of policies and security.

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Arsari Group _ PT Netmarks Indonesia, Izhevsk Elektromekhanicheskiy Zavod (IEMZ) _ Kupol, Abilene Diagnostic Clinic, Fylde Borough Council, YARSTROYREZE LLC, VSK Insurance House, Melenkovsky District of Vladimirskaya Oblast, Sofrigam SA, Antenna International, KingsGate Community Church, Norwegian American Hospital, Island Hotels Group, Medway Council, Medway Council, Voices of September 11th, MacDonald Training Center, Kansas Childrenês Service League, Scope,Next Generation Clubs, WTC Communications, Opera Australia, HSE Integrated, Danier, Bridgwater College, Kern County Mental Health, Tony Tiendas, Spears Manufacturing, Managed Insurance Services Inc., Intuitive Medical Software, M.J. Soffe, Mazda Motors, Israel Military Industries (IMI), Telfair, Upic Solutions, Teleflora, Fisher & Company
Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
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Government18%
University18%
Local Government9%
Construction Company9%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company17%
Educational Organization10%
Government8%
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University13%
Government13%
Healthcare Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise39%
Find out what your peers are saying about Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) vs. VMware Horizon View and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is ranked 6th in Virtual Desktop with 2 reviews while VMware Horizon View is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop with 13 reviews. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is rated 10.0, while VMware Horizon View is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) writes "An excellent, simple interface for our customers; allows use of any browser on any platform". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "Stable, with a straightforward setup, but could offer better pricing". Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is most compared with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, NVIDIA GRID, Microsoft App-V and VMware ThinApp, whereas VMware Horizon View is most compared with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion and Dizzion. See our Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) vs. VMware Horizon View report.

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