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"VMware Horizon 7 has its proprietary Elastic streaming protocol, which is very good for delivering VDI.""VMware is a hyper-converged infrastructure model. Therefore, for scaling it you just add more servers to it in the inputs. It's rather straightforward.""It is stable and easily scalable.""It is a stable solution. It is wonderful for multi-user environments, and it supports different virtual machines and operating systems. You can go for any kind of virtual machine. It has many features, especially for a call center. You don't have the issue of computers going down from time to time. You just need to copy the virtual machine to deploy it. You also don't need many people to maintain computers. With Horizon 7, you just need one or two people."

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"I honestly liked the application itself because it was just like using a desktop. You could copy and paste, inside and outside, and you could use multiple monitors. You could access it anytime, anywhere, no matter whether you were in the office or out of the office. I could leave the office, go somewhere, go back in, and everything would be there. I could just leave it up and running. I absolutely love this feature in VMware Horizon Cloud."

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"I would like to see seamless integration with the cloud because right now, the dependency is on the cloud providers.""I would love to see so they can actually allow the use of Linux, from a hosting environment as well as from a VDI client environment.""The remote connection, bandwidth usage, and error connection can be improved. Working with the load balancer sites should also be improved. For example, with Horizon, we can use two clients with a one megabit connection, but with Citrix, we can use four or five clients with the same bandwidth through ICA protocol. VMware must improve remote connection, connection stability, and load balancing.""It is a little bit complex. You need a little bit of experience with ESXi installation and VMware before using this solution. You cannot directly jump to this solution. It also requires training. After you get trained, you can do anything with Horizon 7. In terms of features, it has been sufficient for my needs, but it can always have more features. They can maybe merge the servers. They can give the Horizon 7 server in one package with ESXi."

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"It is very expensive. Its price needs to be improved. They can do a better job with external resources such as a USB or a hard drive. When I tried to connect using these external resources, it failed a lot of times. I had to do a shared connection with a local laptop and then connect from a network standpoint, rather than through VMware Horizon point. They definitely have weaknesses with external connections. A lot of companies probably don't let people use external connections because it defeats the purpose of having a cloud solution and keeping the data in a secure area. You can copy to an external device, and you can lose the data. A lot of companies may not focus on this feature, but if you are providing it, you should make it work."

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"Its cost is fair. You can go for a free trial, but for initializing a project, you need to purchase a license. There are different types of licenses."

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"It is too expensive as compared to other solutions because of which we don't use it that much. We tend to go more for Hyper-V or Azure just because VMware licensing is quite up there. We sway people away from VMware Horizon Cloud. We have some clients who already have it. They stay on it for a little while, and then most of them end up moving off when we provide them a better solution that isn't as license heavy cost-wise."

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Horizon 7 allows IT to deliver virtual or RDSH published desktops and applications through a single platform to end users. These desktop and application services— including RDS hosted apps, packaged apps with VMware ThinApp, SaaS apps, and even virtualized apps from Citrix—can all be accessed from one unified workspace to provide end users with all of the resources they want, at the speed they expect, with the efficiency business demands.

The VMware Horizon Cloud Service delivers feature-rich virtual desktops and applications using a purpose-built cloud platform that is scalable across multiple deployment options, including fully managed infrastructure from VMware, public cloud infrastructure from Microsoft Azure, or on-premises hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). The service supports a cloud-scale architecture that makes it easy to deliver virtualized Windows desktops and applications to any device, anytime. And, with a flexible subscription model and turnkey solutions, organizations can easily get up and running and scale quickly.

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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government6%
Media Company6%
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Comms Service Provider19%
Educational Organization5%
Manufacturing Company5%
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VMware Horizon 7 is ranked 8th in Virtual Desktop with 4 reviews while VMware Horizon Cloud is ranked 9th in Virtual Desktop with 1 review. VMware Horizon 7 is rated 7.6, while VMware Horizon Cloud is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of VMware Horizon 7 writes "An easy initial setup with a good unified gateway and very good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Horizon Cloud writes "Just like using a desktop and makes it easier to bring everything up, but very expensive". VMware Horizon 7 is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, VMware Horizon View, VMware Fusion, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and VMware Workstation, whereas VMware Horizon Cloud is most compared with Citrix Workspace, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Oracle VDI, Sangfor aDesk VDI and VMware App Volumes.

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