Payman MaherStorage Specialist at Informatics Services Corporation
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Managing all operating systems in a single environment helped a lot in organizing and integrating it."
"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."
"VMware has a lot of experience in virtualization — they are the pioneers in virtualization."
"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."
"The initial startup costs for this solution are relatively high."
"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."
"The solution is quite expensive. They should work to lower the costs if possible."
"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."
"Licensing and hardware outsourcing is expensive, but can be cost-effective in the three to five-year range."
"This solution is expensive. A lot of companies in Mexico find that the price is too high."
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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.
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.
VMware Horizon 7 is ranked 7th in Virtual Desktop with 4 reviews while VMware Horizon View is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop with 10 reviews. VMware Horizon 7 is rated 7.6, while VMware Horizon View is rated 8.0. 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 View writes "User friendly with good documentation and easy to configure". VMware Horizon 7 is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, VMware Horizon Cloud, VMware Fusion, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and VMware Workstation, whereas VMware Horizon View is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion and VMware Player. See our VMware Horizon 7 vs. VMware Horizon View report.
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