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"The solution has proven to be very stable."

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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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"It's a costly product. It would help if they could offer it at a discount."

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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: The solution has proven to be very stable.
Top Answer: It would be very helpful if we could integrate it directly into the database. It's a costly product. It would help if they could offer it at a discount. It would be ideal if the solution could enhance… more »
Top Answer: The solution's most valuable aspect is the VDI - the remote virtual desktop interface.
Top Answer: The solution is pricey. The cost of it is high. That said, I do not have the full details on the exact cost to our organization.
Top Answer: The solution is quite expensive. They should work to lower the costs if possible. The deployment of the product can sometimes be difficult. It would be ideal if the whole process was more simplistic… more »
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VMware Horizon Air simplifies the delivery of Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service. IT can save time and money, without sacrificing enterprise requirements for security and control. End users are more productive, with a complete workspace they can access from any device, anywhere.

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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Sample Customers
Wildlands Adventure Zoo, Medic Mobile, IBM, Seventy Seven Energy, Baystate Health, Osis, Oxford University, Columbia University, Siemens, Cardinal Health, Ashdod Port, Vasakronan, Sydney Adventist Hospital, University of Derby
Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider22%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise41%
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VMware Horizon Air is ranked 10th in Virtual Desktop with 1 review while VMware Horizon View is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop with 11 reviews. VMware Horizon Air is rated 8.0, while VMware Horizon View is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of VMware Horizon Air writes "Easy deployment with good performance and can scale well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "Stable, with a straightforward setup, but could offer better pricing". VMware Horizon Air is most compared with , whereas VMware Horizon View is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion and Oracle VDI.

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