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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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"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."

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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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"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."

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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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"Licensing and hardware outsourcing is expensive, but can be cost-effective in the three to five-year range."

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Top Answer: It's a mature product - it works well and is supported well. Having all our desktops and data in one place - data center - makes life so much simplier.
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Overview

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.

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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Marriott, SprintAmway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company5%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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University15%
Government15%
Healthcare Company15%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise48%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix, Microsoft, VMware and others in Virtual Desktop. Updated: October 2020.
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VMware Horizon Cloud is ranked 7th in Virtual Desktop with 1 review while VMware Horizon View is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop with 6 reviews. VMware Horizon Cloud is rated 7.0, while VMware Horizon View is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of VMware Horizon Cloud writes "Just like using a desktop and makes it easier to bring everything up, but very expensive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "User friendly with good documentation and easy to configure". VMware Horizon Cloud is most compared with Citrix Workspace, VMware Horizon 7, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Oracle VDI and VMware App Volumes, whereas VMware Horizon View is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion and VMware Horizon 7.

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