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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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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 Player, or VMware Player Plus, is described by VMware as the easiest way to run a virtual machine on Windows or Linux PCs in a commercial environment. If you want to deliver a managed desktop to your employees, customers, students, contractors, or partners, then this virtual desktop solution is the way to go.

VMware Player provides the most advanced virtualization platform available, which is capable of supporting even extremely demanding applications. Even though the platform is so advanced, the user interface is simple and easy-to-use.

There is seamless integration with Windows XP and Windows XP applications even if the machine itself is a Windows 7 PC, a Windows 8 PC, or even Linux-based. It also gives your IT person the capability of restricting the virtual machines by requiring runtime passwords, adding an expiration date, blocking USB devices, or encrypting the machines. By using VMware vCenter Converter, VMware Player can even convert old machines into virtual machines without you needing to re-configure or re-install any applications.

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Manufacturing Company5%
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Midsize Enterprise43%
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VMware Horizon Cloud is ranked 7th in Virtual Desktop with 1 review while VMware Player is ranked 12th in Virtual Desktop. VMware Horizon Cloud is rated 7.0, while VMware Player is rated 0.0. 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, VMware Horizon Cloud is most compared with Citrix Workspace, VMware Horizon 7, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Oracle VDI and VMware App Volumes, whereas VMware Player is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Parallels Desktop, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion.

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