Compare VMware Horizon View vs. VMware Player

VMware Horizon View is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop with 2 reviews while VMware Player is ranked 13th in Virtual Desktop. VMware Horizon View is rated 8.0, while VMware Player is rated 0. The top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "The ability to reliably virtualize desktops and support them. Simple to say, but complicated nonetheless. ". On the other hand, VMware Horizon View is most compared with XenDesktop, VMware Workstation and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, whereas VMware Player is most compared with VMware Horizon View, VMware Workstation and Parallels Desktop.
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3rd
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
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9,429
Reviews
2
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8.0
13th
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
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1,087
Comparisons
955
Reviews
0
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0
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Overview

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 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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Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.Akademiska Hus
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University17%
Healthcare Company17%
Government17%
Financial Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company35%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company10%
Manufacturing Company7%
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