Compare VMware Horizon View vs. VMware Workstation

VMware Horizon View is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop with 2 reviews while VMware Workstation is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 1 review. VMware Horizon View is rated 8.0, while VMware Workstation is rated 9.0. 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, the top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "I have found this product excellent for quick test/dev environments. ". VMware Horizon View is most compared with XenDesktop, VMware Workstation and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and Oracle VM VirtualBox.
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Find out what your peers are saying about VMware Horizon View vs. XenDesktop and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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Pros
Managing all operating systems in a single environment helped a lot in organizing and integrating it.

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I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for.

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Cons
The initial startup costs for this solution are relatively high.

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I have had issues with the virtual network adapters in the past that has taken some time to troubleshoot.

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

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The pricing is a bit steep in my opinion for testing and there are other options.

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Ranking
3rd
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
452
Avg. Rating
8.0
2nd
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
Views
21,383
Comparisons
19,178
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
391
Avg. Rating
9.0
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Horizon View
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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 Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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Sample Customers
Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.Akademiska Hus
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University17%
Healthcare Company17%
Government17%
Financial Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company11%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Manufacturing Company15%
Retailer12%
Government11%
Find out what your peers are saying about VMware Horizon View vs. XenDesktop and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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