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VMware Horizon 7 Pros and Cons

VMware Horizon 7 Pros

MG
Network administrator at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
One of the most interesting features in the enterprise version is the ability to do some support. There is a feature for remote control and debugging, which is something we didn't have before having Horizon 7 and the enterprise version.
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SA
Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
VMware is a hyper-converged infrastructure model. Therefore, for scaling it you just add more servers to it in the inputs. It's rather straightforward.
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Vmware Administrator at Intertech
The ease of deployment is one of the most valuable features. If I want to install something, I can have a test phase to see what sort of impact it will have and whether it will affect production. So I can install it on my lab, make sure it is okay, and if it is, I can deploy it directly to the users or to the staff.
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SB
Datacenter Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is stable and easily scalable.
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Senior Chief Engineer at ministry of electricity
It is a stable solution. It is wonderful for multi-user environments, and it supports different virtual machines and operating systems. You can go for any kind of virtual machine. It has many features, especially for a call center. You don't have the issue of computers going down from time to time. You just need to copy the virtual machine to deploy it. You also don't need many people to maintain computers. With Horizon 7, you just need one or two people.
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Systems Engineer at a university with 201-500 employees
The benefits of this solution are that it is modern and it works perfectly well with the rest of the VMware environments we have. Having this vertical integration is what matters to us as an organization and this solution excels in this area. You deploy it and it works without much hassle.
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IG
Manager - Technical Services at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
VMware Horizon 7 has its proprietary Elastic streaming protocol, which is very good for delivering VDI.
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OM
IT Project Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most important feature of this solution is the connectivity with every device, such as iPad, iPhone, and other terminals. The security of the solution is very good.
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JF
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We like that VMware is the top competitor in virtualization.
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AC
End User Compute Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The most valuable features are the ability to manage a great number of desktops at once and the remote access for users who are working from outside of the office or from a different office in the country.
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VMware Horizon 7 Cons

MG
Network administrator at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most important feature that is missing is the ability to do some remote support on the client itself. For example, if somebody has a Horizon client installed on his machine, there should be a way to support his local machine as well. That's because most of the problems can't be solved very often due to the computer or the setup that someone is using on his personal machine. Because a Horizon client is already installed on the machine to access the environment, it would be nice if the client itself possessed some sort of remote control tool in it so that if needed, we could support both the virtual setup and the actual setup of the machine. It pretty much does everything well. It is mostly the support aspect that can be improved. You have perfect control over your in-house environment. You have a solution that can pretty much be used anywhere, but you have no control over the machine that's being used to access your environment. Definitely, that's where most of the features are lacking. There should be an option for remote control and maybe some options for conformity.
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SA
Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I would love to see so they can actually allow the use of Linux, from a hosting environment as well as from a VDI client environment.
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Vmware Administrator at Intertech
VMware Horizon could be improved with more integration. It is also very costly for Enterprise Plus, which is a drawback. The renewal costs for the license are very, very high.
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SB
Datacenter Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The remote connection, bandwidth usage, and error connection can be improved. Working with the load balancer sites should also be improved. For example, with Horizon, we can use two clients with a one megabit connection, but with Citrix, we can use four or five clients with the same bandwidth through ICA protocol. VMware must improve remote connection, connection stability, and load balancing.
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Senior Chief Engineer at ministry of electricity
It is a little bit complex. You need a little bit of experience with ESXi installation and VMware before using this solution. You cannot directly jump to this solution. It also requires training. After you get trained, you can do anything with Horizon 7. In terms of features, it has been sufficient for my needs, but it can always have more features. They can maybe merge the servers. They can give the Horizon 7 server in one package with ESXi.
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Systems Engineer at a university with 201-500 employees
The multimedia playback is not very good and they could improve it by increasing the quality.
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IG
Manager - Technical Services at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I would like to see seamless integration with the cloud because right now, the dependency is on the cloud providers.
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OM
IT Project Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
My deployment is complex and I hope it will only take a month.
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JF
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
There are some issues with RAM in the system.
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AC
End User Compute Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The remote application features have some room for improvement.
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Learn what your peers think about VMware Horizon 7. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.