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Dan Reynolds
Real User
Director of IT at BLDD ARCHITECTS INC
Mar 19 2019

What is most valuable?

The ability to reliably virtualize desktops and support them. Simple to say, but complicated nonetheless.

How has it helped my organization?

At this stage, a couple of iterations later, workers now only come to the office a couple of days a week. The company has been able to eliminate two offices entirely, and in addition, we have a much… more»

What needs improvement?

Almost all VMware products are "designed" for the enterprise and it sometimes takes some wise wrangling to make it financially viable. And VMware doesn't make that easy. I think the SMB market is… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's not cheap but compared to constant hardware refreshes it doesn't take long to pay itself back. Don't be afraid to search out your own solution. It's not that hard to architect a viable virtual… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No. I had used VMware in a "past" life and didn't even consider other solutions as viable.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, as stated above.
Payman Maher
Real User
User at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Oct 12 2019

What is most valuable?

Managing all operating systems in a single environment helped a lot in organizing and integrating it. Also, there is no operating system on the user-side hardware. There is no worry that it will crash and you will be able to recover it in… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Organizing and integrating is perhaps the most important feature. Reducing maintenance costs as well as reducing end-time service to end users can be another feature. Infrastructure equipment and Zero Client. It also has great flexibility… more»

What needs improvement?

Places such as universities are not suitable for this solution. The initial startup costs for this solution are relatively high.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The initial startup costs for this solution are relatively high. Licensing and hardware outsourcing is expensive, but can be cost-effective in the three to five-year range.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We tried solutions from Parallels, but it didn't seem right for the organization.

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What is VMware Horizon View?

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.

Also known as
Horizon View
VMware Horizon View customers

Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.

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