Looking for a comparison between VMware vs. Ncomputing
I haven't personally worked with NComputing yet, but they do look promising.
VMware is relatively good, but costly and a pain to manage in some cases. I will have a look at NComputing and provide a comparison to VMware Horizon View.
Be more helpful to understand what you'd like to do rather than simply compare two products.
nComputing have the Verde VDI solution with a brokering service, support for Windows & Linux and its own hypervisor based on KVM. It'll use RDP, SPICE or HTML5 for its display protocols. You've also support for a local desktop hypervisor with LEAF. I can't see support for NVIDIA GRID vGPU. Simple model for licensing. Doesn't appear to have support for application virtualization or physical device management. Haven't looked at v8; don't come across them much and where I have its been in a linux focused environment.
VMware's Horizon View also delivers VDI on top of Vmware's ESX hypervisor. Lots of license models support but concurrent user and named user with different models (from linux through to enterprise) adding additional features. The Mirage allows management of standard PCS; ThinApp allows application virtualization. The Blast remote protocol feature set offers adaptive remote performance, touch and unifed comms intergration. They also have a daas offering. Have come across this solution more and it has some impressive new features (new cloning tech, better skype interegration for example)
NComputing is focus only about centralizing apps to be accessed by multiple clients... kind of like terminal desktop concept. With virtualization it evolves into VDI. Virtualizing those clients so even the OS are centralized.
VMWare is a whole platform power by virtualization technology. It can host not just clients but servers... or diverse OS... and since its servers the applications are limiteless. But it's so much more than just about servers clients and applications. VMWare like products also consolidate the storage... and resources like memory and cpu... so you can allocate in many cases dynamically (without shutting down the machine) those resources.
I haven't personally worked with NComputing.
But I think VMware Horizon View is a better, because VMware is a leader on virtualization in the world and you see support , development and applications...
Well, my own experience with Ncomputing was in it’s early days and many things happened since then but, quoting Wikipedia “NComputing is a desktop virtualization company that manufactures hardware and software to create virtual desktops”. That’s it.
In my opinion VMware developed a good virtualization technology and provides an excellent environment for servers and enterprise grade applications.
These companies are not comparable.
Better you recommend another product from an Ex-guru/CTO at NComputing... check out: http://www.virtualaze.com
Much better and affordable...
We are presently using Citrix XenApp 7.15 LTSR and are looking for an alternative.
Is VMware Horizon View a solid product to review and eventually purchase? Why?