Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with VMware Horizon 7.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
There are some issues with RAM in the system. There are also some issues with Windows 10, which is running the platform. Windows 10 has several applications that are available from the Windows Store, and these applications may not work correctly. We would like to see some of the features that are offered in the highest edition also included in the Standard Edition. The higher edition has some tools or functions that are called Horizon Smart Policy. It is a very good function that should be included with the standard edition.
The multimedia playback is not very good and they could improve it by increasing the quality. In an upcoming release, there could be more integration support for Linux and better Linux user profile management. This is a feature we use in the universities but most other normal businesses will not be interested in Linux.
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.
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.
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. If I can actually host Linux instances as VDIs with the same features as what I get on Windows and have all the key components, like the Composer, database, or the connection services, that would be ideal. Often, ransomware and attacks usually target Windows, therefore, if I'm on Linux, at least I'll have some level of comfort or a buffer against danger.
It's difficult to recall any areas that need improvement. They are growing now, in particular with this VDI domain. VMware is now introducing new products and features, and they are onboarding new customers. There are many competitors in the market. All of the Media in Apple products delivery is seamless. They need to advertise the product well and focus on their core features. They need to market accordingly and they will have a good future and a good experience for the end customers. I would like to see seamless integration with the cloud because right now, the dependency is on the cloud providers. I would like to see them have their own cloud environment on any public cloud. Right now, it is split between the public cloud and the VMware cloud environment. If they could deliver a solution that integrated all of the components then it would be great. They would not have to manage two different consoles but rather, a single implementation and a single console.
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