CloudShare vs. VMware Horizon

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudShare
Score 7.9 out of 10
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A solution to create virtual software training, POCs and demos. CloudShare offers a simple virtual IT lab to create compelling hands-on software product experiences used to WOW customers and prospects. CloudShare features: 1. Fast Setup: Spins up interactive software experiences in a flash. Environments can be created and cloned in minutes to mimic real-world experiences for demos, POCs, and training. 2. Hands-on Assistance: Real time user progress can…N/A
VMware Horizon
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
A VDI solution used for the secure delivery of virtual desktops and apps from on-premises to the cloud. It is used to deploy, manage, monitor and scale desktops and apps across private, hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure using a cloud-based console and SaaS management services.
$4.67
per month per user
Pricing
CloudShareVMware Horizon
Editions & Modules
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Horizon Apps Standard
$4.67
per month per user
Horizon Standard Plus
$5.79
per month per user
Horizon Apps Universal
$6.00
per month per user
Horizon Enterprise Plus
$10.71
per month per user
Horizon Universal
$12.50
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudShareVMware Horizon
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Best Alternatives
CloudShareVMware Horizon
Small Businesses

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Score 8.4 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudShareVMware Horizon
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(2 ratings)
7.1
(35 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(10 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudShareVMware Horizon
Likelihood to Recommend
CloudShare
I mentioned that during the last two years, a lot of the training we do at my business was impacted, just like a lot of companies. My biggest thing was getting everyone on the same page, and I feel some software does that better than others. With Cloudshare, It allowed me especially to see an accurate snapshot of what was going on with the learning portion of the work that we do by making it easy to digest what was going on in my workplace.
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VMware by Broadcom
VMware is well suited to a business where there will be many remote users needing to connect to the companies desktop. The installation on a remote computer is simple and is easy to use remotely but can be complicated to set up on the back end on the office system. It may not be worth the effort for a company that has few people who need remote access.
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Pros
CloudShare
  • Virtual classroom
  • Collective management
  • Learning features
  • Flexibility
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VMware by Broadcom
  • It provides a robust, secure, rich desktop environment that is able to access all internal network resources.
  • Addresses security and compliance concerns as all data resides within the internal network. All data accessed stays within the internal network and does not need to traverse a VPN to the local desktop where it may be cached, etc.
  • The connection is thin client that does not require large amount of bandwidth.
  • Client application is available for all common devices and O/S’s.
  • No need to install, configure and maintain applications on local desktop.
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Cons
CloudShare
  • Took more time to onboard everyone with how to use it.
  • VM can be very slow at times.
  • Feel like some process are overcomplicated.
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VMware by Broadcom
  • Move away from Adobe Flash version in UI, currently on the path but they need to hurry up
  • Speed up the boot process of the environment when servers need maintenance
  • Provide clear steps on what should be upgrade path in terms of components, the order
  • price! A bit too much
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Likelihood to Renew
CloudShare
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VMware by Broadcom
We are committed to VMware Horizon and we plan to stick with it for the future unless something drastically changes.
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Usability
CloudShare
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VMware by Broadcom
VMware Horizon is very easy to use. It is very easy and quick to log in remotely. It is very easy to install remotely. It is usable easily on many different operating systems. It is easy to set up which tools are available to each remote user so that each user has just what they need to perform their work without any extra tools cluttering up their space or bogging down the system.
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Performance
CloudShare
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VMware by Broadcom
Performance is excellent of you provide the needed hardware to support the sessions/connections. Pages load very quickly at the client end as the thin client application does a very good job and requires very little bandwidth. All applications function well, as they are running on a session on an internal server that is accessing data directly on the network
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Support Rating
CloudShare
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VMware by Broadcom
It is surely way better than Citrix, but it could improve a bit. Usually, they send us the solution without saying what was the root cause so we can avoid breaking something in the future. Besides that, VMWare support answers in an OK time-frame and even speaks our language (Portuguese).
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Alternatives Considered
CloudShare
I just felt that Azure had little to no help on the base tiers, whereas with Cloudshare, I felt a fuller "user experience" as it pertains to getting help when I and when my team needed it. I think that was the biggest and main thing in my opinion. In this software space, sometimes the little things can be the difference in picking one software over the other, and that basically was it for us!
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VMware by Broadcom
Although I really prefer Microsoft Remote Desktop for accessing Windows servers (from Windows machines especially), and this can be done from off-site with a VPN, this entails much more effort, namely getting everyone's Active Directory in the correct group to have access. VMWare Horizon is a much simpler solution in terms of granting access. Chrome Remote Desktop and TeamViewer are really not viable solutions for remotely accessing servers in business settings, although they work alright for home servers and such, especially from off-site.
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Return on Investment
CloudShare
  • We save time as we can keep virtual classrooms always ready.
  • It may vary according to the usage scenario, but the user interface is comfortable. When you go into a little detail, you may not need counseling for initial use.
  • You can manage the jobs that you would do multiple times on other platforms at once from here.
  • All of these actually give you a profit. Time wasted, less application usage, less resource consumption, etc.
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VMware by Broadcom
  • Saved money on PC purchases.
  • Save a lot of man hours by not having to image new PCs. We just create one Template VM and clone the others from that.
  • Bit of a learning curve to get the deployment right for the environment.
  • Ability to make sure VMs always turn back on once they are shutdown. This speeds up load times for users.
  • Less management for our PCs. If one gets a virus or something corrupts we just refresh it and within 5 minutes the user is back to work.
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ScreenShots

CloudShare Screenshots

Screenshot of a display of users' live screens in a single dashboard, which can be used to take control of their environment whenever they need help.Screenshot of a view of the user's hands-on experience, along with content to guide them to success.Screenshot of user communication via live chat, which allows them to request assistance in real-time.Screenshot of a display of live user engagement with real-time in-experience analytics.Screenshot of CloudShare’s resource usage insights, including auto-suspend and delete & scheduled reporting.