Nerdio vs. VMware Horizon

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nerdio
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Nerdio is used by IT teams to deploy, manage, and optimize native Microsoft Cloud technologies. The platform is a packaged Microsoft application that runs in users’ own tenant without compromising security and compliance. The platform enables IT to rapidly deploy a virtual desktop, manage endpoints with its Microsoft Intune integration, and dynamically scale resources to save on Azure compute and storage costs.
$6
per month per user
VMware Horizon
Score 7.6 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
NerdioVMware Horizon
Editions & Modules
Core
$6
per month per user
Premium
$10
per month per user
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
NerdioVMware Horizon
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
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User Ratings
NerdioVMware Horizon
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(5 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
NerdioVMware Horizon
Likelihood to Recommend
Adar Inc.
Nerdio manages our servers - file and exchange, and it has been the perfect solution for our office, allowing our users access from any desktop or laptop, no matter the location. As many of us work after hours, we always have access to our files/data... and works well for us whether we're on meetings or need information. Can't imagine going back and not having the ability to work remotely.
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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
Adar Inc.
  • They can link to your computer and help you with any issues immediately.
  • Easy to talk to and reach.
  • Reliable Service
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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
Adar Inc.
  • Security
  • Simplicity
  • Licenses cost
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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
Adar Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Adar Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Adar Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Adar Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Adar Inc.
We were given similar options that were far more expensive and still wanted us to have significant on site hardware. Having everything offsite (except for switches and sonicwall) makes my life so much easier. The techs can manage everything from their end
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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
Adar Inc.
  • We are able to work anywhere at anytime. This is important given the nature of our business.
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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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