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VMware Horizon

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Likelihood to Recommend

NVIDIA GRID vPC

Nvidia GRID is the only real ready-made hardware solution available for streaming game services, 3D graphics acceleration in Virtual Desktop Infrastructures, and 3D enhanced streaming apps. Grid is also great for processing large quantities of small data-sets, such as financial, trading, science, astronomy, and much more. Grid is also well known for digital currency mining, such as Bitcoin.
Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Horizon

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.
Josh kimball | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

NVIDIA GRID vPC

  • Streaming Game Services.
  • Dedicated graphics processing form virtual desktop infrastructures, allowing the use of Photoshop, CAD, Video Editing, and more.
  • Enhanced computing & processing of data thay consists of large amounts of smaller data sets.
  • Financial based calculations.
Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Horizon

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NVIDIA GRID vPC

  • The cost for Nvidia GRID capable hardware is still very high, but is & has been dropping fairly rapidly.
  • Latency is a large problem for "interaction" based systems (Gaming, remote desktop use) and requires high-speed data, and hosting close to the client.
  • No real solutions for smaller businesses, but cloud hosting providers like SoftLayer are beginning to offer affordable hosted grid-capable environments.
Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Horizon

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NVIDIA GRID vPC

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VMware Horizon

VMware Horizon 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are committed to VMware Horizon and we plan to stick with it for the future unless something drastically changes.
Dan Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NVIDIA GRID vPC

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VMware Horizon

VMware Horizon 9.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Josh kimball | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

NVIDIA GRID vPC

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VMware Horizon

VMware Horizon 9.2
Based on 4 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NVIDIA GRID vPC

No score
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VMware Horizon

VMware Horizon 7.7
Based on 10 answers
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).
Gabriel Krahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NVIDIA GRID vPC

Nvidia invented the graphics processor, and continues to provide high quality products, even in a new industry
Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Horizon

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.
Ho'omana Nathan Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NVIDIA GRID vPC

  • Allows us to simplify all of our VDI designs, as power users can be managed like all other cloud users, instead of requiring individual systems.
  • Provides a way of offering a substantial processing increase for computing/calculations over and above what additional CPUs could offers.
  • Offers the only "ready-made" solution for on-demand gaming services, after Sony purchased OnLive, and provides an affordable method for startups to enter the Industry.
Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Horizon

  • 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.
Adam Borecki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NVIDIA GRID vPC

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

VMware Horizon

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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