VMware Horizon

VMware Horizon

Score 8.1 out of 10
VMware Horizon

Overview

What is VMware Horizon?

VMware Horizon is desktop virtualization software, from VMware.
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Pricing

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Standard

$3,116.00

Cloud
per year

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Details

What is VMware Horizon?

VMware Horizon is desktop virtualization software, from VMware.

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VMware Horizon Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

VMware Horizon is desktop virtualization software, from VMware.

LISTEQ Cloud Desktop are common alternatives for VMware Horizon.

Reviewers rate Performance highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of VMware Horizon are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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M. Randy Harris, Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • This product was instrumental in allowing a limited staff provides a work-from-home solution during the shutdown phase of the pandemic to faculty and staff. It allowed the college to remain open even though the college was physically closed.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The financial area usually doesn't see the ROI until the next 2 or 3 years, due to the additional cost of hardware and software required for VDI solution.
  • The cost of licensing in the subscription model is not cheap, if your organization doesn't need all the features, you can consider and check other options.
  • Microsoft licensing is an important point to consider in VDI solutions.
  • The implementation on-premise is still a little complex due to the components required for the Horizon solution and it represents a considerable cost, a solution on the cloud could solve this issue.
Josh Justic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
  • We needed to expand our datacenter footprint to support the hardware requirements
  • We decreased deployment of new software and patches significantly
  • We reduced help desk tickets.
September 04, 2020

VMware Horizon Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Is easier to troubleshoot individual issues in comparison to other similar products.
  • The simple installation allows it to be installed on most computers allowing it to be installed on an employees personal computer so the company does not have to provide computers for remote users.
  • Has excellent security because all the data is backed up not on the remote device but on the company computer system so there is no concern about unauthorized people accessing company information in the even a remote computer is lost or stolen. The security systems can auto kick the computer from the desktop after a certain time so remote computers are not left connected to the main system when not in use.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It has had a positive impact on our remote offices by decreasing the cost of equipment we are having to use to put in our remote offices.
  • We have seen a slow increase in our ROI, from hardware cost, setup time, implementation cost, and speed.
  • We plan to increase our VDI footprint with a goal of eventually replacing all of our devices and trying to use only thin clients.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Nothing really comes to mind, here, other than the previously stated mobility benefits. It is not cheaper or more expensive than traditional desktops, and we really didn't put this system in place to replace the core desktop experience anyway.
Stefan Semo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It allows us to maintain a small and agile IT team.
  • Reduces overhead in staffing and need to dispatch technicians.
  • It provides almost real-time updates and maintains consistency on the virtualized platform.
Ben Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Less time involved managing endpoint devices: Using thin clients, users are able to receive a "one size fits all" device. This makes mass configuration/roll out of new devices easy.
  • Allowed for implementation of BYOD: If desired, users can utilize their own laptops for corporate access, thus lowering the number of devices the company is required to purchase.
September 28, 2019

A real business gamechanger

Dan Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Positive: You can stop buying desktops and laptops. Zero clients are perfectly adequate for access to virtual desktops. Lower cost, easier to maintain, less software involved and no second level of antivirus required.
  • Positive: BYOD is way easier to implement. It's much easier to draw a line in the sand and separate the employee's "device" from the company's "desktop".
  • Negative: An order of magnitude harder to maintain over a traditional desktop infrastructure. Yes, in the end-run the work can all be done on the backside instead of standing at a desk somewhere but the level of knowledge required is harder. Experience is not cheap and inexperience is very expensive.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Good ROI if you can afford the initial implementation costs and training that is necessary to setup and manage. It may take 3 or more years to realize the financial ROI.
  • Desktops that do not meet minimum application requirements, can still be utilized as they are just used to access the server session though a lightweight client application, which extends replacement life.
  • Doing software and O/S upgrades/patching is a major time saver for linked clones. You update the Gold Image for the linked clones and recompose.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • ROI is good, but from calculations it takes time, you won't see benefits in a first year or two
  • It will allow us to provide access to software on personal machines where it was not possible before
  • It is hard hunting applications that are allowed to be virtualized
Ho'omana Nathan Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • This makes it easy for us to access costly software from off-campus.
  • Although I'm not sure about the administrative or implementation side of this software, there are no negatives for those of us who use software such as SPSS and want to be able to use it on our own machines, and off-site.
June 06, 2018

Virtual Success!!!!

Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Keeping support costs lower has allowed us to spend more in greater need areas.
  • Less time in troubleshooting individual hardware/software issues makes us more efficient.
  • Network infrastructure needs to have adequate bandwidth and be well configured to minimize VDI issues that can arise.
Brad Daugherty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Has allowed users to use BYOD devices without sacrificing security into our network resources.
  • Has simplified PC and OS life cycle upgrade processes greatly.
  • Has provided the business a way to more accurately track assets, applications, and capacity.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Since we have total control to do remote wipes on employee's own devices with HMM, it allows us to bring in BYOD policies which saves big bucks on company mobile purchases.
  • If you're not a large enough company, the implementation and maintenance cost might not be justified
  • The lackluster support can sometimes cause big issues go unfixed for significant duration which can potentially cause a problem
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Expensive upfront - VMWare Horizon isn't cheap to implement for an organization our size. We spent a great deal of money up front to build out our environment.
  • Cheap expansion - While expensive up-front, expanding to accomodate new users is fairly inexpensive. You just expand the infrastructure as needed and let your environment grow. We've grown in size quite a bit in the last 2 years, and it has been a fairly painless process. Where we'd be spending $1600 for a new laptop for a user, we just spend $300 on a zero client and call it a day.
  • Increased security - We don't have to worry about users losing a machine and losing data because all of their data is backed up in our VDI and Storage Infrastructure. This is much more difficult to accomplish with traditional physical PCs.
  • Accessibility - Being able to access your VDI anywhere in the world without carrying it with you definitely brings an incredible value. It's hard to put a dollar figure on the benefit of being able to do this.
Adam Borecki | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Shawn Umansky | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Initially, it seemed like a net gain. However, as software application bloat continues to occur (think Office 2010 versus 2016), the hardware footprint for each machine continues to grow. At some point, this may no longer be the right solution if we no longer have the hardware capacity (i.e., memory) to support the software running in the virtual desktop images.
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