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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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
VMware Horizon is a tool used within the VMware virtualization product line which allows me to manage virtual machines and pools of virtual machines. These virtual machines are provided to students and staff to allow for remote classes and work, respectively. This was particularly critical during the lock-down phase of the pandemic when the entire college was shut down.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's great to be able to set it up enough to support the stores I work for. My Big problem with it is that any form of connection issues on my primary PC - despite it reconnecting - the VM crashes and even after restarting the VM I sometimes need to reboot the primary computer just to get the desktop to display properly. Also getting it set up so I can see everything I want is extremely troublesome. Granted that part is related to it being locked on the desktop as a non-admin, I can do my best with the settings - but the settings aren't much.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The main reason for using a Horizon solution vs computer equipment was security. When starting to manage a hybrid (home office) scheme, it was important to have control over the information as well as to manage policies to increase productivity, the resolution of problems remotely was another major challenge to face for us. For this reason, we decided to test the Horizon solution that offers security, mobility, and technical support options in a single package, the part of smartphones was not included due to the cost issue.
Josh Justic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
We use VMware [Horizon (formerly VMware View)] for our VDI environment to provide standardized desktops, using linked clones. We also host View desktops for our clients. This solves the problem of deployment and management of multiple OS instances. We update just one golden image to deploy a patch or new application version.
Tim Enders | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Loyola University Maryland uses VMWare Horizon as our Enterprise application and VDI delivery system. Horizon is used across the University by all employees and faculty in all departments, as well as by our entire student body. Horizon provides VDI desktops to select employees, as well as serving as the sole point of access to our ERP system, various HIPAA compliant clinical systems, and delivery of applications for use by all employees and for instruction.
Gabriel Krahn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Horizon to connect to our Windows environment on the customer side, which was set up by us. This way we don't need to mess around with Citrix or other authentication methods, it's just a VPN + Horizon. It works like a charm. Our customer is located on another continent, so VMWare Horizon was the best option for us until the end of the project.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are currently using this in combination with a Single Sign-On solution to present our EMR to our users, and we are also using it to provide a work from home solution for several of our users, which allows the company to save money by allowing them to re-purpose the area where the departments that were sent home to work used to sit.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
VMware is being used by our organization to assist with the rollout of Windows 10. Instead of reimaging and moving all the user data to a new full system we use thin clients that connects to an orchestrator that goes to each View pool of computers. It makes a lot easier and trims down man hours for this migration.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We utilize it to bring remote user desktop applications closer to the source data in the data center, as well as a standard platform for IT administrators and developers' daily tasks that require elevated permissions. We also just recently started using a pool of secured desktops in our backup networks, which are segmented off from the standard production environments.
Stefan Semo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As a not-for-profit educational institution, we needed a way to reduce costs while controlling productivity and maintaining standards across our schools and offices. Deploying independent operating systems on standalone hardware provides better performance due to lack of layering, but in the end, the costs and efforts to deploy, manage and update/maintain are many orders of magnitude more problematic. Horizon allows us to dynamically manage computer and storage resources, as well as networking, to achieve a cohesive deployment platform, reduce costs and complexity. With a small IT systems team and helpdesk, most issues are resolved quickly and equality without the need to dispatch engineers or rebuild computers.
Ben Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
All of our employees utilize VMware Horizon for access to our company resources. We deploy thin-client laptops so that in the event of any equipment loss, no data is compromised and systems are easily replaced to get users back up and running. VMware Horizon also provides the same experience regardless of whether the user is located in one of our offices or accessing resources remotely.
September 28, 2019

A real business gamechanger

Dan Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Desktop virtualization has changed the way we work and even the way we think about working. VMware Horizon has been the tool we've used to accomplish that. First and foremost, it allowed us to centralize our data across offices. Then as we grew and our business climate changed, we consolidated offices, started using "co-work" spaces in other towns and now we even have employees in other states and locales. Most of the employees are only in the office a couple of days a week now.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have utilized this solution to address many diverse user needs. We use this to give our towns access to an application that is shared for assessments. It provides a secure connection to an internal network where we house and backup the data and maintain the application. Each desktop gets refreshed from a defined image after the user logs off to maintain uniformity and reduce the number of licenses needed in a dedicated desktop environment. Another use is for Healthcare professionals that do home visits. We can allow them complete access to all internal network resources remotely in a secure connection. No HIPPA or other compliance related data resides on the local laptop as the session is running on an internal server session. This eliminates the concern of data loss/theft in the event that the laptop is accessed by unauthorized users or it is stolen. We use this solution in our Highway Patrol cars to allow them complete access to all internal network resources remotely in a secure connection. In this mobile environment, there are areas where cellular data coverage drops or is missing. If the cellular signal drops the connection, the officer is able to reconnect when the signal is restored and resume operations right where they left off. I use a dedicated desktop for after-hours remote access 24/7/365. It gives me full access to all applications and data. There is no need to install applications on my laptop or desktop that I am remotely connecting. There is no need for large amounts of data to traverse over a VPN connection. All data and applications run in a server session inside a secure network over a thin connection that does not require large amount of bandwidth. Usage cases are as limited as your imagination.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used at the moment to virtualize software and deliver to end users personal machines in a way that could not be done before. In the past users would need specific computers, maybe stronger hardware depending on software solution, and users would constantly need to switch their between personal and work machines in order to complete anything. This could be frustrating; what Horizon does is give access to everything you need in simpler way. On the other hand it simplifies work from the IT prospective, where in the past we had to update/upgrade each machine; here we upgrade the base and push to all users in few steps. It is great time saver.
Ho'omana Nathan Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In the lab, we use VMWare to access various software provided by the university but which we can't or don't want to install on the machines in the lab. Most commonly, we use VMware Horizon to access statistical analysis software, especially IBM SPSS. We use VMware Horizon to access software from on campus and off-campus (in conjunction with a VPN).
June 06, 2018

Virtual Success!!!!

Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are currently using VMWare Horizon View for approximately 200+ users in multiple departments. This has allowed us to control relevant content for the different departments and tailor their IT experience. It also allows us to manage the systems with less IT involvement/support and allows us to focus on other areas. Content delivery has been a snap since we moved to Horizon View and when system issues arise it is easy to get them back on track quickly.
Isaac Beyda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
VMware Horizon View is being used by the administrative department because they have virtual desktops. In addition to that, many of our clients use it because they have virtual desktops as well. It addresses all problems relating to having hardware failures, crashes, etc.
Brad Daugherty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
VMware Horizon View is being used by every employee in our operations department. We have also deployed it for parts of sales and product teams. It is used as a primary desktop for many users and as a remote desktop for other users. The product provides us with the ability to provide users that want the same desktop experience and applications when they move across all of our datacenter locations and offices.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Horizon Mobile Manager is being used primarily for device restrictions, device tracking and analytics, application deployment, Network management, email integration and digital material delivery. One of the use cases is a feature like application management. We have a mobile app team that creates an in-house application. The application management makes it easy to deploy these apps on all the employee's device instead of IT doing it individually on each device
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our organization is extremely VDI-heavy. We have nearly 400 employees. Most users (80%+) rely solely on VDI for access, with 50 or fewer users relying on local access on desktops or laptops. VMWare Horizon makes VDI very easy. The Horizon agent works much better than web access overall, and provides a very fast, reliable VDI connection. The versatility of being able to connect via VMWare Blast or PCoIP is also a great feature if users have trouble with one protocol at home or remotely.
Adam Borecki | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

VMware Horizon View is being used for our employees to access their desktops. Half of our company is working off of VMware Horizon View.

This addresses the need for PCs to be deployed and accessed all over the company. We are no longer purchasing physical desktops for our users as everyone is now getting a Wyse P25 device as well as a virtual desktop. The Virtual Desktops are allowing our users access no matter where they are sitting. Huge help for IT as we do not have to move big desktops around anymore.

VMware Horizon View has allowed us to manage our PCs more efficiently and effectively. Users are organized into different groups called "Pools" and we can make sure that their desktops are running all the time or shut them down when they aren't being used.

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