VMware Horizon, a complete VDI solution for all companies
January 06, 2022

VMware Horizon, a complete VDI solution for all companies

RAFAEL NAJERA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware Horizon

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.
  • The use of virtual desktops is very good, generate templates for areas is simple.
  • The security options that permit to block and allow applications for users are very important in this solution.
  • The remote support tools for the TI department are very good to resolve problems with a user of other areas that worked remotely.
  • Horizon has other tools to measure user performance and productivity.
  • The deployment of environments in smartphones is very useful (integration with workspaces one solution).
  • Creation of templates based of areas is easy.
  • We have some problems in Apple MacBooks with M1 processor in early phases.
  • The integration with Windows 11 is under development.
  • Optimization of resources to deployment all environment.
  • Security features.
  • Template of virtual desktops feature.
  • Remote support tools.
  • Support for graphics in virtual environment.
  • 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.
VMWare Horizon has several advanced features vs other competitors, choosing one option or another depends on the scope of the company's need and the cost of investment. In general, all the solutions of VDI are good and offer a good experience.

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Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Zoom, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC Avamar, Dell EMC PowerScale (emc isilon)
It is a robust solution with many functionalities, depending on the complexity of the company's environment, several versions of the software can be adapted, the price is not cheap since there are other cheaper solutions that allow virtualization of desktops, sales by subscription helps to solve the price. For a correct implementation, several virtual machines with sufficient hardware resources are required. An important point to consider is Microsoft's licensing, which initially makes a solution more expensive.