VMware Horizon View - Powerful VDI Solution, Easy to Connect to the Cloud
March 03, 2016

VMware Horizon View - Powerful VDI Solution, Easy to Connect to the Cloud

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware Horizon View

VMWare Horizon View was used by my whole organization. The beauty of this technology is it allows you to work anywhere in the world with a simple internet connection and the Horizon View client installed on your laptop/workstation. Basically, it is better than a traditional VPN connection but much more security and with higher resolution video and high quality audio.
  • High resolution video and audio.
  • Simple to connect to the Horizon View client with all of your previous last windows/documents opened.
  • Secured using the PCoIP protocol.
  • Very fast and reliable connection as opposed to using a regular desktop over an internet connection.
  • Improving the Mac version of Horizon View as end-users have trouble installing the correct version.
  • Positive ROI: Flexible in pricing, as opposed to removing/adding virtual desktop machines on a monthly audit bases.
  • Negative ROI: Takes more than 5 years for ROI to take place.
  • Negative ROI: Full package vendor support can be highly expensive.
Originally, our organization was using physical desktops at 5 locations, however, there were not enough IT resources to support the entire infrastructure. We then selected VMware Horizon View and purchased Zero-clients for each user to connect to the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). It allowed our IT staff of 3 people to remotely manage and maintain the entire system at one location. For instance, if a VDI got infected by a virus, it only requires less than 30 minutes to provision a new VDI for that particular end-user and bring the system up and running with all of the existing user files, assuming roaming profiles are enabled.
VMware Horizon View is well suited with a small group of remote IT team supporting the whole organization. The technology is very flexible which provides high availability cloud desktops for the user. It is less appropriate for an IT team larger than 10.