Vmware Horizon View - Versatile Virtual Machine deployments
June 03, 2016

Vmware Horizon View - Versatile Virtual Machine deployments

Gabriel Duff | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with VMware Horizon View

We primarily use Vmware Horizon view in order to offer remote agents or offsite workers the option of using thin client units to connect remotely over VPN, we also use it to provide a windows application environment for our Macintosh users. It also has the ability to be used from Tablets and smartphones and pretty much any kind of computer which makes it very useful tool for on the go computing. It also features emulation options for connected USB devices to the host system and responsive rendering even with a high load of clients if configured correctly.
  • Operating system emulation for multiple users across a VPN network or local network with the correct confutation
  • Convince and cost saving for situations that you need to run windows Only applications without buying hardware to do it.
  • Small footprint for installing it on devices and support for encryption for passwords and certificate access.
  • Folder sharing to the host system using folder emulation options would be useful
  • Intensive graphic support using OPEN GL
  • Interface options to make it more integrated into the operating system or to be able to tell a certain type of file to open in the virtual machine your connecting to .
  • its saved purchasing unneeded systems , and instead allows us to use cheaper Thin client boxes to achieve some of the same goals for users.
  • It also cuts down on having systems that are not standardized as you can manage them all from the server end, and make sure they stay current on software and updates, saving you IT call generation also
  • It offers running virtual machines on Macintosh systems without having to purchase more expensive software like VMware Fusion and windows clients.
Each has its pros and cons however when properly configured and with a server infustructer to support it correctly vmware horizon view can be a highly scalable , powerful tool in your IT bag of tricks that can offer massive ROI and user satisfaction being able to deploy it almost anywhere.
It is more suited for environments where you have a large user population that needs some of the same access to applications in a repetitive pattern. Meaning that most departments use the same type of software so its easy to deploy these specific Builds to most people. It would be harder to configure in environments that need to do graphic our sound editing in windows itself, as the emulated software cannot perform the same as actual hardware drivers for modern editing software.