VMware Horizon
What is VMware Horizon?

VMware Horizon is a modern platform for secure delivery of virtual desktops and apps across the hybrid cloud, from the market leader in software-defined data center and digital workspaces. By leveraging unique integration with trusted VMware technology, Horizon helps IT efficiently deploy and scale virtual desktops and apps from a single control plane with rapid provisioning, automation, and simplified management to extend the best digital workspace experience to end users.

A Modern Platform for Secure Delivery of Virtual Desktops and Apps
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Brian Madden’s
Playbook for Your
Journey to the Cloud
Brian Madden shares his learnings from our collective journey to the cloud, especially when it comes to desktop virtualization.
• Why you can’t just “flip the switch” and be a cloud person now.
• Why do you even want to use the cloud in the first place?
• How to use the cloud on your terms.
• What you need to consider as you plan your cloud projects.
Features of VMware Horizon
Advanced End-to-End Monitoring
VMware Advanced Monitoring powered by ControlUp provides true real-time monitoring across the full stack with a rich set of metrics to track user experience and take correctives action. Eliminate issues quickly with guided troubleshooting and automated script actions for a wide variety of commonly occurring problems.
Robust Image/App Management and Delivery
Simplified image and app lifecycle management streamlines assignments across Horizon pods and clouds with granular control. Powered by App Volumes and ThinApp, Horizon provides app isolation and radically faster application delivery, simplifying OS migrations and reducing IT costs by up to 70%
APIs for Automation
Comprehensive REST APIs enable integration and automation of rich capabilities, including monitoring, entitlements and user and machine management.
Just-in-Time Delivery
Rapidly deploy full-featured, personalized digital workspaces leveraging JMP technologies, which include Instant Clones, App Volumes and Dynamic Environment Management. Easily monitor performance, set up alerts and remediate issues to improve the user experience.

Blast Extreme Performance
Deliver an immersive, feature-rich user experience for end users, across devices, locations, media and network connections with Blast Performance. Bring secure, workstation-class performance and rich 2D and 3D graphics from the cloud to remote and mobile workers with Horizon with Blast 3D.
Smart Policies with Streamlined Access
Simplify authentication across all desktop and app services with True SSO and contextual, granular, role-based policies that connect user, device and location information. Deliver multilayered protection of virtual infrastructure with simplified networking, automated intelligence and threat protection that goes from data center to device.
Fast Deployment of Windows, Linux, and VM-Hosted Apps
Quickly deliver Windows and Linux resources at scale across multiple data centers- now with support for published apps for Linux. VM-hosted apps allows admins to publish apps to a Windows 10 desktop for increased compatibility and flexibility.
Session Collaboration and Optimized Web Conferencing
Provides a better user experience and increase productivity with real-time session collaboration and optimized audio and video support for Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other communication and collaboration tools.
Flexible Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Deployment Options
Flexibility to deploy and manage desktops and apps on-premises, or in the public cloud, such as Microsoft Azure, VMware Cloud on AWS, Google Cloud VMware Engine, IBM Cloud and other partner clouds. The Horizon Control Plane delivers always up-to-date infrastructure and connects entitlement and management layers across Horizon pods and clouds.
Uniquely Integrated on VMware Technology
Integration with VMware Cloud Foundation delivers rapid provisioning and hyperconverged infrastructure ideal for on-premise or cloud deployment. VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (by Avi Networks) and VMware SD-WAN (by Velocloud) further enhance Horizon user experience in any data center or cloud. The power of market-leading VMware technology eliminates the need to build, test and support disparate storage, virtualization and networking products.
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