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"The ease of deployment is one of the most valuable features. If I want to install something, I can have a test phase to see what sort of impact it will have and whether it will affect production. So I can install it on my lab, make sure it is okay, and if it is, I can deploy it directly to the users or to the staff.""The benefits of this solution are that it is modern and it works perfectly well with the rest of the VMware environments we have. Having this vertical integration is what matters to us as an organization and this solution excels in this area. You deploy it and it works without much hassle.""VMware Horizon 7 has its proprietary Elastic streaming protocol, which is very good for delivering VDI.""We like that VMware is the top competitor in virtualization.""The most important feature of this solution is the connectivity with every device, such as iPad, iPhone, and other terminals. The security of the solution is very good.""One of the most interesting features in the enterprise version is the ability to do some support. There is a feature for remote control and debugging, which is something we didn't have before having Horizon 7 and the enterprise version.""It is a stable solution. It is wonderful for multi-user environments, and it supports different virtual machines and operating systems. You can go for any kind of virtual machine. It has many features, especially for a call center. You don't have the issue of computers going down from time to time. You just need to copy the virtual machine to deploy it. You also don't need many people to maintain computers. With Horizon 7, you just need one or two people.""VMware is a hyper-converged infrastructure model. Therefore, for scaling it you just add more servers to it in the inputs. It's rather straightforward."

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"The solution has good performance and functionality. However, if the network connection was poor we noticed a decrease in performance.""Great for desktop management, particularly when it comes to all the upgrades.""The ease of customizing the terminal, including the ability to add or decrease memory.""The local hardware pass-throughs are valuable. I like being able to have access to local hardware.""The most valuable feature of this solution has been security.""Instant Clone instantly creates another VM with a Delta disk, which is just the VMware backend. This helps with scalability and management.""The solution's most valuable aspect is the VDI - the remote virtual desktop interface.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward."

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"I would like to see seamless integration with the cloud because right now, the dependency is on the cloud providers.""It is a little bit complex. You need a little bit of experience with ESXi installation and VMware before using this solution. You cannot directly jump to this solution. It also requires training. After you get trained, you can do anything with Horizon 7. In terms of features, it has been sufficient for my needs, but it can always have more features. They can maybe merge the servers. They can give the Horizon 7 server in one package with ESXi.""The remote connection, bandwidth usage, and error connection can be improved. Working with the load balancer sites should also be improved. For example, with Horizon, we can use two clients with a one megabit connection, but with Citrix, we can use four or five clients with the same bandwidth through ICA protocol. VMware must improve remote connection, connection stability, and load balancing.""The most important feature that is missing is the ability to do some remote support on the client itself. For example, if somebody has a Horizon client installed on his machine, there should be a way to support his local machine as well. That's because most of the problems can't be solved very often due to the computer or the setup that someone is using on his personal machine. Because a Horizon client is already installed on the machine to access the environment, it would be nice if the client itself possessed some sort of remote control tool in it so that if needed, we could support both the virtual setup and the actual setup of the machine. It pretty much does everything well. It is mostly the support aspect that can be improved. You have perfect control over your in-house environment. You have a solution that can pretty much be used anywhere, but you have no control over the machine that's being used to access your environment. Definitely, that's where most of the features are lacking. There should be an option for remote control and maybe some options for conformity.""I would like to see the VDP or other features for backing up the VMs.""My deployment is complex and I hope it will only take a month.""I would love to see so they can actually allow the use of Linux, from a hosting environment as well as from a VDI client environment.""The multimedia playback is not very good and they could improve it by increasing the quality."

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"The installation is complex and could be easier. The full installation with testing took a couple of weeks to complete.""The initial setup was not difficult but there is room for improvement.""The solution is quite expensive. They should work to lower the costs if possible.""VMware Horizon View can improve by making it easier to use for first-time users. You should learn the whole concept of VMware to be able to use it.""Technical support could be better and faster.""Deployment and configuration could be simplified.""The solution isn't quite mature yet. It needs more time to mature and to get more market recognition.""Sometimes, the protocol itself gets a bit laggy. If you have less than optimal switching and routing, it can get kind of laggy."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Its cost is fair. You can go for a free trial, but for initializing a project, you need to purchase a license. There are different types of licenses."
  • "There are different editions available at different cost points."
  • "I don't know about the price. I know there are different tiers with the license, but I'm not sure exactly what it costs anymore."
  • "It is hard to know for sure. It is definitely in the $20,000 to $30,000 range. It is quite expensive, but you do save money on desktop power, desktop upgrades, etc. You're able to extend the useful life of your previous desktops. Previously, we used to change desktops regularly, and now we just change them when they break."
  • "The VMware Horizon 7 license is for three months. We are in the testing stage, we are still evaluating the product. We are sure now that we need to buy a license for the production environment."
  • "The license is very costly, as well as the renewal cost."
  • "We are happy with the price."
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  • "This solution is expensive. A lot of companies in Mexico find that the price is too high."
  • "There is a monthly subscription for the use of this solution and it is expensive."
  • "Customers pay a licensing fee."
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    Overview

    Horizon 7 allows IT to deliver virtual or RDSH published desktops and applications through a single platform to end users. These desktop and application services— including RDS hosted apps, packaged apps with VMware ThinApp, SaaS apps, and even virtualized apps from Citrix—can all be accessed from one unified workspace to provide end users with all of the resources they want, at the speed they expect, with the efficiency business demands.

    VMware Horizon View, previously known as VMware View, is a virtual desktop infrastructure solution that provides users with virtual and mobile desktop management, flexible access, an optimal end-user experience and cloud computing. Horizon View also provides increased control and security of the desktop environment.

    End-users get to be more productive and enjoy the flexibility of accessing their desktop environments from many locations and devices, while IT remains in control of policies and security.

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    LCMC Health
    Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Government16%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    University11%
    Healthcare Company11%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    VMware Horizon 7 is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 11 reviews while VMware Horizon View is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 17 reviews. VMware Horizon 7 is rated 8.2, while VMware Horizon View is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of VMware Horizon 7 writes "Makes it simpler and faster to deploy new versions and updates and enables us to provide support with the remote control feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "Stable, with a straightforward setup, but could offer better pricing". VMware Horizon 7 is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Fusion, VMware Horizon Cloud and VMware Workstation, whereas VMware Horizon View is most compared with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion and VMware Workspace ONE. See our VMware Horizon 7 vs. VMware Horizon View report.

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