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Find out what your peers are saying about VMware Horizon View vs. VMware Workstation and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The embedded features of the solution are valuable.""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 is secure.""The ease of customizing the terminal, including the ability to add or decrease memory.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""VMware Horizon View is a stable solution.""The most valuable features are Instant Clones and AppStacks."

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"VMware Workstation is great for migrating and patching operating systems.""I haven't faced any inconveniences working with this solution. It is very easy to use.""Technical support is very good.""Great at solving connection problems.""Because the setup is so easy, this is a solution that can be used at a moment's notice."

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Cons
"Technical support is only average and can be improved.""In the future, I would like to see better support for application virtualization.""The installation is complex and could be easier. The full installation with testing took a couple of weeks to complete.""Sometimes, the protocol itself gets a bit laggy. If you have less than optimal switching and routing, it can get kind of laggy.""They need to make troubleshooting, diagnostics, and error reporting a little better.""The initial setup was not difficult but there is room for improvement.""The solution is very expensive.""Sometimes we had to force values so the end-user could continue working, which caused some information to get lost."

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"My experience with Workstation is limited, so I don't know all the functionalities of this tool. Maybe Workstation could add some more compatibility with other vendors.""Lacks the ability to clone onto another system rather than starting from scratch.""The price should be reduced.""Performance could be improved, it's somewhat clunky.""I would want to see features included that make deployment easier."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Licensing costs are paid on a yearly basis."
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    The ease of customizing the terminal, including the ability to add or decrease memory.
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    There is a monthly subscription for the use of this solution and it is expensive.
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    One issue we had with this product was that the connection was unstable. Sometimes we had to force values so the end-user could continue working, which caused some information to get lost.
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    VM Workstation’s setup is so easy, you can use it almost instantly, it works well with Windows and Linux. We like VM Workstation primarily to test environments to determine how well a solution will… more »
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    I would like to see the stability improve. We have experienced some crashes on our devices. The configuration could be simplified. I would want to see features included that make deployment easier.
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    Horizon View
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    Overview

    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.

    VMware Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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    Sample Customers
    Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
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    Top Industries
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    Government16%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    University11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Find out what your peers are saying about VMware Horizon View vs. VMware Workstation and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,208 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    VMware Horizon View is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 17 reviews while VMware Workstation is ranked 5th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 5 reviews. VMware Horizon View is rated 7.6, while VMware Workstation is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "Stable, with a straightforward setup, but could offer better pricing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "Excellent for testing and provides insight without having to purchase licenses". VMware Horizon View is most compared with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Fusion, VMware Horizon 7 and VMware Workspace ONE, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, KVM, Proxmox VE and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. See our VMware Horizon View vs. VMware Workstation report.

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