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  • "There is a monthly subscription for the use of this solution and it is expensive."
  • "Customers pay a licensing fee."
  • "The pricing can be relatively competitive, but sometimes you have to go back to VMware and ask for additional discounts. You can make it competitive If you're prepared to put in the work. The list prices and standard discounts may not be competitive, but if you push hard enough, you can get the price to where you need it to be."
  • "The solution can be costly for customers who do not run mission-critical applications or who have less than 50 users."
  • "I cannot provide a detailed comment on the pricing; however, I can say that it is quite expensive."
  • "I would rate the pricing of VMware Horizon View a five out of ten. The price is average."
  • "The solution's pricing depends on certain factors. It would be best if you know which components you are looking for, as you may have other hardware costs. It is recommended if users want to use the VMware HPE as the hypervisor."
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    Top Answer:I find the product to be quite stable...It is a scalable solution...The documentation of VMware Horizon View is quite good.
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    Top Answer:I have not come across many of the product's weaknesses. Considering the tool's weaknesses, the product probably has scope for some improvement in the context of how the applications or Linux… more »
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    Nerdio is the definitive solution for Microsoft Azure deployment, packaging, pricing, management, and optimization.

    Nerdio for Azure empowers MSPs to build successful cloud practices in Azure, and we will do whatever it takes to help them succeed.

    VMware Horizon View is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that helps organizations to provide virtual machines and applications to end-users that can be run on a variety of devices. With Horizon View, organizations are able to provide remote access to desktops, improve their security and compliance, and significantly reduce the costs and complexities of physical hardware management.

    Horizon View has an intuitive central management area for all virtual devices, which enables image creation and management, management of users, and access control. Horizon View users have the flexibility that allows them to access their virtual desktops and applications from any type of device and from any location.

    The solution has enhanced security abilities, including built-in encryption and secure communication between the devices and the virtual machines. These security measures help ensure the safety of sensitive data, even if the data is accessed from a non-secure device.

    Benefits of VMware Horizon View

    VMware Horizon View provides its users with several key benefits, including:

    • Enhanced security: VMware Horizon View’s virtual desktops are run from a secure data center, which reduces the risk of data loss or attacks.

    • High performance: Experience high levels of performance and stability, even with low-bandwidth connections.

    • Flexibility: Horizon View virtual machines can run on a wide range of devices, including laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Users are able to access their virtual desktops from any location.

    • Centralized management: Create and manage all of your virtual desktops from a single location.

    • Scalability: Scale your virtual machines up and down depending on your usage.

    • Reduced costs: Eliminate the usage of physical desktops and reduce hardware, maintenance, and energy costs.

    • Simple deployments: Horizon View automates the deployment and configuration of virtual desktops, making it faster and easier to roll out virtual desktops to users.

    VMware Horizon View features

    Some of Horizon View’s top features include:

    • Load balancing: Improve performance and stability by balancing workloads across multiple servers.

    • User management and access control: Create and manage user profiles, including their saved data and settings across virtual desktops. Control user access to virtual desktops based on multiple factors.

    • Multimedia optimization: Improve the performance of your applications that use audio and video by optimizing multimedia playback for virtual desktops.

    • Virtual application and machine sharing: Create and share pools of virtual desktops and applications between users, making them easy to maintain and manage.

    • Customizations: Enables IT to customize the user environment, including the desktop background, shortcuts, and start menu, to meet the needs of different users or departments.

    Reviews from Real Users

    VMware Horizon View stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Several major ones are its flexibility, powerful performance, and virtualizing capabilities.

    David G., a systems engineer at a tech services company, writes, “This product is great for desktop management. It enables you to update one golden image, save it and basically deploy it... It makes management a lot easier. There's also the huge savings. We've (used) it with the pandemic because everybody had to work from home. Even if there weren't enough laptops to go around, almost everybody has a home computer. It was just a matter of installing Horizon on your home computer and connecting to the office using two-factor authentication. They made it really simple.”

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    BeMo, Northstar Technologies
    Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
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    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Insurance Company10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Nerdio is ranked 16th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) while VMware Horizon View is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 25 reviews. Nerdio is rated 0.0, while VMware Horizon View is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "The solution's most valuable feature is its ability to work like a centralized management system". Nerdio is most compared with Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service), Citrix Workspace, NetApp Virtual Desktop Service, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and Parallels Desktop, whereas VMware Horizon View is most compared with Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service), VMware Horizon, VMware Fusion, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops.

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