VMware Fusion vs VMware Horizon View comparison

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We performed a comparison between VMware Fusion and VMware Horizon View based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The most value that it provides is that it is versatile."

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"VMware has a lot of experience in virtualization — they are the pioneers in virtualization.""VMware's technical support is good.""I like that it updates quickly and allows users to have virtual desktops.""The solution includes good user profiles and policies.""The solution has good performance and functionality. However, if the network connection was poor we noticed a decrease in performance.""It is easy to maintain.""The most valuable feature of this solution has been security.""VMware Horizon View is easy to configure and deploy."

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Cons
"I would like to see newer and updated cloud functions."

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"The solution isn't quite mature yet. It needs more time to mature and to get more market recognition.""User profiles are something that needs to be improved.""The standard license does not include certain features.""I would like to see more useful monitoring within users and a more useful help desk.""The solution is quite expensive. They should work to lower the costs if possible.""Sometimes we had to force values so the end-user could continue working, which caused some information to get lost.""They need to make troubleshooting, diagnostics, and error reporting a little better.""Lacks sufficiently robust audio redirections."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost varies depending on the season and whether it is scaled up or scaled down, but I would guess that it's approximately $1,000 per month."
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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."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most value that it provides is that it is versatile.
    Top Answer:We don't have any issues with the pricing. The cost varies depending on the season and whether it is scaled up or scaled down, but I would guess that it's approximately $1,000 per month.
    Top Answer:I would like to see newer and updated cloud functions.
    Top Answer:The solution includes good user profiles and policies.
    Top Answer:The pricing can be a challenge because certain features are not standard and require a separate license. The solution can be costly for customers who do not run mission-critical applications or who… more »
    Top Answer:Our company uses the solution as a virtual desktop for clients at universities and banks. One customer has more than 200 users who log in from anywhere.
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    Horizon View
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    Overview
    VMware Fusion is a software hypervisor for Macintosh computers. VMware Fusion allows Intel-based Macs to run operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, NetWare, or Solaris on virtual machines, along with their Mac OS X operating system using a combination of paravirtualization, hardware virtualization and dynamic recompilation.

    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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    Sample Customers
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    Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Educational Organization10%
    University7%
    REVIEWERS
    University15%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    VMware Fusion is ranked 7th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 1 review while VMware Horizon View is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 25 reviews. VMware Fusion is rated 10.0, while VMware Horizon View is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of VMware Fusion writes "Simple to use, install, and maintain, with prompt technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "Stable, with a straightforward setup, but could offer better pricing". VMware Fusion is most compared with VMware Player, VMware Workstation, Parallels Desktop, VMware Horizon and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, whereas VMware Horizon View is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Horizon, VMware Workstation and Citrix Workspace.

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