"The most valuable features are the ability to manage a great number of desktops at once and the remote access for users who are working from outside of the office or from a different office in the country."
"VMware Horizon 7 has its proprietary Elastic streaming protocol, which is very good for delivering VDI."
"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."
"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."
"We like that VMware is the top competitor in virtualization."
"It is stable and easily scalable."
"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."
"We are happy with the interface, configurations, pricing and support."
"I haven't faced any inconveniences working with this solution. It is very easy to use."
"VMware Workstation is great for migrating and patching operating systems."
"Because the setup is so easy, this is a solution that can be used at a moment's notice."
"Technical support is very good."
"Great at solving connection problems."
"I would like to see the VDP or other features for backing up the VMs."
"VMware Horizon could be improved with more integration. It is also very costly for Enterprise Plus, which is a drawback. The renewal costs for the license are very, very high."
"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."
"My deployment is complex and I hope it will only take a month."
"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."
"The multimedia playback is not very good and they could improve it by increasing the quality."
"The remote application features have some room for improvement."
"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."
"Performance could be improved, it's somewhat clunky."
"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."
"The price should be reduced."
"Lacks the ability to clone onto another system rather than starting from scratch."
"I would want to see features included that make deployment easier."
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 7 is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 11 reviews while VMware Workstation is ranked 5th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 5 reviews. VMware Horizon 7 is rated 8.2, while VMware Workstation is rated 9.0. 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 Workstation writes "Excellent for testing and provides insight without having to purchase licenses". VMware Horizon 7 is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, VMware Horizon View, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Fusion and VMware Player, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with VMware vSphere, VMware Horizon View, Hyper-V, KVM and VMware Player. See our VMware Horizon 7 vs. VMware Workstation report.
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