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VMware Horizon Air vs VMware Horizon View comparison

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

Find out in this report how the two Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed VMware Horizon Air vs. VMware Horizon View report (Updated: September 2022).
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"The solution has proven to be very stable.""The solution is good for providing dedicated resources for dedicated users."

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"The solution is secure.""The ease of customizing the terminal, including the ability to add or decrease memory.""The app virtualizing is a great feature.""The solution's most valuable aspect is the VDI - the remote virtual desktop interface.""VMware's technical support is good.""sdfgdfg""VMware Horizon View is easy to configure and deploy.""Horizon View provides virtual desktops on demand."

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"It's a costly product. It would help if they could offer it at a discount.""We have experienced some connectivity issues."

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"The initial setup is a little complicated.""The system is not designed to allow the client to log in easily.""User profiles are something that needs to be improved.""The installation is complex and could be easier. The full installation with testing took a couple of weeks to complete.""Technical support could be better and faster.""Sometimes, the protocol itself gets a bit laggy. If you have less than optimal switching and routing, it can get kind of laggy.""Lacks sufficiently robust audio redirections.""VMware Horizon View has worked a lot to improve the solutions. There are some issues in the delivery of the applications, such as network problems. You can lose your connection at times."

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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."
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    Top Answer:The solution has proven to be very stable.
    Top Answer:It would be very helpful if we could integrate it directly into the database. It's a costly product. It would help if they could offer it at a discount. It would be ideal if the solution could enhance… more »
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    Also Known As
    Horizon View
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    VMware Horizon Air simplifies the delivery of Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service. IT can save time and money, without sacrificing enterprise requirements for security and control. End users are more productive, with a complete workspace they can access from any device, anywhere.

    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
    Wildlands Adventure Zoo, Medic Mobile, IBM, Seventy Seven Energy, Baystate Health, Osis, Oxford University, Columbia University, Siemens, Cardinal Health, Ashdod Port, Vasakronan, Sydney Adventist Hospital, University of Derby
    Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    VMware Horizon Air vs. VMware Horizon View
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about VMware Horizon Air vs. VMware Horizon View and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    VMware Horizon Air is ranked 11th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 2 reviews while VMware Horizon View is ranked 5th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 22 reviews. VMware Horizon Air is rated 8.6, while VMware Horizon View is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of VMware Horizon Air writes "Easy deployment with good performance and can scale well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "Stable, with a straightforward setup, but could offer better pricing". VMware Horizon Air is most compared with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), whereas VMware Horizon View is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Fusion, VMware Horizon and Oracle VDI. See our VMware Horizon Air vs. VMware Horizon View report.

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