We performed a comparison between VMware Horizon View and VMware Player 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.
"The app virtualizing is a great feature."
"VMware Horizon View is a stable solution."
"Users can log in from anywhere and from a variety of devices."
"This product works quickly and is reliable."
"The ease of customizing the terminal, including the ability to add or decrease memory."
"The solution is secure."
"The local hardware pass-throughs are valuable. I like being able to have access to local hardware."
"Great for desktop management, particularly when it comes to all the upgrades."
"VMware Player's best feature is the ability to run different OS's simultaneously."
"It's really easy to build testing environments with VMware Player."
"VMware Horizon View can improve by making it easier to use for first-time users. You should learn the whole concept of VMware to be able to use it."
"Lacking in documentation for app settings."
"User profiles are something that needs to be improved."
"VMware support is okay, but sometimes it's a little bit hit or miss trying to get somebody who knows what they're doing and talking about."
"Sometimes, the protocol itself gets a bit laggy. If you have less than optimal switching and routing, it can get kind of laggy."
"Horizon View could be more stable."
"The initial setup was not difficult but there is room for improvement."
"The initial setup is a little complicated."
"VMware Player isn't downgradable, so if you have a later set of VMs, you need to upgrade it or figure out a workaround."
"The tool has limited scalability."
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 Player, or VMware Player Plus, is described by VMware as the easiest way to run a virtual machine on Windows or Linux PCs in a commercial environment. If you want to deliver a managed desktop to your employees, customers, students, contractors, or partners, then this virtual desktop solution is the way to go.
VMware Player provides the most advanced virtualization platform available, which is capable of supporting even extremely demanding applications. Even though the platform is so advanced, the user interface is simple and easy-to-use.
There is seamless integration with Windows XP and Windows XP applications even if the machine itself is a Windows 7 PC, a Windows 8 PC, or even Linux-based. It also gives your IT person the capability of restricting the virtual machines by requiring runtime passwords, adding an expiration date, blocking USB devices, or encrypting the machines. By using VMware vCenter Converter, VMware Player can even convert old machines into virtual machines without you needing to re-configure or re-install any applications.
VMware Horizon View is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 25 reviews while VMware Player is ranked 10th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 2 reviews. VMware Horizon View is rated 7.8, while VMware Player is rated 8.0. 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 Player writes "Simple to set up, user-friendly, and makes building test environments easy". VMware Horizon View is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Fusion, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Horizon and Sangfor aDesk VDI, whereas VMware Player is most compared with VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, VMware Horizon, Parallels Desktop and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. See our VMware Horizon View vs. VMware Player report.
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