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VMware Horizon View vs. VMware Workstation
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about VMware Horizon View vs. VMware Workstation and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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"The most valuable features of VMware Horizon View technology is easier to use and is user-friendly with the customers.""sdfgdfg""The solution is secure.""Users can log in from anywhere and from a variety of devices.""The embedded features of the solution are valuable.""Ability to log in from anywhere and from a variety of devices.""The solution has good performance and functionality. However, if the network connection was poor we noticed a decrease in performance.""The most valuable features are that it is easy to use and easy to manage."

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"Great at solving connection problems.""Technical support is very good.""I haven't faced any inconveniences working with this solution. It is very easy to use.""The most valuable features of VMware Workstation are the speed of access and quality of upgrade. Those are the more important and pertinent aspects as far as we were concerned. Functionality and features were relevant for the customers. What a customer chose, we had to make sure that it operated.""It will not harm any of the computer settings to run a specific program. For example, if a program needs a specific security policy, we don't have to use the shared configuration. We have an individual copy of Windows installed on the virtual machine, so anybody can access that. It helps us a lot.""We are able to simultaneously run multiple operating systems in a single machine and have virtually no performance hit.""Because the setup is so easy, this is a solution that can be used at a moment's notice.""It is much more mature compared to Nutanix or SimpliVity when it's cross-platform based."

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"The installation is complex and could be easier. The full installation with testing took a couple of weeks to complete.""Deployment and configuration could be simplified.""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.""Lacking in documentation for app settings.""User profiles are something that needs to be improved.""Reporting could be improved, we currently have to export manually.""The solution is very expensive.""They need to make troubleshooting, diagnostics, and error reporting a little better."

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"The GUI interface could be improved.""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.""I would want to see features included that make deployment easier.""Installing VMware Workstation isn't so easy. It's highly complex compared to Windows. I rate it four out of 10 for ease of installation. Setting up a remote desktop only takes a minute or so, but the Workstation itself takes some time.""The big issue that we've always had with VMware, was the disparity between what was presented for a Windows-based client and a Linux-based client. The Windows client was always two or three releases ahead of the Linux client. We always wanted VMware to change and improve the feature sets between the client connector on Linux and on Windows.""The price should be reduced.""The interface is a little wonky and needs to be improved."

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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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  • "Licensing costs are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "The licensing costs are cheap. I pay approximately $100 per year."
  • "The cost differs depending on the customer's requirement."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:VMware Horizon View is easy to configure and deploy.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:The cost of licenses is always a challenge. I would also like the deployment to be simplified and automated to be more streamlined. It would be helpful for managing. For example, if you are deploying… more »
    Top Answer:VM Workstation’s setup is so easy, you can use it almost instantly, it works well with Windows and Linux. We like VM Workstation primarily to test environments to determine how well a solution will… more »
    Top Answer:It will not harm any of the computer settings to run a specific program. For example, if a program needs a specific security policy, we don't have to use the shared configuration. We have an… more »
    Top Answer:The interface is a little wonky and needs to be improved. Honestly, the biggest problem with VMware is not with their interface, as much as their support for the interface. In order for a virtual… more »
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    Overview

    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 Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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    Sample Customers
    Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
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    Government15%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company10%
    University10%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Sports Company10%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Government8%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Buyer's Guide
    VMware Horizon View vs. VMware Workstation
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about VMware Horizon View vs. VMware Workstation and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    VMware Horizon View is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 21 reviews while VMware Workstation is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 9 reviews. VMware Horizon View is rated 7.8, while VMware Workstation is rated 8.8. 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 Workstation writes "Easy to use, powerful virtualization capabilities, and good performance". VMware Horizon View is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Fusion, VMware Horizon 7 and Citrix Workspace, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. See our VMware Horizon View vs. VMware Workstation report.

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