VMware Horizon 7 vs VMware Workspace One
We performed a comparison between VMware Horizon 7 and VMware Workspace One based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: In terms of pricing and support, the two solutions are on par with each other. VMware Workspace One slightly edges out Horizon 7 due to better remote controls and device tracking. Users of Workspace One find the solution has a better user interface and is easier to configure. With Workspace One you can manage multiple types of devices, even IoT devices. Additionally, if a device gets lost or stolen, you can take control of it quickly, stopping any information leaks from happening. In terms of ease of deployment, though, Horizon 7 wins out.
"Horizon 7 is scalable - we can add more machines or servers easily."
"It is stable and easily scalable."
"The most important feature of this solution is the connectivity with every device, such as iPad, iPhone, and other terminals. The security of the solution is very good."
"We like that VMware is the top competitor in virtualization."
"I appreciate the ability to have a more centralized environment."
"Scalable and stable virtualization solution, with good technical support offering timely responses."
"The most valuable feature of VMware Horizon 7 is that it can be accessed anywhere in my internal network. It has a lot of flexibility."
"It is a stable solution. It is wonderful for multi-user environments, and it supports different virtual machines and operating systems. You can go for any kind of virtual machine. It has many features, especially for a call center. You don't have the issue of computers going down from time to time. You just need to copy the virtual machine to deploy it. You also don't need many people to maintain computers. With Horizon 7, you just need one or two people."
"The feature with the highest rating for me is its employee management. I can also praise how versatile it is in terms of operating systems. It has good support for multiple operating systems and can easily manage them all. Not just that, but it can also support any kind of tool that can be run on all these operating systems."
"Workspace ONE adds a lot of value compared to Microsoft because Microsoft is a late entry into the market, and they're still developing their product from an end-user perspective. Workspace ONE has a slight edge because of AirWatch. VMware has developed its product over a longer period of time, so they have better integrations as a whole solution."
"The most valuable feature is the security policies."
"VMware Workspace ONE is scalable."
"The most valuable feature depends on the use case of the clients. However, one feature I like is the Kiosk Mode. In the Kiosk Mode in most cases, the clients only can make available one application developed by the solution and permit the employee or the final client to use only this one application for interaction. This provides a security control layer limiting only one application functionally."
"Remote management is most valuable. It allows you to manage multiple types of devices. It is not just limited to laptops or desktops. You can also manage IoT devices. If a device is lost or stolen, you can easily take control of the device without letting any information get leaked."
"The most valuable features of VMware Workspace ONE are security and having support for all the latest features that are coming out from Apple. They're pretty fast at adopting new features. This is one of the most vital aspects of mobile device management systems."
"You can upgrade and migrate the existing group policies that we use for VMware Workspace ONE for the active directory. We can push the policies and group policies. We can migrate it and manage it from VMware Workspace ONE."
"The setup of VMware Horizon 7 is easy. However, we have a lot of experience with VMware Horizon 7."
"I would like to see simple load-balancing for smaller environments that lack large solutions like F5, or NSX; it should be redundant or unavailable but in a simple way. Perhaps limited to only two components; if more are required, a paid load balancing solution can be used. Load balancing for simple environments, or simple redundancy, is sorely lacking."
"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 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."
"I would like to see the VDP or other features for backing up the VMs."
"The multimedia playback is not very good and they could improve it by increasing the quality."
"My deployment is complex and I hope it will only take a month."
"VMware Horizon 7 could improve by supporting the active-active data center. At this time we are only deploying it in the production environment. Our customer is considered to deploy the VMware Horizon 7 to a secondary data center, but we found out that it cannot fully support the user in the deployment in the active-active data center. Any improvement on this would be beneficial."
"Patching, fixing, and training for VMware Workspace ONE are areas that need to be improved."
"VMware Workspace ONE platform offers support for Mac Books and we see that there is some room for improvement in that area versus all the products out there."
"There should be better compatibility with Linux devices."
"There are some bugs that our team needs to work around. It required some API integration required because visitor integration was not there. For example, we are currently working on a tunnel issue, and VMware doesn't have this solution."
"The location service could improve and more integration with other devices, such as Android enterprise and Apple devices."
"VMware Workspace ONE for the new users or the new clients that they try to procure and learn it, there can have difficulties. It does not have user-friendly portals. The portal seems to be more user-friendly in Microsoft solutions."
"We'd like the customization to be better."
"The initial setup is a bit complex."
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 Workspace ONE is an intelligence-driven digital workspace platform that delivers any app on any device. It integrates access control, multi-platform endpoint management, and application management. With the VMware Workspace ONE platform, IT teams can deliver a digital workspace that includes the devices and apps of the company’s choice, but with security and control.
VMware Workspace ONE is available:
VMware Workspace ONE Key Features
VMware Workspace ONE Benefits
Some of the benefits of using VMware Workspace ONE include:
Workspace ONE Components
Reviews from Real Users
Below is some feedback from our PeerSpot users who are currently using the solution:
PeerSpot user Patrick B., Cybersecurity Architect at a tech services company, says, "Its UI is extremely easy to use whether you're an advanced user or a novice user. When I first opened it up and had to learn the product, I was easily a novice. By the end of the third month, I was digging into the backend of the system and using it as a highly advanced user to accomplish what I needed to accomplish, and I was able to do it through the UI mostly."
Roshan T., Partner Manager North America at a tech company, mentions how satisfied he is with the product, saying, "You can put all your applications on a mobile device, be it a phone or tablet. It is secure and easy to use. Because it is centrally managed, you don't have to do any configuration on the phone. I just got the phone and connected to the central applications. I just downloaded one thing and everything got rolled out. Email, calendar, and other things were deployed centrally. If you don't have AirWatch, you have to configure your phone manually. For example, you need to deploy and configure your email manually and then synchronize everything. It is much simpler when a mobile device is centrally managed."
VMware Horizon is ranked 6th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 18 reviews while VMware Workspace ONE is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 36 reviews. VMware Horizon is rated 8.4, while VMware Workspace ONE is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of VMware Horizon writes "Complete, fully mature, easy to manage, and design ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workspace ONE writes "A straightforward setup with a good set of features and very good documentation". VMware Horizon is most compared with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Horizon View, VMware Horizon Cloud, VMware Player and VMware Fusion, whereas VMware Workspace ONE is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Jamf Pro, SOTI MobiControl, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and Citrix Workspace.
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