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.
"VMware Horizon 7 has its proprietary Elastic streaming protocol, which is very good for delivering VDI."
"Scalable and stable virtualization solution, with good technical support offering timely responses."
"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."
"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."
"It is stable and easily scalable."
"The most valuable feature of VMware Horizon 7 is its ease of use."
"Horizon 7's most valuable feature is the unified endpoint management."
"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."
"It has all of the features that we need to use and that we want to use."
"The solution's single plane of glass approach is beneficial. The endpoint management is very good and specific. One of their competitors is Intune, and you have leaks from other services within the Microsoft ecosystem."
"We've found the solution to be easy to use."
"The Identity component of this solution is its most valuable feature."
"A very easy to use solution."
"The remote management and location capabilities are good."
"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 of this solution is the tracking of the devices."
"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 setup of VMware Horizon 7 is easy. However, we have a lot of experience with VMware Horizon 7."
"Areas for improvement in VMware Horizon 7 would be the logging and the troubleshooting, e.g. they could be made clearer."
"There are some issues with RAM in the system."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"There should be better compatibility with Linux devices."
"Feature-wise, it is fine, but its pricing could be better, given that Microsoft is on a bundling spree. AirWatch would benefit from reducing the license pricing per user per month."
"Its performance is quite good on Apple phones or even mid-range phones. If you install an AirWatch on a phone that is not too powerful, you will have performance issues. That's only because the phone is not too powerful, and there is not enough memory, etc. They could do a lighter version for a less powerful phone. It would also be useful for very small companies that don't want to spend money on expensive phones. Having said that, I don't think that is their target market. If their target market is enterprise, all enterprises perhaps have an agreement with Google or Apple, and they would get a phone that has already been tested, and they know that AirWatch will work on that phone."
"Security aspects such as data loss prevention could be improved."
"There are other solutions that might be better for certain use cases. This is not an all-purpose solution."
"They do have a good integration, but there is a long way to go as far as integration is concerned. They need to integrate with the cloud solutions a little bit more. We are looking for Azure integration."
"The initial setup is a bit complex."
"We'd like the customization to be better."
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 17 reviews while VMware Workspace ONE is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 39 reviews. VMware Horizon is rated 8.4, while VMware Workspace ONE is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of VMware Horizon 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 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 Fusion and VMware Player, 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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