2017-05-11T08:09:00Z

VMware vs. Ncomputing

Looking for a comparison between VMware vs. Ncomputing

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it_user256542 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network/Security Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
2017-07-11T10:59:55Z
Jul 11, 2017

I haven't personally worked with NComputing yet, but they do look promising.

VMware is relatively good, but costly and a pain to manage in some cases. I will have a look at NComputing and provide a comparison to VMware Horizon View.

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it_user365919 - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Consultant
2017-07-11T14:26:50Z
Jul 11, 2017

Be more helpful to understand what you'd like to do rather than simply compare two products.

nComputing have the Verde VDI solution with a brokering service, support for Windows & Linux and its own hypervisor based on KVM. It'll use RDP, SPICE or HTML5 for its display protocols. You've also support for a local desktop hypervisor with LEAF. I can't see support for NVIDIA GRID vGPU. Simple model for licensing. Doesn't appear to have support for application virtualization or physical device management. Haven't looked at v8; don't come across them much and where I have its been in a linux focused environment.

VMware's Horizon View also delivers VDI on top of Vmware's ESX hypervisor. Lots of license models support but concurrent user and named user with different models (from linux through to enterprise) adding additional features. The Mirage allows management of standard PCS; ThinApp allows application virtualization. The Blast remote protocol feature set offers adaptive remote performance, touch and unifed comms intergration. They also have a daas offering. Have come across this solution more and it has some impressive new features (new cloning tech, better skype interegration for example)

it_user286701 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Vendor
2017-07-14T02:37:24Z
Jul 14, 2017

Huge difference...
NComputing is focus only about centralizing apps to be accessed by multiple clients... kind of like terminal desktop concept. With virtualization it evolves into VDI. Virtualizing those clients so even the OS are centralized.
VMWare is a whole platform power by virtualization technology. It can host not just clients but servers... or diverse OS... and since its servers the applications are limiteless. But it's so much more than just about servers clients and applications. VMWare like products also consolidate the storage... and resources like memory and cpu... so you can allocate in many cases dynamically (without shutting down the machine) those resources.

RB
System & Storage Administrator at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2017-07-11T13:29:02Z
Jul 11, 2017

I haven't personally worked with NComputing.
But I think VMware Horizon View is a better, because VMware is a leader on virtualization in the world and you see support , development and applications...

it_user266604 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Analyst with 51-200 employees
Vendor
2017-07-11T12:48:40Z
Jul 11, 2017

Well, my own experience with Ncomputing was in it’s early days and many things happened since then but, quoting Wikipedia “NComputing is a desktop virtualization company that manufactures hardware and software to create virtual desktops”. That’s it.
In my opinion VMware developed a good virtualization technology and provides an excellent environment for servers and enterprise grade applications.

it_user228174 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a tech company with 51-200 employees
User
2017-07-11T12:03:11Z
Jul 11, 2017

These companies are not comparable.
Better you recommend another product from an Ex-guru/CTO at NComputing... check out: http://www.virtualaze.com

Much better and affordable...

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I think VMware Horizon View is a very solid product.  I think it is the most mature product on the whole spectrum. All virtual desktop environments require tuning for performance. Depending on the size of the company you don't need 1/10 of the bells & whistles that the vendors include. For example, I have a small environment - 70 employees. I don't use instant clones, personas, their analysis tools, ... Not only are they expensive (the tools) they overly complicate a complicated process. KISS.  I have honed down the environment to what is just needed. Most of the industry will tell you otherwise. And I do all this as a one-man IT department. 
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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering VMware Horizon View, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
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AT
Manager, IT at The School of Research Science
Oct 13, 2019
Area 1 Horizon is a product by VMware. It's centralized management with a digital platform. I would rate this solution a five out of ten, but to be fair, there have been several improvements to this solution. We can work with this solution. We had issues before, but now they have been resolved. Students can do the lessons that are required and write the exams. We requested the graphics facilities and now they are available and working fine. Overall, I would say that we can give them a rating of seven out of ten.
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Jul 12, 2020
We're partners with VMware. I'm using versions ranging from 7.9 to 7.12. I'm not very familiar with the cloud setup and am much more comfortable with the on-premises deployment. I deployed it to some customers. They needed to use the VDI during the pandemic. I used a setup as a work from home scenario. VDI is our solution for that kind of use case. I would advise any organization considering the solution to learn more about the product and how it works before starting anything. It's basically not easy to deploy if you're not familiar with the product. It's important to familiarize yourself with it. It's an excellent solution. I'd rate it ten out of ten.
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