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2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering VMware Horizon View?

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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PeerSpot user
21 Answers
DB
Senior IT Strategy Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Top 20
2022-08-15T18:55:16Z
15 August 22

I rate Horizon View eight out of 10.

AT
Manager, IT at The School of Research Science
Real User
Top 20
2022-08-02T11:47:53Z
02 August 22

I rate this solution a seven out of ten. The product is good, but improvements can be made to how information is provided. We recommend this solution to new users who want to start working with it.

Natnael Aklilu - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at IWM Network Solutions
Consultant
Top 20
2022-07-10T15:41:06Z
10 July 22

Customers need to know their requirements clearly and this will likely create a significant saving when it comes to working out a licensing model. I rate this solution 10 out of 10.

Tonatiuh Torres Zamorano - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Manager at ICSI
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-06-16T16:53:37Z
16 June 22

My advice to others is if they have a VMware base implementation, it would be very good to use VMware Horizon View. If you want to improve the solution with other technology or other solutions from VMware is a great decision to use. I rate VMware Horizon View a ten out of ten.

David Pierce - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Architect / Lead Solution Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-12T00:24:12Z
12 May 22

I'd rate VMware Horizon View seven out of 10. If you want to simplify management and retain control, give it some serious thought. If you're allowing users to work on their own devices, it's necessary. If everybody has their own laptops, you want to use something like Horizon or VDI to manage your corporate applications. It's absolutely essential for that type of environment.

VinayKumar7 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Data Centre at Centre for Good Governance
Real User
Top 20
2022-02-14T16:31:13Z
14 February 22

We use this solution heavily and I would definitely recommend it. I'd like to rate this solution more highly, but because of the issue with reporting, I rate it eight out of 10.

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RM
Team leader Modern Workplace, Senior Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-07T12:24:00Z
07 December 21

I would suggest doing a proof of concept. I would rate VMware Horizon View a six out of ten.

Carlos-Maldonado - PeerSpot reviewer
Director comercial at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-11-02T06:12:00Z
02 November 21

I would rate it an eight out of ten because the connection is unstable. It is really good in the other aspects.

NS
Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-19T09:02:31Z
19 October 21

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate VMware Horizon View a seven out of ten.

BS
Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2021-09-14T19:00:00Z
14 September 21

Test it. You can't just listen to a consultant. You have to test it yourself and set up a proof of concept. I would rate VMware Horizon a seven out of ten.

PB
Engineer at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2021-08-24T17:03:14Z
24 August 21

I rate VMware Horizon View an eight out of ten.

DavidGrudek - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-19T12:11:13Z
19 May 21

This is a great product but it's a massive product and you can't do anything with Horizon View alone. It requires all the other products flying together with it. It's a very complex product and it takes a lot of time to become knowledgeable about it. It's crucial to have decent hardware before implementing this solution because it's fairly resource intensive. If this is new to you, be prepared for a fairly long project because there are so many moving pieces and it's fairly complex, and it requires having a lot of things in place before you can even begin. I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

HB
ENGINEER IT at SYAC
Real User
Top 5
2021-03-06T01:09:06Z
06 March 21

We are customers and end-users of the solution. We're always using the latest version of the solution. For VMware, we're on version 7.7. I'd recommend the solution. I'd rate it at an eight out of ten overall. For the most part, it's worked well for us and the performance is quite good, however, I'd rank it higher if it had more documentation and manuals that could assist with configuration and the initial deployment.

Tonatiuh Torres Zamorano - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Manager at ICSI
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-18T07:44:01Z
18 February 21

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give VMware Horizon View a rating of ten.

ZB
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-02-05T11:37:40Z
05 February 21

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate VMware Horizon View a six out of ten.

Michal Sadlik - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-24T07:37:28Z
24 December 20

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

SS
IT Systems and Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-09-27T04:10:18Z
27 September 20

VMware Horizon View supports application virtualization, which is something that companies like startups are looking for. It means that you don't need to have a cloud connector or hosting in the cloud. It is possible to create multiple user profiles so that applications can be used. For example, we can virtualize a browser and create multiple user sessions for it. It is useful, especially for applications that are used internally because you don't have to invest as much on resources. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

JL
Technical Consultant at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-09-21T06:33:24Z
21 September 20

In my short experience, I would say that this is a really good product that can be installed quickly for a small scale organization with not many users. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

AD
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-09-06T08:04:00Z
06 September 20

I think this is the best solution for VDI in VM for VM users and developers. You can implement in other cases as well. For example, with Nutanix, you can use Horizon View, it is completely compatible, and you can use it to integrate HCI or other solutions. I think it's a very good solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

JG
VMware Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-07-12T11:48:50Z
12 July 20

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.

AT
Manager, IT at The School of Research Science
Real User
Top 20
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
13 October 19

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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26 October 21
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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Looking for a comparison between VMware vs. Ncomputing
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Network/Security Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
11 July 17
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.
it_user228174 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a tech company with 51-200 employees
11 July 17
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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