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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for VMware Horizon View?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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14 Answers
Senior IT Strategy Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Top 20
15 August 22

I rate Horizon View four out of 10 for affordability. It was pretty expensive.

Manager, IT at The School of Research Science
Real User
Top 20
02 August 22

The product has high license costs. I cannot give an exact figure on the price as our procurement department handles this. However, we would rate the licensing fees a nine out of ten because of how high it is.

Natnael Aklilu - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at IWM Network Solutions
Top 20
10 July 22

The licensing costs are quite high, we pay for a bundle.

David Pierce - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Architect / Lead Solution Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Top 20
12 May 22

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. When you deploy the solution, the goal is to reduce normal operating costs by making it easier to keep your devices updated and patched. Obviously, there are hardware costs for running virtual machines, so there are additional costs depending on where you're running it, especially if you're using the standard hybrid cloud. If you use the Horizon Cloud, it's a different pricing model.

VinayKumar7 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Data Centre at Centre for Good Governance
Real User
Top 20
14 February 22

Licensing is on an annual basis and quite costly.

Team leader Modern Workplace, Senior Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
07 December 21

Customers pay a licensing fee.

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Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
19 October 21

There is a monthly subscription for the use of this solution and it is expensive.

Chief Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
27 September 21

We are on an annual contract to use this solution.

DavidGrudek - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
19 May 21

The product requires a Microsoft license for the operating system, which is standard. If you want support and upgrades, you pay for that.

Real User
Top 5
06 March 21

The solution is pricey. The cost of it is high. That said, I do not have the full details on the exact cost to our organization.

Tonatiuh Torres Zamorano - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Manager at ICSI
Top 5Leaderboard
18 February 21

This solution is expensive. A lot of companies in Mexico find that the price is too high.

VMware Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
12 July 20

The solution is costly, however, I would argue that it is worth the money as the product can really cater to unique user requirements.

Payman Maher - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage Specialist at Informatics Services Corporation
Real User
06 October 19

The initial startup costs for this solution are relatively high. Licensing and hardware outsourcing is expensive, but can be cost-effective in the three to five-year range.

Dan Reynolds - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Top 5
19 October 18

It's not cheap but compared to constant hardware refreshes it doesn't take long to pay itself back. Don't be afraid to search out your own solution. It's not that hard to architect a viable virtual desktop environment. You don't have to implement each and every feature.

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Dante Dano - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at Evaluation Services Inc.
Oct 26, 2021
We are presently using Citrix XenApp 7.15 LTSR and are looking for an alternative.  Is VMware Horizon View a solid product to review and eventually purchase? Why?
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
29 June 21
Hi @Abbasi Poonawala, @David Grudek​, @Payman Maher​, @Michal Sadlik ​, @Tonatiuh Torres Zamorano ​ , @JacquesBodenstein, and @Dan Withrow. Can you help @Dante Dano ​with your professional experience? Thank you.
Dan Reynolds - PeerSpot reviewer
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. 
Jul 14, 2017
Looking for a comparison between VMware vs. Ncomputing
2 out of 6 answers
PeerSpot user
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: Much better and affordable...
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