2020-10-19T09:33:35Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for VMware Horizon Cloud?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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VN
Technical Lead at Cognizant
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2021-11-30T13:11:33Z
Nov 30, 2021

I'm using VMware Horizon Cloud for end-user computing solutions from the VMware Cloud and Microsoft Azure for supporting the user's level. We are publishing new images from the backend to the user support team through vSphere and this is where we are monitoring all the VDAs. Sometimes we will receive a CPU usage alert and we are monitoring through the vSphere client for all the Las Vegas VDA and Reno VDA. We then are supporting these alerts.

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End User Compute Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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2021-09-15T21:34:56Z
Sep 15, 2021

We use VMware Horizon Cloud to allow our employees to work remotely.

JJ
Sr. VMware Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-03-08T23:16:12Z
Mar 8, 2021

The use cases were around being able to have virtual desktops that were deployable to the public cloud, specifically where customers had a burst type of environment, which means that they needed more virtual desktops in a particular timeframe. It might be at tax time for accountants. Another use case was being able to take an on-prem interface and bring it into the cloud so that a customer is able to have all of the goods. They could have their management infrastructure, deployment, and all those things. This was done so that the technical teams would have one less thing to manage and would be able to deploy across clouds, whatever that cloud is. It is a SaaS tool, and the target can be on-prem or a cloud, such as Azure, VMware, or AWS. The great thing about it is that you can deploy it anywhere. We are using its latest version and the previous version.

Christopher Scalise - PeerSpot reviewer
NOC Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-10-19T09:33:35Z
Oct 19, 2020

We don't internally use it, but we have clients who use it. I have used it myself in my prior job. We were not using the shared version where you share resources. We had dedicated resources for each desktop, which was one of the reasons why it was a little bit more expensive. This was one of the things I wanted to change before I left because you had people with 8 gigabytes of RAM and two processors assigned to them, but they were just doing emails. Every once in a while, they would use full resources while doing complex Excel tasks or something like that. They needed these resources all the time because whenever they didn't have them, the machine would freeze upon them for a little while and then start working, but that is not conducive to being efficient. The only solution was to give them more processing and memory. Unfortunately, that drives up costs because there is a cost associated with every processor and RAM you use. That's really the driving cost of it. I started getting the shared version where it would fluctuate with what is needed from a pool. In other words, if you had a pool of 120 gigabytes, it would fluctuate depending on the users' needs. If you put 40 users on 128 gigabytes, it is going to be cheaper than giving 40 users 8 gigabytes, which is 320 gigabytes. You cut your costs with that.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 14, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with VMware Horizon Cloud. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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Christopher Scalise - PeerSpot reviewer
NOC Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 19, 2020
It is very expensive. Its price needs to be improved. They can do a better job with external resources such as a USB or a hard drive. When I tried to connect using these external resources, it failed a lot of times. I had to do a shared connection with a local laptop and then connect from a network standpoint, rather than through VMware Horizon point. They definitely have weaknesses with external connections. A lot of companies probably don't let people use external connections because it defeats the purpose of having a cloud solution and keeping the data in a secure area. You can copy to an external device, and you can lose the data. A lot of companies may not focus on this feature, but if you are providing it, you should make it work.
JJ
Sr. VMware Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 8, 2021
There should be more emphasis on the Workspace One access part of the solution. This is essentially identity management provided with Horizon. There needs to be some kind of integration because you are able to have all of these desktops on any device, but you have to have this other component to make it easier from a single sign-on perspective. That's why there should be an emphasis on Workspace One access. It actually comes free with the product, but people don't really know how powerful it can be.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 14, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about VMware Horizon Cloud? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 5 answers
Christopher Scalise - PeerSpot reviewer
NOC Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 19, 2020
I honestly liked the application itself because it was just like using a desktop. You could copy and paste, inside and outside, and you could use multiple monitors. You could access it anytime, anywhere, no matter whether you were in the office or out of the office. I could leave the office, go somewhere, go back in, and everything would be there. I could just leave it up and running. I absolutely love this feature in VMware Horizon Cloud.
JJ
Sr. VMware Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 8, 2021
Its advanced management features are the most valuable, especially power management. One of the really important things was to be able to have power management in a consumption world. This means that unlike a Microsoft environment, you could actually turn off virtual desktops or have them start up and shut down. If you're consuming resources in the public cloud, you want to be able to do that because when you're not using those, such as at the weekend, you want to be able to turn them off. So, the advanced options for managing the BDIs are very important.
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