When you work in the world of IT, the words “Fast, easy and affordable” can be music to your ears.
Those words are the same words that VMWare has used to describe its newest release of VMWare Horizon. VMWare, the leader in virtualized infrastructure, has just rolled out its newest version of Horizon for enterprises.
The VMWare Horizon 7 and VMware Horizon Air suites give organizations the ability to rapidly deploy workspaces either in their local data center or in VMWare’s vCloud Air cloud infrastructure.
Early adopters of the new VMWare Horizon will gain added benefits such as the ability to use hyper-converged infrastructure and Virtual SAN nodes. Administrators can mix and match their on-site and off-site infrastructures to deliver virtual desktops.
In addition, VMWare says that they have developed a cloud-optimized display protocol which will alleviate any concerns about latency when using virtual desktops in the cloud.
“We are continuing to drive new innovations and redefine the delivery and management of virtual applications and desktops to a new level of simplicity, speed and affordability,” says Sumit Dhawan, SVP and GM of Desktop Products & End-User Computing at VMware.
“Along with an ecosystem of technology partners that includes Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HPE, IGEL, NVIDIA and Sphere 3D, among others, VMware Horizon enables a first class digital workspace with the flexibility to choose any delivery model,” Dhawan added.
The new VMWare Horizon gives businesses a new approach to delivering virtual desktops. Organizations can choose where their workspaces actually reside, either in the cloud, on-premises or both.
VMWare Horizon costs $250 per end user license for the on-premises version.
If you choose to deploy virtual desktops in the cloud, VMWare Horizon Air pricing starts at $16 per month. If you’re interested in learning more about the new VMWare Horizon, VMWare is hosting a webinar today at 12:30PM EST.