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Horizon 7 is a virtual desktop software suite that securely delivers applications to end-users on the device of their choice, increasing user's flexibility while reducing costs, and maintaining data security.

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VMware
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Computer Networking
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"Powerful virtualization tool"

What do you like best?

VMware Horizon 7 is really end user friendly, you don't need to explain a lot about the application or the connections because there isn't a lot to explain there. Most of the application is self explanatory.

Horizon is really powerful, I'd recommend going with the Advanced license tho, just to get application streaming and virtual desktops.

The system was not too hard to set up, it took me a day to configure the connection server, the view agent server (RDS) and the security gateway.

What do you dislike?

As with every VMware product lately, it gets harder to find the right documentation for your product. The online help pages are hard to navigate, not as bad as the Workspace ONE documentation tho.

Another thing I don't like about Horizon is the old flash-based admin console. While it offers a new HTML5 UI, it doesn't have all features yet and it's not completely available for the advanced license because you need a JMP-server, which is only available with an enterprise license.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you think about buying the enterprise license to integrate into Workspace ONE:

It's really expensive and the only benefits that it will have is that it will show the virtual machines / desktops in the Workspace ONE app catalog and that you will have single sign on on mobile devices. I'd recommend going with the advanced license and buying a few more instead.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company is starting to become more mobile. We've implemented VMware Workspace ONE already and our sales department is demanding more mobility on the go.

We didn't offer any kind of access from WAN to a Windows desktop in our internal network. We then faced the issue that our ERP system (infor COM) didn't work through a VPN connection.

Our users are really happy with Horizon so far and can use all applications that they have in the office on every device and from everywhere.

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Information Technology and Services
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"Portable, Secure, great choice for businesses already using VMware for server virtualization!!!!"

What do you like best?

1. The convenient. I can install the clients and use it on all my devices.

2. I especially love using it on my Ipad. the fact that I do not have to take my laptop home with me everyday is great. I can work from home with my ipad as if i was in the office.

3. Provides a secure, yet rich desktop environment to work with.

4. I am able to utilize RSA hard/soft token authentication, which provides a confidence that I appreciate when working with sensitive data.

5. It's a great transition for the users from regular desktop PCs since each user is basically getting their own complete (virtual) computer system. For the same reason, the transition for the IT Desktop Support team from supporting full desktop machines to virtual machines is much easy for them to understand.

6. It is a good choice for businesses that are already using VMware for server virtualization.

7. It is very Simple, secure, and robust.

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What do you dislike?

1. The requirements of the back-end systems such as storage IO and RAM requirements needed to make the system work to its full potential can be very expensive. VMware license cost are also a little high.

2. I would like the ability to extend the virtual desktop across multiple monitors on the fly. Right now I have to set that on login, and log back out to change it.

3. VMware Horizon is a great VDI solution but you must have a good backend to support it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

1. I will recommend that every company uses this product. It will bring great productivity to your working environment.

2. Take advantage of the RSA generated token for an extra layer of security.

3. Make sure to design a solid backend infrastructure. Get a SAN with a few Solid State drives that provide enough storage to run the shared images from. The more storage IOPS that your storage system can provide the smoother the user experience for the end users.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. I will recommend that every company uses this product. It will bring great productivity to your working environment.

2. Take advantage of the RSA generated token for an extra layer of security.

3. Make sure to design a solid backend infrastructure. Get a SAN with a few Solid State drives that provide enough storage to run the shared images from. The more storage IOPS that your storage system can provide the smoother the user experience for the end users.

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"Great way to run windows on my Mac!"

What do you like best?

I use VMware Horizon at work to log into a Windows virtual desktop. I am running it on a Mac Pro, so as a Mac user I'm not a huge fan of Windows, but when I do have to use Windows, VMWare Horizon allows for me to have Windows running in its own window on my Mac. I am able to do all that I need through the Horizon app using a windows login. Most things are are pretty basic that I'm doing with it, so it seems to run really well. I do some screen recordings using Camtasia (another nice product) and I really haven't had any speed issues at all with the virtual desktop.

What do you dislike?

The only things that I've noticed that is a little clunky is trying to get a usb flash drive or hard drive to connect to the virtual desktop. Sometimes it works great, other days it takes a few times to finally work. Its not a big deal because I can actually map a drive from my Mac to the virtual desktop and usually transfer files that way.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using a virtual client for my Windows needs all while using a Mac as my main computer has the cost of another laptop down for my area and makes it easy when I can use one keyboard and mouse to control two different operating systems.

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Hospital & Health Care
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"Handy software for managing our VDI environments"

What do you like best?

Web application allows for quick and easy connection for any device.

Logically organized interface makes it easy to manage our catalogue of pools and devices.

The knowledge management articles available when you have questions are wonderful. Tons of questions answered by the user base, and various official articles published from VMware.

What do you dislike?

Not much I don't like.

VERY small peeve, but when you change the status of a device in the catalogue list (lets say to have a device enter maintenance mode), it refreshes the list and you lose your place (if you were 350 rows down of a 500 row table for example - annoying to have to scroll down.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I mentioned in one of my other reviews, but make sure you spend time with VMWare, having them consult for you and the setup that you need and want.

Also make sure you purchase enough resources to be able to scale up quickly. We found the requests that came in to use our VDI setup were fast. We had procured enough hardware to cope with the influx of requests though.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One location to manage our catalogue of various VDI devices and pools.

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"A lightweight virtualization tool"

What do you like best?

I love the fact that Horizon allows you to connect to a virtual machine for business that allows you to share hardware, doesn't take up a lot of space on the computer and uses resources efficiently. The program is lightweight and for the most part, the connection is stable.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I dislike is there are Windows 10 apps that you can get for Horizon but they don't offer a lot of settings like multiple monitors, etc. Sometimes, the VM connection will be lost and will take a while to reconnect but that may not even be an issue with Horizon.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need a lightweight solution for connecting to a virtual desktop infrastructure, then Horizon is a great choice.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Virtualization with Horizon has helped us get away from using a VPN server and allows agents to login to a desktop that has all of their tools that they need without having to install everything on their own machines.

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Hospital & Health Care
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"Allows access to a virtual machine located on a separate server"

What do you like best?

VMWare Horizon allows me to connect to a virtual machine on my company's main server. This allows our IT department to install certain programs on a single virtual machine that may be too bulky to install on many individual laptops.

What do you dislike?

There is very little to dislike. The program does what it is intended to do quite well. I have two small complaints about the program. First, there is no way (of which I am aware) to copy and paste material from the virtual machine on to the computer your using to access the virtual machine. Second, I run multiple monitors. In fullscreen mode, the virtual machine shows up only on one monitor. Windows will not extend on to other monitors as though you are using the native operating system.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have programs that require a large degree of processing power that is better suited to server, or if you want access to different operating systems without having to set up a dual-boot system on your personal computer (or buy two computers!), then this program is highly recommended. I haven't experienced any troubles using it so far.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reducing space on personal work computers by installing a single copy of large or lesser-used programs on a single virtual machine located on the company server.

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"This is a excellent solution when considering Virtual Dekstops"

What do you like best?

VMware Horizon gives me the freedom to work on the device I prefer as it is accessible from my zero client, tablet, smartphone and laptop. I get mobility with access to MY desktop from anywhere. As an administrator of Horizon I know I can scale up to quickly to meet seasonal or surge needs, expand to a new location, yet I’m still providing secure access for contract or temporary workers.

What do you dislike?

It’s not a dislike, but make sure to set the expectations of using a desktop with a touch device. The Horizon solution does provide tools to make the transition easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you take the time to understanding your current environment to know how this is going to be used. Define use cases during the testing phase in order to show that the solution will meet your expectations. You must use the right infrastructure in order to scale this VDI solution. Using systems not designed for VDI will work for a limited number of users, but have performance problems as you scale it out.. Make sure you are using a VDI solution for the appropriate needs.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This keeps desktops and the information they generate safe which addresses my security and compliance concerns. I can give the appropriate access level for each employee or employee groups. The data created and/or accessed by contractors and temporary workers never leaves my data center, it stays safe with the hosted desktop.

I really like that the Horizon solution allows the workforce to continue working during disruptions like illness, weather or any other situations that keep user out of the office. This solution keeps employees connected by providing access to their same desktop securely from home or other remote locations.

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"VMware Horizon is a great VDI solution if you have a good backend to support it"

What do you like best?

It's a great transition for the users from regular desktop PCs since each user is basically getting their own complete (virtual) computer system. For the same reason, the transition for the IT Desktop Support team from supporting full desktop machines to virtual machines is much easy for them to understand. Also a good choice for businesses that are already using VMware for server virtualization.

What do you dislike?

The requirements of the back-end systems such as storage IO and RAM requirements needed to make the system work to its full potential can be very expensive. VMware license cost are also a little high.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure to design a solid backend infrastructure. Get a SAN with a few Solid State drives that provide enough storage to run the shared images from. The more storage IOPS that your storage system can provide the smoother the user experience for the end users.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Over several years you should see a return on the investment due to a reduction in the need to refresh the computer systems out in the field and a decrease in the number of staff needed to support the desktop systems since they're easily reset. OS and software upgrades/deployments are much easier and quicker when using shared OS images.

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Higher Education
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"Horizon for Education"

What do you like best?

Horizon is a great solution for higher Ed. It helps to reduce the cost and complexity of physical desktops. Being able to centrally manage a lab environment is a big time saver. Done right, even complex applications perform well vitalized.

What do you dislike?

VMware does the go buy a company model. Sometimes it takes a long time before the products are fully developed into the vmware model. They leads to having too many interfaces and every product functions a little differently

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take your time. Understand your use cases before you deploy. Devote people to manage the environment

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Desktop provisioning, Application access from mobile devices

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"Use this to access my enterprise network to access tools limited by that network connection"

What do you like best?

I like that it breaks out of the restrictions of a local enterprise internet connection security blocks, so if I want to install a new tool I'm able to do so without approval which speeds up my development.

What do you dislike?

on MacBook Pro it doesn't dual screen. Using my desktop PC I've noticed I can make use of all screens I have connected, but for the MAC it's one screen and the resolution isn't always great even in fullscreen it ends up with black bars on top and bottom.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Support macbook pro multiple displays as many frontend/UX/UI developers use these machines though a majority of users have thinkpads, but they have a large impact on those that will see these tools on those machines.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Confluence and Jira are hosted and can only be accessed when connected from the network (along with other resources) and this allows remote access to all these necessary tools if you want to work remotely

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Computer Software
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"Can make client and user management very easy."

What do you like best?

I love having control of all of a company's workforce, desktop computers in one location! I can push out updates to any or all clients with the click of a button or roll them back if an update causes issue.

What do you dislike?

It is quite a bit of work to set up for the use.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are willing to put in the work, it's worth using.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

After initial setup, it requires very little work or effort to do routine maintenance or updates. Really, one IT employee can manage many client computers quite easily.

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Entertainment
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"Used over the years as a desktop virtualization platform"

What do you like best?

Very robust and feature rich. You can do so much with this product. Very easy to create new desktops and integrates well into vSphere platform. You can also quickly refresh or reset a users desktop which save a ton of time. The Thinapp and ability to move app's around to users is also a huge plus.

What do you dislike?

Management can be tricky, you need to have a well trained helpdesk or things just get escalated too quickly. Software can often times be touchy as it requires a lot of other moving pieces. The cost is also sometimes hard to swallow but overall in the end I believe it can be a huge cost saver in terms of time

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you get solid state drives. Disk speed is the most important thing to consider in the technical realm. Also help desk staff will need extra training. Also depending on how you deploy the end users may just have thin clients which will impact local USB printing and normal desktop PC hardware support

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Slow and old desktops, really expensive desktops only being utilized to 10% of there potential. Also wanted to solve IT helpdesk spending hours rebuilding and reimaging computers. Virtual desktops also helped us create uniform security and standards for desktops quickly and easily.

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"Decent Remote Desktop Support"

What do you like best?

VMware Horizon gives me the ability to access a virtual machine behind my client's private network. This essentially gives me VPN access from anywhere in the world into the client's ecosystem. In general, this works wonderfully and gives me the ability to work remotely. When on a stable connection, I generally experience little to no lag or input delay.

What do you dislike?

It is not open source software, but that's to be expected since it is owned by VMware. It is available on multiple platforms, but I've only had experience using it on OSX. My experience has been generally pretty good, except sometimes when I lose connection, the app will crash all together. This is undesirable and should be fixed. Updates do not seem very frequent (most likely due to it being closed source) and that could explain why the app is somewhat buggy.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend trying it out on other platforms (such as Windows) since the OSX application seems to be a little buggy. I'm confident that it will be updated in the future to address these issues.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has allowed me to remotely connect to my client's network without physically being there. This is done through connecting to a virtual Windows desktop. This has saved me countless hours and the ability to work remotely.

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"It is a great way for using virtualization"

What do you like best?

It has a great "app view" where you can easily find the apps you use the most. And it is pretty fast, it is a solution I would recommend to any medium or big company. The interface is really nice, it's good-looking to the human eye. The UX is extraordinary, it is easy and a user without experience can get well-adapted by working some time in it.

What do you dislike?

It is not easy to find this solution for virtualisation. I mean, the website is has a good-looking interface but try to be more "apple", they put their products on their first page, in their menu on top, this allows people to find it more. The User and Advanced should have more enterprise characteristics with the same price they have. There should be an option with low-cost, so new and small companies can see what it can do.

There should be a free app on the Mac AppStore, with a subscription or a one-time option. This store has not so many excellent apps and it would be a great way to promote ir with the people. It can get easily to the best apps with some time. Just think about the number of macs that are been sold each year. People look inside the Mac Appstore looking for great apps for their Macs. Try to be everywhere, facebook ads, instagram ads, there are so many ways to promote your product.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look all the options in internet and try to use the one that best fits your interests, this platform is more for medium and big size companies.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Virtualisation of some Windows apps that can not run natively on Mac OS X.

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"easy remote desktop access as easy as a download"

What do you like best?

i loved you would just go to a website to download the citrix reciever and boom you had access to your remote desktop

What do you dislike?

sometimes it would get hung or when you log in at home then back at work it would rearrange all your desktop icons.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

definate benefit when you can remote in and work on your :work" computer desktop anywhere you have internet. we even had it loaded on our cell phones. very user friendly

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"I've managed to make my life easier."

What do you like best?

The ability to have every virtualized enviroment (mostly for production sites and such) i need boot up in seconds is awesome. Also, i have an OCD when security is needed, so being able to setup and configure infrastructure's networks is way beyond what i would've needed, which is the best!.

What do you dislike?

At this moment, everything is fine. I've been able to do what i've needed, so it's ok. For me..

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Setting up multiple VMs (Linux servers and Windows 7), as always VMWare has been always my go-to virtualization center. I'm able to create and delete as many virtual machines i need and tweak their settings with ease.

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"Use it for connecting from home"

What do you like best?

Program works well on mac and windows systems. I use it daily to connect to work to access some applications that i use. I have installed it on a lot of users systems with no issues.

What do you dislike?

It does not support dual monitors and that would be a great feature to add. Other than that it is a fast application that works well and does the job.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

allowing users to connect to our system from their personal computers

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"Horizon is a user friendly and easy to use "

What do you like best?

Horizon provides an approachable platform that is easy to navigate.

What do you dislike?

Some reports are not as intuitive as they could be.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Horizon 7 is a very accessible software that provides users with ease of use; has few glitches; and serves its purpose. While the software seems simple on the surface, it has strong capabilities.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am not in charge of solving problems. The system upgrades are subtle; however, I appreciate that the system connects to the OPAC.

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"Backbone of my software infrastructure"

What do you like best?

Just-in-Time Delivery with Instant Clone Technology is best and most used tool for my problems. Virtual Storage is nice and most helpful.

What do you dislike?

I think more options can be provided in UI for clone and creating new environments.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't think much. This is the best product in the market and it will always give good returns in the future.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefit of Horizon is that i don't have to maintain my own server fleet and my fleet in managed by horizon.

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"Easy desktop virtualization"

What do you like best?

- ease of deployment and setup

- fast delivery of VDI

- various connectivity options (PCoIP thin clients, Windows client, web client)

- users do not realize they work on remote virtual machine

What do you dislike?

- so far I did not find anything bad about Horizon View

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Perfect solution to quickly deliver virtual desktops environment. It easily integrates with your existing VMware vSphere environment.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Horizon View to deliver PCoIP training system, VDI is being accessed using Samsung PCoIP enabled screens. Really neat solution easy to move around company and set up quickly.

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"I use it everyday and i live it "

What do you like best?

The convenient. I can install the clients and use it on all my devices. I especially love using it on my Ipad. the fact that I dont have to take my laptop home with me everyday is great. I can work from home with my ipad as if i was in the office

What do you dislike?

I can't really think of anything I dislike abot this product at the moment. so far it has been a great tool allowing me to work remotely. which i do pretty often with my position

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I will recommend that every company uses this product. It will bring great productivity to your working environment.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it mainly while traveling off site for work. I am a trial support specialist at the company i work and I am always off site working at hotels and court house

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"Interesting experience, one of the best virtualization technology products"

What do you like best?

- Speed of execution commands.

- Good ressource management.

- Good remote desktop capabilities.

What do you dislike?

- The upgrades are likely troublesome, some functionnalities don't work and require specific troubleshooting.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

VMware Horizon is the best tool you can use for a non requiring ressources systems. With its speed you can work on remote desktops like your own desktop.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Performance testing: we use many injectors (VM) to do one test campaign. We need virualization tools that doesn't require lots of ressources in order to keep the load only on the tested applications.

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"Solid VDI system"

What do you like best?

There is a plethora of deployment and connection options. Instant clone pools are really fast.

What do you dislike?

Not all options have the a full feature parity, there is a plethora of management interfaces. Not all web admin interfaces work with all browsers. patching desktops and software still too complicated. services can break without failing and need custom rules made in your monitoring suite for proper alerting.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Labs that need to be refreshed constantly or to provide the required compute resources for tasks that traditionally would have been in an extremely heterogeneous BYOD environment.

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"I use this product to log on remotely to my firm's operating system."

What do you like best?

The interface is smooth - it is a direct transition from my home computer to work computer. The product also allows me to connect to my home printer from the work operating system.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it takes multiple tries to log on to the system. Sometimes the system does not all my typing to be recognized and forces me to log off and log back on.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Useful tool, when the bugs don't interfere with my logging on.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problem is working remotely without access to a hardwire into the firm's operating system. The benefit is that it allows me to do so.

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"Great software"

What do you like best?

Being able to work remotely and on the go

What do you dislike?

Our company servers would have constant issues with running VMware and the VM units

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All information and processing can be centralized and it allows the IT team to easily assist with any issues you're having

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"Useful and powerful"

What do you like best?

Features, ease of use and capabilities that are offered. Very good software when handling with multiple tasks at one time, allows to switch desktops with tasks.

What do you dislike?

Actually now it's not something needed as newest Windows 10 has similar feature.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's quite useful when being a developer, also allows to do multitasking even better.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's quite useful when being a developer, also allows to do multitasking even better.

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"My company just started using this product recently."

What do you like best?

I'm an IT Consultant and we recently deployed VMware Horizon for the first time. Our client loves the setup and each user has the ability to remote into their own physical desktop or virtual desktop.

What do you dislike?

Since it was our first deployment it was a little confusing to setup but once everything is up and running it works great.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Horizon solves the problem of the end users connecting into their networks from outside the office and gives them full access to their physical or virtual machines.

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"Great software!"

What do you like best?

Very convenient to use on my phone, laptop, and iPad! The appearance is very straightforward and suitable for all ages.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it takes too long to log in on the server, but I think that may be due to the wifi and not the software. Regardless, I want to highlight that!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently, we are working on integrating our servers and promoting social media to expand our client base. The benefits of social media are tremendous! People connect so easily with the tool.

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"We run old Windows software on iPads"

What do you like best?

With Horizon we run old Windows application on iPad in some of our facilities. It's doing the job and the speed is reasonable.

What do you dislike?

Connection timeout and lags are my main issue with Horizon. I don't know if it's our network or their system but it's not as fast as I like it to be.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running old apps on newer devices.

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"Simple, secure, and robust"

What do you like best?

Provides a secure, yet rich desktop environment to work with. I am able to utilize RSA hard/soft token authentication, which provides a confidence that I appreciate when working with sensitive data.

What do you dislike?

I would like the ability to extend the virtual desktop across multiple monitors on the fly. Right now I have to set that on login, and log back out to change it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take advantage of the RSA generated token for an extra layer of security.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I need to utilize multiple environments for analysis, development, and user-experience testing. Horizon provides a fantastic interface to provide access to the resources I need.

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Information Technology and Services
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"Horizon 7"

What do you like best?

It is a fairly simple to use application.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much in the sense of customization or tweaks that can be made

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are providing guidance, setup the server settings automatically so the vendor does not have to.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using this for desktop connections to customer servers

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"Works, but is closed-source/proprietary and therefore unusable."

What do you like best?

Horizon View works well, provides clients for just about every OS (including Chromebooks), VM automation on the server side, and a decent management console.

What do you dislike?

The system is closed-source software, meaning you're at VMware's mercy for upgrades / modifications, and none of the code can be audited (and therefore it cannot be trusted). Given that there are so many FOSS alternatives (like oVirt, Spice, and Citrix XenServer), there's basically no reason to use VMware.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't... just don't. Use a FOSS alternative like oVirt, Spice, or Citrix XenServer.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basic desktop virtualization.

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