Horizon

VDI platform for managing virtual desktops & applications

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Horizon Overview

What is Horizon?

Horizon is a desktop virtualization software designed to help businesses manage virtual desktops and published applications through digital workspaces. Using the session collaboration module, healthcare professionals and educational institutions can invite multiple users to modify the virtual desktop and collaborate on peer reviews, design iterations, and more.

Administrators can secure the virtual desktop infrastructure and minimize potential data breaches via role-based access control and single sign-on (SSO) capabilities. Using Horizon’s Dynamic Environment Manager, enterprises can configure security policies according to business requirements and enforce them across all desktop environments or end-user profiles. It also provides designers and engineering teams with shared workstations, enabling them to collaborate on graphical 3D projects.

Horizon can be deployed on-premise or hosted in the cloud. Built on a hyper-converged infrastructure solution, it enables IT teams to add individual nodes or appliances, monitor system performance, and identify potential issues through automated alerts and real-time analytics.

Horizon Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$3 116,00

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

Horizon offers a free trial for 60 days, after which the software is available on a one-time license basis, as follows:
VMware Horizon Standard: $3116
VMware Horizon Advanced: $3116 for 10 users
VMware Horizon Enterprise: $4362 for 10 users


Horizon Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

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Horizon Reviews

Horizon Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
233

Very good
102

Average
6

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,2
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,4
98% recommended this app
Jose de jesus R.

My experience virtualizing productivity environment for the growth of services

The opportunity to share my experience with the use of VMwaresVphere is generous because I can help other users with my recommendation or other potential clients who wish to implement a virtualized environment


Gabriel M.

Big changes on new Vsphere 6.7

Have been on the technology field for over a decade by now working with a lot of different virtualization technologies, by far this is one of the most reliable and easy to use out there.
Have seem some weird issues with another virtualization technologies but vsphere always had a lot of redundancy to prevent the production going down once you have configured it correctly.


Shobhit J.

Best cloud computing and virtualization software

I am in Job profile as VMware adminstrator from.lst 8 years and I have implemented many clients solutions using VMware virtualization, it not only provides robust infrastructure but also High availability of infrastructure hosted over VMware. Features like HA, DRS, Virtual Switch makes its best available virtualization solution available.


Verified Reviewer

Bring back the thick client for Windows

They tried to make it more convenient by forcing everyone to the web version, but they did it too soon. Too slow, buggy, and reliant on old technology. They should have waited until the HTML5 version was fully ready and rolled it out then.


Verified Reviewer

Cloud magic wand

When comes to server virtulazation vSphere is the best hypervisor solution and so easy to manage and consolidate your servers all in one place.


Jose de jesus R.

My experience virtualizing productivity environment for the growth of services

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/06/19
Review Source: Capterra

The opportunity to share my experience with the use of VMwaresVphere is generous because I can help other users with my recommendation or other potential clients who wish to implement a virtualized environment

Pros

I have worked for a few years in virtualization, using virtual environments completely or mixed environments, virtual - physical, and MWware vSphere has shown me to be a hypervisor, taking full advantage of the processing capacity of each host, so taking advantage of the centralized administration that is achieved through VMware Vcenter, the large number of configurations of networks and virtual networks give an additional value to product.
Likewise the use of multiple operating systems allows me to have a server farm with a variety of services to our customers to meet their needs 100%.
Actually working VMware vSphere together with VMware vCenter is the greatest benefit cost advantage, since we have significant savings in terms of equipment maintenance, licensing, space saving, energy savings and man hours dedicated to supervising a physical environment as such.

Cons

The daily work of the vSphere tool has helped me to know it and not only know its advantages and benefits but also its few weak points, however its greatest weakness may be its high cost, which for implementations in small business environments can be very difficult. of implementing since a technological infrastructure of process of a great capacity is required and the cost in the licensing would affect in an important way the cash flow, and it would be underutilized.
Without the integration of VMware Vcenter 100% all the benefits of VMware vSphere would not be used.
Equally, the training of the staff would also have a huge cost, even though the training by the technical staff is excellent, there is also the virtual training that gives the advantage of cost savings, however it is not as effective as in person.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Gabriel M.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Big changes on new Vsphere 6.7

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/22
Review Source: Capterra

Have been on the technology field for over a decade by now working with a lot of different virtualization technologies, by far this is one of the most reliable and easy to use out there.
Have seem some weird issues with another virtualization technologies but vsphere always had a lot of redundancy to prevent the production going down once you have configured it correctly.

Pros

- Stylish new look.
- Better performance than previous versions.
- Lots of support for security bridges not supported on previous version and hardware compatibility with new products and software.

Cons

- User interface is annoying sometimes.
Mostly this is one of the huge concerns for me on this new version, If i want to see the running task there are a lot of widget on the screen and need to zoom out the view to see some of the running task, or the alerts, then zoom in to read it correctly and zoom it out to see them again, is a little annoying for me but well it works... For anything else is pretty good.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Shobhit J.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Best cloud computing and virtualization software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/20
Review Source: Capterra

I am in Job profile as VMware adminstrator from.lst 8 years and I have implemented many clients solutions using VMware virtualization, it not only provides robust infrastructure but also High availability of infrastructure hosted over VMware. Features like HA, DRS, Virtual Switch makes its best available virtualization solution available.

Pros

1.) User friendly web interface, easy options to browse and work on.
2.) Deployment is easy as well as all components are contained within vsphere appliance like PSC, VAMI, Database.
3.) Robust and can be easily integrated with third party applications and plugins like NetApp, EMC etc.
4.)Update manager is also integrated which cn be used to upgrade associated ESXi hosts, and components.
5.) Appliance updates are available over VAMI, thus no need to deploy patches seperately.

Cons

I like the flash version of web interface which was removed in recent version, other that that I believe it's perfect.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Bring back the thick client for Windows

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/24
Review Source: Capterra

They tried to make it more convenient by forcing everyone to the web version, but they did it too soon. Too slow, buggy, and reliant on old technology. They should have waited until the HTML5 version was fully ready and rolled it out then.

Pros

With esx 6+ you are forced to the web version of vsphere. This does have its conveniences (when it works), and for the most part contains everything in the older thick software client. Managing and access VM's is similar. Installing updates is arguably easier, and vcenter management seems to be more feature filled.

Cons

Where do I start .... first of all, you need to have flash installed and allowed to get the full feature set on the browser. The HTML5 version is great when it works, but very buggy. Also, it is not nearly as responsive as the old software client. For the remote console, you need to install a plugin and software to get that working properly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Cloud magic wand

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/12
Review Source: Capterra

When comes to server virtulazation vSphere is the best hypervisor solution and so easy to manage and consolidate your servers all in one place.

Pros

When comes to setting up new servers or managing multi servers then vSphere is the magic wand to that time consuming process. You don't have to deal with finding space on a server rack or running around with cables doing network configuration. What I love the most is it's ability to have a server up and running within few minutes and also not worry which environment it will be running on. Having to run a lot of virtual servers in the cloud also reduce energy consumption of a datacenter and in case of power outage its easy to have everything back online even with a small generator or ups system.

Cons

As technology is constantly moving so is the vSphere and then comes the dilemma that you cant click an upgrade button and have everything updated and without losing your configuration. Also when comes to physical hardware failure, you have greater chance of losing all your sever since everything will be one container so you will also need to have some form or redundancy or backup servers or mirror server which then sort of defeats the whole point of having less hardware requirements.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 342 user ratings
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Horizon Pricing

Horizon Pricing

Starting from
US$3 116,00
Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

Horizon offers a free trial for 60 days, after which the software is available on a one-time license basis, as follows:
VMware Horizon Standard: $3116
VMware Horizon Advanced: $3116 for 10 users
VMware Horizon Enterprise: $4362 for 10 users

Horizon offers a free trial for 60 days, after which the software is available on a one-time license basis, as follows:
VMware Horizon Standard: $3116
VMware Horizon Advanced: $3116 for 10 users
VMware Horizon Enterprise: $4362 for 10 users

Value for Money
4,2/5
Based on 342 user ratings
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Horizon Features

Horizon Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for Horizon

Additional information for Horizon

Key features of Horizon

  • Remote Access

Horizon FAQs

Horizon FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Horizon.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Horizon offer?

Horizon offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$3 116,00

Pricing model: One Time License

Free Trial: Available

Horizon offers a free trial for 60 days, after which the software is available on a one-time license basis, as follows: VMware Horizon Standard: $3116 VMware Horizon Advanced: $3116 for 10 users VMware Horizon Enterprise: $4362 for 10 users

Q. What are the main features of Horizon?

Horizon offers the following features:

  • Remote Access

Q. Who are the typical users of Horizon?

Horizon has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Horizon support?

Horizon supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Horizon offer?

Horizon has the following pricing plans:

One Time License

Q. Does Horizon support mobile devices?

Horizon supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Horizon integrate with?

Horizon integrates with the following applications:

SHP for Hospice

Q. What level of support does Horizon offer?

Horizon offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials