By Anthony Rizzo, Staff End-User-Computing Technologist, VMware
Introduction – VMware Horizon as a Digital Workspace Tooling System
Although VMware Horizon quickly opens new possibilities for providing end users a digital workspace, many do not consider the true potential of VMware Horizon 6.2, VMware Horizon Air Desktops, and VMware Horizon Air Apps. In this four-part series, my goal will be to expose you to the full potential of this digital workspace tooling system.
A main difference between Horizon 6.2 and Horizon Air Desktops and Horizon Air Apps is the on-premises deployment model and cloud-based service model, respectively. This blog series does not differentiate between these two models. Instead, the blog series highlights that both offerings (together or separately) are well suited to serve as a flexible and adaptable digital workspace tooling system.
I use the term “tooling system” in reference to Horizon 6.2, VMware Horizon Air Desktops, and Horizon Air Apps because these products are similar to well-designed, flexible machinery used in a smooth-running manufacturing operation. AirWatch by VMware enterprise mobility management is a great part of the equation as well. While AirWatch by VMware may be mentioned in some of the references given in this blog series, it will not be the core focus.
Consider the manufacturer that employs very adaptable and interoperable machinery. They can tool or re-tool the production floor inexpensively, quickly, and reliably, yielding desired improvements to the product better and faster than the competition. This is the flexibility that Horizon 6. 2, Horizon Air Desktops, and Horizon Air Apps provide for businesses that need to be competitive with their products and services.
Here is a simple example: Continue reading