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VMware Introduces Horizon Desktop-as-a-Service, Powered by vCloud Hybrid Service

Customers are already leveraging the benefits of the vCloud Hybrid Service platform to extend the same applications, networking, management, operations and tools in both their public and private cloud environments. Now, those same customers can extend their Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service to any device, anywhere, for a low cost thanks to VMware’s new solution: Horizon Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), built on vCloud Hybrid Service.

Horizon DaaS simplifies the delivery of Windows desktops and applications to end users regardless of where they are or what device they’re using, in a secure and simple manner. As a result, the total cost of ownership is significantly reduced for customers, as Horizon DaaS offloads operational overhead and eliminates upfront capital costs..

Built on the vCloud Hybrid Service infrastructure, Horizon DaaS enables customers to extend their data center to the cloud and seamlessly deploy additional hybrid applications alongside their hybrid desktop environments. This high performance, software-defined data center architecture includes:

  • Fully redundant service: VMware provides a fully redundant server infrastructure that’s built into its service level agreement for VM availability. This benefit optimizes performance and uptime of customer applications and automatically migrates those applications to other nodes in the event of server congestion or equipment failure.
  • Enterprise-class storage: Enterprise applications can’t afford downtime. That’s why VMware uses flash-accelerated disk storage, 10G networking and congestion control to keep enterprise applications up and running at an affordable price.
  • Full network virtualization: VMware customers can choose to deploy load balancers, firewalls and VPNs at their convenience at no extra cost. This allows for the replication of physical networking configurations over a series of virtual networks, switches and routers.

Thanks to Horizon DaaS, IT can acquire, execute and maintain a high quality Windows desktop environment that’s scalable to your organization’s needs and is accessible to end-users though laptops, desktops, Chromebooks, tablets (iOS and Android) and mobile devices in just a few clicks. This easy to use system allows your IT team to focus on more important tasks while our VMware cloud experts manage the infrastructure.

Only VMware Horizon DaaS delivers an adaptive end-user experience, full Windows Client virtual desktops, enterprise-grade level service and is built for the cloud from the ground up. Because Horizon DaaS is built on a multi-tenant grid architecture it truly exists in the cloud, rather than being an on-premise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure simply tossed onto a cloud.

VMware Horizon DaaS supports both Windows server and Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environments in addition to full Windows Client Desktops. For more details and an opportunity to get a free trial, visit www.vmware.com/go/daas. Don’t forget to join us for a webinar on 3/20 for more details.

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