The VMware End-User Computing team is pleased to announce the general availability of VMware Horizon Suite. Announced on February 20, 2012, the Horizon family of products is our comprehensive platform for workforce mobility that connects end users to their data, applications and desktops on any device without sacrificing IT security and control. With updates to VMware Horizon View™ and VMware Horizon Mirage™, as well as a new product, VMware Horizon Workspace™, the VMware Horizon Suite will enable IT organizations to empower users with a secure, easy-to-manage virtual workspace that delivers a consistent, compelling experience across devices.
Please click here to read Scott Davis’ blog around the innovations in the release.
Single, Unified Platform for End-User Computing The VMware Horizon Suite will bring together VMware’s industry-leading desktop virtualization solution and technologies VMware has built from the ground up to support a mobile, collaborative workforce, including Project Octopus, Project AppBlast, Project AppShift, VMware ThinApp®, VMware Horizon Application Manager™ and VMware Horizon Mobile™ into a single, unified solution. An integrated platform to support the mobile workforce, the VMware Horizon Suite is designed to transform technology silos of data, applications and desktops into centralized IT services that can be easily provisioned, managed and delivered to end-users. It includes:
VMware Horizon Workspace – The New Virtual Workspace Today, VMware introduced Horizon Workspace, a new product that will simplify the end-user experience and reduce IT costs by combining data, applications and desktops into a single aggregated workspace, that can be securely delivered on any device.
With VMware Horizon Workspace, IT administrators will be able to allocate data, applications or desktops to end users or groups instead of their devices, and end users will be able to self-provision corporate applications and services to reduce the burden on IT. This enables a quick and responsive IT department that can deliver the right data, application or desktop to any device, on the fly. Horizon Workspace will also enable organizations to easily add new devices, users or applications without having to reconfigure the devices or endpoints. In addition, centralized management simplifies the enforcement and management of user policies so the entire solution will enhance safety and security. Read more about VMware Horizon Workspace
VMware Horizon View 5.2 – Easy-to-Use and Simple-to-Manage VDI Transforming traditional physical PCs into centralized managed IT services, VMware Horizon View 5.2 will deliver elastic desktop services as a virtual workspace for ultimate control and flexibility for user experience, administration and service. New simplified access to remote Horizon View desktops using any HTML 5 capable browser will enable end users to conveniently access their virtual desktop and applications on any device without having to install burdensome client software ahead of time. Support for hardware-accelerated 3-D graphics will enable the most graphically intensive applications to run inside virtual desktops, opening new industries such as CAD (computer assisted design) and CAM (computer assisted manufacturing) to VDI. Lastly, Horizon View 5.2 with Unity will offer a new intuitive, gesture-oriented interface to transform your Windows mobile environment into a tablet-friendly user experience. Read more about what’s new in VMware Horizon View 5.2
VMware Horizon Mirage 4 – A Better Physical Desktop VMware Horizon Mirage 4 will provide an optimal end-user experience for both online and offline productivity while lowering IT costs with zero-touch management of desktop services. Horizon Mirage is a layered image management solution that separates the PC into logical layers owned and managed by either IT or the end user. Horizon Mirage 4 will give IT the ability to update individual layers without disruption to other layers, thus enabling end-user data and applications to be up to date. In addition, integration with VMware ThinApp application virtualization streamlines application packaging, which can enable smoother OS migrations and provide “roll-back” capabilities in case of failure or disaster. VMware Horizon Mirage 4 also extends support for virtual Windows environments on Macs with a free bundle of VMware Fusion® Professional, improving end user productivity. Read more about what’s new in VMware Horizon Mirage
We are also pleased to announce our upgrade promotion. Now you can upgrade from one concurrent-user VMware View® Premier Bundle license to two named-user VMware® Horizon™ Suite licenses at a 49 percent discount off the list price. Move up to the full benefits of Horizon Suite, which include centralized, physical PC management, application management, mobile management and end-user file sharing. Click here to learn more.