Employee Experience

SMBs Prefer Horizon View Over Other VDI Solutions – Two Years in a Row

I’m excited to share that a recent study conducted by Spiceworks with small and midsized businesses (SMBs) revealed that VMware Horizon View is the solution of choice over the competition for a second year in a row.

By an almost 2-to-1 margin, Horizon View remains the top choice with the number of VDI agents deployed increasing from 53 percent in December 2011 to 57 percent in February 2013. The three leading VDI solutions found among SMBs were VMware Horizon View (57 percent), Citrix Virtual Desktop (31 percent) and NComputing vSpace Client (6 percent).

We’ve been working tirelessly with our technology partners to introduce new programs and innovative architectures to bring down the cost of VDI, and today Horizon View is more affordable than ever before. This means that modernizing Windows desktops by transforming them into a centralized manage service is an option not just for big budget enterprises but also for cost-conscious SMBs. In addition, this study validates what we’ve been hearing anecdotally all along from customers and channel partners – they prefer Horizon View because it is easy to use and it works the way they expect it to. This serves as a strong a testament to all the hard work the product management team has put into advancing the product to make it a truly, world-class product.

If you’re an SMB and think virtual desktops might be a good solution for your organization, visit our product page to learn more. You can also download the complete study conducted by Spiceworks here.

* Spiceworks, the vertical network of more than 2.5 million IT professionals worldwide, conducted the proprietary study on desktop virtualization industry trends in March 2013 with nearly