VMware Horizon 6 – Virtual Desktops with Hybrid Cloud Flexibility

Apr 9, 2014
Josue Fontanez


Community Marketing Manager, End User Computing, VMware. Josue is focused on building external communities for the End-User Computing products at VMware. Prior to taking a long sabbatical and living in Europe, he led the development and launch of the Digital Workspace Tech Zone and various product marketing roles at VMware. Before VMware, he held various product marketing and product management roles at Citrix and Microsoft.

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Virtual desktops provide a great solution for end-users and IT. End-users get access to corporate apps and data from the device of their choice and IT can provide that access while maintaining security and control. Today, organizations have a lot of flexibility – they can choose between deploying virtual desktops within the walls of their corporate datacenter using VMware View or with the cloud using Horizon DaaS.

Unlike other legacy vendors, at VMware we believe that both on-premises and cloud-hosted virtual desktops provide a great solution for organizations. And it’s clear enterprise organizations agree.

In a Cisco sponsored survey with Enterprise Strategy Group, 63% of enterprises said they’re using a hybrid approach to consuming virtual desktops or are planning for it.


Our customers have told us they want the flexibility without having to compromise between the two. So here on the Horizon DaaS team, we’re excited to congratulate our teammates in the launch of Horizon 6, a single platform for desktop and application virtualization that supports VDI or RDS based desktops along with RDS based apps.

The new Horizon 6 in combination with Horizon DaaS helps us serve our customers who want a single vendor that can cover a broad range of use cases across on-premises, cloud or hybrid DaaS. And with the Horizon View Client end users have a seamless end-user experience for virtual desktops across any cloud.

So we invite you to explore the new Horizon 6 and Horizon DaaS and see how this powerful Hybrid DaaS combination offers flexibility without compromise that you can only get from VMware. Also, let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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