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Get Ready for VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure


Mobile, globally distributed and fast-paced—that’s business today. This increasingly diverse workforce expects a consumer-simple interface for accessing work data and applications, but IT faces the same challenge as before: securing the enterprise.

The number one question facing IT organizations is: “How can I ensure my users are productive, while securing data and driving down costs?”

VMware works with Microsoft to deliver enterprise solutions that both enhance user experience and productivity and deliver on the promise of a more secure enterprise. Last fall, VMware teamed up with Microsoft to deliver an optimized experience for Skype for Business on VMware Horizon.

VMware also supports enterprise migrations to Windows 10 with desktop virtualization and unified endpoint management. Horizon application and desktop virtualization solutions ease IT’s pain of migrating to Windows 10 by simplifying image management. Solutions such as VMware Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch, help organizations simplify Windows 10 device management.

From desktop and application delivery to mobile and Windows device management, VMware’s work with Microsoft ensures users can be productive and enterprise data remains secure. Building on this promise, VMware announces Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure.

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What Is Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest growing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers. Horizon Cloud is the industry’s leading app and desktop cloud services offering.

Read the FAQ: Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure
Read the FAQs: Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Learn more about Horizon Cloud:

Together, joint customers will be able to connect their own instance of Azure to the intuitive Horizon Cloud control plane. This combination creates a comprehensive, cloud-hosted solution with federated access to Azure Active Directory (AD) for delivering virtualized Windows apps and desktops.

Integrating with leading clouds like Azure allows VMware to deliver cross-cloud architecture. Horizon Cloud uniquely pairs a single cloud control plane with customers’ choice of deployment options to deliver and manage virtual desktops and apps. Customers choose from a number of flexible private and public cloud deployment options, including:

  • Cloud-hosted capacity managed by VMware.
  • Public cloud infrastructure from Microsoft Azure. Coming soon.
  • On-premises hyper-converged infrastructure from partners like Dell EMC, Hitachi and QTC.

VMware is excited about the opportunity to work with Microsoft to bring Microsoft Azure to Horizon Cloud. Visit the VMware and Microsoft webpage for more details on this solution, now generally available.