You’ve Moved Your Desktop to the Cloud; What About Your Apps?

Sep 25, 2020
Jeff Ulatoski

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Jeff Ulatoski is currently a Senior Product Manager in End-User Computing (EUC) at VMware. Jeff has over 20 years of IT software development experience. His areas of experience include large enterprise software deployments, business process analysis and end-user computing systems. He is part of the EUC product management team and focuses on Horizon, App Volumes and Thin App.

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In these unprecedented times, as we shift to the “remote-first” world of computing, cloud-based Windows 10 desktops have been a key enabler of employee productivity. VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop have helped business accelerate their cloud journey from years to weeks. Together, we’ve enabled our customers to keep thousands of end users productive, despite changing workplaces by providing secure, flexible remote access to business-critical applications.

While the urgent needs have been met, businesses face the next set of challenges delivering their applications in the cloud in a cost-effective manner. We know that Windows relies heavily on compute and storage which can add to the bottom line for desktop expenses. Innovations from Microsoft and VMware help to reduce compute and storage costs, so that our customers can have both the speed and agility of the cloud, without over-spending on infrastructure.

It all starts by bringing the user’s desktop to the cloud and then their applications. Most Enterprises have a large portfolio with Windows applications that come in all shapes and sizes but managing apps and delivering them to desktops requires modern technology to meet organizational needs.

Using Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session, customers can consolidate multiple users onto a single virtual machine running Windows 10, reducing compute and storage costs of running the Windows 10 desktop at scale. VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure then helps further reduce compute costs with advanced power management, provides enterprise monitoring and extensive user environment controls and stretches a control plane across clouds and on-prem for true hybridity. In addition, with App Volumes 4 integrated into the Horizon Cloud service, VMware reduces the operational costs of managing and delivering Windows applications of all kinds, legacy and modern. App Volumes ensures the full lifecycle of the applications can be managed with multiple package formats for maximum app compatibility, all while driving down storage costs by leveraging Azure File Shares.

Excited? Curious? Come join us, Pieter Wigleven from Microsoft and Jeff Ulatoski from VMware, at our VMworld session [DWHV2982S] to learn how all of this comes together!

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