VMware Horizon is now supported on Alibaba Cloud VMware Service (ACVS), and the reference architecture is now available!
Before you dive into the reference architecture, let’s talk about what the Alibaba Cloud VMware Service (ACVS) is all about. This innovative and cost-effective hybrid solution leverages VMware compute, storage, and network virtualization products deployed to Alibaba bare-metal hosts. This enables organizations to seamlessly move workloads between on-premises and Alibaba Cloud at scale, providing a consistent and unified cloud infrastructure. This solution is based on VMware Cloud Foundation and provides a fully supported, customizable cloud environment for VMware deployments and migrations. You’ll get a full-stack, software-defined data center (SDDC) — including VMware vCenter, vSphere ESXi, NSX, and vSAN — delivered as a service on Alibaba Cloud. Alibaba Cloud VMware Service is only available in China.
And now, with VMware Horizon on Alibaba Cloud VMware Service, you can experience a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud for virtual desktops and applications. By combining this powerful service with the unique capabilities of VMware Horizon (like instant clones), you get a simple, secure, and scalable solution. No more worrying about buying extra data center resources! VMware Horizon on ACVS has you covered because you can take advantage of cloud capacity. And the best part? If you’re already familiar with Horizon or have it deployed on premises, you can seamlessly integrate it with Alibaba Cloud VMware Service. This means you can leverage the same unified architecture and tools from VMware vSphere and Horizon for operational consistency and ultimate flexibility. Plus, by outsourcing the management of hardware and vSphere platform, you can let Horizon on ACVS take care of everything. Here’s a look at the architecture and benefits.
Benefits of Horizon on ACVS
What are the benefits of Horizon on ACVS? For one, it allows you to solve key use cases like easy cloud migration, disaster recovery, security and compliance, co-location, centralized desktop management, and simplified management. You can migrate or extend your on-premises Horizon desktops and applications to Alibaba Cloud with just a couple clicks and utilize VMware tools while continuing to use your existing Horizon processes and procedures. And with the peace of mind that comes with using Cloud Pod Architecture for disaster recovery and business continuity, you can rest easy knowing your organization is well prepared if a disaster ever occurs. VMware Horizon on ACVS also adds more flexibility, control, and agility through delivering virtual desktops and apps using hybrid cloud solution.
So, if you’re ready to experience the best of both worlds and take your VDI environment to new heights, reach out to your sales representative to learn more about Horizon on Alibaba Cloud VMware Service. Check out this reference architecture for more details.