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VMware Horizon 7: Your High Performance, Ultra-Secure, Throwaway Laptop Is Waiting For You

VMware Horizon 7: Your High Performance, Ultra-Secure, Throwaway Laptop Is Waiting For You

By Tony Paikeday, senior product line manager, End-User Computing, VMware Don’t you love it when your brand new laptop finally arrives – pristine, unspoiled by corrupted registry, malware, or app bloat.  It just hums along perfectly, lightning fast, super responsive, snappy graphics.  All your apps are there, everything customized just the way you like it.  You’re in that state of computing bliss, silently judging your peers with their old clunky machines, staring at an hourglass. Fast Read more […]

Paper: VMware Horizon 6 Reference Architecture

Paper: VMware Horizon 6 Reference Architecture

VMware has released a paper titled: “VMware Horizon 6 Reference Architecture”. The paper which contains 53 pages describes a reference architecture for building a VMware Horizon 6 deployment supporting 2,000 till 10,00 users with an existing server and storage infrastructure. The Horizon 6 reference architecture combines the technologies of standard rack-mount server hardware running on EMC VNX storage, VMware View Accelerator (to accelerate existing SAN), VMware ESXi 5.5, and Horizon 6 to produce Read more […]

Release: VMware Mirage 5.1

Release: VMware Mirage 5.1

VMware has released version 5.1 of its centralized image management for Windows desktops: Mirage. VMware Mirage is also part of the Horizon Suite, VMware’s end user computing suite that includes View, the company’s VDI product. The main new features introduced in this release can be resumed as follows: Bandwidth Control – Managing desktops and PCs across many remote branch sites is difficult. With that in mind, Mirage was designed to help IT manage devices across distributed environments. Read more […]

Paper: Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN

Paper: Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN

VMware has released a paper titled:”Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN”. The paper which contains 50 pages contains a reference architecture for VMware Horizon with View virtual desktops and Virtual SAN storage is based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations. It uses Dell R720 PowerEdge rack mount servers with local storage to support a scalable and cost-effective View linked-clone desktop deployment on VMware vSphere 5.5. Testing Read more […]

Release: VMware Horizon View 6.0

Release: VMware Horizon View 6.0

In April this year, VMware announced version 6 of its end user computing suite: Horizon. Yesterday VMware View, the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and now also the Remote Desktop Services was quietly released by VMware. Starting with this version VMware not only provides a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution based on View, but now also provides a Server Based Computing (SBC) solution leveraging Remote Desktop Services (RDS) from Microsoft. With the addition of SBC, VMware is now capable Read more […]

VMware announces Horizon 6

VMware announces Horizon 6

VMware today announced the release of version 6 of its end user computing suite: Horizon. Starting with this version VMware not only provides a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution based on View, but now also provides a Server Based Computing (SBC) solution leveraging Remote Desktop Services (RDS) from Microsoft. With the addition of SBC, VMware is now capable of publishing applications, where the application runs on a server which is shared with other users at the same time.   With Read more […]

VMware launches its Horizon Desktop as a Service offering

VMware launches its Horizon Desktop as a Service offering

VMware announced the release of VMware Horizon DaaS, its Desktop as a Service offering running on top of vCloud Hybrid Service, VMware’s owned and operated public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) service. VMware will offer desktops through Windows Server environments, using the SPLA licensing terms. But it will also offer Windows Client Desktops, where users should bring their own SA licenses. Support for Remote Desktop Services will be added later this year. On the website of Brian Madden, extra Read more […]

Release: VMware Horizon Mirage 4.4

Release: VMware Horizon Mirage 4.4

VMware has released version 4.4. of its centralized image management for Windows desktops with backup and OS migration capabilities: Horizon Mirage. Horizon Mirage uses a layering technology to segment OS, applications and user personalizations into isolated containers allowing administrators to separately manage hardware and each layer of software. Horizon Mirage is build on the technology which VMware acquired when it acquired Wanova in 2012. VMware later integrated this into its Horizon product Read more […]

Paper: VMware Horizon Mirage Branch Office Reference Architecture

Paper: VMware Horizon Mirage Branch Office Reference Architecture

VMware has released a paper titled:”VMware Horizon Mirage Branch Office Reference Architecture”. The paper which contains 28 pages covers a reference architecture for VMware Horizon Mirage. Horizon Mirage provides centralized image management for Windows desktops with enhanced levels of backup and OS migration capabilities. The reference architecture provides guidance on how to backup desktops deployed throughout the enterprise, and how to migrate remote desktops from Windows XP to Windows 7. The Read more […]

Read all about it: VMware® Horizon View™ 5.3

Read all about it: VMware® Horizon View™ 5.3

by Pat Lee, Director of Product Management, VMware End-User Computing, VMware Inc. On behalf of everyone at VMware End-User Computing, I’m proud to bring to you an exciting product announcement from EUC, just in time for VMworld Europe! Now, you may be wondering—Horizon View 5.3? Wasn’t there just a 5.2? Isn’t 5.3 just a minor release? Perhaps this is true by the standards of release numbering, but it is so much more in the context of the work we’ve done and the features we’re delivering. There’s Read more […]