Sunday, 15 October 2017

VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure—Now Available

I have long been a user of VMware Horizon in one form or another, I've always liked the centralised features of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

With the announcement that VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure moving to GA, Customers can now connect their own instance of Microsoft Azure to our incredibly intuitive Horizon Cloud control plane, to create a secure, comprehensive, cloud-hosted solution for delivering virtualised Windows applications and session desktops.

Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure includes a robust feature set and delivers a number of key benefits:

  • Multi-Cloud Deployments: Gain the flexibility to choose between cloud capacity managed by VMware or bring-your-own infrastructure with Microsoft Azure.
  • Low-Cost, Hourly Billing for Microsoft Azure Capacity: You have the ability to pair consumption-based pricing on public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with your Horizon Cloud service subscription.
  • Global Footprint: From a single instance, manage deployments across Microsoft’s 40+ global data center regions.
  • Easy Deployment: Automate deployment of Horizon Cloud service components. Integration with Microsoft Azure Marketplace allows you to import a Windows Server image on which the necessary agents get automatically applied.
  • Simplified Management: Always maintain the latest version of Horizon Cloud. Self-schedule upgrades, under five minutes, for components on Microsoft Azure via Blue-Green upgrades.
  • Superior Architecture: Get a multi-tenant architecture built for the cloud, a cloud control plane separate from the data path—avoiding unnecessary latency and maintaining business continuity—and Unified Access Gateway—deployed automatically in Microsoft Azure.
  • Simple Offer: Included in one, simple offer are remote published desktops and applications, VMware Unified Access Gateway and VMware User Environment Manager.

For more information visit the VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure product page.