VMware Horizon Cloud on
May 17, 2017
will deliver VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. The integration
helps customers accelerate the move to Windows 10 and brings VMware
virtual desktops and applications to the increasing global presence of
Azure in the enterprise -- available in 38 regions globally.
"The addition of VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure puts VMware in
a unique position to offer customers several infrastructure options for
virtual desktops and applications with the flexibility to move between
different platforms," said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and
general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. "This is an example of
VMware executing against its cross-cloud strategy and bringing
innovation to the desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) category it pioneered in
Horizon Cloud is unique in its ability to use a single cloud control
plane to give customers the flexibility to choose their preferred
infrastructure for delivering and managing virtual desktops and
applications. Leveraging VMware's cross cloud strategy, customers can
choose from several deployment options and can dynamically switch
options if use cases change, employees move or economics shift.
Only Horizon Cloud
offers this flexible scale-out of virtual desktops and applications with
Public Cloud Infrastructure from VMware - Designed for organizations
looking to outsource management of infrastructure to the cloud for a
desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) experience and great for quick scaling and
Leverage Public Cloud
Infrastructure from Microsoft - Connect Azure
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to Horizon Cloud to deliver and
manage Horizon virtual desktops and applications, ideal for
organizations with an Azure subscription.
Bring Your Own
On-Premises Infrastructure with Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)
Appliances - Designed for organizations that desire greater control over
their virtual desktop infrastructure and ideal for those with tight
security or performance requirements.
Horizon gives customers the ability to use an industry-leading solution
that has been recognized for having, "
the most complete mix of business
and solution strategies and capabilities for delivering virtual desktops
and applications" according to the 2016 IDC Marketscape.2
all over the world are rapidly looking to the cloud to consume their IT
solutions," said Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president,
developer and platform evangelism, Microsoft Corporation. "We are
excited to see VMware bring their Horizon Cloud offering and enterprise
customers to Azure."
"DaaS has matured over the years and today offers the cost savings,
performance and agility that appeals to businesses in search for a
modern desktop strategy," said Robert Young, research director, IDC.
"The addition of a major cloud platform such as Microsoft Azure has the
potential to accelerate the adoption of VMware Horizon among customers
searching for a different way to manage and deliver Windows 10 desktops
"We believe the future of computing is virtual and VMware Horizon Cloud
enables us to deploy desktops and applications to new employees
significantly faster, and offers greater platform agility," said Kevin
Klosiewski, cloud services manager, Hydrite Chemical Company. "Whether
it's our sales team using tablets in the field or staff working with
thin clients, they can easily access their desktops or applications
without skipping a beat."
VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure is expected to be available in
the second half of 2017.