VMware, Inc. Announces VMware Horizon 6
Apr 9 14
VMware, Inc. announced VMware Horizon 6, an integrated solution that delivers published applications and desktops on a single platform. VMware Horizon 6 make enterprise desktops and applications easier and more cost-effective to deliver, protect and manage. Multiple access points such as laptops, tablets, smartphones and an array of other employee-owned devices are putting pressure on IT departments to deliver a high level of service and access without compromise. VMware Horizon 6 introduces new capabilities that are integrated into a single solution that empower IT with a streamlined approach for managing Windows applications and desktops. With Horizon 6, enterprise applications and Windows operating systems are centrally managed so updates can be made in an agile and predictable manner. In addition, Horizon 6 enables entire desktops or just applications to be delivered in a flexible manner to end-users: Virtually for access from multiple locations and devices; Physically by syncing the entire desktop image to end-user laptops for online and offline access; and Securely by delivering applications and content in a managed secure container to support Bring Your Own (BYO) PC scenarios. Regardless of the use case, VMware Horizon 6 delivers a consistent, self-service user experience for access to enterprise applications through a unified workspace. New capabilities in VMware Horizon 6 include: Published Applications and Virtual Desktops Delivered Through A Single Platform - VMware Horizon 6 offers streamlined management, end-user entitlement, and quick delivery of published Windows applications, RDS-based desktops and virtual desktops across devices and locations. The new capabilities are built on a single platform that is an extension of the VDI solution, VMware Horizon View; A Unified Workspace for Simplified Access - With VMware Horizon 6, end-users can access all applications and desktops from a single unified workspace. The unified workspace supports the delivery of virtualized applications hosted in the datacenter or local on the device, web and SaaS applications, RDS hosted applications, and published applications from third party platforms, such as Citrix XenApp, with a single sign-on experience; Storage Optimization with VMware Virtual SAN(TM) and Delivery from the Software-Defined Data Center - VMware Horizon 6 is optimized for the Software-Defined Data Center. The solution provides integrated management of VMware Virtual SAN that can significantly reduce the cost of storage for virtual desktops by using local storage. With this innovation, the capital cost of virtual desktops with Horizon 6 can be similar to physical desktop; Closed-Loop Management and Automation - VMware Horizon 6 offers new capabilities for end-to-end visibility and automation from datacenter-to-device. The new VMware vCenter(TM) Operations for View provides health and risk monitoring, proactive end-user experience monitoring and deep diagnostics from datacenter-to-device all within a single console. Horizon 6 also supports automation and self-service, allowing IT to provide line-of-business users with the ability to request desktops and applications by using built-in workflows and automated infrastructure provisioning. This closed-loop management and automation is integrated with the vCloud Automation Center(TM) management console, making it easier for customers with vCloud(R) Suite to get started with Horizon 6; Central Image Management of Virtual, Physical and Employee-Owned PCs - VMware offers centralized image management for virtual, physical and employee-owned PCs from a single, integrated solution. Using the updated VMware Mirage(TM), IT administrators can design a single desktop with the required operating system and applications, and deliver it to end-users in a department or entire organization based on end-user needs; and Hybrid Cloud Delivery - VMware Horizon 6 introduces a new client that seamlessly connects to virtual desktops and applications running in an on-premise cloud, a service provider partner cloud, or through VMware vCloud Hybrid Service with the same, high performance end-user experience. This flexibility gives customers the ability to deploy Horizon 6 via the hybrid cloud -- balancing between business-owned and public cloud-based infrastructure to best satisfy their needs. VMware customers can adopt published applications and virtual desktops based on their needs and environment. Three new editions of VMware Horizon will be available to customers, including: Horizon View(TM) Standard Edition: Delivers simple, high-performance, VDI-based virtual desktops with a great user experience; Horizon Advanced Edition: Offers the lowest cost solution for published and virtual applications and desktops using optimized storage from VMware Virtual SAN, central image management and a unified workspace for managing and delivering all applications and desktops; and Horizon Enterprise Edition: Delivers a cloud-ready solution for desktops and applications with advanced cloud-like automation and management capabilities for hybrid cloud flexibility. VMware Horizon 6 is expected to be available in second quarter of 2014 and is licensed per named user or per concurrent user with prices starting at $250.
VMware, Inc. Announces Changes to Board of Directors
Apr 7 14
VMware, Inc. announced that Paul Sagan has been elected to succeed David Goulden on the VMware board of directors. Goulden has served on the VMware board since April 2007 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure and Chief Financial Officer, EMC Corporation. This change to the VMware board is effective immediately. Sagan is currently a partner and XIR with General Catalyst Partners.
NVIDIA Unveils NVIDIA GRID Technology on VMware Horizon DaaS platform
Mar 28 14
NVIDIA and VMware have announced the availability of NVIDIA GRID technology on the VMware Horizon DaaS platform to deliver 3D graphics on virtualized desktops and applications through the cloud. The combination offers the only multi-tenant desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) platform for service providers to deliver graphics-rich desktops and applications to customers requiring visual computing, such as engineering firms, automakers, movie studios and retail designers. It will help enterprises improve employee productivity, while efficiently managing their hardware resources.
VMware Horizon DaaS Platform with NVIDIA GRID is a great solution for companies with high-powered computing and visual graphics needs.