VMware decreases price of Horizon cloud solutions

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VMware, a provider of cloud infrastructure and business mobility solution, has decreased the price of the latest version of VMware Horizon Apps to $125 per user for a perpetual license.

The new price of VMware Horizon Cloud will be $16 per user a month. The company said the starting price of VMware Horizon 7 will be $250 per concurrent user.

VMware has introduced updates to the VMware Horizon portfolio with the aim of bringing down the cost and complexity of delivering and managing virtual applications and desktops – cost effectively.

“A digital workspace strategy is a must for IT to manage across user types, devices and applications, and delivering Windows applications and desktops through virtualization to a digital workspace is the best approach for today’s modern environment,” said Shankar Iyer, senior vice president and general manager, Desktop Products, End-User Computing, VMware.

Benefits of innovation

VMware is offering Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP) across the Horizon solutions and will integrate VMware App Volumes, Instant Clone and User Environment Manager to simplify user profile management and deliver improvements to customers.

The Cloud infrastructure technology major said JMP enables real-time application delivery, 30x faster imaging, accelerated desktop provisioning, contextual policy management, and application updates with zero downtime for published applications.

VMware Blast will deliver an improved end-user experience for digital workspace users. The Blast Adaptive Transport technology will maximize bandwidth utilization by dynamically adjusting to network conditions including varying speeds and severe packet loss.

6x faster speed and 50 percent lower bandwidth utilization for delivering enable business critical applications through Horizon are the main benefits.

The new VMware Horizon Cloud service will deliver and manage virtual desktops and applications hosted on the IBM Cloud and on-premises using certified hyper-converged infrastructure to enable organizations to expand the use cases for desktops-as-a-service (DaaS).

VMware Horizon Cloud benefits from the latest Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) technology running on the IBM Cloud which helps accelerate virtualized desktop applications, especially for computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), including AutoCAD.

VMware Horizon Cloud solution customers can select deployment models including on-premises BYO hyper-converged infrastructure, cloud-hosted infrastructure, or both. There will be a centralized cloud control plane for streamlined operations and management. Reduction in the time required to configure, deploy and manage enterprise desktops and applications is the main benefit.

Customers can choose the updated Horizon 7.1 for their desktop strategy or Horizon Apps for its application-centric strategy using published applications. Customers also benefit from significant provisioning costs that are roughly half of the competition.