VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure
A VMware service that simplifies the delivery of virtual desktops and applications on Azure by extending Windows Virtual Desktop
Desktop and app virtualisation service by VMware
VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure is a desktop virtualisation service available in Azure Marketplace. Simplify your delivery of on-premises and cloud virtual desktops and applications by connecting your instance of Azure to VMware. Deliver the same great Windows 10 experience and security that Windows Virtual Desktop is known for, while gaining the advanced scaling and optimisation across environments that VMware provides.
Cloud and on-premises VMware Horizon environment management in a single solution
Advanced power management capabilities help to lower costs
Horizon Cloud global service broker optimises the user experience
Advanced remote protocols adapt to changing network conditions
Modernise your VDI infrastructure with Azure
Provide more secure remote-work solutions with a modern data centre for your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Deliver virtual desktops and apps using Azure and VMware Horizon, whether your infrastructure is on-premises or in the cloud. Use the simplified management experience to enable hybrid deployments that meet your needs. Optimise the Horizon user experience using VMware’s global broker technology.
Centralise management to optimise costs
Reduce management and infrastructure costs with a centralised admin user interface and tooling, and only pay for what you use. Choose what’s right for your organisation with VMware’s single flexible licensing model, which supports on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments. Benefit from the scale and cost savings of Windows Virtual Desktop with Windows 10 multi-session, only available through Azure.
Offer a familiar experience
Provide your IT team and end users with familiar experiences. Manage your Azure and Windows Virtual Desktop deployment in your VMware Horizon Cloud console with customisations and tooling. Extend a streamlined digital workspace to all apps and use cases, with a full-featured client and advanced remote protocols on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux and all thin clients.
Why trust Azure?
- Use built-in security to store your company’s data in the cloud instead of local desktops.
- Leverage Azure Security Center for enhanced security from the endpoint to the applications.
- Protect your Azure infrastructure by enabling role-based access control (RBAC).
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VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure updates, blogs and announcements
Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available in the Azure Government cloud
FastTrack for Azure now supports Windows Virtual Desktop
Windows Virtual Desktop is now available in the Azure Government cloud (in preview)
Remote Desktop client for Android now supports Windows Virtual Desktop connections
Windows Virtual Desktop Azure portal and Microsoft Teams integrations are generally available
27 July, 2020
New Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities now generally available
Windows Virtual Desktop media optimisation for Microsoft Teams is now available in preview
Frequently asked questions
Yes. Windows Virtual Desktop session host virtual machines (VMs), including VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure deployments, are charged at Linux compute rates for Windows 10 single, Windows 10 multi-session and Windows Server. See Windows Virtual Desktop pricing for information on licensing, and see the Virtual Desktop documentation to learn how to apply your licence to a deployment.
Yes, you can use Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session for Azure-based virtual machines deployed using VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure with an applicable licence. See Windows Virtual Desktop pricing for information on licensing.
See VMware Horizon Cloud pricing to learn more.