Desktop Virtualization & Central Image Management

Today’s business professionals are on the move and are looking to access their applications and data across a wide range of devices-anytime, anywhere. To deliver this kind of mobility and ultimately drive higher levels of employee productivity, IT has to manage and track the new proliferation of devices, enforce security across all of them, and keep a lid on costs. VMware’s desktop virtualization and image management solutions cover all these bases for you.

Desktops as a Service: End-User Freedom with IT Control

Centrally Hosted Virtual Desktops Enhance Workplace Mobility

Hosted virtual desktops provide a streamlined, cost-effective and secure way to manage end-users who access their applications and data across devices and locations. Where wide area networks are robust and reliable, VMware® Horizon View enables organizations to do more with less and to adopt an automated, policy driven approach to managing end users.

Leveraging low-cost, high performance Horizon View physical appliances from the VMware Rapid Desktop Program, IT organizations who opt for a more distributed VDI model, can move virtual desktop infrastructure closer to end-users to optimize application response times and improve performance. IT can in turn remotely manage, patch and backup users in the datacenter.

Single Image Management and Disaster Recovery

For end users with laptops, desktops, or unmanaged VMs, where VDI is not a good fit due to sporadic or poor connectivity, IT can leverage Horizon™ Mirage. Horizon Mirage centralizes complete copies of endpoint images in the datacenter, where they are protected and managed, while end users continue to enjoy the power of their local PC.

By providing continuous synchronization over the WAN between the local and central copies, Horizon Mirage ensures endpoint images are easily managed, maintained and updated. IT manages a single image across a diverse range of devices that can be easily recovered in case of disaster, moved when hardware is refreshed, or migrated to a newer OS. And by decoupling the individual components of the image into different layers, Horizon Mirage ensures IT can easily maintain core images in compliance without disrupting user data or profiles and while allowing branch employees to install applications that personalize their PCs.