What is Desktop and App Virtualization?

Desktop and app virtualization is a software technology that publishes end user desktops and applications in a datacenter that is on-premises or in the cloud and renders it on endpoint devices. It provides organizations with a streamlined approach to delivering, protecting, and managing desktops and apps while containing costs and ensuring end-users can work anytime, anywhere, across any device. Horizon virtual desktops and published applications also provide IT teams with increased consistency across system settings and policies.

VMware Horizon is a modern platform for secure delivery of virtual desktops and apps that supports any cloud for today’s future ready workforce. VMware Horizon can have you up and running 30x faster than traditional solutions and cut costs by as much as 50%.

Delivering Virtual Desktops and Apps with a Modern, Secure Platform

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Delivering Virtual Desktops and Apps with a Modern, Secure Platform

Watch this video for an overview of VMware Horizon virtual desktops and application solutions.

Support Workplace Mobility

Gone are the days of client/server computing where Windows ruled the day and end users were tasked to do their work from one device and one location. Today, end users are leveraging new types of devices for work, accessing Windows applications alongside non-Windows-based applications and are more mobile than ever.


But managing and delivering services to end users with traditional PC-centric tools has become time consuming and costly. VMware desktop and application virtualization solutions provide IT with a new streamlined approach to deliver, protect, and manage Windows or Linux desktops and applications on premises or in the cloud, while containing costs and ensuring end users can work anytime, anywhere across any device.

Desktop and Application Virtualization Products 


Secure delivery of virtual desktops and apps with a modern platform that supports any cloud for today’s future ready workforce.

Horizon Apps

Application virtualization across datacenters and clouds and provides end users quick and easy access to all of their published apps, SaaS apps, and mobile apps through a single, secure unified workspace.

Horizon Cloud

Deliver virtual desktops and applications from the cloud, to any device, in any location, all from a single cloud-based control plane.

Application and End User Management 

App Volumes

Deliver applications to desktop environments in seconds. With the click of a button, IT can provision applications to users and desktops at scale.

Horizon Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape

Read the report to find out why Horizon is named a Leader in the 2019-2020 IDC MarketScape for Virtual Client Computing.

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