VMware launches VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure

This integration aims to enable customers to drive the move to Windows 10

VMware launches VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure - ITNEXT

VMware launches VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. This integration will enable customers to drive the move to Windows 10 and forefronts VMware virtual desktops and applications to the increasing global presence of Azure in the enterprise – available in 38 regions worldwide.


“The addition of VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure puts VMware in a unique position to offer customers several infrastructure options for virtual desktops and applications with the flexibility to move between different platforms,” said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. “This is an example of VMware executing against its cross-cloud strategy and bringing innovation to the desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) category it pioneered in 2009.”


Horizon Cloud has distinct features as it uses a single cloud control plane to offers customers the flexibility to select their preferred infrastructure for delivering and managing virtual desktops and applications. By leveraging VMware’s cross cloud strategy, customers can select from various deployment options and can dynamically switch options if use cases change, employees move or economics shift. Only Horizon Cloud provides this flexible scale-out of virtual desktops and applications with options, which includes:

  • Fully Managed Public Cloud Infrastructure from VMware – Designed for organizations looking to outsource management of infrastructure to the cloud for a desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) experience and great for quick scaling and predictable economics.
  • Leverage Public Cloud Infrastructure from Microsoft – Connect Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to Horizon Cloud to deliver and manage Horizon virtual desktops and applications, ideal for organizations with an Azure subscription.
  • Bring Your Own On-Premises Infrastructure with Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Appliances – Designed for organizations that desire greater control over their virtual desktop infrastructure and ideal for those with tight security or performance requirements.

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