Says is industry’s first hybrid desktop as a service
VMware has launched a new cloud-based desktop service that delivers cost-effective enterprise-class virtual desktops running on VMware vCloud Hybrid Service: Horizon DaaS.
The service offers the industry’s first hybrid desktop as a service (DaaS) solution that gives customers the ability to blend public cloud desktops and on-premise VMware Horizon View private cloud desktops for a seamless end-user experience announced the press release.
“Our experience working with customers deploying DaaS the last several years have shown that the majority prefers a blended environment with both on-premise and cloud desktops. However, very few solutions in the market can deliver a seamless end-user experience across multiple clouds like VMware Horizon DaaS,” said Sumit Dhawan, VP and GM (desktop products, End-User Computing), VMware.
VMware Horizon DaaS is built on the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, a platform that enables customers to extend the same applications, networking, management, operations and tools across both on-premise and off-premise environments. By leveraging vCloud Hybrid Service, Horizon DaaS enables customers to extend their data center seamlessly to the cloud and deploy additional hybrid applications alongside their hybrid desktop environment.
VMware Horizon DaaS will be delivered by partners and compatible with other VMware-based cloud services. VMware Horizon DaaS can be sold the same way as on-premise VMware virtual desktops with a standard SKU, and partners can retain the billing relationship with customers. In addition, cloud service providers can deliver value added services around the desktops to increase market opportunity.
VMware Horizon DaaS is available immediately from VMware or through select channel partners and resellers in the United States with global expansion expected later in the year. Pricing starts at $35 per month per user for a full Windows client experience.