When you use redirection to store user profiles, the user profile is redirected to a new permanent location.

You have three possible locations to redirect user profile information:

Option Description
Redirect to the same location as the virtual desktops and RDSH servers (recommended) You can redirect the user profile to a file server in the same location as the virtual desktops and RDSH servers by using a utility server. The profile data never leaves your Horizon Cloud Service tenant. For performance and security reasons, this option is best. When using Dynamic Environment Manager with Horizon Cloud Service, a utility server is required to store the user profile.
Redirect to an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) instance You can redirect user profiles to a file server in the same physical data center as the virtual desktops and RDSH servers. These resources can be in a separate virtual data center using IaaS provided by the Horizon Cloud Service provider. An IPsec tunnel can be used to connect the two virtual data centers.
Redirect across the VPN You can redirect the user profile across your VPN to a file server in your main data center. Latency and bandwidth are key factors in successfully redirecting back to your data center.