Horizon Cloud Service delivers virtual desktops and applications using a purpose-built cloud platform that is scalable across multiple deployment options, including on-premises infrastructure or fully managed infrastructure from VMware. The service supports a cloud-scale architecture to deliver virtualized Windows desktops and applications to multiple devices, simplifying setup and scalability.

Figure 1. VMware Horizon Cloud Service Family

Horizon Cloud Service on IBM Cloud

Horizon Cloud Service on IBM Cloud simplifies the delivery of Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service while maintaining enterprise requirements for security and control. End users benefit from a complete workspace that they can access from a variety of device types from almost any location. Horizon Cloud Service on IBM Cloud also offers an on-demand, flexible desktop and application delivery platform that can grow or shrink based on the needs and demands of your business.

Horizon Cloud Service with On-Premises Infrastructure

VMware Horizon Cloud Service with on-premises infrastructure, not covered in this document, combines the economic benefits of the cloud with the simplicity of a hyper-converged infrastructure. Using this service, you have a central solution for delivery and management of on-premises virtual desktops and applications from the cloud.

Horizon Cloud Service Administration Console

The Horizon Cloud Service Administration Console provides full life-cycle management of desktops and Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) through a single, easy-to-use web-based console. Organizations can securely provision and manage desktop models and entitlements, as well as native and remote applications, through the centralized Horizon Cloud Service Administration Console. The Administration Console also provides usage and activity reports for various user, administrative, and capacity-management activities.

Service Models

Horizon Cloud Service packages come in standard sizes that can be configured to meet your performance requirements. You can mix and match the desktop reservation capacity as needed to fit your enterprise.