Although the Horizon Cloud Service platform relies on AD, you are not required to integrate Horizon Cloud Service with an existing AD environment. You can use a separate, isolated AD domain that is local to the Horizon Cloud Service desktops and applications service. You can request an isolated domain from the Horizon Cloud Service team.
Choosing a pilot domain is advantageous for the following use cases:
|Companies with outsourced users||If your company offloads development work to other countries, you need to provide employees with desktops, but you might not want them connecting directly into your own infrastructure. In a pilot domain, you can set up everything those employees need in an isolated environment.|
|Companies with seasonal users||If your company has seasonal work that ramps up two or three times a year for a couple of months, you might not want to add a large number of desktops to your corporate AD structure. You can use a separate pilot domain when you need it and discard it when the season is over.|
|Companies with limited resources||If your company has limited infrastructure, you can use a separate isolated domain to save the cost of building a primary directory services infrastructure.|