VMware Horizon Cloud simplifies the delivery of cloud-hosted desktops and apps to any device. VMware today announced an expanded integration with Microsoft to deliver VMware Horizon Cloud on Azure. This new move will help 90 percent of the Fortune 500 companies to deploy VMware virtual desktops on Azure. If an organization already has Azure subscription, they can connect Azure Infrastructure-as-a- Service (IaaS) to Horizon Cloud to deliver and manage Horizon virtual desktops and applications.
“Enterprises all over the world are rapidly looking to the cloud to consume their IT solutions,” said Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president, developer and platform evangelism, Microsoft Corporation. “We are excited to see VMware bring their Horizon Cloud offering and enterprise customers to Azure.”
“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.”
VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure will be available in the second half of 2017.