VMware Horizon provides an excellent platform for on-premises or hybrid environments and also offers a fully cloud-based deployment option. Deploy Virtual Machines (VMs) and applications quickly and easily while maintaining strict security protocols. Scale based on your business needs with a platform that offers cloud-like elasticity and cost saving.
Instead of creating and maintaining your own servers at high cost to your business, consider Amazon Simple Storage Solutions (S3). Amazon S3 works at an object level. It is scalable to store any amount of data, and it is accessible anytime on demand. With strong access controls, cost-effective storage options, and industry-leading data availability and storage, Amazon S3 can work for any size of business.
There are several storage classes within Amazon S3, all offering excellent durability and security for your data. For general purpose storage, S3 Standard and S3 Intelligent-Tiering offer low cost, low latency storage. If you access your data less frequently but still require rapid access, S3 Standard-IA or S3 One Zone-IA offers high availability storage at low costs. AWS also offers storage for archived data based on the required availability: S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval, S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval, or S3 Glacier Deep Archive.
AWS offers serverless storage through the Amazon Elastic File System (EFS), allowing you to build and configure your shared file systems quickly and easily. Amazon EFS is optimized to handle the majority of applications and features high availability and extreme durability for your data. With scalable, agile storage that grows and shrinks with your needs, Amazon EFS reduces costs by ensuring that you only pay for what you use. In addition, Amazon EFS will automatically move your rarely-accessed files to lower cost storage. Amazon EFS is your solution if you need to quickly and easily share data with no management required.
Amazon FSx is a fully Windows-compatible storage system with high availability, default backups for all files, and automatically updated hardware patches and provisioning. If you rely on a Windows-based file server that is reaching capacity or is nearing end-of-life, Amazon FSx may be the solution for you. Amazon FSx offers low latency, guaranteed performance, and industry-leading security for your business files.
In addition to working seamlessly with Windows File Server, Amazon FSx offers storage for NetApp ONTAP, Open ZFS, and Lustre. Simply choose the system you already use and your data can be transferred seamlessly to your new cloud-based file system. With Amazon FSx, you only pay for what you use, eliminating the need to invest thousands in on-site storage in favor of pay-per-use storage with Amazon FSx.
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) low latency, high performance block storage for use with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Amazon EBS supports SSD-based or HDD-based volume types and includes encryption for your data, both in-flight and at rest. As always, Amazon EBS is a cost-effective, scalable, and easy to use. Amazon EBS supports service levels that specialize in everything from highly available, low latency block storage to very low cost, durable storage for archived data blocks.
Amazon File Cache offers a unified view of your files, regardless of storage location. You can link physical servers, Amazon FSx, Amazon S3, or other cloud datasets within the Amazon File Cache. This low-latency cache makes it easier to process your file data by presenting a cohesive look at everything you have linked to the Amazon File Cache.
VMware vSphere ensures that your data and applications remain highly available, secure, and resilient. Build your software-defined data center (SDDC) on VMware Horizon and enjoy access to a full suite of security- and efficiency-boosting technologies. Applications and data are protected by continuous, automated screening and proactive response to threats. In the case of infrastructure failure, vSphere with Operations Management will keep your data available without interruption.
End-user access is managed through IT-defined policies which can include Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), conditional access, and application whitelisting. Choose what your employees can access and prevent sensitive data from leaving your network and being moved to an unauthorized computer. To further enhance security, use vSphere Instant Clone to rapidly create a pristine VM each time an end user logs in and destroy that VM each time the end user logs out.
VMware Horizon can be deployed in three ways: on-premises, cloud-hosted, or hybrid. With an on-premises model, you can choose to use a private cloud or even utilize an air gap to maintain a closed system that is not connected to the internet. The cloud-hosted option allows you to utilize VMware Cloud or another cloud service. This cloud can be deployed on AWS or Azure and integrates the Horizon Control Plane. A hybrid model allows you to link on-premises and cloud-hosted platforms in a federation. VMware Horizon offers the opportunity to adjust your deployment as the needs of your business changes.
VMware Horizon supports multiple end user Operating Systems including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. By authenticating your employees using smart cards and MFA, Horizon protects your data from unauthorized access. End users experience a feature-rich VM with low latency access to data and applications. Access local printers, USD and webcams, and monitors without interruption, making Horizon an ideal platform for bring your own device (BYOD) environments.
The flexibility, competitive cost, security, elasticity, and simplicity of VMware make it a compelling option for your on-premises, hybrid, or cloud-based data and applications. With strong support for BYOD workplaces, Horizon provides comprehensive management tools and an excellent end-user experience. The fully integrated VMware virtualization platform allows the hypervisor to dynamically adjust your system to suit your needs, allowing you to allocate resources effectively.
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