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Something Big is on the Horizon

The rise of mobility and cloud applications are ensuring the need for always-on availability. But traditional tools can't meet the growing demands of today's workforce. Horizon 6 answers the call.

The move to the mobile cloud is changing how applications, desktops and data are managed and consumed. The Association of Commuter Transportation notes that 83 percent of Fortune 100 companies support remote access, while the average mobile worker carries 3.5 devices, according to the iPass Mobile Workforce Report, 2012. It has been predicted that end users soon will connect to their applications and data through “on-the-go” access points, such as their vehicles and portable wearables.

With this shift into the mobile cloud era, it comes as no surprise that customers today are looking for a new approach to delivering, protecting and managing Windows desktops and applications. At the same time, they need to contain costs and ensure end users can work anytime, anywhere and across any device. But how can these needs be met on the back end with traditional tools? The answer is that they can’t.

Now what if there was a way to take that “can’t” and turned it into a “can”? With VMware’s newest release of VMware Horizon 6, there is.

Horizon 6 allows customers to deliver virtual desktops and published applications through a single platform to streamline management. Horizon also takes advantage of Virtual SAN to drive down costs and additionally provides customers with a single pane of glass to troubleshoot and monitor everything from their infrastructure through to their desktops, applications and devices.

Horizon enables customers to address more use cases across virtual machines, as well as physical devices and BYO devices. It is available in three bundles that leverage the best of VMware’s management, software-defined data center and hybrid cloud capabilities.

With Horizon, VMware is taking another big step in its commitment to deliver innovation in desktop and application delivery and management. The pace at which we are transforming is unprecedented. In less than nine months, VMware has launched the first Hybrid Cloud Service for desktops and acquired enterprise mobility management and security leader Airwatch, which has completely revolutionized how desktops and applications can be delivered, managed and protected.

We invite you to learn more about Horizon today.

Courtney Burry is director of Product Marketing at VMware. Guest blogs such as this one are published monthly, and are part of The VAR Guy's annual platinum sponsorship.

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