Looking For The Run Down on VMware’s New Horizon Cloud Offerings?

Looking For The Run Down on VMware’s New

Horizon Cloud Offerings?

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On February 7th, 2017, VMware announced their new generally available offering “Horizon Cloud“. VMware Horizon Cloud enables the delivery of cloud-hosted or on-premises virtual desktops and apps to any device, anywhere, from a single cloud control plane. The Horizon Cloud delivers Cross-Cloud Architecture, a Clear Path to the Future, Digital Workspace Experience, and Redefines Cost and Complexity.

Below you will find a brief bullet list of information on Horizon Cloud to include top level changes compared to Horizon Air offering, purchasing process, deployment options, virtual desktop options, and considerations for each option, etc.

Horizon Cloud Public Page:  http://www.vmware.com/cloud-services/desktop.html

Top Level Changes in Horizon Cloud:

  • Horizon Air currently does not offer App Volumes, vGPU-enabled desktops, and standard pricing model
  • Current Horizon Air customers will continue to run in vCloud Air (vCA) data centers
  • SoftLayer Data Centers for Horizon Cloud Hosted
  • Desktop Disaster Recovery (DR) no longer offered with Horizon Cloud Hosted
  • Horizon Cloud Services offers App Volumes (Private Beta), vGPU-enabled desktops (Private Beta), vIDM support, and Instant Clones

Considering which offering:

  • Cloud Hosted VDI
    • Seasonal Businesses
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Contract/Temp employees
    • No existing VDI environment or expertise
    • Wants a managed solution
    • Prefers a predictable OPEX payment model
    • Needs to scal up/down quickly
  • On-Premise VDI (Horizon 7) –
    • BYOD
    • Branch Offices
    • Security
    • Leverage existing VDI environment and expertise
    • Has strict security or compliance mandates
    • Needs onm-premises infrastructure for performance
    • Wants strict IT control, including management on-premises
    • Wants to utilize a perpetual license
  • Hybrid VDI –
    • BYOD
    • Branch Offices
    • Desktop Replacements
    • Is interested in the cloud but not ready to commit
    • Has strict security or compliance mandates
    • Needs on-premises infrastructure for performance
    • Simplicity and speed of deployment is a priority
    • Requires flexibility in desktop configurations

Comparisons in Use Case Options:

  • Kiosk Mode – Horizon 7 (On-Premise) ONLY
  • Smart Card Authentication – Horizon 7 (On-Premise) ONLY
  • RDSH Desktops & Apps – Horizon Cloud-Hosted & Horizon 7 (On-Premise)
  • NVIDIA vGPU – Horizon Cloud-Hosted (Private Beta) & Horizon 7 (On-Premise)

Purchasing Process:

  1. Step 1:  Choose User licensing
    1. Named User (NU) – (1) dedicated user per license
    2. Concurrent User (CCU) – Shared licenses (one user logged in at a time)
  2. Step 2:  Choose your Infrastructure
    1. Buy Hosted Infrastructure from VMware – Cloud-based infrastructure
    2. Buy On-Premises Infrastructure from partner – vSAN Ready Nodes or HCI Appliance
  3. Step 3:  Horizon Cloud Add-Ons
    1. Direct Connect (1/10 Gps)
    2. Additional IP Addresses
    3. 1TB Hard Disk Storage (can be used for AppStacks, Writable Volumes, UEM, and Utility server (E:/Drive)
    4. With more to come

Deployment Options:

  • Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure
    • Meant for…
      • OPEX model of utility based pricing
      • Scalability on demand
      • Minimal internal expertise required
      • Remote locations where building data center capacity is impossible
    • Offering comes with
      • Production Support
      • Services that include Corp. Network Services setup (via VPN)
      • Administrative training
      • REST API access for programmatic pool management
      • Desktop capacity based on what you purchased
      • (10) images that are fully customizable
      • Free software endpoint clients
      • Supports 2-Factor authentication –
        • Radius
        • RSA SecurID
        • VMware Verify with vIDM
        • DOES NOT provide 2FA for Horizon Amin console
      • Utility Server for free – to use as AD/DNS/DHCP, UEM, File Server, etc. (CANT be used as application or database server)
        • Tenant accessible
        • Uses the Professional Desktop Specification (2vCPU & 4GB vRAM) – can be upgraded
        • Transactional based applications are not allowed and customers should use IaaS
        • Encrypted hard disks not allowed
    • End Customer or Service Provider Provides
      • Desktop Management
      • Access devices (end-point)
      • Applications
      • Image creation, deployment, and maintenance
      • OS licenses
    • Benefits:
      • Cloud Simplicity –
        • Fully hosted & managed infrastructure
        • Enterprise security with dedicated infrastructure
        • (3) global locations and counting
      • Fast Time-to-Value –
        • Add capacity in days, not months
        • Configure and deploy desktops in minutes
      • Most Comprehensive DaaS Solution –
        • Persistent, Floating, Apps, and vGPU-enabled desktop options
        • Blast Extreme & PCOIP connection protocols
        • Configure your own capacity
      • Predictable Economics –
        • Consumption-based pricing let you pay “as-you-grow”
        • No capital expenditure
  • Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure
    • Meant for…
      • Hybris OPEX/CAPEX model
      • Management infrastructure in the cloud
      • On-Premises virtual desktops & apps on (HCI) Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (e.g. VxRail)
      • Minimal internal expertise required and easily scalable
    • Benefits:
      • Bridge to the Cloud –
        • Cloud adoption at your own pace
        • Sensitive data resides on premises
        • Proximity reduces latency issues
      • Backed by ecosystem of partners –
        • Growing ecosystem of certified partners
        • Dell, EMC, QCT, Hitachi, and more
      • Radically simple on-premises VDI –
        • Easy to deploy HCI appliances
        • Automated updates & no more management infrastructure
        • Turnkey solution yields faster time-to-value
      • Linear scalability –
        • No CAPEX for service
        • Centralized cloud management
        • Right-sized HCI appliances
  • On Premises (Horizon 7):
    • Meant for…
      • CAPEX model
      • Greater flexibility in desktop options
      • Scalable to customer requirements
      • Feature rich management

On-Premises Infrastructure Options: (more certified servers coming in the future)

  • Dell
    • R730
    • R730xd
  • EMC
    • EMC VxRail160 Hybrid
    • EMC VxRail200 Hybrid
    • EMC VxRail160 All-Flash
    • EMC VxRail200 All-Flash
    • EMC VxRail240 All-Flash
    • EMC VxRail280 All-Flash
  • Quanta Cloud Technology (certification pending)
    • QuantaGrid D51B-1U
    • QuantaPlex T41S-2U (4-Node)
  • Hitachi Data Systems (certification pending)
    • V210
    • V210-F

Virtual Desktop Purchase Options:

  • STANDARD Capacity (everyday use)
    • (1) UNIT = (1) vCPU / 2GB vRAM / 30GB Storage
    • Desktop Options
      • Value = (1) Unit
      • Professional = (2) Units
      • Premium  = (4) units
      • Performance = 8) units
      • Hosted Apps Server = (8) units
  • WORKSTATION Capacity (High Performance/GPU-enabled)
    • (1) UNIT = (4) vCPU / 16GB vRAM / 120GB Storage / 2GB NVIDIA Video Memory
    • Desktop Options
      • ProfessionalWS = (1) unit
      • PremiumWS = (2) units
      • PerformanceWS = (4) units

 

 

VMware’s Partner Provided – End User Computing (EUC) TestDrive DEMO Environment!

VMware’s Partner Provided – End User Computing (EUC)  TestDrive DEMO Environment!

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For many of VMware’s partners, they don’t have a demo environment in which they can deploy VMware’s End User Computing solutions such as Horizon 7, App Volumes, User Environment Manager (UEM), etc. This is due to not having the spare server hardware or the funds to purchase hardware just for a demo environment. As a partner, they need to be able to demo the VMware EUC based solutions to their customers to show the value as it relates to the customer’s business needs.

Well the VMware partners are in luck! VMware has provided a EUC demo environment called “EUC TestDrive” in which our partners can access to demo EUC solutions to your customers. Many of the below VMware solutions are installed and ready to demo in the EUC TestDrive environment.

So if you are a VMware partner that resells VMware’s EUC-based solutions, make sure you look into the below requirements to get an account and use the EUC TestDrive Demo environment! Also, I have created an enablement video where I go through the EUC TestDrive demo environment and provide you an overview of how to use the portal and what capabilities are offered in it. So check out my overview video listed below!

EUC TestDrive Demo Environment Overview Enablement Video:  https://youtu.be/zGqiS6Mf8gc

VMware Solutions in EUC TestDrive Demo Environment:

  • Horizon 7 (Virtual Desktops)
    • NVIDIA vGPU enabled virtual desktops (High Performance – Graphics Intensive Applications)
  • Workspace ONE / VMware Identity Manager (SSO Portal)
  • VMware Verify (2-Factor Authentication)
  • TrustPoint (Enterprise Endpoint Security)
  • App Volumes (Application Virtualization)
  • (UEM) User Environment Manager (User Profile Management)
  • Airwatch / Airwatch Express (Mobile Device Management)
  • vRealize Operations for Horizon (Operations & Monitoring)
  • vRealize Log Insight (Log Management)
  • NSX Integrations with EUC Solutions (Virtual networking & security)

Partner Requirements for EUC TestDrive Account:

EUC TestDrive DEMO Portal:  https://www.vmtestdrive.com

EUC TestDrive “How-To” Videos:  https://videos.vmtestdrive.com/

Looking For A VMware Technical Paper Repository?

Looking For A VMware Technical Paper Repository?

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As an engineer, I tend to go looking for technical papers to provide information on requirements, install, and configuration information for solutions on a regular basis. In most cases, most of us go looking for them by searching Google. Well I was given this link by a co-worker which is a repository of technical papers for all of VMware solutions in one single place. You can select by certain solution and version to make finding the particular information easier for you.

So be sure to bookmark the link below so you can easily find VMware technical papers!

 

VMware Technical Papers Repository:

http://www.vmware.com/techpapers.html#/?client=tech_paper&num=25&filter=0&site=tech_paper&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&getfields=*&partialfields=(default:default)&requiredfields=&entqr=0&start=0&sort=meta:revisionDate:D&tlen=200&numgm=3&cn=vmware&cc=en&cid=&tid=&stype=main

Tampa, FL VMUG Event (2/16/17) – You Can Still Register To Attend!!

 

Tampa, FL VMUG Event (2/16/17) –

You Can Still Register To Attend!!

 

For all those that live and work in the Tampa, FL area, tomorrow evening from 6 – 8:30PM there will be the Tampa VMUG event. Tintri Storage is the main sponsor of the event and they will be presenting their storage solutions.

I will personally be presenting for VMware on “What’s New in vSphere 6.5” at the event as well. So if you live in the area, make sure you register for the event and attend. Even better the event is being held at the Tampa Brewing Company, what’s better than learning some great technology and trying some local beer!

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Last Chance to Register:   Tampa VMUG Meeting

 Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the upcoming Tampa VMUG Meeting taking place on February 16, 2017, from 6:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m.

Registration is open and available to all VMUG members. This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to ask questions, discuss trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

Meeting Topics:   

  • Tintri Overview Presentation/Demo
  • How Tintri is integrating into Social Media
  • Customer Presentation on Horizon View implementation
  • Whats new in vSphere 6.5
  • Brewery Tours (10 at a time) – Attendees will get a take home pint glass and free beer ticket
  • Food will be provided

Location:

Tampa Bay Brewing Company
Centro Ybor, 1600 E 8th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605

Click HERE for directions.

Be sure to share this meeting information with your colleagues.

Visit the Tampa VMUG Community page to connect with members, ask questions, and get involved!

For questions, please contact memberservices@vmug.com.

Meeting Sponsor

 

The New VMware 2017 vExperts Have Been Announced!

The New VMware 2017 vExperts Have Been Announced!

 

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Virtualization news from VMware and the community of virtualization users, including the VMware Communities and VMTN, the VMware Technology Network.

 

Are you a previous vExpert and applied for 2017, or are did you apply to be a vExpert for the first time? Then check out the vExpert 2017 Announcement at the below link to see if you made the cut or not!

2017 vExpert Announcement:  https://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2017/02/vexpert-2017-award-announcement.html

 

 

Save 20% off VCP Exams at Dell EMC World 2017

Save 20% off VCP Exams at Dell EMC World 2017 — via VMware Education & Certification Blog

Save 20% off VCP Exams at Dell EMC World 2017

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VMware Horizon Cloud Demo: Integration with VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Horizon Cloud Demo: Integration with VMware Workspace ONE

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A Cloud Alliance Between VMware and AWS Takes Shape

A Cloud Alliance Between VMware and AWS Takes Shape – via VMware vSphere Blog

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Designing vSAN Networks – Why Should I Use the Distributed Switch?

Designing vSAN Networks – Why Should I Use the Distributed Switch? – via Virtual Blocks

Designing vSAN Networks – Why Should I Use the…

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VMware Horizon Cloud: Virtual Desktops & Apps

VMware Horizon Cloud: Virtual Desktops & Apps

VMware Horizon Cloud: Virtual Desktops & Apps

Horizon Cloud delivers feature-rich 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. Learn more at http://vmware.com/go/horizoncloud.


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VMware Horizon Cloud Demo

VMware Horizon Cloud Demo

VMware Horizon Cloud Demo

VMware Horizon Cloud delivers feature-rich virtual desktops and applications using a purpose-built cloud platform. Horizon Cloud service scales across multiple deployment options, including on-premises or fully managed infrastructure from VMWare. Learn more at: http://vmware.com/go/horizoncloud


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Build Your Very Own VMware Hands-On-Labs! (with vRA and NSX)

Build Your Very Own VMware Hands-On-Labs! (with vRA and NSX) – via Virtual Insanity

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Let’s get one thing straight: the authors of this article are HUGE fans of the VMware Hands-On-Labs (HOL). We think it’s unbelievably cool that at a moment’s notice you can spin up the newest version of vSphere, dive head-first into the vRealize Suite, or practice the latest integrations with Palo Alto Networks and Infoblox. Having essentially instant-access to cutting-edge labs is amazingly helpful.


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The Next Horizon! Introducing Horizon 7.1 Horizon Apps & Horizon Cloud

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You may have seen the recent release announcement for VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3 and NSX-T 1.1. This technical white paper is focused on the VMware NSX-T architecture, components, and capabilities. We also explain the technical advantages and benefits of the NSX-T architecture.


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VMware Cloud Foundation – Technical Deep Dive

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VMware VM .vswp file – Points Every VMware Administrator should know!!!!!

VMware VM .vswp file – Points Every VMware Administrator should know!!!!! – via Virtualization the Future

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In What Order Do I Upgrade VMware Products and What Is Compatible?

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Building a Nested ESXi Lab For Your Company

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VMware NSX 6.2 Beginners Guide – From Zero to Full Deployment for Labs – via Virten.net

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VMCA 6.5 as an Intermediate CA

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VMCA 6.5 as an Intermediate CA

Certificates have always been an interesting topic to me. I have seen complex PKI infrastructures on several occasions but more often than not most environments have utilized certificates in a limited capacity. In regards to vSphere, a majority of the time the default certificates provided by vSphere were sufficient for most deployments.


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NSX 6.3: What’s New?

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NSX 6.3: What’s New?

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VMware’s New NSX-T Product: 5 Things Partners Need To Know

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Introducing VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3 & VMware NSX-T 1.1

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Best Practices for Running SQL Server Virtualized

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It was about this time in 2013 that Michael Corey, Jeff Szastak and I started writing Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right (VMware Press) 2014. Microsoft SQL Server was the single most virtualized business critical app in the world then, and it is still the case today.


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February 15th: Getting More Out of VMware with vRealize Network Insight

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Learn about the new capabilities of vSphere HA

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NSX Logical Switch Packet Walk

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vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Migration Walkthrough

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