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

 

 

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EVMware Horizon 7.0.2 Provides the Following New Features & Enhancements

 

VMware Blast policy
View administrators can configure the H.264 Quality Blast policy settings to specify the image quality for the remote display configured to use H.264 encoding.

Client Drive Redirection
For Horizon Client 4.2 or Horizon 7 version 7.0.2 or later, if VMware Blast Extreme is enabled, files and folders are transferred across a virtual channel with encryption.

Global data collected by VMware
If you join the customer experience improvement program, VMware collects data aboutTrue SSO for the View environment.

Restrict remote desktop access outside the network
View administrators can allow access to specific entitled users and groups from an external network while restricting access to other entitled users and groups.

Smart Cards for multiple user accounts
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Remote desktop operating systems
The following remote desktop operating systems are supported:
◦ Windows 10 64-bit and 32-bit Enterprise and Professional; Build 1511
◦ Windows 10 64-bit and 32-bit Enterprise Long Term Service Branch (LTSB); Fresh installation only; Build 1507
◦ Windows 10 64-bit and 32-bit Anniversary Update; Fresh installation only; Tech preview only; Build 1607. Upgrade is not supported.

Windows Media Multimedia Redirection (MMR) operating systems
The following Windows MMR operating systems are supported:
Windows 10
Windows Server 2016 is a tech preview feature

Windows registry keys for Flash Redirection
View administrators can set requireIECompatibility=true to enable Flash Redirection for Web sites that support HTML5 by default. This parameter is not required for the YouTube Web site. In certain situations, setting appMode=0 can improve performance, and setting appMode=1 can result in a better user experience.

Real-Time Audio-Video for session-based desktops and remote applications
The Real-Time Audio-Video feature is supported with session-based desktops and remote applications. This feature also requires Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later. This feature is supported with Windows, Linux, Mac clients and HTML access.

Generic USB redirection for session-based desktops and remote applications
Customers can use generic USB redirection with Horizon RDS to redirect USB device peripherals to their session-based desktops and remote applications. By default, all device peripherals are excluded from using generic USB redirection. To enable USB redirection for USB peripherals, delete the following Windows registry key settings ExcludeAllDevices and IncludeFamily from the following path: HKLMSoftwarePoliciesVMware, IncVMware VDMAgentUSB.

This feature is only supported with Windows clients and with RDS desktops and applications running on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.
**Granular control of clipboard data formats

You can configure group policy settings to filter out specific data formats when users copy and paste data during PCoIP and VMware Blast sessions. For example, you can enable the Filter images out of incoming clipboard data setting to prevent users from copying images to their remote desktops. This feature provides added flexibility when you need to restrict copy and paste operations for security reasons.

Horizon 7 for Linux desktops enhancements

  • Automated full-clone desktop pool
  • SSO for SLED 11 SP3 and SP4
  • Horizon Client 4.2.0 for Android

Sharpen your Horizon Demo skills by referencing all of our Horizon QuickStart Guides and Walkthroughs here:  support.vmtestd…gory/26-horizon

 

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New User Environment Manager (UEM) Enhancements

 

Hash-based Application Blocking
Hash-based application blocking lets you control the applications that can be started based on the hash values of the applications.

NoAD
The NoAD mode is an alternative to configuring User Environment Manager with Active Directory Group Policy. In the NoAD mode, there is no dependency on Active Directory. You do not need to create a GPO, any logon and logoff scripts, or configure Windows Group Policy settings.

Extended Horizon Smart Policies
The Horizon Smart Policy “Bandwidth profile” setting (formerly known as “PCoIP profile”) now applies to both VMware Blast and PCoIP. The new “HTML Access file transfer” setting lets you control file transfer between agent and client.

Endpoint Platform Condition
The Endpoint Platform condition lets you target User Environment Manager actions to specific platforms like Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows.

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VMware Horizon 7.02 & User Environment Manager (UEM) 9.1 – WHAT’S NEW!!

VMware Horizon 7.02 & User Environment Manager (UEM) 9.1 – WHAT’S NEW!!

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EVMware Horizon 7.0.2 Provides the Following New Features & Enhancements

 

VMware Blast policy
View administrators can configure the H.264 Quality Blast policy settings to specify the image quality for the remote display configured to use H.264 encoding.

Client Drive Redirection
For Horizon Client 4.2 or Horizon 7 version 7.0.2 or later, if VMware Blast Extreme is enabled, files and folders are transferred across a virtual channel with encryption.

Global data collected by VMware
If you join the customer experience improvement program, VMware collects data aboutTrue SSO for the View environment.

Restrict remote desktop access outside the network
View administrators can allow access to specific entitled users and groups from an external network while restricting access to other entitled users and groups.

Smart Cards for multiple user accounts
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Remote desktop operating systems
The following remote desktop operating systems are supported:
◦ Windows 10 64-bit and 32-bit Enterprise and Professional; Build 1511
◦ Windows 10 64-bit and 32-bit Enterprise Long Term Service Branch (LTSB); Fresh installation only; Build 1507
◦ Windows 10 64-bit and 32-bit Anniversary Update; Fresh installation only; Tech preview only; Build 1607. Upgrade is not supported.

Windows Media Multimedia Redirection (MMR) operating systems
The following Windows MMR operating systems are supported:
Windows 10
Windows Server 2016 is a tech preview feature

Windows registry keys for Flash Redirection
View administrators can set requireIECompatibility=true to enable Flash Redirection for Web sites that support HTML5 by default. This parameter is not required for the YouTube Web site. In certain situations, setting appMode=0 can improve performance, and setting appMode=1 can result in a better user experience.

Real-Time Audio-Video for session-based desktops and remote applications
The Real-Time Audio-Video feature is supported with session-based desktops and remote applications. This feature also requires Horizon Agent 7.0.2 or later. This feature is supported with Windows, Linux, Mac clients and HTML access.

Generic USB redirection for session-based desktops and remote applications
Customers can use generic USB redirection with Horizon RDS to redirect USB device peripherals to their session-based desktops and remote applications. By default, all device peripherals are excluded from using generic USB redirection. To enable USB redirection for USB peripherals, delete the following Windows registry key settings ExcludeAllDevices and IncludeFamily from the following path: HKLM\Software\Policies\VMware, Inc\VMware VDM\Agent\USB.

This feature is only supported with Windows clients and with RDS desktops and applications running on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.
**Granular control of clipboard data formats

You can configure group policy settings to filter out specific data formats when users copy and paste data during PCoIP and VMware Blast sessions. For example, you can enable the Filter images out of incoming clipboard data setting to prevent users from copying images to their remote desktops. This feature provides added flexibility when you need to restrict copy and paste operations for security reasons.

Horizon 7 for Linux desktops enhancements

  • Automated full-clone desktop pool
  • SSO for SLED 11 SP3 and SP4
  • Horizon Client 4.2.0 for Android

Sharpen your Horizon Demo skills by referencing all of our Horizon QuickStart Guides and Walkthroughs here:  support.vmtestd…gory/26-horizon

 

images

New User Environment Manager (UEM) Enhancements

 

Hash-based Application Blocking
Hash-based application blocking lets you control the applications that can be started based on the hash values of the applications.

NoAD
The NoAD mode is an alternative to configuring User Environment Manager with Active Directory Group Policy. In the NoAD mode, there is no dependency on Active Directory. You do not need to create a GPO, any logon and logoff scripts, or configure Windows Group Policy settings.

Extended Horizon Smart Policies
The Horizon Smart Policy “Bandwidth profile” setting (formerly known as “PCoIP profile”) now applies to both VMware Blast and PCoIP. The new “HTML Access file transfer” setting lets you control file transfer between agent and client.

Endpoint Platform Condition
The Endpoint Platform condition lets you target User Environment Manager actions to specific platforms like Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows.

Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 are not supported.
VMware User Environment Manager 9.1 does not support Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

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The ultimate goal in user interface (UI) remoting is to make the remoted end-user experience as close as possible to local application execution. This is a challenging goal that becomes increasingly more feasible as connection latency (RTT) drops under 50 milliseconds. In addition, there is still much room for innovation on how to efficiently determine changed pixels on a server, encode, transport, present those pixels on the user device and obtain user input in response.

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Blast-JPG/PNG shipped in the Fall of 2013 in support of browser clients and in early 2015 in support of Linux virtual machines. Blast-H.264 shipped in March 2016 with Horizon 7, as Blast Extreme, with feature and performance parity with PCoIP. Much was written about Blast Extreme since. Here, we provide background and more in-depth technical details.

Check out the rest of this blog article here!

Check Out This Great “The Story of VMware Blast” Blog!

Check Out This Great “The Story of VMware Blast” Blog!

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The ultimate goal in user interface (UI) remoting is to make the remoted end-user experience as close as possible to local application execution. This is a challenging goal that becomes increasingly more feasible as connection latency (RTT) drops under 50 milliseconds. In addition, there is still much room for innovation on how to efficiently determine changed pixels on a server, encode, transport, present those pixels on the user device and obtain user input in response.

VMware Blast is the VMware UI remoting technology in VMware Horizon. Blast uses standardized encoding schemes, including JPG/PNG and H.264 for pixel encoding, and Opus for audio. Unlike proprietary encoding schemes, these standard formats are supported natively, hence efficiently, in browsers and mobile devices.

Blast-JPG/PNG shipped in the Fall of 2013 in support of browser clients and in early 2015 in support of Linux virtual machines. Blast-H.264 shipped in March 2016 with Horizon 7, as Blast Extreme, with feature and performance parity with PCoIP. Much was written about Blast Extreme since. Here, we provide background and more in-depth technical details.

Check out the rest of this blog article here!

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