Sunday, October 22, 2017

VMware targets enterprise layer with Horizon Cloud integration in Azure

Company sees a business in augmenting the options around infrastructure for virtual desktops and applications.

VMware has announced it will integrate and deliver VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure to deliver desktop as a service (DaaS) on Azure.

The move aims to help customers accelerate the move to Windows 10 and bring VMware virtual desktops and applications to the enterprise layer using Azure.

Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware, said: “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.

“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.”

Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president, developer and platform evangelism, Microsoft, said: “Enterprises all over the world are rapidly looking to the cloud to consume their IT solutions.

“We are excited to see VMware bring their Horizon Cloud offering and enterprise customers to Azure.”