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VMware unleashes Horizon 6

Solution to deliver published applications, virtual desktops on single integrated platform

"Today's announcement of VMware Horizon 6 continues our momentum in end-user computing, bringing the best solutions for desktop, mobile and content collaboration via a secure virtual workspace," - Sanjay Poonen.
"Today's announcement of VMware Horizon 6 continues our momentum in end-user computing, bringing the best solutions for desktop, mobile and content collaboration via a secure virtual workspace," - Sanjay Poonen.

Cloud and virtualisation software company, VMware has announced today the release of Horizon 6, "an integrated solution that delivers published applications and desktops on a single platform".

VMware argues that multiple access points such as laptops, tablets, smartphones and an array of other employee-owned devices are putting pressure on IT departments to deliver a high level of service and access without compromise.

Horizon 6 is a desktop solution with centralised management of any type of enterprise application and desktop, including physical desktops and laptops, virtual desktops and applications and employee-owned PCs.

Sumit Dhawan, vice president and general manager, Desktop Products, End-User Computing at VMware said: "Customers want to transform their applications and enterprise desktops for the Mobile Cloud Era - extending access to employees on any device, from anywhere via a comprehensive solution that is simple, secure and cost effective. VMware Horizon 6 addresses these issues and delivers amazing new capabilities to our customers at nearly the same cost as a traditional, physical desktop. Horizon 6 represents a major product milestone that continues the rapid pace of innovation from VMware, and helps customers take the next step in their desktop journey."

New capabilities in VMware Horizon 6 include: Streamlined management, end-user entitlement, and quick delivery of published Windows applications, RDS-based desktops and virtual desktops across devices and locations.

End-users can access all applications and desktops from a single unified workspace. The unified workspace supports the delivery of virtualised applications hosted in the data centre or local on the device, Web and SaaS applications, RDS-hosted applications, and published applications from third-party platforms, such as Citrix XenApp, with a single sign-on experience.

"Today's announcement of VMware Horizon 6 continues our momentum in end-user computing, bringing the best solutions for desktop, mobile and content collaboration via a secure virtual workspace," said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware.

"As a recognised innovator in the industry, VMware's ambition is to provide end-users their apps and content served to them securely - anywhere, anyplace and anytime - whether on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone."