VMware provides virtual desktops in the cloud with Horizon Air Cloud-hosted desktops – a fully managed virtual desktop service. This includes options for public cloud or private cloud deployments, or hybrid deployments that take advantage of on premise virtual desktop infrastructure combined with cloud-based Horizon virtual desktops for scalability or disaster recovery. VMware Horizon desktops can be provisioned in different regions within the VMware cloud, or VMware’s cloud infrastructure partners. Enterprise IT deploy Cloud Managed Desktops for many reasons including:
- Leverage cloud service provider datacentre infrastructure.
- Pay-as-you-go/grow business model.
- Lack of space or power in the Enterprise datacentre.
- Disaster recovery / business continuity solution.
High Security Client for VMware Horizon Air Cloud-Hosted Desktops
Amulet Hotkey PCoIP zero clients provide a secure and easy to use client to connect to VMware Horizon Air cloud-hosted desktops. With no X86 processor, no Windows or Linux client OS and no local data storage, Amulet Hotkey zero clients are highly secure, easy to use and manage and provide an exceptional user experience from basic office desktops though to the most demanding 3D workstation applications.
Seamless Desktop Combining Workstation and Cloud Desktop
Many workstations are tailored to the specific applications needed by professionals. However, updates to other non-workstation applications can interfere with workstation apps and increase management costs. An option to avoid these challenges is to provide Workstation users a companion virtual desktop, or cloud managed desktop for non-workstation applications. Amulet Hotkey K4u+ KM switch enables a seamless desktop experience by automatically switching between the Workstation and Virtual Desktop from a single keyboard and mouse.