Deliver rich, personalized virtual desktops as a managed service from a virtualization platform built to deliver the entire desktop, including the operating system, applications and data. With VMware View, desktop administrators virtualize the operating system, applications, and user data and deliver modern desktops to end-users. Get centralized automated management of these components for increased control and cost savings. Improve business agility while providing a flexible high performance desktop experience for end-users, across a variety of network conditions.
Enable efficient, automated desktop management
Centrally provision and manage thousands of users with greater automation. The highly scalable administrative interface improves management and speeds up desktop provisioning. Increase control and security of the entire desktop environment through enhanced role-based administration and centralized desktop security policies. Respond to mergers, reorganizations, and expansion faster than ever. Deliver greater levels of availability by maintaining and delivering virtual desktops, applications and data from the datacenter.
Provide rich, consistent end-user access to desktops and data
Let end-users securely access their personalized virtual desktop from a wide variety of thick, thin or mobile devices - without compromise. On LAN or WAN connections, VMware View with PCoIP delivers a high performance desktop experience, even over high latency and low bandwidth connections. The view client with local mode enables end-users to enjoy secure, offline access to desktops applications and data regardless of network availability. And since desktops are tied to users' identities and not devices, desktops follow the user from device to device for ultimate freedom and mobility.
Deliver on-demand desktop resources
Minimize complexity by standardizing on a common virtualization platform to manage both servers and desktops from the datacenter to the cloud. VMware View is tightly integrated with VMware vSphere, the virtualization platform tuned and optimized specifically to deliver the largest desktop computing workloads. Simultaneously power on thousands of desktops without performance degradation, and easily extend business continuity and disaster recovery features from VMware vSphere to your desktops without adding additional cost or complexity.
Streamlined application management
VMware ThinApp application virtualization separates applications from underlying operating systems for increased compatibility and streamlined application management. Applications packaged with ThinApp can be run in the datacenter where they are accessible through a shortcut on the virtual desktop, reducing the size of the desktop image and minimizing storage needs. Since ThinApp isolates and virtualizes applications, multiple applications or multiple versions of the same applications can run on the virtual desktops without conflict.
Automated desktop provisioning
VMware View provides a single management tool to provision new desktops or groups of desktops, and an easy interface for setting desktop policies. Using a template, you can customize virtual pools of desktops and easily set policies, such as how many virtual machines can be in a pool, or log off parameters. This feature enables greater IT efficiency by automating and centralizing desktop provisioning activities.
Superior end user experience
Address the broadest range of use cases and deployment options with VMware View's PCoIP desktop display protocol, and deliver a high-performance desktop experience, even over high latency and low bandwidth connections. The adaptive capabilities of the PCoIP display protocol are optimized to deliver virtual desktops to users on the LAN or over the WAN. VMware View gives users access to their virtual desktops over a wide variety of devices, without any performance degradation. End-users enjoy a seamless desktop experience with the ability to play rich media content, choose from various monitor configurations and easily access locally attached peripherals such as scanners and mass storage devices.
Maintain control over data and intellectual property by keeping it secure in the datacenter. End-users access their personalized desktop, complete with applications and data, from any location, at any time without jeopardizing the corporate security policies. VMware View also supports integration with RSA SecurID for 2-factor authentication requirements.
Availability and scalability
VMware View delivers high availability, with no single point of failure. VMware High Availability (HA) ensures automatic failover and provides pervasive, cost-effective protection within your virtualized desktop environment to ensure service level agreements are met and downtime is minimized. Advanced clustering capabilities on the physical and virtual layers provide enterprise-class scalability with no single point of failure. VMware View can also be integrated with existing systems management platforms already deployed within the enterprise.
View client with local mode
The VMware view client with local mode increases productivity by allowing end-users to run managed virtual desktops locally or in the datacenter through the same administration framework. Simply download a virtual desktop onto the local client device where the operating system, applications and data can be accessed with or without a network connection. Offline users can synchronize desktop changes back to the datacenter when they return to the network. The entire contents of the desktop are secure within an encrypted desktop image while all existing IT security policies for that virtual desktop continue to be applied and enforced regardless of network connection.