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.
Simplified desktop management
Desktop and application virtualization breaks the bonds between the operating system, applications, user data and hardware, eliminating the need to install or manage desktop environments on end-user devices. From a central location you can deliver, manage and update all of your Windows desktops and applications in minutes. VMware View makes the testing, provisioning and support of applications and desktops much easier and less costly.
Automated desktop provisioning
Through View Manager, 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 logoff parameters. This feature enables greater IT efficiency by automating and centralizing desktop provisioning activities.
Advanced virtual desktop image management
Based on the mature linked clone technology, View Composer enables the rapid creation of desktop images from a golden image. Updates implemented on the parent image can be easily pushed out to any number of virtual desktops in minutes, greatly simplifying deployment, upgrades and patches while reducing desktop operational costs. With the core components of the desktop being managed separately the process does not affect user settings, data or applications, so the end-user remains productive on a working desktop, even while changes are being applied to the master image.
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.
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.
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 includes and 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.