VMware Horizon Mirage is a layered image management solution that separates the PC into logical layers that are owned and managed by either your IT organization or the end user. You can update IT-managed layers while maintaining end-user files and personalization. To maximize end-user productivity, snapshots and backups of layered desktop images enable quick recovery or rollback in case of failure.
Layered image management
Manage your PC image as a set of logical layers owned by either your IT organization or the end user. Update IT-managed layers while maintaining end-user files and personalization. Then, if a PC malfunctions, IT can restore the system layers on the endpoint to fix an issue. Or quickly migrate a user from an old PC to a new PC without losing any end-user data or personalization. Horizon Mirage complements and extends existing management processes and solutions for the PC life cycle.
Desktop backup and recovery
Full PC snapshots and ongoing synchronization of changes in the datacenter ensure quick desktop recovery. By quickly restoring the system to a new device, you can minimize end-user downtime when a PC is lost, stolen or damaged.
Easily deploy individual applications or groups of applications - or VMware ThinApp packages - to any collection of end users by leveraging Horizon Mirage managed-application layering. Applications common to a certain team can be grouped into a single application layer and applied to all of the PC systems for a group of employees.
Scalability with Small infrastructure footprint
Horizon Mirage is designed to support up to 1500 end users per Horizon Mirage server, and it can easily scale up to 20000 end users per server cluster.
Branch office optimization
Optimize branch office management by enabling any Horizon Mirage client endpoint to be a branch reflector. A Horizon Mirage branch reflector allows you to download any updates once from the Horizon Mirage server, followed by peer-to-peer updates to other Horizon Mirage clients in the branch office. Advanced algorithms ensure that only required data is sent between the Horizon Mirage server and Horizon Mirage clients in a remote location or office.
Flexible PC image deployment
Provision centrally managed Horizon Mirage images to physical Windows desktops and laptops, or supports "bring your own computer" initiatives by delivering IT-managed images to virtual machines with Fusion Professional, which is included in Horizon Mirage.
Enable end users to leverage the local computing resources of their desktops and laptops and maintain offline productivity. Images managed by Horizon Mirage install natively onto Windows desktops and laptops - or as virtual desktops in Fusion Professional running on Mac or Linux systems. Image layering gives end users the flexibility to personalize their systems.
Optimized and adaptive experience
The Horizon Mirage client monitors the resources being used on an end user's PC to ensure that the backup and synchronization processes never interfere with user productivity. Horizon Mirage dynamically adjusts CPU, RAM and network usage as needed to guarantee a seamless end-user experience.
Self-service file access and recoveryProduct Highlights
The Horizon Mirage file portal enables end users to access any file on their endpoint from any Web browser. Users can also restore any file or any directory with a few clicks.
- Simplify the PC by transforming it into centralized, layered image services
- Manage and secure PC images centrally to lower IT costs through built-in backup and recovery
- Empower end users with a personalized desktop experience and optimized productivity