VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure

VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure provides the ability to pair their existing Microsoft Azure infrastructure with the Horizon Cloud Service to deliver feature-rich virtual desktops and applications. Horizon Cloud uses a purpose-built cloud platform that is scalable across multiple deployment options, including fully managed infrastructure from VMware and public cloud infrastructure from Microsoft Azure. The service supports a cloud-scale architecture that makes it easy to deliver virtualized Windows desktops and applications to any device, anytime.

Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure Logical Architecture

A successful deployment of VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure depends on good planning and a robust understanding of the platform. This section discusses the design options and details the design decisions that were made to satisfy the design requirements of this reference architecture.

The core elements of Horizon Cloud Service include:

Horizon Cloud control plane

Horizon Cloud Manager VM

VMware Unified Access Gateway

Horizon Agent

VMware Horizon Client

Components of Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure


Management VM

Horizon Cloud Control Plane

Horizon Cloud Administration Console

Horizon Agent

Horizon Client

Unified Access Gateway

RDSH servers

Common VMware Horizon Use Cases

We can see many of the common VMware Horizon use cases that apply to Horizon or Horizon Cloud service on Microsoft Azure.

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