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Hi Experts,

Quick question for you all. We are looking at Virtual desktops for end clients. We already have a vsphere 5.5 environment. Are there any advantages to purchasing horizon view over just spinning up desktop vms? If so what are these?

I am looking at options for cost efficiency, management and performance
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PCoIP is designed for a better user experience, than RDP!

Also management and storage savings using Linked Clones, creation of desktop pools.

How many users ?

also have a look at this VDI Comparison Report, by Independent consultants

http://www.pqr.com/images/stories/Downloads/whitepapers/vdi%20smackdown.pdf

You will need to create a login!

Spinning up a few Windows 7 VMs, is no real difference, to accessing a physical machine via RDP, other than they would be virtual.

How do you patch them, deploy applications ? - this is all done using Composer with view, and Managed Desktops using Persona.

Cost savings decrease with high numbers of users, which is why I ask how many, if it was a few users, e.g. 5 I would host VMs, but more than this, e.g. I would start to look at View or others.
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Cheers Andrew, linked clones was what i was after, as that offers some considerable advantages.

Can they be spun up in vsphere? Or do you need horizon/view to be able to create them?

Do horizon/view offer PCoIP as part of their offering?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Yes, PCoIP is a Horizon View technology.

Horizon View creates the Linked Clones.

Linked Clones can be created or "hacked" in VMware vSphere because they exist in the API, but they are not supported without Horizon View.
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Cheers Andrew, that's exactly what i needed
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