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Introduction

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This module contains the following lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - Overview of RDSH Farms
  • Lesson 2 - Create a RDSH Farm
  • Lesson 3 - Configure Load Balancing for Horizon Farms

Horizon Apps

Today, end users are more mobile and productive than ever with the need to access their Windows apps alongside their SaaS and web applications, from their personal or business devices. In this new mobile cloud world, managing and delivering services to end users with traditional PC-centric tools has become increasingly difficult. Data loss and image drift have become real security and compliance concerns with organizations further struggling to contain costs.

Horizon Apps provides organizations with a streamlined approach to deliver, protect, and manage Windows applications while containing costs and ensuring that end users can work anytime, anywhere, on any device.

With VMware's next-gen desktop and application platform leveraging the power of the Just-in-Time Management Platform (or JMP, pronounced "jump"), IT can deliver just-in-time apps to streamline management, reduce costs, and easily maintain compliance. These applications can be accessed by end users with the efficiency and flexibility that business demands.

Changing the Game with JMP

JMP is the next-generation desktop and application delivery platform from VMware, and is a key component of VMware Horizon. It enables you to focus on defining outcomes based on business needs instead of maintaining and troubleshooting environments. JMP leverages VMware Instant Clones, VMware App Volumes, and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager technologies to untangle the operating system, applications, and user personalization. By doing so, all the component pieces together can be automatically assembled on demand to deliver just-in-time desktops and apps to any device. Horizon with JMP lets you deliver Windows as a service.

Just-in-Time App Provisioning with VMware Instant Clones Technology

JMP technologies include VMware Instant Clones technology together with VMware App Volumes and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager.  This not only dramatically reduces the infrastructure requirements, but also enhances security, allowing you to deliver a brand new personalized desktop and application services instantly to end users every time they log in. Here are just a few of the benefits: 

  • Provision brand new session hosts in seconds, easily and elastically supporting peak demand.  
  • Enhance security by shutting down RDSH farms daily/weekly, and easily and quickly spin up brand new hosts.  
  • Reduce storage and operational costs by up to 70 percent with App Volumes and one-to-many provisioning, which slashes the number of images managed by up to 95 percent.
  • With updated Cloud Pod Architecture, scale to over 50,000 RDSH farms across 50+ sites with improved failover characteristics, in a fraction of the time of traditional application virtualization models.
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