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VMware Unleashes Horizon™ 6 – Delivering Published Applications and Virtual Desktops on a Single Integrated Platform
David Cummings, senior director and general manager, Professional Graphics, AMD
"AMD is excited to be working with VMware to enable richer applications in Horizon 6 with AMD FirePro™ Graphics in servers and virtualized workstation platforms. The capabilities of Horizon 6 along with AMD FirePro™ will bring the ability to deliver GPU acceleration across all user types in a cost-effective manner."
Bernard Harguindeguy, CEO, Atlantis Computing
"With VMware Horizon 6, VMware is delivering a unified platform for desktop and application virtualization that leverages the power and flexibility of the software-defined data center. VMware vSAN and Atlantis ILIO® offers an optimized software-defined storage solution that delivers incredible user experience while driving down storage costs for desktop workloads on VMware Horizon 6."
Wim Los, senior vice president, Canopy
"As a leader in cloud and desktop services, our solution goes beyond desktop virtualization to offer a more comprehensive approach to improving the end user computing experience from any device, anywhere at any time. VMware is a key cornerstone to make our vision a reality and we are delighted to extend our enterprise cloud desktop offering with the new features of VMware Horizon 6 to further improve our joint customer experience."
Jim McHugh, vice president, Marketing, Unified Computing System, Cisco
"Cisco Desktop Virtualization with VMware Horizon 6 will enable our customers to accelerate the transformation of their desktops into mobile workspaces. Built on the Cisco Unified Computing System, this joint solution will offer differentiated performance, scale, manageability and exceptional user experience for environments of all sizes. We look forward to working with VMware as we address the end-user computing needs of our joint customers."
Steve Lalla, vice president, Cloud Client-Computing, Dell
“Dell is excited to work with VMware on innovative solutions that help our customers achieve their IT goals, optimize desktop management costs and streamline desktop virtualization deployments with integrated, flexible high performance Dell Wyse solutions. VMware Horizon 6 will allow customers to deploy agile and manageable solutions that increase security and manageability while providing users access to their desktops from any device anywhere simply through desktop virtualization.”
Ann Maya, general manager of ChangeBASE, Dell Software
"With today’s users expecting any app, anywhere and on any device, it is important to fully understand which applications are suitable for virtualization and which web applications will work on the latest browser. ChangeBASE takes the guesswork out of application compatibility for desktop, server, browser and virtual platforms. It automates the testing, fixing and conversion of applications. That includes converting legacy applications into standard installers or standard installers into a virtual format, like ThinApp, thus saving huge amounts of time and effort and helping to streamline the end-to-end process from application testing through to application delivery."
Josh Goldstein, vice president, Marketing and Product Management, XtremIO Business Unit, EMC Corporation
"Virtual desktop environments have historically been complex to plan and deploy — with untapped opportunity for storage-related performance improvements. With the new VMware Horizon 6, EMC® XtremIO® all-flash arrays, and fully converged, ready-to-run VCE Vblock Systems for VDI featuring XtremIO technology, customers can finally deploy VDI at any scale, with simple planning, rapid deployment, a better-than-PC all-flash user experience, and lower costs than physical desktops."
Mark Vondemkamp, vice president, Product Management, F5
"In addition to leveraging existing F5 solutions in support of desktop virtualization, customers will be able to extend the benefits of our robust traffic management platform – including high-availability, scalability, and security – to the new functionality available with Horizon 6. In particular, F5’s support for existing and new Application Publishing capabilities will allow customers to leverage our Software-Defined Application Services to build systems that are more flexible, stable, and cost effective."
Lee Caswell, vice president, Virtualization Products, Fusion-io
"VMware continues to dazzle customers with new capabilities in VMware Horizon 6, which take advantage of Fusion-io application acceleration to match the fast-changing nature of desktop users. We are excited to be working with large customers across financial services, healthcare and government markets who want Fusion-io performance and reliability applied to virtual desktops delivered on premise or in public or hybrid clouds."
Tom Joyce, senior vice president and general manager, Converged Systems, HP
"New and increasing workload demands like mobility mean that customers today are looking to deploy applications faster, get more out of their infrastructure, and for a partner with the right solutions to help them get there. VMware Horizon 6 on top of HP ConvergedSystem with HP OneView Converged Management will deliver a true end-to-end integrated system designed specifically for all of our customers’ mobility needs."
Alex Yost, vice president, Strategy and Alliances, IBM
"Organizations need help managing their enterprise desktops and applications, and VMware Horizon is a great option because it simplifies the management and user experience. The IBM and VMware partnership will continue to deliver proven solutions that support a flexible workplace, and improve our clients' operational efficiencies while protecting their business-critical data."
David Bieneman, CEO of Liquidware Labs
"VMware Horizon 6 is poised to deliver an open platform to allow the best desktop delivery models to proliferate. Users will be able to leverage 'what works the best' for their desktop environments. At Liquidware Labs, we applaud the vision of this approach, which meshes with the mission we have had from the start. We have had a long-term commitment to support customers' needs to get desktops under control. Liquidware Labs has been at the frontlines of VMware Horizon deployments and have witnessed the tremendous gains that our customers have achieved by pairing our solutions with VMware virtual desktops. We are excited by the launch of VMware Horizon 6 as we see it as offering even more potential for advancements to deliver truly agile and responsive 'software-defined workspaces.'"
Tim Russell, vice president and general manager, NetApp
"VMware Horizon™ 6 is a significant technology milestone. It takes desktop and application delivery to the next level with greater levels of flexibility by bridging public and private environments. At NetApp, we work closely with VMware to provide integrated, easy to implement solutions built on an enterprise-class software defined storage platform for enabling end-user computing across private, public or hybrid clouds."
Tarkan Maner, chairman and CEO of Nexenta
"With the release of Horizon 6, VMware continues its track record of providing innovation to the world of end-user computing. Nexenta is pleased to partner with VMware with an integrated software defined storage strategy for virtual desktops, enabling the mobile workforce, while retaining a great user experience."
Radhika Krishnan, vice president, Product Marketing and Alliances, Nimble Storage
"Nimble Storage partners closely with VMware to offer customers, both mid-market and large enterprises, seamless scaling for virtualized environments, without having to resort to performance and capacity silos. Through the Nimble Storage SmartStack, a converged infrastructure validated by VMware, Nimble Storage enables consolidation of server and desktop virtualization workloads on a single platform. The launch of VMware Horizon 6 further extends our ability to provide a consistent high-performance user experience."
Justin Boitano, general manager, Cloud & Virtualization Solutions, NVIDIA
"The ability to deliver virtualized desktops and specialized applications with the same graphics performance as on physical PCs means users gain the benefits of mobility without sacrificing productivity. VMware Horizon 6 combined with NVIDIA GRID technology will allow organizations to support even the most demanding accelerated graphics users for a true PC or workstation replacement option."
Greg Pellegrino, vSTAC Product Manager, Pivot3
"Exciting news about the release of VMware Horizon 6.0. The Cloud Pod Architecture has positive implications for our healthcare customers. Microsoft RDS integration means that our customers with task workers can more easily manage their applications, and storage polices for desktop management complements our storage product."
Jim Sangster, director of Product & Solutions Marketing, Pure Storage
"Together, Pure Storage and VMware are providing a powerful flash-driven VMware Horizon 6 experience at a price point that is cost-effective. Our joint customers are able to deploy and manage virtual and physical desktops, stream applications and create unified user workspaces with the consistent sub-millisecond response that today’s mobile workforce has come to expect. VMware Horizon 6 on Pure Storage enables successful end-user deployments with always-on data encryption and non-disruptive operations to support mobile workforces 24x7."
Jeff Fisher, vice president, Emerging Technologies, RES Software
"As a longstanding VMware Technology Alliance Program and VMware Ready partner, RES Software is excited to continue enabling our joint customers to get the most from their end-user computing environments. From simplifying app and desktop delivery to expanding the scope of self-service and instant remediation, the RES Suite is an ideal complement to Horizon 6."
Katie Colbert, senior director, Alliances, Riverbed
"Riverbed has a long-standing partnership with VMware, resulting in application performance solutions for Horizon 6 that can deliver anytime and anywhere access to applications and data. VMware Horizon 6 is well aligned with Riverbed’s vision of location-independent computing, enabling organizations to better leverage global resources, radically reduce the cost of running their business, and maximize employee productivity."
Kevin Chew, group vice president, Technology & Cloud Alliances, SAP
"As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP looks forward to collaborating with VMware in their newly launched virtual desktop software. Horizon 6 brings the potential and innovation of Desktop Virtualization and Application Delivery in a unified platform to joint customers, so that they can benefit from desktops and applications delivered on-premise, in private clouds or public clouds."
Randy Groves, CTO, Teradici
"As a longtime VMware partner, Teradici drives continuous innovation of the PCoIP protocol for each new release of VMware Horizon to meet the most stringent security, performance, and ease of manageability requirements for delivering desktops and applications for enterprises of all sizes. With today’s Horizon 6 announcement, VMware is offering a single platform that delivers an uncompromised experience to a broader base of end-users, across multiple devices and locations from public or private clouds. We’re delighted to provide PCoIP technology and our zero client ecosystem as a key ingredient in VMware’s robust portfolio of desktop and application services.”
Partha Panda, vice president, Global Channels and Alliances, Trend Micro
"Trend Micro shares VMware’s vision that users should have one place to securely access all of the applications, files and online services they need, from any device they choose, everywhere. Trend Micro has partnered with VMware for many years in pursuit of that vision by delivering a comprehensive agentless security platform that optimizes virtual desktop performance and complements VMware Horizon 6. We view VMware Horizon 6 as the next step in fulfilling this vision and are excited about the benefits it will provide our customers."
Trey Layton, vice president and Chief Technology Officer, VCE
"VCE and VMware work together closely to deliver tightly integrated cloud solutions that enable business transformation for customers. The new VMware Horizon™ 6 will be an ideal use case for the VCE™ Vblock™ Specialized System for Extreme Applications. Together, these products can deliver scalable converged infrastructure for the most demanding VDI environments, helping IT increase business agility and lower costs while providing a best-in-class user experience on any device."