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Your VMware Horizon Alternative

Move to the cloud. Deliver a better user experience. We do the migration – free.

Download this detailed vendor comparison matrix to understand the differences between Apporto and VMware Horizon.

Why choose Apporto over VMware?

Dozens have migrated from VMware to Apporto. Customers report a better user experience, IT is freed up to focus on other projects, and, as important, they like the seamless integration: No wonder Apporto has emerged as a leading provider of virtualization solutions.

EASY TO MANAGE

We handle all the infrastructure, backup and recovery, monitoring, and maintenance. Everything else can easily be managed with a simple console.

GREAT USER EXPERIENCE

Advanced compression, geo-optimization, and autoscaling delivers a cloud-native user experience on Windows, Mac, and Linux. 

NO DATA CENTER = NO WORRIES

No data center to manage. No power outages to stress over. No hardware to refresh. Just all of the scalability, flexibility, and resiliency of the cloud.

BROWSER-BASED SIMPLICITY

Access from any device, anywhere, anytime. Enable BYOD without the hassle of VPN or endpoint management.

LOWER COST OF OWNERSHIP

A simple, all-inclusive subscription plan with no hidden fees at a low predictable cost – at up to 50-70% less than traditional VDI solutions.   

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

24/7/365 USA-based support. Take a look at our 96% renewal rate and you know that when we say that we will be there for you, we mean it.

SECURITY

Built using a zero trust and least privilege security architecture model, the Apporto platform stops bad actors at the perimeter.

ACTIVE COLLABORATION

Collaborate in real-time directly from within the desktops. Easily screen share, chat, and share files with other users. 

 

Apporto vs VMware Horizon

Apporto
VMware Horizon
Fully Managed Deployment. Cloud infrastructure ready-to-go. The Apporto cloud team handles all deployment tasks.
A lengthy and complex do-it-yourself process.
Great User Experience Access apps and desktops from any browser-enabled device.
Launch apps separately within the Horizon client or deliver them within a shared desktop.
Cost-Effective. Apporto takes care of all the infrastructure, backup and recovery, monitoring, and support, so everything is included in one low cost.
A lengthy and complex do-it-yourself process, requiring substantial investment in on-premises hardware. All-Microsoft Windows back end required.
Our subscription plans are based on concurrent users and include all features with no hidden fees.
Available in multiple editions, with varying features and costs.

Seamless Integrations. Apporto provides seamless integration with all major Learning Management Systems and cloud drives (Box, One Drive, and more).

Not available.

Windows, Mac, or Linux. Apporto is the only DaaS platform offering full Windows, MacOS, and Linux desktops, along with streaming apps.

Complex, heavy lift to serve full desktops. MacOS is not supported.

Fast and Easy App and Desktop Publishing Web-based admin console makes adding or updating apps and desktops a snap.

Complicated image and application preparation process. Can often take days to achieve optimal configuration.

Security and Remote Access. Apporto is built on a zero trust, least privilege security model.

Additional licensing and servers may be required.

Integrated Two-Factor Authentication. Security is a native component of the Apporto platform.

Not included. 3rd-party solution required.

Easy Management. Manage servers, users, groups, and applications from a single browser-based console.

More complex. Requires multiple consoles to learn and navigate.

Access applications and desktops from any device with an HTML5 browser.

Horizon View client is recommended for the best experience.

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