New & Updated RA Topics: Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS and Horizon on Google Cloud VMware Engine

April 15, 2021

We just added two new chapters to the RA and updated two more!

These new and updated chapters are part of the overarching Workspace ONE & Horizon Reference Architecture, the framework that examines the architecture, design considerations, and deployment of Workspace ONE and Horizon.

Brand New: Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS Architecture

The RA now covers a new topic: VMware Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS—the combination of VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware Horizon that meets the challenges of on-demand capacity, disaster recovery, and cloud co-location without demanding additional data center resources.

The new Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS Architecture chapter provides a rich set of tips and best practices for how to design and deploy your instance of Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS.

Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS Architecture

This is especially relevant if you’re familiar with Horizon. You can use what you already know of the common architecture and tools to leverage the same rich feature set and flexibility you’ve come to expect.

Brand New: Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS Configuration

The new Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS Configuration chapter provides specific information for deploying and configuring Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS, which dovetails and compliments the product documentation.

The chapter reveals the processes for preparing VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), including provisioning, creating network segments and resource pools, and utilizing a Windows server template. It includes tips and best practices for deploying Horizon, firewall rules, and more.

Freshly Revised: Horizon on Google Cloud VMware Engine Architecture

The newly updated Horizon on Google Cloud VMware Engine Architecture chapter now includes a discussion of Federated Architecture, where the Horizon management components are located in the Google Compute Engine and the Horizon resources (desktops and RDS Hosts for published applications) are located in the GCVE SDDCs. This option provides scalability, a built-in Google load balancer, and more.

Horizon on Google Cloud VMware Engine Architecture

This chapter provides information about architecting Horizon on Google Cloud VMware Engine—the hybrid cloud solution for virtual desktops and applications that combines the capabilities of SDDC, delivered as a service on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), with the capabilities of VMware Horizon that you know so well. The two deployment options—All-in-SDDC architecture and federated architecture—are explored in depth.

Freshly Revised: Horizon on Google Cloud VMware Engine Configuration

The new Horizon on Google Cloud VMware Engine Configuration chapter provides specific information for deploying and configuring Horizon on Google Cloud VMware Engine, which dovetails and compliments the product documentation.

The chapter provides detailed processes for preparing the Google Cloud Platform and Google Cloud VMware Engine,  and setting up load balancing in both All-In-SDDC and Federated architectures.

Make Sure

Make sure to check out the Reference Architecture for an in-depth understanding of your solution design and all of its components--and in particular, the new and newly updated chapters of Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS and Horizon on Google Cloud VMware Engine!

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Technical Marketing Manager, End User Computing, VMware.
Cindy is a Technical Writer Manager in VMware’s End-User Computing Technical Marketing department with over 20 years of experience communicating software concepts online. Cindy has been producing and collaborating on guides, blog posts, and other content about VMware Horizon Cloud, VMware Workspace ONE, VMware App Volumes, and more, since 2013.