VMware Inc. has announced several updates to its Horizon virtual desktop infrastructure and desktop-as-a-service platform that will make it easier to manage hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
More specifically, today’s updates should help IT teams who need to manage fleets of virtual desktops and applications at a time when remote work policies are in flux, VMware said. The company believes there is a huge need for this, as it pointed to six weeks in early 2020 when companies first switched to remote working, where Horizon cloud-hosted desktops grew 82%.
The most interesting new feature in VMware Horizon is called Universal Brokering, which aims to bring employees together with the best available virtual machine by analyzing parameters such as location and free capacity. Teams using Horizon on the Azure VMware solution, VMware Cloud on AWS, and Microsoft Azure can rely on Universal Brokering to better balance resources …