Overview of Remote Applications in Horizon Cloud on IBM Cloud

Horizon Cloud on IBM Cloud simplifies managing line-of-business applications and allows the delivery of Windows applications to non-Windows devices. This strategy can reduce CapEx and OpEx costs by minimizing installation, upgrades, and troubleshooting. With a VMware implementation, end users launch VMware Horizon Client or the HTML Access web client and then log in to the server that brokers connections to the published applications. Users see a catalog of published applications and session-based or single-user virtual desktops, if desktops have been configured.

With published applications, you install applications on servers with the RDSH role and entitle the applications to users through the Horizon Cloud Administration Console. After applications are authenticated to Horizon Cloud on IBM Cloud, users can launch an application, save files, and use network resources from a remote RDSH server, just as if the users had the application installed on their local computer, tablet, or phone.

Service Description

VMware Horizon Cloud on IBM Cloud is a family of cloud services from VMware that enables the delivery of virtual desktops and applications to end users on any VMware Horizon Client compatible end user device, anywhere. This brings VMwares Horizon DaaS (desktop-as-a-service) platform to the IBM cloud environment, enabling customers to run any end-user compute application from a simple-to-use cloud service.

Please reference the Service Description Document for more information:


Horizon Cloud on IBM Cloud supports the use of the following Windows operating systems on virtual machines

For supported build versions of Microsoft Windows 10, see: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2149393