VMware Horizon 8 with NVIDIA vGPU Enhances User Experience, From Anywhere

NVIDIA Test Drive enables users to experience virtual workstations with the latest release of Horizon 8 on NVIDIA vGPU.
by Anne Hecht

As remote work becomes the new normal, organizations must enable their workforces to be productive anywhere while ensuring data remains secure.

Enterprises are turning to GPU-accelerated virtual desktop infrastructure because VDI provides workstation-like performance, allowing creative and technical professionals to collaborate on large models and access the most intensive 3D graphics applications.

According to Gartner, “Although few organizations planned for the global circumstances of COVID-19, many will now decide to have some desktop virtualization presence to expedite business resumption.”*

Together with VMware Horizon, NVIDIA virtual GPU solutions enable businesses to securely centralize all applications and data while providing users with an immersive experience.

NVIDIA vGPU software with the latest VMware Horizon release, available now, helps transform workflows so users can access data without the confines of traditional desktops, workstations and offices. Enterprises can seamlessly collaborate in real time, from any location and any device.

With NVIDIA vGPU and VMware Horizon, professional artists, designers and engineers can access new features such as 10bit HDR and high-resolution 8K display support while working from home on their virtual workstation.

Delivering Flexibility to the Modern Workplace

NVIDIA vGPU and VMware Horizon offer flexible deployment options from on prem to private and public cloud, so companies can securely deploy their VDI environments to fit all of their business needs.

VMware Horizon can be used with both NVIDIA vGPU client offerings: NVIDIA GRID virtual PC (GRID vPC) for knowledge workers and NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation (Quadro vDWS) for professional workstations.

VMware Horizon with GRID vPC provides remote workforces with a native PC-like experience for video conferencing apps, collaboration tools and modern productivity applications.

With VMware Horizon and Quadro vDWS, designers and engineers can enhance workflows with GPU rendering, simulation and 3D graphics. The VMware Blast Extreme display protocol combined with Quadro vDWS provides an immersive, feature-rich experience for end users across devices, locations, media and network connections.

Customers across all industries, including Hanasaku Life Insurance, Netherlands Cancer Institute and Animal Logic Studios, have already experienced enhanced workflows after adopting VMware Horizon and NVIDIA vGPU solutions, improving application performance while empowering employees to work remotely.

Take vGPU for a Test Drive

The NVIDIA and VMware Test Drive provides users with 48 hours to experience NVIDIA vGPU solutions running on VMware Horizon 8.

See how the new VMware Horizon 8 combined with NVIDIA GRID vPC delivers a true PC-like experience for modern business applications, and a similar experience with Quadro vDWS for industry-leading 3D applications like Autodesk AutoCAD, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, Esri ArcGIS Pro, and Siemens NX.

Learn more about VMware Horizon and NVIDIA vGPU.

*Gartner, “How to Build a Successful Business Case for Desktop Virtualization”, June 2020