This reference architecture guide for Horizon on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform describes the solution architecture, design guidance, and design considerations for setting up a Horizon 7 virtual desktop solution on DTCP. An on-premises Horizon 7 environment is set up on DTCP based on VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail. VxRail Manager is tightly integrated with VMware SDDC Manager to build a fully automated deployment of SDDC architecture. It also facilitates the full stack integration of hardware and software for the VMware SDDC.
You can now build a foundation for a hybrid cloud-based VDI environment on standardized VMware SDDC architecture that provides a consistent infrastructure connecting your on-premises and public clouds. VMC on AWS is a public cloud partner of DTCP that delivers VMware SDDC as-a-service on the AWS cloud. If you have a Horizon 7 environment on DTCP, you can use your existing skills to build a Horizon 7 environment on VMC on AWS.
Horizon 7 on DTCP enables typical use-cases, including provisioning additional capacity and DR with simplicity, agility, and cost-effectiveness. You get a unified Horizon 7 architecture across on-premises and public clouds that makes operations much simpler. By provisioning additional capacity on a public cloud like VMC on AWS, you can choose a pay-as-you-go model without procuring additional hardware, thus saving costs.
For DR, you can have a small footprint on VMC on AWS if you need a quick RTO. You pay for extra capacity only if a real disaster occurs. The unified architecture of Horizon 7 across on-premises sites and VMC on AWS, coupled with Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture, allows flexible and seamless multisite operations.