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VMware Horizon on the Edge

January 15, 2020 / Tom Fenton

At a recent VMUG, I met a desktop administrator who had an interesting problem: he had converted all of his desktop users to Horizon virtual desktops, but he was having issues bringing one of his smaller sites online. This site with 6 to 10 users depending on the season, was located in a rural eastern Oregon town with a single network cable feeding into it and was also the termination point for the network internet connectivity -- making this town both the literal and figurative edge of the network. When the network was up it ran fine and was reliable, but when it went down it would be for a day or two. Once during a severe winter storm, they had intermittent connectivity for an entire week. Hence, the company didn't feel comfortable putting virtual desktops at this site.