This chapter introduced the core pieces of the Horizon Suite: View, Mirage, and Workspace. In addition, it covered some high-level predeployment considerations and the base-level components of each solution. The following chapter drills down into the architecture and outlines how each is installed and configured. In addition, the next chapter discusses operational aspects of each technology. This chapter also discussed the importance of looking at your next EUC project as an opportunity to build proper services for your end users that are designed around a service catalog. A service catalog enables users to consume these services as required without the need for IT to deploy each individually. Instead, IT can simply entitle the user to access the service.
Because VMware Mirage is a new acquisition to the VMware Horizon product line, this chapter outlined the high-level differences and use cases in which Mirage might be more appropriate than centralized View desktops. By the time you finish reading this book, you will feel comfortable architecting, deploying, and managing the solutions in the Horizon Suite in concert with each other.
Horizon Suite, in combination with View, Mirage, and Workspace, enables you to manage virtual, physical, and mobile platforms, allowing you to address a wide variety of end-user requirements. More importantly, you can provide a wide variety of business services that are easy for the users to consume and simple for you to manage.