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Data Quadrant Awards 2022

Desktop as a Service


SoftwareReviews names VMware Horizon Cloud and Amazon WorkSpaces as Desktop as a Service Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Desktop as a Service

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Desktop as a Service Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


VMware, Inc.

VMware Horizon Cloud

Delivers enterprise-class virtual desktops and applications from Microsoft Azure and adds incredible value above and beyond Azure Virtual Desktop.

8.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+88

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

87%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
30Reviews

Amazon.com

Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure cloud desktop service. Amazon WorkSpaces can provision either Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes and quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe. Amazon WorkSpaces helps eliminate the complexity in managing hardware inventory, OS versions and patches, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), which helps simplify your desktop delivery strategy.

8.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+86

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

89%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
24Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

V2 Cloud

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

V2 Cloud

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

VMware Horizon Cloud

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

V2 Cloud

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Amazon WorkSpaces

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

VMware Horizon Cloud

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

Amazon WorkSpaces

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Evolve IP Desktop as a Service

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Amazon WorkSpaces

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Evolve IP Desktop as a Service

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

VMware Horizon Cloud

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

V2 Cloud


Breadth of Features

V2 Cloud


Business Value Created

VMware Horizon Cloud


Ease of Customization

V2 Cloud


Ease of Data Integration

Amazon WorkSpaces


Ease of IT Administration

VMware Horizon Cloud


Ease of Implementation

Amazon WorkSpaces


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Evolve IP Desktop as a Service


Quality of Features

Amazon WorkSpaces


Usability and Intuitiveness

Evolve IP Desktop as a Service


Vendor Support

VMware Horizon Cloud


Other Evaluated Vendors


Evolve IP, LLC.

Evolve IP Desktop as a Service

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) frees businesses from the endless cycle of purchasing, supporting, upgrading and ultimately replacing local PCs by providing an untethered “virtual” workspace that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, on nearly any device. Moreover, customers and end users can control their DaaS environment via a self-service web portal.

8.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+85

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

83%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

12Reviews

Microsoft Corporation

Azure Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in the cloud. It’s the only virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environments. Deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes, and get built-in security and compliance features.

8.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+80

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

30Reviews

V2 Cloud Solutions, Inc.

V2 Cloud

A fully customizable cloud desktop for businesses of all sizes.

7.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+69

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

83%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

10Reviews

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Citrix DaaS

Create the most empowering employee experience possible. Across every device. On any network. Employees get the same secure, virtual experience across operating systems. You manage it all in a single console.

7.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+72

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

80%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

30Reviews

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