Rapid Desktop (Horizon FastTrack) Program

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The VMware Horizon Fast Track Program (Formerly called Rapid Desktop and FastTrack Program) includes certification/validation for three types of solutions from our technology partners, Turnkey Appliances, Validated Reference Architectures and Proven Storage solutions. These take the guess work out of deploying Horizon and ensure fast deployments with predictable results and costs. Rapid Desktop Appliances (Turnkey Appliances) with pre-integrated, pre-configured, pre-tested, and validated software, storage and components offer a one-stop shop for Horizon deployment. Validated Reference Architectures provide standard, repeatable, and scalable designs for quickly and easily deploying Horizon with a customer's vendor of choice. Proven Storage solutions are certified to offer specific workload performance for 1000 and 2000 seat Horizon deployments.

Program Overview

The goal of the VMware Horizon Fast Track program (Formerly called Rapid Desktop and FastTrack program) is to accelerate the adoption of View by enabling an ecosystem of pre-assembled easily orderable certified appliances, validated reference architectures and certified storage solutions.

Key Benefits

Program Resources

Program access includes the tools and resources needed for certification/validation.

  • VMware's Advanced Developer Portal

The Developer Portal is a web-based collaboration tool used by the VMware Ecosystem Engineering team and provides access to all the program entitlements and materials.

  • Certification

The program includes access to the program's Certification Kit, which allows partners to test and certify/validate their View based solutions.

  • Cobranding and Co-marketing

Upon successful certification/validation, listing on the VMware marketing website and other benefits.

  • VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) posting

Upon successful certification, the partner works with Ecosystem Engineering to update the respective VMware Compatibility Guide entry or as per the program guide. Partner may also update the entry on the VMware Solution Exchange which is partner self-serve.

  • Program communication

Ongoing program communications via the Developer Portal.

  • Access to Maintenance Releases

Membership in this program is ongoing, and partners are entitled to the certification kit refreshes for the duration of their participation in the program

  • Access to Exclusive VMware Tools

Membership in program may give access to tools that benefit partners.

Program Requirements

This program is governed by the following requirements:

  •  OEMs/Storage Partners - TAP Membership
  •  Solution Providers and CIPP * – VMware Solution Provider member with Desktop Competency
  •  Fully executed VMware program agreement
     Successful certification of the corresponding Turnkey Appliance/Solution, Storage solution or Successful Validation of the Reference Architecture
     Solutions must be assembled from certified components as listed on the various component VCGs.
     TSANet membership and an entry in the VMware custom TSANet portal
     General support on VMware Horizon with View and vSphere features are purchased separately

Product Versions Supported

This program supports the following product versions:

VMware Horizon with View

5.x, 6.x

View Planner/Horizon Planner


Target Audience

  • OEMs, Channel Partners, Storage partners, Solution Providers and CIPP (Consulting and Integration Partner Program) members capable of providing, or partnering to provide, a full Horizon (with View) POC solution or a production ready Horizon (with View) Appliance or a Horizon (with View) reference architecture.
    Storage partners who would like to certify their storage solution with specific workload performance for Horizon deployments.

Partner Roles and Responsibilities

Partners who participate in the program provide the following team members:
A partner program manager who acts as the primary point of contact on behalf of the team and who acts as the lead for planning and issue prioritization with VMware.

Related Programs and Services

VMware Thin Client Program

VMware Horizon Access Program

VMware Ready Category

VMware Ready Hardware Products for Turnkey Appliances (Rapid Desktop Appliances) and Proven Storage

Find Out More
For more information on how to participate in this program, contact partnerservices@vmware.com
*CIPP (Consulting and Integration Partner Program)