Customers have a choice of 2 subscriptions that are intended for different uses. VMware currently offers discounts via the Subscription Upgrade Program for Horizon (HSUP). Discounts of up to 50% are possible when upgrading existing purchase licenses to subscriptions.
Horizon Term - Runtime License
This license type is for on-premise-only deployments and does not include use in cloud environments. It can be combined with existing on-premise perpetual licenses and offers the same versions and features as Horizon Standard, Advanced and Enterprise. However, VMware vSAN is excluded.
This form of licensing is thus very similar to the previous one. Payment is made in advance, i.e. prepaid, for terms of 3 to 36 months. With the Term Upgrade Program (TUP), existing perpetual licenses can be converted.
Horizon SaaS - Standard and Universal License
This license entitles you to use any cloud solution offered with Horizon, including Microsoft Azure VMware Solution (AVS), VMware Cloud on AWS, Google Cloud, and others. Standard and Universal can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Universal also covers hybrid scenarios.
Included and required is management via Horizon Control Plane, which was introduced with Horizon version 8, and simplifies VDI management across environment boundaries. This licensing is thus equivalent to Horizon Enterprise's feature set. However, the SaaS Universal license cannot be mixed with existing perpetual licenses.
Monthly, annual, and prepaid payment options are available for terms ranging from 1 to 60 months. The Subscription Upgrade Program (SUP) allows existing perpetual licenses to be converted.