Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Review

ICA/HDX optimization policies are a key feature

How has it helped my organization?

XenApp has helped many of my customers with remote access of applications, access on different platforms.

What is most valuable?

ICA/HDX optimization policies.

What needs improvement?

Dependency on server virtualization after v7.x is an issue which I encountered in small environments.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Seven out of 10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used different application virtualization solutions, but I found XenApp to be the best of them.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward for up to version 6. After version 7 it became complex.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a bit costly, but enterprise class features come with a cost.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Thinspace, Propalms, VMware horizon, GO-Global.

What other advice do I have?

Plan wisely for sizing, product is stable if sizing is correct. Try to use standard application for virtualization, non-standard application can lead to memory leakage which can hamper your sizing considerations.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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