XenApp Review
Desktop virtualization solution that delivers 3D applications over WAN


What is most valuable?

XenDesktop VDI is the best in class desktop virtualization solution with the best support for clients.

It has very good performance in delivering 3D applications over WAN.

How has it helped my organization?

We implement this solution at many customer sites. It directly affects the productivity and gives the customers a very flexible solution.

The customers have the possibility to provide access to their applications and data, but its data won’t leave their data centers.

What needs improvement?

I can't think of anything at the moment.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using XenApp/XenDesktop for 10 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We sometimes have issues after updates.

How is customer service and technical support?

I would rate the technical support at a 10 out of 10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not use a previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

You need a very good concept do the conceptual work before you start implementing. Depending on the concept, the setup could be straightforward.

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

You have to do some hard work in order to get the suitable licenses.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at VMware View in some projects.

What other advice do I have?

All Citrix products are very flexible and give you a huge amount of possibilities. From a consulting perspective, I recommend that you set aside adequate time for project planning.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: My company is a Citrix Gold Partner and a specialist in Networking and Virtualization product lines.

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