Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Competitors and Alternatives

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DP
Application Integrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Stable, scalable, easy to install, great support, and it upgrades and deploys apps easily

What is our primary use case?

We are integrators. We integrate this product. We use this solution to deploy applications to end-users in a very fast, secure manner, and in an isolated container.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most interesting and powerful feature for us is the fact that we can upgrade any kind of app instantly."
  • "The downside is that Microsoft bought this product and they are going to discontinue it in 2026. This is worrisome for us."

What other advice do I have?

I have a lot of experience with Microsoft App-V and VMware as a normal user. I'm not managing the infrastructure, and we do a lot of publications through Citrix. We use it on-premises and I am not aware if there is a cloud version for App-V. This solution would be suited for big companies with many users. A normal user at home would never use this product. In the current context, since the end of life has already been reached and we are at the extended end of life, I wouldn't recommend adopting this solution. With this critical exception, Microsoft App-V is a great product. I would rateā€¦
SB
Datacenter Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
It is stable and easily scalable, but remote connection and load balancing should be better

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for virtual desktop infrastructure and remote desktop connections on client sites with 18 clients or end-user devices.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is stable and easily scalable."
  • "The remote connection, bandwidth usage, and error connection can be improved. Working with the load balancer sites should also be improved. For example, with Horizon, we can use two clients with a one megabit connection, but with Citrix, we can use four or five clients with the same bandwidth through ICA protocol. VMware must improve remote connection, connection stability, and load balancing."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate VMware Horizon 7 a seven out of ten. If it becomes stronger like the Citrix ICA protocol, it would easily be a ten.
JL
Technical Consultant at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Top 20
Instant Clone feature is helpful, but it does not scale to large organizations

What is our primary use case?

I am a system engineer and this is one of the products that I assist people with by providing support.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are Instant Clones and AppStacks."
  • "Technical support is only average and can be improved."

What other advice do I have?

In my short experience, I would say that this is a really good product that can be installed quickly for a small scale organization with not many users. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.
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