Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Archived Reviews (More than two years old)

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Real User
System & Network Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 06 2017

What is most valuable?

* ICA protocol performance on a slow network * Adaptive user constraint in a different user environment * Load balancing and HA

How has it helped my organization?

* This product can reduce the cost of a user environment, but only if all components are included for a migration to a Citrix environment. * A Citrix environment can… more»

What needs improvement?

Citrix needs to ameliorate their administrative panel and provide a tool to add more control in the user Citrix environment. An example is Norskale, recently acquired by… more»

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

Beware! It is expensive. You need to include all variables when you are going to migrate your users or applications to a Citrix environment. Remember to establish a global… more»

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

We used Microsoft RDS, but it did not have the same performance as the ICA protocol. It lacked the load balancing and high availability functionalities.

What other advice do I have?

* Keep calm and take some time to install, configure, and optimize. Test with users as well. * Remember to keep your users in the project loop before releasing the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate any alternatives. Other products on the market lack the same functionalities.
Consultant
Technical Architect offering Consultancy Services and Technical Governance at Various Clients
May 04 2017

What is most valuable?

* Remote access * BYOD * High performance * Feature-rich, full desktop experience

How has it helped my organization?

* It has enabled remote working from anyplace, anytime, and anywhere * It has simplified, secured, and centralized the challenges of O/S deployment across the enterprise.

What needs improvement?

They could reduce the number of bugs and fixes required post release. This would ensure a smooth integration with any flavour of hypervisor or cloud provider.

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

Citrix is competitive when compared to other vendors. Often you get what you pay for. In this instance, if you want an enterprise-class and future-proofing solution, then… more»

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

We have worked with all competitors over the years. I think that the "Ferrari" Citrix is still your best choice

What other advice do I have?

* Talk to fellow experts who have worked extensively with the technology. * Ask them to come over, showcase, and demo the solution so that you can cover all your business… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have evaluated, and continue to evaluate all the main competitors since 2000. We looked at VMWare View (now Horizon) and Microsoft RDS/VDI. We are brand agnostic and we… more»

What is Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops ?

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops provide granular access control, advanced system monitoring and an inherently secure architecture by providing remote access to Windows and Linux apps and desktops secured in the datacenter. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enable IT to deliver on-demand apps and desktops to any device.

Also known as
XenDesktop, XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps)
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops customers

Exelon, Aeronamic, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Alameda County Medical Center, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Aloysius Stichting, Amarchand Mangaldas, AmBev, Amnet Technology Solutions, Arval