Compare Amazon Appstream vs. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Amazon Appstream is ranked 3rd in Desktop as a Service (DaaS) while Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is ranked 1st in Application Virtualization with 11 reviews. Amazon Appstream is rated 0, while Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is rated 8.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops writes "Provides flexibility in the architecture but it needs better integration into other environments ". Amazon Appstream is most compared with VMware Horizon DaaS and Amazon WorkSpaces, whereas Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is most compared with VMware Horizon View, TeamViewer, Microsoft App-V, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and Inuvika.
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A perpetual enterprise license costs approximately $300 USD.I suggest using the concurrent user licensing scheme.I think it is a little high priced.It is quite expensive, but so are the competitors on the market.

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Amazon Appstream 2.0, Appstream, Appstream 2.0XenDesktop, XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps)
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Overview

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service. You centrally manage your desktop applications on AppStream 2.0 and securely deliver them to any computer. You can easily scale to any number of users across the globe without acquiring, provisioning, and operating hardware or infrastructure. AppStream 2.0 is built on AWS, so you benefit from a data center and network architecture designed for the most security-sensitive organizations. Each user has a fluid and responsive experience with your applications, including GPU-intensive 3D design and engineering ones, because your applications run on virtual machines (VMs) optimized for specific use cases and each streaming session automatically adjusts to network conditions.
Enterprises can use AppStream 2.0 to simplify application delivery and complete their migration to the cloud. Educational institutions can provide every student access to the applications they need for class on any computer. Software vendors can use AppStream 2.0 to deliver trials, demos, and training for their applications with no downloads or installations. They can also develop a full software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution without rewriting their application.

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.

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Sample Customers
SolidWorks, EVARI, MathWorks, AVENA, Vanguard, Macquarie UniversityExelon, Aeronamic, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Alameda County Medical Center, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Aloysius Stichting, Amarchand Mangaldas, AmBev, Amnet Technology Solutions, Arval
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company42%
Media Company23%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Comms Service Provider7%
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Energy/Utilities Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Construction Company10%
Insurance Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company37%
Comms Service Provider13%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Government6%

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