Rod MacCormackTechnical Team Lead at a energy/utilities company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I suggest using the concurrent user licensing scheme."
"A perpetual enterprise license costs approximately $300 USD."
"The Citrix licensing scheme is really straightforward and simple. It doesn't have hidden costs. You get what you pay for. It is easy to understand what is on the product, so it's simple to get a clear idea of how much it costs. Licensing is not an issue."
"Based not only on the cost of Citrix, but additional costs like firewalls, IPS, and other solutions, the total cost of switching users from using normal laptops with VPNs to connection via Citrix were so huge that the CEO of our company decided to postpone the deployment process."
"The licensing, in general, is expensive. A lot of customers battle to pay the amount. It's very difficult to ensure that your solution provides the business value that the customer is after."
"The cost of the Citrix software reflects what I would expect a product of that nature, in that market, to be. Understanding the licensing is quite a bit more complicated, because one of the things about Citrix is that you can buy licensing at different levels... Yet I still like the idea because it means that if all you need is a basic load balancing solution, then you don't need to buy an advanced or premium license."
"Citrix is a mid-range cost solution compared to some others out there."
"In terms of pricing with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, I think it has gotten better over the years. Citrix has found more dynamic ways to be able to revive licensing models that fit many different scenarios that organizations have. We have been able to evolve our own licensing over the years to accommodate our situations between concurrent versus user device licenses. Now, when we move into the Citrix Workspace realm, we definitely have some awesome options there."
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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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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is ranked 1st in Virtual Desktop with 19 reviews while Sangfor aDesk VDI is ranked 14th in Virtual Desktop. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is rated 8.8, while Sangfor aDesk VDI is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops writes "Allows the end user device flexibility when remotely accessing my organization's resources". On the other hand, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Amazon Appstream, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, TeamViewer and VMware Workspace ONE, whereas Sangfor aDesk VDI is most compared with VMware Horizon Cloud, VMware Horizon 7, VMware Horizon View, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and VMware Fusion.
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