Compare Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops vs. VMware Horizon View

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is ranked 1st in Virtual Desktop with 11 reviews while VMware Horizon View is ranked 5th in Virtual Desktop with 2 reviews. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is rated 8.8, while VMware Horizon View is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops writes "Provides flexibility in the architecture but it needs better integration into other environments ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "The ability to reliably virtualize desktops and support them. Simple to say, but complicated nonetheless. ". Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is most compared with VMware Horizon View, TeamViewer and Microsoft App-V, whereas VMware Horizon View is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops , VMware Workstation and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. See our Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops vs. VMware Horizon View report.
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Pros
I found the ease of deployment, scalability, and security to be to our benefit when supplying virtual applications to our clients.You can connect to any printer, and from anywhere you can print documents using a compressed channel. It is easy and the bandwidth is very low.This is a very stable solution which you can feel confident using.Stable product with straightforward setup.XenApp is a fast, secure and reliable solution for remote connections that is completely different than and superior to older Windows solutions.The most valuable feature is the automatic software upgrades because they take place on only three or four servers, rather than on 50 or 60 machines.The shadow feature is extraordinary and helps a lot when supporting remote users.The scalability is fine. We have about 400 users, who are supported by six staff members. We use the product company-wide throughout 40 different locations, and we currently do not have plans to increase the scale of use.

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Managing all operating systems in a single environment helped a lot in organizing and integrating it.

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Cons
There are a lot of shortfalls with supporting printing over XenApp.Citrix has to support all of the hypervisors including KVM and OpenStack KVM.The product should expand its capabilities for integrating with other environments.For us, pricing is the most important feature to improve.Pricing can be lower and roaming profiles need to be fixed to work consistently.We would like to be able to provide VDI, a full desktop, to each of our users.Direct connection of USB devices on the terminals to be used by streamed applications is very important for printing and the usage of token authentication, but the current version does not support this one hundred percent.The monitoring and management is in need of improvement.

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The initial startup costs for this solution are relatively high.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Licensing and hardware outsourcing is expensive, but can be cost-effective in the three to five-year range.

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1st
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
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14,155
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10,119
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
473
Avg. Rating
8.7
5th
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
Views
11,466
Comparisons
9,355
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
452
Avg. Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
XenDesktop, XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps)Horizon View
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Overview

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.

VMware Horizon View, previously known as VMware View, is a virtual desktop infrastructure solution that provides users with virtual and mobile desktop management, flexible access, an optimal end-user experience and cloud computing. Horizon View also provides increased control and security of the desktop environment.

End-users get to be more productive and enjoy the flexibility of accessing their desktop environments from many locations and devices, while IT remains in control of policies and security.

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Sample Customers
Exelon, Aeronamic, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Alameda County Medical Center, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Aloysius Stichting, Amarchand Mangaldas, AmBev, Amnet Technology Solutions, ArvalAmway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm15%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Insurance Company10%
Software R&D Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company35%
Comms Service Provider14%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company17%
Government17%
University17%
Financial Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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