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Pros
"It is stable, easy to scale, and provides secure remote access.""The most valuable feature is connectivity. The remote connection is the reason we are using this solution.""The ease of access and the confidentiality and security that it provides is what we like best.""The price and user interface are great.""The most valuable feature is the seamless application edition with the low-level network bandwidth because we have between 10 and 15 sites in France with a low level of communication needs. We need to deploy our main application, the ERP system, and we needed an efficient solution to provide a solution to the remote sites, with very small links between the data center and the remote site.""The basic virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) feature is most valuable. We were lucky to have it in place when the pandemic hit. It is used very heavily now.""The feature that I like is that it is fast.""It is a good product. I don't have any complaints."

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"I haven't faced any inconveniences working with this solution. It is very easy to use.""Great at solving connection problems."

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Cons
"The product is currently not working well in hosting conferencing software like Zoom, Team, and Salon.""This solution is resource-intensive, it takes a lot of Bandwidth and a lot of the resources of the server.""When there are technical issues, sometimes we can't get on the cloud.""The initial setup is very complex.""The application is now very complex. We started with Citrix on PCs. Now, to access the same application, we need to have a StoreFront Server, the Delivery Controller, and Citrix License Server. It's now very complex.""They can simplify the process of printers. Printers were quite a difficult issue. It took us a long time to iron this issue out. We have the most simple use case where people connect from home to either a virtual machine or their physical desktop. We tried more complex solutions like Machine Creation Services, and they were more overhead than they were worth for us. I found them difficult to work with and confusing, and they were not worth the work for us.""The lag when using Skype or Screen Sharing with multiple users needs to improve, as it makes it difficult for us to continue when we have to restart the system.""I've recently tried to use Citrix on Ubuntu, and I don't know if this is an Ubuntu issue or a vendor issue, but you can't use Citrix right now on Ubuntu 20.04."

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"The price should be reduced.""Performance could be improved, it's somewhat clunky."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We don't have a lot to compare it to, but we certainly think whatever we pay is worthwhile at this point in time. It's very reasonable.""We are just now approaching the end of our initial purchase, which was an excellent price for us as an academic institution. We got a very good deal to get us on board. That license is up for renewal in about a year, and we are nervously waiting to see what the pricing will be."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The basic virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) feature is most valuable. We were lucky to have it in place when the pandemic hit. It is used very heavily now.
Top Answer: We are just now approaching the end of our initial purchase, which was an excellent price for us as an academic institution. We got a very good deal to get us on board. That license is up for renewal… more »
Top Answer: They can simplify the process of printers. Printers were quite a difficult issue. It took us a long time to iron this issue out. We have the most simple use case where people connect from home to… more »
Top Answer: Great at solving connection problems.
Top Answer: I think that performance could be improved by making it more effective and less resource consuming. It's a little clunky.
Top Answer: The primary use case of this product is to connect to my virtual interpreter of VMs and the like. In the event of an emergency, or if the user wants to deploy a VM on his own virtual system… more »
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Overview

Only Citrix offers the most complete and integrated workspace to enable people to securely access their apps, desktops and data from anywhere. With the new Workspace app, you get complete choice of device, cloud and network, while maintaining IT security and control—even over corporate SaaS and web apps. Built on trusted Citrix solutions for Windows app and desktop delivery, device security, secure file sync and sharing, network security, and intelligent analytics, Citrix Workspace offers unmatched experience, choice, and security.

VMware Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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Sample Customers
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
Akademiska Hus
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company21%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise22%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise33%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Workspace vs. VMware Workstation and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
535,919 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Citrix Workspace is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 8 reviews while VMware Workstation is ranked 5th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 2 reviews. Citrix Workspace is rated 8.4, while VMware Workstation is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Workspace writes "Fast set up, easy to install, with responsive support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "Great for testing and solving connection problems". Citrix Workspace is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Workspace ONE, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and VMware Horizon Cloud, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with VMware vSphere, VMware Horizon View, Hyper-V, KVM and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. See our Citrix Workspace vs. VMware Workstation report.

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