Compare VMware Horizon View vs. XenDesktop

VMware Horizon View is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop with 2 reviews while XenDesktop is ranked 5th in Virtual Desktop with 2 reviews. VMware Horizon View is rated 8.0, while XenDesktop is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "The ability to reliably virtualize desktops and support them. Simple to say, but complicated nonetheless. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of XenDesktop writes "An excellent solution for virtual desktops and applications". VMware Horizon View is most compared with XenDesktop, VMware Workstation and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, whereas XenDesktop is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and VMware Workstation.
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Most Helpful Review
Gregory Thompson
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Pros
Managing all operating systems in a single environment helped a lot in organizing and integrating it.

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The ROI for us has been that when we had Hurricane Harvey last year, Xendesktop came in very handy for us. Even though people had electricity in Texas, many networks were down. Our offices could still get into our network and do work that was needed. It is an excellent virtual office that works anywhere, anytime and anyplace. It is worth our investment.XenDesktop has helped our users to work remotely with a better user experience.

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Cons
The initial startup costs for this solution are relatively high.

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Tech support can be slow if you do not receive help from the US representatives.The video conferencing feature needs to be improved.

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

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It is quite expensive, but so are the competitors on the market.

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Ranking
3rd
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
Views
11,556
Comparisons
9,649
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
481
Avg. Rating
9.0
5th
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
Views
7,509
Comparisons
5,245
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
328
Avg. Rating
9.5
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Horizon View
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Overview

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.

With Citrix XenDesktop, you can mobilize your business by deploying virtual desktops and Windows apps onto mobile devices. Powered by XenApp, XenDesktop is capable of delivering entire desktops or even just the applications to any type of device. Not only is the solution non-device specific, but it also optimizes the virtual desktop/apps for each type of device and network, and supports touch technology.

XenDesktop enables IT to centralize security and control, and also to reduce IT costs through virtualization. The solution is simple to deploy and manage, and contributes towards increased employee productivity.

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Sample Customers
Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool. Deutsche Bank, Knightec, Sunrise Health, and Emory Healthcare.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company17%
Government17%
University17%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company23%
Media Company13%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm10%
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company15%
Transportation Company15%
Integrator8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company19%
Financial Services Firm12%
University11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
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