Compare VMware Workstation vs. XenDesktop

VMware Workstation is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 1 review while XenDesktop is ranked 5th in Virtual Desktop with 2 reviews. VMware Workstation is rated 9.0, while XenDesktop is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "I have found this product excellent for quick test/dev environments. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of XenDesktop writes "An excellent solution for virtual desktops and applications". VMware Workstation is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and VMware Horizon View, whereas XenDesktop is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and VMware Workstation.
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Pros
I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for.

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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
I have had issues with the virtual network adapters in the past that has taken some time to troubleshoot.

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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
The pricing is a bit steep in my opinion for testing and there are other options.

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

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Ranking
2nd
out of 28 in Virtual Desktop
Views
20,387
Comparisons
18,155
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
391
Avg. Rating
9.0
5th
out of 28 in Virtual Desktop
Views
7,223
Comparisons
5,172
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
328
Avg. Rating
9.5
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Overview
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.

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
Akademiska Hus Deutsche Bank, Knightec, Sunrise Health, and Emory Healthcare.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company9%
Retailer9%
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company15%
Transportation Company15%
Government8%
Software R&D Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider11%
University7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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