Microsoft App-V Competitors and Alternatives

Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops vs. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Director System Integration at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
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Sep 29, 2020
A mature product and an industry leader with great application virtualization

What is our primary use case?

For virtual desktops, like Windows 10 or Windows 7, we primarily use the solution to offer some customized applications to the users. Some of the basic applications, like Windows applications, are being used across all VDIs. The usage depends on the specific customer. They decide what applications they want to have in their VDI. We have certain items as far as their requirements, and we just manage the infrastructure in the background.

Pros and Cons

  • "Citrix is one of the companies that is delivering virtual apps and desktops in a big way. They are mature enough to understand the level of stability required and deliver it."
  • "If Citrix can develop something which can have more reach towards the backend infrastructure, other components of the Citrix environment, that would be ideal."

What other advice do I have?

We're currently using the latest version of the solution. While we mostly work with on-premises deployments, we also occasionally handle cloud deployments as well. We have our internal Cloud offering. Form there, we have a managed data center and within our company's premises, the customers are just subscribing to services based on their need for virtual desktops. I would recommend the product. It's an industry leader in the VDI environment. Nobody can match their capabilities right now. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten overall. If they had better capability testing, I might rate it…
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops vs. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,536 professionals have used our research since 2012.