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Nicholas Stapley
Real User
Technical Architect offering Consultancy Services and Technical Governance at Various Clients
May 04 2017

What is most valuable?

* Remote access * BYOD * High performance * Feature-rich, full desktop experience

How has it helped my organization?

* It has enabled remote working from anyplace, anytime, and anywhere * It has simplified, secured, and centralized the… more»

What needs improvement?

They could reduce the number of bugs and fixes required post release. This would ensure a smooth integration with any… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Citrix is competitive when compared to other vendors. Often you get what you pay for. In this instance, if you want an… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have worked with all competitors over the years. I think that the "Ferrari" Citrix is still your best choice

What other advice do I have?

* Talk to fellow experts who have worked extensively with the technology. * Ask them to come over, showcase, and demo the… more»
Anonymous User
Consultant
Citrix/VMware Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 05 2018

What is most valuable?

It helps you to virtualize your application, so whenever the user needs the application, they have it in virtualized form… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Your servers are in a remote location, but your server is in UK and you are operating from Australia (theoretically). In… more»

What needs improvement?

It is progressing and improving day-by-day. Before, we had 6.5 version. The recent one that we used was version 7.1.5… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is affordable. The product, XenServer, is free to use, and XenApp has a one month free license. The licenses are… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, I was using XenApp, but there were different products, like ThinApp and VMware.

What other advice do I have?

This is a very good tool for virtualizing your application. The support is good. It is affordable. I would recommend it to… more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
System & Network Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 06 2017

What is most valuable?

* ICA protocol performance on a slow network * Adaptive user constraint in a different user environment * Load balancing… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* This product can reduce the cost of a user environment, but only if all components are included for a migration to a… more»

What needs improvement?

Citrix needs to ameliorate their administrative panel and provide a tool to add more control in the user Citrix… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Beware! It is expensive. You need to include all variables when you are going to migrate your users or applications to a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Microsoft RDS, but it did not have the same performance as the ICA protocol. It lacked the load balancing and high… more»

What other advice do I have?

* Keep calm and take some time to install, configure, and optimize. Test with users as well. * Remember to keep your users… more»
Yasser Ghonaim
Real User
IT Operations Service Delivery Senior Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 06 2019

What is most valuable?

Application streaming and shadow feature helped end-user online support and training. It also increased user productivity. Since this application… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It increased the no. of users and reduced traffic and data connection cost in addition to increased user productivity.

What needs improvement?

Eliminating the need of Windows terminal server because it increases the cost for each user as each PC that needs to connect must have its own… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The setup cost is not much. Although trimming the application settings is somehow tricky and has a lot of effect on performance, it is done only… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, I used direct user connection, but it was not secure enough and used a lot of bandwidth.
Anonymous User
Consultant
Consultant
Jul 13 2017

What is most valuable?

XenDesktop VDI is the best in class desktop virtualization solution with the best support for clients. It has very good… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We implement this solution at many customer sites. It directly affects the productivity and gives the customers a very… more»

What needs improvement?

I can't think of anything at the moment.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You have to do some hard work in order to get the suitable licenses.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

All Citrix products are very flexible and give you a huge amount of possibilities. From a consulting perspective, I… more»
Dan Withrow
Real User
Senior Manager of Engineering at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 29 2019

What is most valuable?

I found the ease of deployment, scalability, and security to be to our benefit when supplying virtual applications/resources to our clients.

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed us to provide network/application resources to anyone anywhere, no matter what kind of device the end user had, we were usually able to find a compatible Citrix… more»

What needs improvement?

Printing is huge, there are a lot of shortfalls with supporting printing over XenApp. I know it isn't all a Citrix issue, Microsoft needs to do some work to get printing streamlined.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No previous solution
Anonymous User
Real User
Citrix / Virtualization Pre-Sales and Implementation Engg. at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 06 2018

What is most valuable?

ICA/HDX optimization policies.

How has it helped my organization?

XenApp has helped many of my customers with remote access of applications, access on different platforms.

What needs improvement?

Dependency on server virtualization after v7.x is an issue which I encountered in small environments.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a bit costly, but enterprise class features come with a cost.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used different application virtualization solutions, but I found XenApp to be the best of them.

What other advice do I have?

Plan wisely for sizing, product is stable if sizing is correct. Try to use standard application for virtualization… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Sys Eng at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 20 2019

What do you think of XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps)?

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use it for user data access and for a virtual desk top.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows our users to connect back up to a central location for our data center to do away with individual desktop controls.

What needs improvement?

The monitoring and management is in need of improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability has improved through the course of the last three upgrades.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

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…
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XenApp solves IT challenges with scalable and secure application delivery by providing remote access to Windows apps and data over any network, on any device Ð and now enables employees to access Linux virtual desktops side-by-side with Windows resources for a complete workspace experience. As the only server-based computing solution that is Common Criteria certified and native FIPS 140-2 compliant, XenApp reduces the risk of data loss and prevents unwanted intrusions by delivering virtual apps and data as an on-demand service to users based on location- and device-specific features and security configurations.
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