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Lance Tofsrud
Real User
IT Project Manager at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The main features that I felt were valuable to our organization were: * Ability to manage iOS and Android mobile... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In this case it was an upgrade from XenMobile 8.6 so it was an upgrade to maintain support from the vendor. The main... more»

What needs improvement?

Even with professional services, deployment can be a challenge; especially when integrating with Exchange when rolling... more»

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

Sit down and seriously review your mobility strategy. If you don’t have one, draft something before you get started.... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not use a previous solution. We upgraded from a previous version of XenMobile as we had a significant investment... more»

What other advice do I have?

XenMobile is a good, stable product, but make sure you investigate what features you are looking to roll out and decide... more»
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»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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... more»
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CitrixVM833b
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... 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).... 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»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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... more»
SystemEng682
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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used Microsoft RDS, but it did not have the same performance as the ICA protocol. It lacked the load balancing and... 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... more»
Shaik Anwar Younus
Consultant
Citrix Consultant at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

* Application virtualization * Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) * Management and security using NetScalers

How has it helped my organization?

We are using this to allow our users to access applications over a secured, remote environment. It has helped to reduce the outages in our IT... more»

What needs improvement?

The solution needs some improvement to make it more flexible with an easier interface.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I never used a different solution as I started my career with XenApp. I later learned other Citrix products. So far, I am comfortable with them.

What other advice do I have?

* During the implementation phase, understand the requirement and set up a sand box environment for testing and managing. * If all of the... more»
reviewer613110
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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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»
it_user311946
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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I used different application virtualization products, 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»
Dan Withrow
Real User
Senior Manager of Engineering at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
May 28 2018

What is most valuable?

I found the ease of deployment, scalability, and security to be to our benefit when supplying virtual applications 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 receiver app. That gave our user base flexibility to be anywhere... 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 as well to get printing streamlined.
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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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