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Real User
Systems Administrator at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature to me as IT is that the disk is non-writable. This means that, during the course of computing, nothing permanently bad can happen to the computer. Viruses and malware can’t corrupt it. So instead of a rebuild of the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

My organization is a 24x7 organization. About 2/3 of our users work a schedule that is 48 hours on, 96 hours off on rotating shifts and many of them live a minimum of 70 miles away. They frequently need to get into our computer system to... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to be able to document the VDIs better in XenServer and in the Delivery Controller, so that I could know which snapshot and image goes with which machine. I can do it now, but it takes some digging. And I still think the training... more»
Real User
Technical Sales Leader on IBM Cloud, MBA at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Citrix XenDesktop is a great solution for VDI or virtual desktop environments. Its most valuable features to me are: * Pretty good management: You can manage a full environment for VDI, you have full control of what your users do, what they... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Mobility! You can access your virtual desktop with all your applications everywhere; with a smartphone, laptop, thin client and so on.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the following improvements: * Better monitoring tools included in the enterprise editions: At the moment, if you want better monitoring, you need to buy a third license. * Linux virtual desktop: We have been waiting more... more»
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Real User
Team Lead Global Engineering at Interpublic Group (IPG)
Mar 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* ICA protocol: Beats latency and improves performance for slow connections * Provisioning service (PVS): Makes deployment of VDI machines a simple breeze * Profile manager: Profile manager makes it very easy to retain user settings. The... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have a lot of users in remote locations and some have slow, high-latency connections. So deploying XenDesktop as a VDI solution to connect to our data center overcame the challenges of having remote users and addressed the slow and high... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better documentation of best practices and communication of newly available tools or troubleshooting tools. If you ask several consultants, each will give you almost completely different designs, as the best practice... more»
Real User
Virtualization, Remote Access and Mobility Engineering at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

ICA and HDX are the most valuable features of this product to me. These protocols allow features that most other vendors either have not implemented yet or are too bandwidth-intensive to use in the enterprise with WAN users.

How has it helped my organization?

Our organization was a VMView shop. Due to issues with application responsiveness / perceived performance, our users had a very negative perception of the technology and were opting for physical PCs instead of VDI. During an extended pilot... more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest area for improvement is in QA testing. The last few releases of either the VDA or updates to the broker either reduced functionality or re-introduced issues that were previously addressed.
Real User
Architect at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 29 2017

What is most valuable?

* Protects web infrastructure * Ensures business continuity and IT disaster recovery * Consolidated multiple remote access solutions * Lowers WAN costs

How has it helped my organization?

A cements customer uses the application for truck shipments from the United States by connecting to the infrastructure in Colombia, as the solution can only be found in that country.

What needs improvement?

We are already evaluating the latest version, 7.9, because Citrix continually updates everything. For optimal and stable infrastructure products, the people who develop software in-house should provide IT architecture updates.
User
IT Infrastructure Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 31 2018

What do you think of XenDesktop?

Primary Use Case I use XenDesktop to manage virtual desktops. I can manage home office's projects using it. I also use it to create work space for different users. • Improvements to My Organization XenDesktop has helped our users to work remotely with a better user experience. • Valuable Features I love all its features. It lets me do almost anything. • Room for Improvement The video conferencing feature needs to be improved. • Use of Solution More than five years.

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What is XenDesktop?

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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Deutsche Bank, Knightec, Sunrise Health, and Emory Healthcare.


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