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Real User
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the cost; it is a free product.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows the end users to clone, start, stop, or remotely control their VMs.

What needs improvement?

The self-service user portal needs to be more granular and be more customizable.

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

We use the free version, so there is no charge. To subscribe to the paid version with support, it is approximately $6,000 per year. There are no costs in addition to the… more»

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

Previously we were using vCenter from VMware. Our company was purchased and split in half, and I didn't know if we would be continuing the enterprise licensing with VMware… more»

What other advice do I have?

I really like this solution, but it is not widely known. I'm really surprised that more people don't know about it. I find that it suits our needs pretty well. Considering… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I looked at VMware's vRealize Automation, but it was eliminated due to our budget constraints.
Dan Withrow
Real User
Senior Manager of Engineering at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
May 06 2019

What is most valuable?

All features of the product are valuable, depends on the situation. I have used all of the features at one time or another.

How has it helped my organization?

Allowed us to maintain the desired level of high availability between our XenServer farms. Our response time to backend errors was faster.

What needs improvement?

Integrated workload balancing and virtual switch management that doesn't require another virtual appliance to control.

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

Cannot answer this question; but the product is free, you only need to purchase a license if you want commercial level support from Citrix.

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

VMWare was the previous solution, we switched to lower our licensing costs and support costs.

What other advice do I have?

Test, Test, Test as with any product, make sure it will accomplish what you expect. Citrix XenServer is not marketed out there so most of the people, I talk to, only are… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At the time, there were really only a couple of companies providing virtualization platform technologies. I had found XenSource and started testing the solution.
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Mahdi Bahmani
Real User
Co-Founder and DataCenter Solution Architect at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
Nov 28 2018

What do you think of XenServer?

What is our primary use case?

We use this primarily for core banking, automative industry, data applications, and more.

What is most valuable?

We find there are good central maintenance and management panels.

What needs improvement?

It needs improvement with the securit 

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think it provides good performance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the solution is good. We have less than 100 people currently using the solution. 

How is customer service and technical support?

We have in-house IT tech support that helps us with solving tech issues.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very easy and we can do…

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What is XenServer?

Citrix XenServer is an open source virtualization platform that manages server, desktop and cloud virtual infrastructures. XenServer is straightforward and quick to install. Even the most demanding workloads and automated management processes can take just a couple of minutes to virtualize. XenServer lowers IT costs and increases IT agility and flexibility.

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U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.

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