Citrix Reviews

Dan Withrow
Real User
Senior Manager of Engineering at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 07 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 than when we had a physical… more»

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.
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.

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Citrix Questions

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 25 2019
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Proxmox VE vs XenServer. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Proxmox VE and XenServer? Which of these two solutions would you recommend… more»
Jean FrancoYou should go with Proxmox for many reasons, including not needing a specific… more»
reviewer1046250None of them. I would prefer KVM.
Avigail Sugarman
Community Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I need a simple and short explanation of what each of their products allow you to do and what they're used for.
it_user94827Sure, at a high level: VMware products allow you to set up multiple virtual… more»
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