Citrix vs Microsoft

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Citrix
Based on 88 reviews.
Microsoft
Based on 793 reviews.
Overview
Citrix Systems, Inc. is an American multinational software company founded in 1989 that provides server, application and desktop virtualization, networking, software-as-a-service, and cloud computing technologies. The company began by developing remote access products for Microsoft operating systems. It licensed source code from Microsoft and has been in partnership with the company throughout its history. Citrix came to prominence in the 1990s as a leader in thin client technology. Through several acquisitions in the mid-2000s, the company expanded into server and desktop virtualization, as well as cloud and Infrastructure as a Service.Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
Sample Customers
Rightsignature: SecondMarket, KBC Partners, Twilio, You Know Who Design, oDesk Corporation, CMT Agency, Townhog
Citrix ShareFile: Exelon, Aer Lingus, Aloysius Stichting, Amnet Technology Solutions, Arup Group Ltd., Brasfield and Gorrie, Cancer Research UK, Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLC, ChanceLightŽ Behavioral Health & Education
XenApp: Exelon, Aeronamic, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Alameda County Medical Center, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Aloysius Stichting, Amarchand Mangaldas, AmBev, Amnet Technology Solutions, Arval
XenClient [EOL]: Home Properties, IVG Hospitals, Town of Lincoln, Visma ITC, Royal Caribbean International, Hedensted, BT Global Services, Charityshare, Essar Steel
XenDesktop: Deutsche Bank, Knightec, Sunrise Health, and Emory Healthcare.
Unidesk [EOL]: Hanford Elementary School District, Needham Bank, Leith Automotive Group, Pike County School District, Curwensville Area School District, Chico Unified School District, Dayton Superior, Morgan County Charter School System, Health Network Labs, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Hamilton County, Indiana, Austin Pain Associates, TIPPER TIE Group, Tulare County, California, Colby-Sawyer College, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, South Taranaki District Council, Hartnell College, Group Health Centre, Egan Company, Trek Bicycle, William Woods University, HKM Law Group, Auto Europe, State of Ohio DODD, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company, Tennessee Tech, Sunrise Health, STV, Bernstein Shur Counselors at Law, Shannon Medical Center, Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing USA, Mercer University, Sacramento County Superior Court, USF Health
Citrix Workspace Cloud: Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
XenServer: U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
XenMobile: Miami Marlins, Exelon, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU), Flex, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway: Aeronamic, Avianca, Bechtel Corporation, Betfair UK, Catholic University Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Centene Corporation, Cerner, Charityshare, City of High Point, Clark Builders
Citrix Podio: ChanceLightŽ Behavioral Health & Education, Cirque du Soleil, Dog, National Training
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services: Bank Alfalah Ltd.
SharePoint: Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
Microsoft UAG: Topocart, AAG, GeoAir, Blue Skies Consulting, Hiparc Geotecnologia, Peace Map
Microsoft Virtual Server: Paylocity, ASELSAN, Sochi Organizing Committee, Supervisor of Elections, Orange County, Florida, Netgem, Nav Canada, The British & Irish Lions
Microsoft App-V: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), GDDKiA, P&V, Etisalat Lanka, Hellenic Petroleum
Microsoft Forefront [EOL]: EUROVIA CS, a. s., King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Public Education Devel, Bank Alfalah Ltd., CLEAResult, St. Lucie County Public Schools, Wiltshire Council
Microsoft Forefront Edge Security [EOL]: Dallas Neurosurgical and Spine, Jet Asia Airways Co. Ltd., LOTTE Mart Vietnam, Macmillan Publishers India Ltd
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway [EOL]: Bank Alfalah Ltd., Sun International Management Ltd, Farmaceutickš fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, Electrotherm India limited, Century City International, ProCredit Bank, PCS s.r.o., The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Hyper-V: Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS.
Microsoft Intune: Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
Microsoft Project: Aston Martin, ABANCA, Airbus Group, Capita, Cardiff University, City of Saskatoon, Intel, Pegasus Airlines, South Australia Power Network (SAPN), Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing
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