Citrix vs VMware

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Citrix
Based on 42 reviews.
VMware
Based on 485 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.VMware, Inc. is a US software company that provides cloud and virtualization software and services, VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, while its enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, are bare-metal hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system. In 1998, VMware was founded by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Edward Wang and Edouard Bugnion. Greene and Rosenblum, who are married, first met while at the University of California, Berkeley.
Sample Customers
ScaleXtreme: Hamilton Health Sciences, OKWave Inc., NetStandard, TekLinks, Logicworks, Datapipe Inc., Essar Group, Campion Insurance, Paddy Power
CloudPortal Services Manager: Big Red Group, BT Global Services, CPC Project Services, DBR360, EnCloud, Frontier, Internet Solutions, Magic Cloud, Maryland Association of CPAs, Net Computer Group
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
VMware ThinApp: Delhi International Airport, Telus Communications Company, Mansfield District Council, St Edmunds College, Sydney Adventist Hospital, ITSAM, Hertz International, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. , ASVZ, Appenzell Ausserrhoden Informatik, MTF, Stadt Hattingen, €sterreichisches Verkehrsbªro AG, DER Reisebªro GmbH & Co OHG, Thomas-Krenn.AG, BFI Wien, Metal One Pipe & Tubular Products Inc., NTT Neomeit
vCenter Orchestrator: Beiersdorf Shared Services
vCloud Director: MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
VMware vRealize Suite: Weill Cornell Medical College
vRealize Automation: Rent-a-Center, Amway, Vistra Energy, Liberty Mutual
vRealize Operations (vROps): Science Applications International Corporation, Tribune Media, Heartland Payment Systems, Telkom Indonesia, Columbia Sportswear, iGATE, CSS Corp, Angel Broking, Adira Finance, Hipskind, Beiersdorf Shared Services, Innovate Mas Indonesia, Adobe, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi , Join Experience S.A, Borusan Holdings, Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi
vRealize Business for Cloud: Rent-A-Center, SAIC - (Science Applications International Corporation), Tribune Media, iGATE, EMC, Deutsche Telekom, GEFCO, Banca Ifis
VMware Horizon View: Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
VMware Wanova Mirage: Kingston University
VMware Player: Akademiska Hus
VMware App Volumes: NetApp
VMware Fusion: NetApp
VMware Horizon Air: Wildlands Adventure Zoo, Medic Mobile, IBM, Seventy Seven Energy, Baystate Health, Osis, Oxford University, Columbia University, Siemens, Cardinal Health, Ashdod Port, Vasakronan, Sydney Adventist Hospital, University of Derby
VMware Horizon 7: LCMC Health
VMware Horizon Cloud: Marriott, Sprint
VMware Workstation: Akademiska Hus
VMware AirWatch: Australian Sports Commission, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Lomond School, Merck, United Bank, Medical College of Wisconsin, Latymer Upper School, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Dowling Aaron Inc., Trillium Lakelands District School Board, Harrogate Grammar School, Duke University Football, Delta Air Lines, Adventist Health System, Giochi Preziosi, Cramlington Learning Village, Intermountain Healthcare, Safexpress, TAG Aviation
vSphere: Abu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.
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Healthcare Company
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Manufacturing Company
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