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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Gateway

It is a solid workhorse of a VPN client, and because of what it can connect to, it has the ability to do great things. but with sharp tools, remember to watch your fingers, as, without a solid security plan, the Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway can be dangerous to the company. [this goes for all VPN clients].
David Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix Hypervisor

The free version is a boon for small businesses that want to have a hypervisor but not the headaches of using something that requires licensing. It is more than adequate to compete with the lesser versions of Hyper-V or VMware. Any small business that wants to lessen its hardware footprint could benefit from this product. If you are a medium or large business it is also a nice addition to the cupboard if you already use other Citrix products and are familiar with the Citrix support process. Shops that are fully committed to VMWare or MS Hyper-V should probably avoid this as it would just act to dilute your system and add unneeded complexity. Citrix Hypervisor is not most common Hardware Hypervisor on the market but it is more than competent for most Enterprise Deployments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Citrix Gateway
Citrix Hypervisor
8.6
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Citrix Gateway
Citrix Hypervisor
8.4
Management console
Citrix Gateway
Citrix Hypervisor
8.4
Live virtual machine backup
Citrix Gateway
Citrix Hypervisor
8.8
Live virtual machine migration
Citrix Gateway
Citrix Hypervisor
9.2
Hypervisor-level security
Citrix Gateway
Citrix Hypervisor
8.4

Pros

Citrix Gateway

  • Citrix Netscaler Gateway is a solid front end for any organizations externally facing infrastructure. Nothing is impenetrable but Netscaler is as close to it as you can get.
  • Netscaler is high on available customization so it can be used by both small shops and large shops in that it offers opportunity to change most parts of the system to your liking.
  • In blending well with Citrix Xenapp and Xendesktop systems, Netscaler is particularly strong in protecting other Citrix products. Both the Netscaler and the Xen systems have hooks built into them to best use each other.
Jeffrey Rudacille | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix Hypervisor

  • Resource Monitoring is a good and I am able to monitor my entire infrastructure whether I'm using my iPhone remotely or while on any company-issued laptop to ensure our services run at peak efficiency.
  • CLI - the command line is not hard to use. It can take a little time to get used to the commands but once you have them down managing the environment from the GUI or CLI is pretty easy.
  • Backups are very easy to start and manage with XenCenter or XoA. Keeping business DR scenarios achievable.
Kristopher Leslie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Citrix Gateway

  • Cannot use Microsoft TEAMS through Citrix Gateway. This is used daily and is a big problem.
  • Cannot access software on computer in the office, outside of the office
  • Have to use other programs other than Citrix Gateway to access BNA Interactive Forms software and Microsoft TEAMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix Hypervisor

  • Adding or presenting additional storage to the host can often be a task that is far more involved than competitive products.
  • The product can require reboots more frequently than competitors due to the DOM kernel getting "hung up".
  • Sometimes when a virtual machine is deleted it still leaves behind orphaned vdisks.
  • Recovering from the loss of a host can sometimes cause virtual machines to require lengthy command prompt scripting to fix so they can be powered back on from another host.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Citrix Hypervisor

Citrix Hypervisor 10.0
Based on 3 answers
With the knowledge and usage of solutions from VMware and Microsoft offering more compelling cloud integrated options it makes it more compelling in many environments which I consult. XenServer is a good product and fits the bill in many smaller environments but as clients look to the cloud or a hybrid cloud it can in some cases make it a bit more difficult.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Citrix Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Citrix Hypervisor

Citrix Hypervisor 6.1
Based on 2 answers
XenServer is quite usable due to the simplicity the management and installation provide for an administrator. The console for management is very intuitive and can easily be installed on any Windows operating system. There is a relatively simple web console that can be implemented as well that enhances the usability to provide service to non-administrators.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Citrix Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Citrix Hypervisor

Citrix Hypervisor 5.5
Based on 1 answer
It's been a little problematic in the past at larger VDI deployments requiring a bit more care and feeding than other vendors. But the latest releases (6.5.x) have brought about huge improvements in the stability and availability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Citrix Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Citrix Hypervisor

Citrix Hypervisor 6.4
Based on 1 answer
When running like a top XenServer is a fantastic hypervisor. There is relatively low overhead on the Dom0 so workloads get the most of the resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Citrix Gateway

Citrix Gateway 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Support is pretty good and pretty fast to respond. I can't say I can really complain about the support experience I've had with them, as they've resolved issues within a reasonable time-frame. Of course, they could always be faster and better, but I think for what we pay, it's well worth the money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix Hypervisor

Citrix Hypervisor 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Anytime I had to request support from the Citrix Hypervisor website I had an instant answer and it was straight to the point. I also used the forums available to everyone and always had success from both the technical staff and from the community.
Jean Franco | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Citrix Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Citrix Hypervisor

Citrix Hypervisor 2.7
Based on 1 answer
Part of a training for certification to become a trainer for Citrix included an in-person training with a Master CCI. The XenServer training at this time was pretty simplified due to the product primarily being installed however you did have to work with it and mildly configure the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Citrix Gateway

No answers on this topic

Citrix Hypervisor

Haven't given it a real go with any online training however there are some options out there. I have taught a course following Citrix material for XenDesktop which leverages XenServer and it is pre-built so not the best for XenServer specifically for installation but configuration is mildly touched on
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Citrix Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Citrix Hypervisor

Citrix Hypervisor 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Ensure you review the HCL (hardware compatibility list) and reach out to the hardware vendors to ensure they support the platform and in case they have documentation that can be followed for the implementation. Also ensure the prerequisites are completed prior to implementation so that as few unexpected delays occur as you can control.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Citrix Gateway

The main benefit of Citrix above other access gateways (for example Remote Desktop Connection/LogMeIn) is that it is relatively intuitive and easy to use for both the Gateway host and anyone using the gateway to access data. It also provides more flexibility than most other products when it comes to configuring the security of the Gateway to reflect the varying protection levels needed by different organisations/for different data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix Hypervisor

VMware seems to be the standard and is more widely accepted. However, Citrix Hypervisor, is easily learned and cheaper. We have also used VirtualBox to offer up ideas for other free products. VirtualBox seems to be easier for end users who just want simple VMs and not necessarily entire environments. Citrix is good for environment virtualization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Citrix Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Citrix Hypervisor

Citrix Hypervisor 6.4
Based on 1 answer
The servers latest versions have made massive improvements to scalability. But from past experience there have been issues when running workloads for extended periods of time without reboot on the hosts. I would need to run similar workloads on the 6.5 release which has changed much of the bottlenecks or issues so I'd imagine its far more capable now, Perhaps able to stand near the best in the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Citrix Gateway

  • As an end user, I cannot speak to the ROI in a positive or negative light. My understanding would be that is a positive as we have been using it for several years.
Haley Lay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix Hypervisor

  • Xenserver is easy to learn. We paid for support only for installation and deployment in the first three years, and now our team has the knowledge to solve most problems.
  • Low CAPEX if you have a team that uses open source software day by day.
  • But paid support is necessary to solve critical problems. The open source community is not enough. Actually, we have difficulty solving some bugs without paying for support.
  • Medium OPEX if you have a team that uses open source software day by day.
Stenio Pereira Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Citrix Gateway

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Citrix Hypervisor

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Gateway
8.3
Citrix Hypervisor
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix Gateway
Citrix Hypervisor
10.0

Usability

Citrix Gateway
Citrix Hypervisor
6.1

Reliability and Availability

Citrix Gateway
Citrix Hypervisor
5.5

Performance

Citrix Gateway
Citrix Hypervisor
6.4

Support Rating

Citrix Gateway
8.0
Citrix Hypervisor
8.0

In-Person Training

Citrix Gateway
Citrix Hypervisor
2.7

Implementation Rating

Citrix Gateway
Citrix Hypervisor
7.3

Scalability

Citrix Gateway
Citrix Hypervisor
6.4

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