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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Citrix Workspace

Due to the pandemic and everyone working from home, being able to connect to the office computer from one's home is incredibly crucial.The application works stable and I can recommend it to everyone. The only instance I would not recommend this product is if they are using Linux or MacOS as the program is not made for those operating systems and could cause a few issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

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

Pros

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

Citrix Workspace

  • It provides you with a secured environment to access your companies' or clients' databases.
  • It gives you easy access to the workspace as long as you have the credentials needed, a working PC, and a stable internet connection.
Ira Mae Ramos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Citrix Workspace

  • Speed- it requires pretty good internet connection, otherwise system gets slow.
  • Interrupt- a lot of times the device gets logged out automatically.
  • Limited setting options- inside the virtual environment, there are [few] options for customization.
Aditya Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Citrix Workspace

No score
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Usability

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

Citrix Workspace

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Reliability and Availability

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

Citrix Workspace

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Performance

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

Citrix Workspace

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Support Rating

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

Citrix Workspace

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In-Person Training

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

Citrix Workspace

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Online Training

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

Citrix Workspace

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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

Citrix Workspace

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Alternatives Considered

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

Citrix Workspace

On the basis of user experience and productivity, CIitrix Workspace provides a single experience for employee to get work done quickly and efficiently and on the other hand applications like VMware users have to use multiple tool to access their file and apps.On the basis of performance Citrix Workspace delivers the optimum application specific path across available networks and on other hand VMware users see their productivity negatively impacted while waiting for files to load.
Shivam Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Citrix Workspace

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Return on Investment

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

Citrix Workspace

  • Allows our employees to connect to their office work stations from home
  • Share and work on a secure connection
  • Reduces the need to move workstations to home
  • Allows 100% access & connectivity
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Citrix Hypervisor

General

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

Citrix Workspace

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Hypervisor
8.4
Citrix Workspace
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix Hypervisor
10.0
Citrix Workspace

Usability

Citrix Hypervisor
6.1
Citrix Workspace

Reliability and Availability

Citrix Hypervisor
5.5
Citrix Workspace

Performance

Citrix Hypervisor
6.4
Citrix Workspace

Support Rating

Citrix Hypervisor
8.0
Citrix Workspace

In-Person Training

Citrix Hypervisor
2.7
Citrix Workspace

Implementation Rating

Citrix Hypervisor
7.3
Citrix Workspace

Scalability

Citrix Hypervisor
6.4
Citrix Workspace

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