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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

Docker

Docker is well suited for what it does best - container images administration, management, and deployment. Updates is easy, seamless, and integrate well with Kubernetes and whether your deployment is metal/cloud, it works well. CLI is great, and I have not used any other tool to manage. Docker Desktop is simple. It does what it does it says on the can; however it eats CPUs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner - all the time even on recommended resources and all Docker's work is already over and done. It's a known issue on Mac and Windows. So there is room for improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

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

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

Docker

  • Packaging components including all its dependencies so that it can be moved between different environments without worrying about environment dependencies
  • Docker images having same layers can share these layers which saves space and resources consumption
  • Components with heavy loads can be easily scaled to maintain overall performance
  • Components running inside containers are separated from other components, so if a security breach happened at one of these components, other components will still be safe
Ahmed Amer | 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

Docker

  • It will be nice to see an admin UI for configuration of images
  • Container networking can be simplified
  • Data storage/volume management can be simplified
Anonymous | 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

Docker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Docker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Docker

Docker 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Haven't seen any outages, fatal/unrecoverable errors in my usage so far. Enough said.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Docker

Docker 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Docker Desktop. The CPU high usage is a known issue. Needs fixing. Otherwise, it is great overall. Would not use anything else still.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Docker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Docker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Docker

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

Docker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Docker

The reason why we are still using Docker right now is due to that is the best among its peers and suits our needs the best. However, the trend we foresee for the future might indicate Amazon lambda could potentially fit our needs to code enviornmentless in the near future.
Anonymous | 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

Docker

Docker 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the only tool in our toolset that has not [had] any issues so far. That is really a mark of reliability, and it's a testimony to how well the product is made, and a tool that does its job well is a tool well worth having. It is the base tool that I would say any organisation must have if they do scalable deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Docker

  • Docker has absolutely decreased the time that we would otherwise spend navigating environment/software differences.
  • The RAM and memory sliders keep our software running smoothly as the codebase grows.
Lindsay Veazey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Citrix Hypervisor

General

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

Citrix Hypervisor Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Docker

General

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

Docker Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Pro$5.002
Team$7.002
LargeContact Sales
  1. unlimited public repositories
  2. per month (annual plan)
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Hypervisor
8.4
Docker
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix Hypervisor
10.0
Docker

Usability

Citrix Hypervisor
6.1
Docker

Reliability and Availability

Citrix Hypervisor
5.5
Docker
10.0

Performance

Citrix Hypervisor
6.4
Docker
8.0

Support Rating

Citrix Hypervisor
8.0
Docker

In-Person Training

Citrix Hypervisor
2.7
Docker

Implementation Rating

Citrix Hypervisor
7.3
Docker

Scalability

Citrix Hypervisor
6.4
Docker
10.0

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