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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 6.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Hypervisor

XenServer is well suited for all scenarios for deployment for a modern infrastructure. The weak link it has is of course for classic physical hardware that has key fobs or other telephony cards which aren't properly supported in a virtualized environment. Even if you have one physical server, virtualizing is the best practice to do.
Kristopher Leslie | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

It's a test to have another site as DR and keeping it up to the level of our item site. IBM Cloud permits us not to stress over keeping up another site. It's not difficult to begin with IBM Cloud, moving beginning seeds, and keeping up reproducing information.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Citrix Hypervisor
8.7
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.8
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Citrix Hypervisor
9.3
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.9
Management console
Citrix Hypervisor
6.8
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.6
Live virtual machine backup
Citrix Hypervisor
8.4
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.6
Live virtual machine migration
Citrix Hypervisor
9.5
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
6.1
Hypervisor-level security
Citrix Hypervisor
9.3
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.1

Pros

Citrix Hypervisor

  • Manages upgrades to the pool of hypervisor hosts with relative ease through a console (if licensed).
  • Makes it easy to create machine templates and clones and move them around within the pool of hosts.
  • Handles failures reasonably well through the use of the pool database copied on each host
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • Ease of use - we don't want to spend extra hours trying to figure out a problem
  • Easy Setup - onboarding was simple and quick
  • Great documentation - Most of the answers to our questions are very easily accessible without additional help
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Citrix Hypervisor

  • Support - if free is what you need, great support is not what you'll get, keep in mind if support is necessary
  • Upgrades - the upgrade process is buggy and problematic at best
  • Partner Support - if you're looking for a product with multiple parters rolled in, I'd look elsewhere
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • Support is horrible and or non-existent
  • Documentation is out of date and incorrect for the most part
  • IBM employees and salespeople are not aware of features or offerings
  • Does not integrate the Zerto, only Veeam and has limited options for data migration
David Fertig | 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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We are highly likely to renew this product as it has quickly very integral across our organization and is useful in almost all of our core data analytics and business processes. We have to ensure the cost side is manageable and still worth it upon renewal - but don't see this as a major hurdle
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Everything is very clearly laid out. Being familiar with vSphere already, it was a quick transition over to the IBM environment. This allowed us to spend less time on the implementation phase and move quickly to actually utilizing the system on a day to day basis. Also, the performance is very good. No lagginess to the website like our previous on-prem environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We view IBM as one of the most reliable vendors we have dealt with from an availability perspective. No issue whatsoever in terms of getting answers and solutions in a timely manner when we need them.
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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We use this product both on a stand alone basis and have also integrated it with various internal systems. We have not experienced any delay / issues when using the product in either instance - excellent and consistent performer across the board
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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.6
Based on 10 answers
Overall, just a great experience here. No one in my opinion gets a perfect 10/10 rating (no one is ever perfect), so 9/10 is probably as good as it gets! From initial planning to post implementation support, the IBM Cloud and professional services has been there for my group as much as we have needed them. Great job!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 7.5
Based on 4 answers
IBM professional services helped us plan and implement the project with great success. They guided the project from planning, scoping, pre-implementation, testing, roll-out, then production and post-production support. We were very impressed with their knowledge of VMware and really appreciated their desire to make our project a success. I would highly recommend them!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Citrix Hypervisor

The price is very good. Also, the support from the vendor in the process of implementation and maintenance is very important. Citrix offers this support. The implementation was easy, and gave us the ability to manage a large virtual infrastructure while reducing costs. The virtualization solution from Citrix offers more than other solutions had. Citrix is the best!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is better for clients on a dollar to dollar basis compared to AWS Backup. It allows customers to easily see how much resources they are using in the cloud (a feature not fully available with AWS). This helps save them money and be smarter with their backup storage.
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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is highly scalable - our primary concern upon implementation was this very issue. We found it integrates with our own internal systems in a very seamless manner - have had absolutely no issues on this front
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Citrix Hypervisor

  • We noticed a true ROI within the first 2 years of implementation. The longer hardware refresh cycles save organizations like ours a lot of money each year.
Scott McGee | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

  • It emphatically affects the expense needed to keep up our vSphere climate by permitting us to dispose of our vSphere equipment and not stress over upkeep by the same token.
  • There have been not very many negatives, however one would be the open-finished expense related with cloud items when all is said in done.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Citrix Hypervisor

General

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

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Hypervisor
9.3
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix Hypervisor
10.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

Usability

Citrix Hypervisor
6.1
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Citrix Hypervisor
5.5
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Performance

Citrix Hypervisor
6.4
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
9.0

Support Rating

Citrix Hypervisor
8.0
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.6

In-Person Training

Citrix Hypervisor
2.7
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Implementation Rating

Citrix Hypervisor
7.3
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
7.5

Scalability

Citrix Hypervisor
6.4
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions
8.0

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