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Feature Set Ratings

    Server Virtualization

    8.6

    Citrix Hypervisor

    86%

    Turbonomic

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Citrix Hypervisor ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Virtual machine automated provisioning

    8.0
    80%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management console

    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live virtual machine backup

    9.0
    90%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live virtual machine migration

    9.0
    90%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hypervisor-level security

    8.0
    80%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Citrix Hypervisor is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Performance
    • IBM Turbonomic is rated higher in 11 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Availability, Support Rating, In-Person Training, Implementation Rating, Configurability, Ease of integration, Product Scalability, Vendor post-sale, Vendor pre-sale

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Citrix Hypervisor

    80%
    11 Ratings
    8.5

    Turbonomic

    85%
    121 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Citrix Hypervisor

    100%
    3 Ratings
    9.0

    Turbonomic

    90%
    20 Ratings

    Usability

    6.1

    Citrix Hypervisor

    61%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Turbonomic

    80%
    19 Ratings

    Availability

    5.5

    Citrix Hypervisor

    55%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Turbonomic

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    6.4

    Citrix Hypervisor

    64%
    2 Ratings
    5.0

    Turbonomic

    50%
    8 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Citrix Hypervisor

    80%
    4 Ratings
    10.0

    Turbonomic

    100%
    44 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    2.7

    Citrix Hypervisor

    27%
    1 Rating
    8.2

    Turbonomic

    82%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    Citrix Hypervisor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Turbonomic

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.3

    Citrix Hypervisor

    73%
    2 Ratings
    9.7

    Turbonomic

    97%
    36 Ratings

    Configurability

    5.5

    Citrix Hypervisor

    55%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Turbonomic

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Citrix Hypervisor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Turbonomic

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    5.5

    Citrix Hypervisor

    55%
    1 Rating
    7.5

    Turbonomic

    75%
    3 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    6.4

    Citrix Hypervisor

    64%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Turbonomic

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Professional Services

    Citrix Hypervisor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Turbonomic

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    8.2

    Citrix Hypervisor

    82%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Turbonomic

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    8.2

    Citrix Hypervisor

    82%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Turbonomic

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Citrix

    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.
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    IBM

    The business value and increase in profits of your company must have this powerful system, so it is based on starting your business progressively positively. Turbonomic will monitor all workflow performance, fixing any issues that may arise. In this way, performance is controlled, and more efficiency is given to everything that is executed on a daily basis. Its use is not the most intuitive, but keep working to improve the training in this software.
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    Pros

    Citrix

    • 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.
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    IBM

    • Network administration with administrative permissions.
    • With automation tools, everything is simpler and easier to use, dramatically increasing the productivity of the company.
    • It is constantly updated, avoiding errors.
    • Efficient performance, more than the human being and without fear of mistakes.
    • Easy navigation in the interface.
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    Cons

    Citrix

    • 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.
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    IBM

    • It would be nice if the UI included a break-down of features that are both licensed as well as un-licensed. That way, you could not only see what you have, but what you don't.
    • The right-sizing recommendations are great, but very little info is given about why the recommendation is being made. More info would not only increase understanding, but would also help drive decision-making.
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    Pricing Details

    Citrix Hypervisor

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Citrix Hypervisor editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Turbonomic

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Turbonomic editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Pricing Info

        Likelihood to Renew

        Citrix

        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.
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        IBM

        We are certainly happy with Turbonomic as a whole and have invested quite a bit of time and effort into learning the ins and outs of the product. We have our reporting setup the way we want it and have gained definite value from these features. I will say though that many products nowadays are offering more native monitoring, reporting, and alerting features which may eventually steer us away from this product
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        Usability

        Citrix

        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.
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        IBM

        Excellent approach to larger VM organizational management. They have an very clean integrated dashboard that allows us to see everything in our environment and what that is doing in real-time. It works on multiple hyper-visors really well and integrates capacity planning on my local site as well as my cloud locations.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Citrix

        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.
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        IBM

        VMTurbo has not caused any outages by not doing what we expect it to do.
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        Performance

        Citrix

        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.
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        IBM

        It allocates resources among applications by showing more on the cost breakdown by cloud service, with metrics on cloud provider information like Azure Management, Identity, Networking, Storage with costs per day, and total services costs. This then could facilitate and show the corresponding actions thereafter upon scaling.
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        Support Rating

        Citrix

        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.
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        IBM

        When I contact support I get a quick response and they are able to solve my problem quickly. I also get a sense that they want to make sure that we are getting value from the product and walk me through whatever steps are needed to accomplish my goals.
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        In-Person Training

        Citrix

        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.
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        IBM

        Alex (from VMTurbo) has worked with the product for years and helped develop the product. He was very knowledgeable and was able to provide our support team with details knowledge on how to get our deployment configured correctly as well as help with another VMTurbo POC within another customers environment.
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        Online Training

        Citrix

        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
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        IBM

        After buying VMTurbo Operations Manager, I was invited to an online user training event. I felt this training was effective and dug just deep enough to be informative yet still keep my attention. Additionally, the webinar was free.
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        Implementation Rating

        Citrix

        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.
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        IBM

        The implementation was very simple. Just upload an OVA file and power on the VM. Once it comes up enter some networking information and you can then access the web interface. From there, just begin configuring the system for your environment by adding you license and the various virtual environments and storage through the inventory tab
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        Alternatives Considered

        Citrix

        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.
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        IBM

        The only comparable alternative has been DRS and sDRS which are native to vCenter. These tools have had to suffice for managing resources and placement. Thusfar, they have been working for us well. Although there is some manual work and reliance on monitoring tools to ensure VMs get the resources they need.
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        Contract Terms and Pricing Model

        Citrix

        No answers on this topic

        IBM

        I did not participate in the selection and purchase process of Turbonomic, I only participated in the implementation in critical areas to improve business processes, but I can guarantee that the company will continue with this software for many years to come thanks to the fact that it has adapted and complied with all our operational technical needs in relation to analysis in the cloud and in hybrid environments.
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        Scalability

        Citrix

        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.
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        IBM

        easy scalable, adding new clusters in, no big deal.
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        Professional Services

        Citrix

        No answers on this topic

        IBM

        Professional services were always there to guide us in our transformation to the cloud. They understood our business model and then were able to provide guidance on what we needed from the tool.
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        Return on Investment

        Citrix

        • 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.
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        IBM

        • No negative impacts. The positive impacts it has had, is that we reduced our compute capex requirements by 150K. Merely using Turbonomic's for evaluating how much compute we would truly need during our refresh cycle helped drive our business decision to purchase Turbonomic.
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