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Attribute Ratings

  • Citrix Profile Management is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Citrix Profile Management

85%
3 Ratings
2.0

Observium

20%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

Citrix Profile Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Observium

50%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix

I used Citrix in several ways and for several needs around several companies around the world. Not only tech companies but also flower companies were we migrated from on-premises ERP to cloud ERP. I think, based on my experience that if you have not so powerful computers and hardware it's nice to run Citrix remote desktop perhaps with a cloud app ERP on it but the internet connection has to stay always reliable and stable, better if you have 2 or more internet connections balanced each other with Peplink load balancing solution. A weak point is the internet connection. As for me, I don't like using Citrix solutions just to open a SharePoint folder or even a Jira.. total a waste of time.
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Observium

  • If you are on a budget, this is one heck of a tool for the price (including the ~$200/year for the Pro subscription).
  • If you are OK with maintaining and updating open source tools, this is a great tool.
  • If you are afraid of the Linux command line or live in a Windows-centric world, this might not be the tool for you.
  • If you can't stand things occasionally not working, this is probably not a good fit.
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Pros

Citrix

  • Easy to manage user access.
  • Can watch server usage.
  • Can manage end user profiles.
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Observium

  • SNMP monitoring
  • Easy to set up initially
  • Alerting
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Cons

Citrix

  • Since UPM manages Microsoft roaming profiles you still face profile size challenges. You can use the exclude feature but it can be a bit limiting.
  • Because of size concerns this may not be the best choice for international deployments if you intend to roam settings across multiple environments.
  • Troubleshooting UPM can be a bit difficult at times. There are some built in logging features but those are best reviewed by Citrix.
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Observium

  • The UI is pretty robust and succinct. It might be beneficial to have favorites for complex network schemas.
  • Historical searching based on X time frame.
  • More customized dashboards.
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Pricing Details

Citrix Profile Management

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Citrix Profile Management editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Observium

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Observium editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      Observium

      It's open source. Your mileage may vary. Sometimes the provided documentation is beyond frustrating, other times it's right on the mark.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Citrix

      Well, I really did not select it, but generally, as those products and solutions are very expensive and purchased on a corporative level, I used them as a user or a system IT manager... Citrix has almost no competitors that we can call like that really... it's the de-facto standard nowadays but I feel like that sense of supremacy and overall superiority threw Citrix company into a dark tunnel of blindness and missing opportunities conditions of leveraging the product to the next level and taking the opportunity to innovate and do more with less. Just take into consideration the MB heaviness of the Citrix Profile Management installer... it grows years after years... many MB and... the same solution and option... what a shame!
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      Observium

      SolarWinds does when Observium can do but for a much larger price tag. That is what the decision came down to.
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      Return on Investment

      Citrix

      • CPM is a must to manage Citrix user.
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      Observium

      • Observium is enterprise-level network monitoring without the cost involved.
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