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VMware ESXi

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Feature Set Ratings

    Server Virtualization

    Citrix Profile Management

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    VMware ESXi

    87%
    VMware ESXi ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Virtual machine automated provisioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    116 Ratings

    Management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    128 Ratings

    Live virtual machine backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    110 Ratings

    Live virtual machine migration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    116 Ratings

    Hypervisor-level security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    117 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • VMware ESXi is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    Citrix Profile Management

    85%
    3 Ratings
    9.4

    VMware ESXi

    94%
    129 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Citrix Profile Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    Citrix Profile Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    VMware ESXi

    93%
    4 Ratings

    Availability

    Citrix Profile Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Citrix Profile Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Citrix Profile Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    VMware ESXi

    93%
    114 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Citrix Profile Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Configurability

    Citrix Profile Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    VMware ESXi

    90%
    1 Rating

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Citrix Profile Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Citrix Profile Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    VMware ESXi

    90%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Citrix Profile Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    Citrix Profile Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Citrix Profile Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    1 Rating

    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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    VMware

    I have seen and managed VMware environments of various sizes from a larger company down to small and medium businesses. I feel it is an excellent solution for all business sizes. For anyone looking for a virtual environment for their infrastructure, it works well and can scale easily as a business grows. The tools provided make management simple, and VMware support is one of the best experiences I have ever had out of all of the companies I have dealt with. They are a benchmark in that regard.
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    Pros

    Citrix

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

    • VMware ESXi provides a wizard for the hypervisor to be installed making it very easy to configure on almost any bare metal box.
    • It provides an easy interface to see information about the Virtual Machines you have set on the VMware ESXi hypervisor.
    • VMware ESXi is also very easily upgradable. The hypervisor takes care of all the necessary tasks prior to a hypervisor upgrade, allowing for peace of mind when upgrading and no effect on the virtual machines you have running.
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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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    VMware

    • It would be nice if it was easier to upgrade between versions/releases
    • Trying to find some of their software downloads can be difficult, as their website is not the greatest - also requires you to be logged in to view any of their software downloads (which is difficult if you're working with a reseller)
    • When you click on "Virtual Network Cards" as a hotlink - it generally breaks your session. So that small bug could also be patched.
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    Pricing Details

    Citrix Profile Management

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Citrix Profile Management 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

      VMware ESXi

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      VMware ESXi 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

        Likelihood to Renew

        Citrix

        No answers on this topic

        VMware

        It is critical to our business, what started out as a way to do certain functions, it has now become core to ensuring our product is available to our customers and reducing our costs to operate and reduce our recovery time and provisioning servers. Their support is great and the costs to renew is reasonable.
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        Usability

        Citrix

        No answers on this topic

        VMware

        The interface is fairly intuitive for most things, and the areas that are a little less obvious usually have fantastic documentation in the online knowledgebase. In 3-4 years of managing our ESXi hosts, I think that I have only opened 4-5 support cases for things that I could not figure out myself or find answers to on the website.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Citrix

        No answers on this topic

        VMware

        Without the need to patch the servers with bug fixes and enhancements we whave not experienced any downtime with VMware issues. Even the bug fixes and updates do not cause of downtime as we just migrate the servers to the opposite node and update the one and then move servers back. Very simple and painless.
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        Performance

        Citrix

        No answers on this topic

        VMware

        We do not notice any difference between a physical and virtual server running the same workload. In fact we can scale quicker with the virtual server than we can with the physical.
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        Support Rating

        Citrix

        No answers on this topic

        VMware

        I can't say enough good about VMware's support team. To an individual they take ownership of the case, provide thorough answers, and follow up regularly. On one occasion, a problem we experienced with NSX Endpoint was escalated to development for a permanent resolution after a workaround was found. In my experience, most companies would have tried to find a way to close a case like that instead of taking it all the way. Most importantly, when production is down and every second counts, they VMware teams understand that urgency and treat your issue as if it were the only one they had to deal with. You can't ask for better.
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        Implementation Rating

        Citrix

        No answers on this topic

        VMware

        Jsut read and follow anything your storage provider may require to allow the integration of VMware with storage operations, outside of that VMware jsut works.
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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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        VMware

        As long as you're using Nutanix AOS on Nutanix hardware and are paying their software support fees, AOS is a valid competitor to VMware and can save money due to not needing a license and having their server management system built into the base host management system. If you aren't using Nutanix hardware, however, VMWare is in most cases the best way to go. I cannot comment on HyperV, but most IT people I know either use it because they have to (most) or they like it better (not many).
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        Contract Terms and Pricing Model

        Citrix

        No answers on this topic

        VMware

        it has been fair and easy to understand. I know VMware is looking at wanting to change from CPU to core pricing so we will see what that looks like when it happens.
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        Scalability

        Citrix

        No answers on this topic

        VMware

        We started out with a two-server cluster and adding a third or fourth is very straightforward and simple with no issues. You just need to be aware of the size of your Vcenter Server to handle the workload, but still the resources needed is very minimal
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        Return on Investment

        Citrix

        • CPM is a must to manage Citrix user.
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        VMware

        • Positive for management and support of IT infrastructure.
        • Maximising available computing power -IE, Microsoft's hypervisor run's on top of Windows which uses a lot of computing power.
        • With vCenter being able to manage everything in one place, less trained users are needed to manage large numbers of ESXi hosts and SAN's etc.
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