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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

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Score 9.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • HVE-VDI Appliance is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

89%
39 Ratings
10.0

HVE-VDI Appliance

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

8.2

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

82%
4 Ratings

HVE-VDI Appliance

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

82%
5 Ratings

HVE-VDI Appliance

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

8.4

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

84%
4 Ratings

HVE-VDI Appliance

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.4

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

74%
8 Ratings

HVE-VDI Appliance

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

79%
16 Ratings

HVE-VDI Appliance

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

10.0

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

100%
1 Rating

HVE-VDI Appliance

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

8.3

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

83%
2 Ratings

HVE-VDI Appliance

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

90%
6 Ratings

HVE-VDI Appliance

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

8.4

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

84%
2 Ratings

HVE-VDI Appliance

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

2.4

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

24%
4 Ratings

HVE-VDI Appliance

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.2

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

92%
2 Ratings

HVE-VDI Appliance

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

5.2

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

52%
2 Ratings

HVE-VDI Appliance

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.0

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

70%
2 Ratings

HVE-VDI Appliance

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix

Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops is best in class for offering a great user experience in VDI, server-based sessions, or published apps. Using additional GPU allows uses like rich video, 3D apps, and great modern uses (MS Teams, Office 365, Zoom, etc.). Citrix products are very well integrated (Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops used with Citrix ADC is the best way to secure access and monitor everything).
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Sphere 3D

HVE-VDI is well suited in just about any environment were desktops and servers need to be managed. Schools, Government institutions, Banks, Churches etc. If you are needing to run virtual desktops and just not sure on how to do so. HVE inc is for sure the company that you need.
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Pros

Citrix

  • Enables remote access anywhere, to any device which eliminates managing the endpoints how traditional VPN would require.
  • Integrates well with modern applications to offer optimized user experiences similar to native applications which increases user acceptance.
  • Extremely flexible in how policies are applied to different use cases to ensure the appropriate security mitigations are in place with minimal effort.
  • Easy to maintain and expand environments to fit business needs.
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Sphere 3D

  • Customer service is through the roof. 5-Star all the way!
  • They keep it affordable without slacking on speed and functionality.
  • Super fast installs and response time to your issues. Always on top of things, even sometimes before you even know you have an issue.
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Cons

Citrix

  • A single console to manage the environment.
  • The configuration is a bit complicated and we have hired Citrix administrators. But it's a good solution.
  • User profiles need improvement. They could use more stability and more functionality as well as user profile redirection.
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Sphere 3D

  • Maybe price. They do a really good job in their pricing... But sometimes it is still little about the price range for some small schools.
  • Choosing vendors. In my area, they have partnered with a small tech company that does not have a great track record. To be able to choose who I can purchase from would be great. But, they have worked with me to help with this.
  • Maybe easier to get onsite support. Most of the time a remote connection is how support works. To get on site is a little tough. But again, HVE has always come through. I'm just having to be very picky.
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Pricing Details

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Starting Price

$375

Editions & Modules

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Virtual Apps3751

Footnotes

  1. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

HVE-VDI Appliance

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

HVE-VDI Appliance 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

    Because it has been a mainstay of our business for many years.
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    Sphere 3D

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Citrix

    Getting the environment setup took me three months of off and on work, with 3 complete rebuilds of the environment. Utilizing the WebUI to access the environment had presented so many random issues that we had to require end users to use the Citrix Reciever App. As it was the only stable solution. Aside from that, it hasn't required much admin intervention since the stand-up was completed.
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    Sphere 3D

    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    Citrix

    Xendesktop did a great job with HA of all the components.
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    Sphere 3D

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Citrix

    The performance of XenDesktop is the best in the industry because of the fine-tuned protocol and years of updating. Overall, I don't think there is a better performer on the market. The question is if the added complexity of running XenDesktop is really worth the performance gain. While the latest version of XenDesktop is the easiest to deploy so far, it is still more challenging than the competitors.
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    Sphere 3D

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Citrix

    The support is great when you get an engineer that knows what they are doing but getting that individual sometimes takes a while. Overall, they are professional and polite and competent in their knowledge. Sometimes the cases are open for an extended period of time which becomes very frustrating when dealing with critical issues.
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    Sphere 3D

    No answers on this topic

    In-Person Training

    Citrix

    I was self trained
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    Sphere 3D

    No answers on this topic

    Online Training

    Citrix

    Easy to understand and learn at my own pace
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    Sphere 3D

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Citrix

    Take it slow and read the directions each step of the way. If you are not familiar with Citrix products, use a reseller or other experienced engineer to assist you in the setup of your environment
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    Sphere 3D

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Citrix

    I never had the chance to test other products like these since whenever I read and searched online during the first phase it was only popping up Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.... so we got in touch with the sales department and the rest is history. After the technical consultation, it was more obvious that the implementation would have been very easy and the security layers are very well for my company.
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    Sphere 3D

    No answers on this topic

    Scalability

    Citrix

    Easily scalable
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    Sphere 3D

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Citrix

    • XenDesktop allows remote access to data from any device, allowing users to even BYOD, even allowing users to work from home and telecommute. Saving costs on office space.
    • XenDesktop helps a company attain a higher level of security as data does not reside on the device, and you have more control over the users' access to your environment.
    • XenDesktop is pricy from a licensing standpoint. It requires a special Windows VDI license as well as some decent infrastructure to run it. If your environment has room to grow, you should be fine with XenDesktop. If you are already strapped for resources, prepare to make a substantial investment.
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    Sphere 3D

    • They have made us one of the leading schools in our area for sure.
    • We were able to role out Texas Online State Testing with little to no problems. THIS IS HUGE!!
    • Less downtime... Their server solutions are one of the most stable in the business. I rarely ever have server issues. When you do, you can be back up and be going in Minutes.
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