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Attribute Ratings

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Performance
  • Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Ease of integration

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

89%
39 Ratings
9.0

Oracle VDI

90%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.2

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

82%
4 Ratings

Oracle VDI

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

82%
5 Ratings
8.0

Oracle VDI

80%
2 Ratings

Availability

8.4

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

84%
4 Ratings

Oracle VDI

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.4

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

74%
8 Ratings
7.0

Oracle VDI

70%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

79%
16 Ratings

Oracle VDI

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

10.0

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

100%
1 Rating

Oracle VDI

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

8.3

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

83%
2 Ratings

Oracle VDI

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

90%
6 Ratings

Oracle VDI

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

8.4

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

84%
2 Ratings

Oracle VDI

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

2.4

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

24%
4 Ratings
8.0

Oracle VDI

80%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.2

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

92%
2 Ratings

Oracle VDI

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

5.2

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

52%
2 Ratings

Oracle VDI

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.0

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

70%
2 Ratings

Oracle VDI

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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Oracle

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is well suited in environments where one wants to centrally manage all the users data on capable servers. These servers could be located in a highly secure premises protecting it from ransomware attacks and highly guarded and maintained round the clock by highly experienced server administrators and security experts. This way Oracle Virtual Desktop infrastructure avoids managing and installing anti-ransomware softwares on each and every clients' computers.
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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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Oracle

  • Ease of Manageability. Accessing and managing multiple virtualized desktop environments is pretty straightforward.
  • Great Options for Keeping Track of Logins. Detailed reports of who has been logging into which environment are easy to configure.
  • File Systems Can Be Shared. You can set multiple desktop environments to be able to share data on the same file system.
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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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Oracle

  • In our use of Oracle VDI, we have found there is a significant lag time when using the desktop environments through it, rather than the standalone virtual desktops.
  • Real time reporting and statistics can be improved as well.
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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

Oracle VDI

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Oracle VDI 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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    Oracle

    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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    Oracle

    Oracle VDI was my first foray into the Virtual Infrastructure world, and I thought it was great. Even though it had bugs and freezes, from the way I was having to do the same job in the past, it was great for me. However, when I tried VMware and was not getting the frequent freeze ups, I realized that I could have been more productive a lot sooner.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Citrix

    Xendesktop did a great job with HA of all the components.
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    Oracle

    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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    Oracle

    Oracle VDI does an amazing job in reducing the complexity of managing multiple virtual desktop environments. However, it does impact the speed and performance in comparison to standalone machine access. We do not have precise metrics to compare performance but it is noticeable.
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    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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    Oracle

    No answers on this topic

    In-Person Training

    Citrix

    I was self trained
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    Oracle

    No answers on this topic

    Online Training

    Citrix

    Easy to understand and learn at my own pace
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    Oracle

    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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    Oracle

    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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    Oracle

    Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure compares well and holds it ground well. Creating and spawning new virtual machines is a breeze in Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is what you like the most. The other advantage to the users of various flavors of operating systems is that it installs and behaves pretty well in all linux flavors, Ubuntu, and windows versions especially on Windows 10.
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    Scalability

    Citrix

    Easily scalable
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    Oracle

    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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    Oracle

    • Pricing Models were harsh to begin with, so we invested more money on the license than we needed to.
    • Due to all of the laggy, buggy, and crashing interfaces, our administrators spent considerable additional time working on simple operations.
    • We missed out on many advanced features that Oracle VDI's competitors were rolling out, so we couldn't benefit from them.
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