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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Server Virtualization

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    77%
    Red Hat Virtualization ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Virtual machine automated provisioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    10 Ratings

    Management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    10 Ratings

    Live virtual machine backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    9 Ratings

    Live virtual machine migration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    10 Ratings

    Hypervisor-level security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    9 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    89%
    39 Ratings
    6.7

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    67%
    12 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    82%
    4 Ratings

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.2

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    82%
    5 Ratings

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    8.4

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    84%
    4 Ratings

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.4

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    74%
    8 Ratings

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    79%
    16 Ratings

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    10.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    100%
    1 Rating

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.3

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    83%
    2 Ratings

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    90%
    6 Ratings

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    8.4

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    84%
    2 Ratings

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    2.4

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    24%
    4 Ratings

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.2

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    92%
    2 Ratings

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    5.2

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    52%
    2 Ratings

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    7.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    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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    Red Hat

    RHEV is well suited for organizations that need a cost-effective and flexible solution for their environment. As its vendor-independent software, easily install on any type of hardware. RHEV provides a GUI interface to manage the software, which makes the management of the software easier for the end-user. RHEV is best for non-production or less critical applications. RHEV can be easily integrated with other REDHAT software.
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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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    Red Hat

    • RHV issues/bugs can be reported via Bugzilla to RH support. The service is great and typically responds soon.
    • Red Hat distribution integration is seamless as it is integrated into the kernel.
    • OpenStack support enables more customized VM templates and network configuration control.
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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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    Red Hat

    • 1- RHVM API is pretty slow, especially after creating a VM it is not possible to retrieve the VM details (i.e VM's MAC Address) fast enough, where we need to place a pause in our Ansible Playbook, make the automation process slow.
    • 2- RHV is still using collected to monitor the hypervisors which is deviating from Red Hat policy for other RHEL based applications to use PCP to monitor, which is richer in features.
    • 3- It will be great if it is possible to patch the hypervisors using other tools such as satellite and not only via RHVM.
    • 4- In the past Red Hat used to present patches in the z release (i.e. 4.3.z), and features in the y release (i.e 4. y), but starting from 4.4 that is mixed together wherein the Z release you get both patches and features, that is not good because that requires a lot of time to test when we patch as it includes features as well.
    • 5- Engineering team has to be more reactive when new feature is requested.
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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

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    Starting Price

    $999 Per Year Per Hypervisor

    Editions & Modules

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Standard$999.001
    Premium$1,499.002

    Footnotes

    1. Per Year Per Hypervisor
    2. Per Year Per Hypervisor

    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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    Red Hat

    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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    Red Hat

    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    Citrix

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

    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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    Red Hat

    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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    Red Hat

    No answers on this topic

    In-Person Training

    Citrix

    I was self trained
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    Red Hat

    No answers on this topic

    Online Training

    Citrix

    Easy to understand and learn at my own pace
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    Red Hat

    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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    Red Hat

    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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    Red Hat

    RHEV is an excellent product, includes more features, is less expensive, and has rock solid reliability and is backed with the best Red Hat Support in the industry. RHEV uses KVM under the hood which is used by all the big players in the industry (AWS, Rackspace, etc) to lower their overall costs and improve efficiency and profits and that's why RHEV is an excellent solution!
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    Scalability

    Citrix

    Easily scalable
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    Red Hat

    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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    Red Hat

    • RHEV has provided a positive ROI as our customers are not experiencing as many outages during maintenances.
    • We have not experienced any catastrophic failures as a result of vsphere losing connection to the ntp.
    • There has been a level of stability in our environment that was not previously experienced with our previous vendor.
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