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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Virtualization

    8.9

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    89%

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Citrix Virtual Apps ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Application support

    9.0
    90%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device support

    8.8
    88%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of deployment

    9.0
    90%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application packaging

    8.5
    85%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    9.3
    93%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Server Virtualization

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    86%
    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Virtual machine automated provisioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    23 Ratings

    Management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    23 Ratings

    Live virtual machine backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    22 Ratings

    Live virtual machine migration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    21 Ratings

    Hypervisor-level security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    23 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Citrix Virtual Apps is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    86%
    20 Ratings
    8.2

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    82%
    23 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    80%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    80%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    90%
    10 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.0

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    70%
    2 Ratings
    7.5

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    75%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Citrix

    Citrix Virtual Apps is well suited for environments that require remote access with 25 or more users. It is not appropriate for small sites with 10 or fewer users due to the cost of ownership. Citrix Virtual Apps pricing plus Windows RDS licensing as well is required. Smaller organizations may not find the cost-benefit due to overall costs and/or the cost of managing the environment.
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    IBM

    I think IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions would be a good fit for a medium to a large company looking to outsource their current in-house VMware products. The IBM solution would allow them to outsource their current infrastructure so that the company could then concentrate on their core business, whatever that may be. A smaller company with a smaller VMware footprint would probably not be a good fit here. It's a pretty complex process to get things started, so it might not be worth it for a smaller company.
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    Pros

    Citrix

    • Excellent for remote satellite users with low bandwidth and high latency connection.
    • Keeps data and applications secure in the data center as users are only getting "screenshots" of the application and mouse/keyboard inputs.
    • Platform agnostic allowing users to access from Apple OSX, iOS, Android devices, Windows, and Linux.
    • Allows increase user density when applications are installed on centralized servers as opposed to on user desktops and laptops.
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    IBM

    • Adaptable valuing relying upon size and scale.
    • The presentation is first rate. Our on-prem climate was continually experiencing slack and general languor. With IBM running everything, it's much smoother.
    • Start another group as little as one ESXi worker or scale a current bunch.
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    Cons

    Citrix

    • Although I recommend Xenapp in all serious VDI/remote application situations, it is expensive and will add a lot of money to any projects budget. Some places will have a hard time justifying using it vs. the built in (free) Microsoft product and this makes the cost an area they could improve on.
    • Previous versions of Xenapp were more admin friendly than the current iteration. One example would be the ability to assign values to each server in your farm such that if you had a server that you wanted less users on it was an easy task. Xenapp now divides the users evenly with little way of doing granular load balancing.
    • Another crucial missing feature of Xenapp is the ability to move users from one server to another without making them log back in. For example, if you have a server that you know is having an issue it would be helpful if we could move users off onto a healthy server without making them logoff/kicking them off.
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    IBM

    • Support is horrible and or non-existent
    • Documentation is out of date and incorrect for the most part
    • IBM employees and salespeople are not aware of features or offerings
    • Does not integrate the Zerto, only Veeam and has limited options for data migration
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    Pricing Details

    Citrix Virtual Apps

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Citrix Virtual Apps 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

      IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

      Starting Price

      $9 Per gigabyte of network and bandwidth egress (monthly)

      Editions & Modules

      IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      On-demand0.01011
      On-demand0.092
      On-demand0.0000683
      Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)12.804
      Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)0.095
      Reserved (monthly or 730 hours)0.0000686
      Add-on13.007
      Add-on0.0001648
      Add-on0.0000419

      Footnotes

      1. Per vCPU (hourly)
      2. Per gigabyte of network and bandwidth egress (monthly)
      3. 0.25 IOPs 1 GB
      4. Microsoft license (monthly) per 1 vCPU²
      5. Per gigabyte of network and bandwidth egress (monthly)
      6. 0.25 IOPs 1 GB (Per gigabyte of storage (hourly))
      7. Veeam backup license
      8. IBM Cloud Block Storage 1 GB (hourly)
      9. IBM Cloud Object Storage Cross-Regional Smart Tier 1 GB (hourly)

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      We are highly likely to renew this product as it has quickly very integral across our organization and is useful in almost all of our core data analytics and business processes. We have to ensure the cost side is manageable and still worth it upon renewal - but don't see this as a major hurdle
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      Usability

      Citrix

      Functions well in a Department of Defense environment, particularly when paired with a physical NetScaler that is FIPS compliant
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      IBM

      It is easy to use and setting it up is simple. The only con is that the pricing is a little bit high as well as documentation is a little low; so we had to do some personal learning to be able to fully utilize the product, or hop on the phone with someone.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      We view IBM as one of the most reliable vendors we have dealt with from an availability perspective. No issue whatsoever in terms of getting answers and solutions in a timely manner when we need them.
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      Performance

      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      We use this product both on a stand alone basis and have also integrated it with various internal systems. We have not experienced any delay / issues when using the product in either instance - excellent and consistent performer across the board
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      Support Rating

      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      Overall, just a great experience here. No one in my opinion gets a perfect 10/10 rating (no one is ever perfect), so 9/10 is probably as good as it gets! From initial planning to post implementation support, the IBM Cloud and professional services has been there for my group as much as we have needed them. Great job!
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      Implementation Rating

      Citrix

      Issues with overlapping settings caused troubleshooting to be a problem during the early stages of deployment.
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      IBM

      IBM professional services helped us plan and implement the project with great success. They guided the project from planning, scoping, pre-implementation, testing, roll-out, then production and post-production support. We were very impressed with their knowledge of VMware and really appreciated their desire to make our project a success. I would highly recommend them!
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      Alternatives Considered

      Citrix

      We tried Microsoft's RemoteApp before settling on Citirx's XenApp. RemoteApp is not scalable for large implementations, management can not be guaranteed, and multiple server management is not available. RemoteApp is best suited for smaller environments that do not require complex publishing. Citrix XenApp provides customers with improved maintenance and manageability, improved end-user experience for application delivery, and increased performance for users.
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      IBM

      IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions stacks up against them, we fully agree there are so many features in IBM cloud for VMware Solutions that make it unique and different. The system provides us hypervisor security level and the system even has live backup and storage capacity of data. This system provides us with accuracy that helps us to reduce errors and vulnerability.
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      Scalability

      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      The product is highly scalable - our primary concern upon implementation was this very issue. We found it integrates with our own internal systems in a very seamless manner - have had absolutely no issues on this front
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      Return on Investment

      Citrix

      • Citrix Virtual Apps reduce your cost significantly. Operating on the cloud helps you cut costs on not only network infrastructure but also on the human resources required to maintain it.
      • I can see no negative impact however in case the Citrix Virtual Apps are facing any network issues or downtime then it becomes a bit of an issue as you are dependent on the same for your network connectivity and applications access. However, you can raise a ticket and their support is great and helps you fix the issues ASAP.
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      IBM

      • It has a positive impact on the cost required to maintain our vSphere environment by allowing us to get rid of our vsphere hardware and not worry about maintenance either.
      • There have been very few negatives, but one would definitely be the open-ended cost associated with cloud products in general.
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