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Attribute Ratings

  • Unidesk (Discontinued) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Citrix Workspace and Unidesk (Discontinued) are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

Citrix Workspace

79%
9 Ratings
8.1

Unidesk (Discontinued)

81%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Citrix Workspace

90%
1 Rating
9.0

Unidesk (Discontinued)

90%
1 Rating

Usability

9.0

Citrix Workspace

90%
1 Rating

Unidesk (Discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix

Citrix Workspace is no doubt one of the best solutions if you are looking for seamless access to multiple daily used applications at a single place in a company secured connection. It has centralized updates and a patching mechanism which makes it operate hassle-free. If you are using AWS cloud in your company and big fan of it, you can also go for Amazon Workspaces for a uniform ecosystem.
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Citrix

Right now, I would advise it to anybody who has 1,500 or fewer users they wish to provide desktops for. I would advise to go with persistent desktops or use a UEM solution like AppSense or RES Workspace Manager when trying the non-persistent desktops. I would suggest that using an AppVirt product like App-V with Unidesk still makes a lot of sense as you can use Shared Content Store Mode and sequence once for many. AppVirt solutions still have value with isolation. I would suggest looking at Turbo browsers for their redirect feature to an sandboxed browser running legacy IE or a browser with Java or Flash (to eliminate security threats related to these running locally on the system). Also, I would suggest looking at Atlantis for deduplicating those desktops and allow them to perform quicker with less storage required. Unidesk by itself is awesome. It really simplifies things. Throw it together with other products and each compliments the other well. Also, Unidesk makes some of those other products more valuable as you're not completely reliant on them like you would be without Unidesk.
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Pros

Citrix

  • Security- with the new updates come regularly it makes the workspace secured.
  • Connectivity- so given in current situation where work from home is the new norm the connectivity plays a vital role.
  • Virtual environment-from the organization perspective it's easy to monitor the auspicious activities.
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Citrix

  • Creating application layers is easy to do. It's just a matter of installing the applications as you would normally do on a computer.
  • Unidesk's technology isn't sandbox like VMware's ThinApp technology so it works much better and is more compatible with other software.
  • The admin console and technology in general is easy to learn for the administrator while it's transparent to the end users.
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Cons

Citrix

  • I find it particularly difficult to easily save to anything other than my file database, such as my regular desktop files. The series of folder paths is very confusing in my opinion.
  • I cannot save pdfs to my remote system and must save them locally.
  • No printing to work place destination capability.
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Citrix

  • Disaster recovery options for the Unidesk solution are not easily accessible or require personalized attention from support.
  • Issues when creating software layers do not always have a obvious fix. Make sure to look for and follow Unidesk's published "recipes."
  • The software/OS layering introduced by Unidesk is not "sanctioned" behavior by Microsoft, and thus you're at the mercy of Unidesk's ability to keep up with widespread changes to operating systems.
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Pricing Details

Citrix Workspace

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Unidesk (Discontinued)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Unidesk (Discontinued) 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

      We find Citrix Workspace an easy to use, reliable and secure remote access tool. We never have issues accessing either environments (workstations, servers and virtual machines) not using deployed applications.
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      Citrix

      Unidesk has been a solid product for us. We continue to rely on its simplicity and scalability.
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      Usability

      Citrix

      Access to the workspace is simple and quick, using username and password and a second factor authentication. Once logged in, you can see all the environments (servers, virtual machines, etc) and applications that are available based on the permission granted to your user. With a couple of clicks you can easily access to your remote desktop or to one of the applications.
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      Citrix

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Citrix

      Citrix does great at allowing us to access work from remote locations. Our IT provider is very familiar with the product and is able to troubleshoot this product much better than the competitors.
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      Citrix

      AppVolumes seems to be a lot less mature as a product. It does have some benefits over Unidesk e.g. the fact it doesn't include the OS Layer (image management) side means I can just use it for the app layering piece if I like. I can also deploy my application layers to physical desktops BUT I have had less success compatibility wise with my applications as AppVolumes 'AppStacks'. I believe Unidesk has a better handle on the do's and don'ts, or at least may be a little more honest about them. I also don't enjoy the Console with AppVolumes and while I can use it without the image management or tied into the stack the way Unidesk is...you also lose that image management and need to couple it with another product in some scenarios. FlexApp to me is stronger than AppVolumes. FlexApp is coupled with a profile management solution called ProfileUnity which makes it a more attractive alternative (at least at the time of me posting this). However, I prefer other UEM products at this moment in time. I also value the image management and ease of a single console for all of Virt Desktop management that Unidesk provides.
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      Return on Investment

      Citrix

      • During the pandemic, Citrix Workspace was vital in allowing me to continue operations by working from home. Without Citrix Workspace, I think that our company would have had a lot of trouble with all of the WFH operations.
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      Citrix

      • Storage density with Unidesk (via the use of OS/application layering) is 60-70% improved over standard persistent one-to-one virtual desktops.
      • Unidesk virtual machines can be deployed in under 10 minutes by a lower tier of technician without the need to "touch" the vCenter hypervisor.
      • Reliable performance across Unidesk virtual workstations. Added desktops/layers does not adversely effect performance nearly as bad as older persistent desktops.
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