Use Citrix NetScaler to improve your environment
August 10, 2018

Use Citrix NetScaler to improve your environment

Andrew Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Citrix NetScaler

We are using Citrix NetScaler to provide a Citrix environment to deploy apps to users. We can also deploy a desktop and remote access to our users. This app is a mission critical app and Citrix provides fault tolerance. If one app server goes down we have several others to take over.
  • Load Balancing
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Centralized Administration. It's a lot faster to setup a Citrix account than a whole user. You can deploy that same app across platforms as the Citrix client works on both iOS and Windows.
  • Citrix handles video much better than Microsoft Remote Desktop Services.
  • Cost. Citrix costs more and you still need to have Microsoft Remote Desktop below it. However the value is there. Citrix does a better job.
  • Client needs to be reconfigured periodically. Keep your config file handy so you can just import it back in.
  • Little harder to troubleshoot issues. It's no longer a single server that could be the problem.
  • Solved the biggest frustration issue for Management - Graphical look of fonts in our Apps.
  • Gave us failover for when a server needs maintenance.
Citrix competes with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. Citrix however adds features that makes for a lighter client. Lighter bandwidth needed between client and server. This enables you to work over slower data links or enables more users on a link. Citrix gives a better graphical representation of the screens. Citrix adds better printing functionality.
Citrix is well suited for small IT shops where you need to reclaim time. Your time for user administration goes down. Citrix is very stable. Once you have it working you can usually set it and forget it. If you need failover Citrix handles it great. Just add more App Servers.