Easy to manage virtual server/desktop solution
May 09, 2021

Easy to manage virtual server/desktop solution

Mick Verbunt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenDesktop)

I myself do not use it without our own organization, but we do use and manage it for a lot of our customers.
It's used to have a centralized environment and it helps people to work from home with ease, which is great in these times of Covid-19. Also, using a provisioning method to update images keeps the pollution of VDAs to a minimum.

Pros

  • You can login from anywhere you have an internet connection.
  • You have a fast virtual desktop without the user having a fast desktop.
  • It's easy to manage from a support perspective.

Cons

  • Profiles that are as easy to configure and managed as FSLogix.
  • We use WEM as a workspace environment manager but it could still learn a lot from products like Ivanti Workspace Control.
  • Access from whereever
  • Centralized data.
  • Easy to manage.
  • In this time of Covid-19, it has helped a lot of users to work from home while still having access to everything they need.
Our company is focused and trained for the use of Citrix. We're still in the process of exploring the other options.

Do you think Citrix DaaS delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Citrix DaaS's feature set?

Yes

Did Citrix DaaS live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Citrix DaaS go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Citrix DaaS again?

Yes

Ivanti Workspace Control (powered by RES), Citrix Hypervisor (formerly XenServer), VMware ESXi
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is great when you have an environment where you still have a lot of on-premise applications or when you need to give users a strong performing desktop from wherever. But the need for this product is less when you have a lot of web applications or SaaS applications because they don't need a lot to perform well.

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