Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service) vs Nutanix Frame comparison

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"Before we adopted a VDI storage solution, our customers' personal information was leaked. This happened a lot. But since we adopted a VDI solution, these kinds of issues have happened rarely.""The most valuable feature of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is the security and it is easy to work with.""The tool helps me to connect with some apps of our company and resolve the tickets.""Relative to other solutions, Citrix has fewer conditions and fewer parameters. Citrix also provides some flexibility because it can be used on any device.""The most valuable feature is the watermark because most of the time our employees connect from a remote location. In case they photograph the DDA or some data, the watermark will show which user did so and from which IP they connected. That makes it more secure.""For the most part, overall stability is what you would expect.""Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is a stable solution.""First of all, the manageability of the applications for publishing is valuable. Second, it is about being able to run the applications on all main platforms. Third, its licensing is valuable. You can either switch to the cloud and keep on-prem. You can work with this hybrid scenario."

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"The scalability of the solution is quite good."

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"Latency is also a major problem when adopting Citrix for video editing software or 3D editing software, especially editing 4K video or large file size. The Citrix virtualized solution becomes too slow, so we cannot use the VDI.""I have to re-enter my user password when I am not using the tool for some time around ten minutes. I want to also improve the need to download other Citrix apps.""The cost of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is high and has room for improvement.""It would help if it were a little simpler. It's a bit complicated and we have hired Citrix administrators. But it's a good solution.""When I needed support for a couple of things, three people intervened. Each time, three people gave me a different answer. In the end, they did not manage to give the right answer. At a certain point, they stopped replying.""Citrix should consolidate the multiple tools currently required into a single platform.""Citrix's functionality depends on you having access to Microsoft Azure. Microsoft offers a broad range of features and solutions. Overall, it may make sense for some users to move all their services to Microsoft services.""I think they can improve the troubleshooting to make it easier for users to solve problems on their own. For example, it could provide an error code and some instructions on how to reconnect to the database or do something proactive to fix the issue with the system."

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"As the solution is not completely straightforward, you do need some experience to configure and implement it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's my understanding that the solution license fee for each user is around $300 US. If we buy a personal laptop for each employee every five years, then the total cost is five times $300 US, or $1,500 USD. So we could buy 100 personal laptops instead of the Citrix solution."
  • "The purchase price was around $300,000 USD and then the maintenance fees were 20%. There are no other additional fees."
  • "You can buy an on-cloud or on-prem license. You can switch between on-cloud users and on-prem users. Its licensing is cheap. It is from $8 to $15 per user. It is not that expensive when you compare the cost of buying new hardware with the cost of the license. For example, at $15 per user, it costs around $180 for a year, which is cheaper than buying a $600 PC that at a certain stage, you will again have to change because its hardware is not supported. It may also get damaged or stolen. So, you can compare the cost of the actual hardware that you have to buy and the time spent in supporting the clients with the cost of its license."
  • "Citrix solutions cost a lot in comparison with competitors, like Azure Virtual Desktop or VMware Horizon. Those solutions cost around 50 to 60 percent less, per month per user, than Citrix."
  • "The pricing is a little bit high, but it's good value for the product's stability and efficiency."
  • "The price of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is approximately $300 for the new version called Dash and the license is approximately $900 annually."
  • "Where Citrix really needs to improve is in their support and in the way that they manage their licenses. Everything else comes second because if I'm not in a position where I can get proper support or manage my own licenses in an easy way, then it is pointless. Today, I am at a point where I may not be able to use Citrix anymore because they want to take away some of the licenses that I bought, pretending they are not valid anymore. That is frankly unacceptable. If they don't solve this, everything comes second because I cannot use my product."
  • "The Citrix license model has changed. It costs around $240 per user for a single username, but a concurrent license costs double."
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  • "The licensing is based on the number of users of the solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is a stable solution. We don't usually have problems with the platform...It is a very scalable solution.
    Top Answer:It's costly in the market. But it is not expensive for the company. For the company, it's relatively inexpensive because the core of the work is compensated with the price. Secondly, the price is… more »
    Top Answer:The support offered by Citrix's partner needs to improve. The partner support platform should aim to provide more technical information to users. The solution is very expensive, including the license… more »
    Top Answer:Hi Jean ISL Online remote desktop software's main functionality is establishing connections with remote computers. In addition, you can route Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) sessions via… more »
    Top Answer:The scalability of the solution is quite good.
    Top Answer:The licensing is based on the number of users of the solution.
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    Also Known As
    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, XenDesktop, XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps)
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    Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications.

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    Sample Customers
    Exelon, Aeronamic, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Alameda County Medical Center, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Aloysius Stichting, Amarchand Mangaldas, AmBev, Amnet Technology Solutions, Arval
    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise63%

    Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service) is ranked 1st in Desktop as a Service (DaaS) with 27 reviews while Nutanix Frame is ranked 4th in Desktop as a Service (DaaS) with 1 review. Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service) is rated 7.6, while Nutanix Frame is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service) writes "Consumes less bandwidth, saves time and money, and supports a large variety of devices". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Frame writes "Offers a positive user experience". Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service) is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Citrix Workspace, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and Amazon WorkSpaces, whereas Nutanix Frame is most compared with VMware Horizon DaaS, Amazon Appstream and Amazon WorkSpaces.

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