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  • "Citrix is a good low-cost alternative to VMware, so if budgeting is an issue then I would recommend it."
  • "The licensing is straight forward based on usage and features."
  • "I am fine with their license support. What we have right now is permanent, so I don't have a problem with their license."
  • "There is a license required to use this solution. You need a license on every server, but the license is more for support than anything else. The cost is not expensive, it is a fraction of the cost of VMware. When you look at the cost overall and features, Citrix Hypervisor has a very attractive offering."
  • "The cost of this product is not high."
  • "Citrix Hypervisor is a licensed product, and customers who buy the Citrix XenDesktop get Citrix Hypervisor for free. If they don't buy the license for Citrix XenDesktop, they'll need to pay for Citrix Hypervisor and its price is high. Pricing is even higher than VMware. The licensing policy for Citrix Hypervisor is good. It's straightforward. The only issue is the price because it's an expensive product."
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    Top Answer:Citrix Hypervisor is quick to deploy and easy to manage.
    Top Answer:I don't manage the the licensing. I know generally that Citrix is cheaper than VMware, but I don't know by how much.
    Top Answer:Citrix could provide more tools to help the client manage the solution because we need to build our own tools in some cases. Everything is available through PowerShell, but then you need to build your… more »
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    Overview

    Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. Consolidation and containment of workloads on Citrix Hypervisor enables organizations of any vertical or size to transform their business IT compute infrastructures.

    OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.
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    Sample Customers
    U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
    Atlassian, Funtoo Linux, FastVPS, MontanaLinux, Parallels, Pixar Animation Studios, Travis CI, Yandex, WarGaming.Net
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Non Tech Company8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Comms Service Provider40%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government7%
    Media Company5%
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    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise31%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 16 reviews while OpenVZ is ranked 11th in Server Virtualization Software. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.2, while OpenVZ is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Hypervisor writes "The ability to move a VM while it is still running and continue doing maintenance work is a big advantage". On the other hand, Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Hyper-V, Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere, KVM and Oracle VM VirtualBox, whereas OpenVZ is most compared with Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox and KVM.

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