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  • "Citrix is a mid-range cost solution compared to some others out there."
  • "In terms of pricing with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, I think it has gotten better over the years. Citrix has found more dynamic ways to be able to revive licensing models that fit many different scenarios that organizations have. We have been able to evolve our own licensing over the years to accommodate our situations between concurrent versus user device licenses. Now, when we move into the Citrix Workspace realm, we definitely have some awesome options there."
  • "If you look at cost, then you must look at the number of users that you are covering. If you are only using it for some users, then it is very expensive. However, if you have a massive amount of users, then it begins to be interesting to use Citrix. Because once you are managing thousands of servers with one guy, your maintenance costs decrease per user."
  • "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."
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    Top Answer:The licensing is $125 USD per user. The cost needs to come down substantially.
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    Also Known As
    XenDesktop, XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps)
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    Overview

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is a suite of virtualization solutions that provides users with secure access to any device while keeping IT control of virtual machines, applications, and security.

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enable admins to deliver secure virtual apps and desktops to any device without disrupting the user experience. Admins can control applications, security policies, and users via hybrid and on premises.

    The suite’s flexibility allows you to deploy applications in different resource locations. The platform integrates with Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud. It also integrates with on-premises hypervisors such as Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, VMWare vSphere, and Citrix Hypervisor.

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Key Features

    • Hybrid, multi-cloud capabilities: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops works in hybrid environments, delivering apps and desktops on premises to the cloud.

    • Comprehensive security: Security protocols and access controls are implemented across all devices connected to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, regardless of location. It allows you to protect unmanaged endpoints and set granular controls.

    • Enhanced user experience: Delivers security and control while allowing end users to seamlessly access the resources and applications they need. With a communications optimization tool, the user experience remains constant even when the bandwidth is low.

    • Actionable analytics: Provides reporting and analytics and automated policy controls to assess the performance and security of the network. You can prevent security issues and enhance app performance with automated policy controls.

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Benefits

    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops offers several benefits for organizations that want to modernize their IT.

    • Reduces infrastructure costs: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enables you to optimize your infrastructure without investing in a new architecture. According to Citrix, implementing Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops can reduce your hardware capital expenditure by 56 percent a year.
    • Improves employee efficiency: Employees can securely access all applications, data, and resources they need to complete their tasks without risking security or having reliability problems. It provides users with immediate access to the tools and information they need to work.
    • Streamline software updates and rollups: Unlike on-premises deployments, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops doesn’t require updating software and OS on each machine.
    • Improves IT efficiency: DaaS reduces IT management costs because the platform is set in a central location and rolled out to network devices. It simplifies delivering relevant applications and desktops to new employees.
    • Enforces security: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops reduces the risks stemming from distributed workforces and endpoint devices. Providing control ensures that the data is secure and accessible to users across devices and environments and continuously updates security patches.

    Components managed by Citrix

    • Delivery controllers
    • Databases
    • Licensing
    • Monitor interface
    • Management interfaces
    • Cloud Connectors

    Components managed by the Customer

    • Citrix Gateway: a single secure point of access via the corporate firewall
    • Active Directory for authentication and authorization
    • Identity and access management
    • Virtual delivery agents
    • Hypervisors

    Capabilities

    • Delivers Windows and Linux apps
    • Multi-session Windows and Linux desktop
    • Single session Windows client on desktops
    • Single session Linux desktops
    • Non-domain joined
    • Remote PC access

      Reviews from Real Users

    • Jeff V., CEO at Lucid Tech Services, says, "Security is a shining point of the Citrix Workspace. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is a very robust solution when security is a concern. Furthermore, the content collaboration data-hosting that Citrix integrates with Virtual Apps and Desktops is among the best there is."

      "We can provide tons of applications with different settings, behaviors, and operating systems. It is the same way for the user. Then, we are totally transparent for the user to use a lot of totally different applications, which is the most important part of Citrix today," comments Etienne D., a user at a financial services firm.

      Rod M., Technical Team Lead at an energy/utilities company, says, "In terms of scalability, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops have a lot of technologies baked in there that allow an organization to scale up or down, as required.

    vSpace is a fully integrated end to end desktop and application virtualization platform that utilizes NComputing innovations designed to work together to drive efficiencies and cut costs while delivering the features and performance equal to, or better than a dedicated PC user endpoint device. vSpace is the ideal choice for organizations looking to take full advantage of the benefits of Desktop Virtualization, but do not have large budgets or IT staffs to deal with the typical high cost and high complexity associated with acquiring, deploying and maintaining a desktop virtualization solution, making it a perfect fit for the SME, SMB and education markets.
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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
    The Virgin Islands Department of Education, Kershaw County School District, Orbis Financial Corporation Ltd, Yachana Training Center, Randolph Central Schools, Sisters School District, Maarif Group, Hipsburn First School, Radom Primary School No. 21, Colyton Primary School, Friedrich List School, SBI International Holdings, La Universidad de La Salle, The Universidad Aut‹noma de Coahuila, Amity University
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Insurance Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Wholesaler/Distributor8%
    Media Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 21 reviews while NComputing vSpace is ranked 15th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is rated 8.0, while NComputing vSpace is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops writes "Allows the end user device flexibility when remotely accessing my organization's resources". On the other hand, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Citrix Workspace, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, TeamViewer and Amazon WorkSpaces, whereas NComputing vSpace is most compared with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Parallels Desktop, VMware Horizon View, VMware Workstation and Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS).

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