"The solution provides everything in one integrated platform. When it comes to monitoring their solution, it is really easy. We have all the information in one place so we can have the right information at the right moment. We can be proactive when it comes to dealing with performance, maintenance, and security issues."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to connect to our on-premise applications, through the Workspace app and the Workspace experience. The user experience when using the solution's technology remotely is good. Our users are able to work and it's seamless. The performance is also good."
"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."
"Among the most valuable features is the Citrix Workspace, which allows us to drive that thin-client connection and the remote control/remote access capabilities. Those things have allowed us to connect an awful lot of people quickly from home and that's obviously helped during the pandemic."
"The only thing that is really important for me is being able to connect from wherever I am. It is important for me because sometimes I am in places where there are not enough safe conditions to be able to work safely, in terms of security and confidentiality of my data. Being able to access internal resources from a secure platform allows me to work without fearing that my data has been stolen."
"The most valuable feature is the gateway to a remote connection, to a physical or a virtual PC. Compared to a normal VPN client and connection, the connection via Citrix is more stable and does not consume as much network bandwidth."
"The most valuable feature has to be the non-persistent desktop. If one of my users messes something up and blows away their desktop, it goes back to what it was originally, before they had an issue."
"The scalability of the solution is quite good."
"In the bank, a major part of all our applications is Microsoft App-V. If App-V is at end of life, then we need a new technology to replace it. As of today, I haven't seen in Citrix Studio that there is a new technology embedded directly in it to replace App-V."
"There is room for improvement because it has a lot of dependency on Active Directory and other things. If they could come up with something similar and native, a complete solution portfolio would help."
"The product advances really fast. For some customers, we need better backwards compatibility."
"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."
"I think Citrix's support is good, but sometimes it is a little slow."
"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."
"The only thing we have found to be detrimental is when we have tried to find training. I realize that we're looking at it at the worst time possible, with a pandemic going on, but it seems that most of the training offered is learn-by-yourself online."
"Where improvement could be driven is in terms of clarity as to the functionality of some of the solutions. If you go back to the older Citrix Xen products that we had, we understood those really well. As we've come into the new workstation premium suite, there is a lot of additional functionality that we perhaps have not yet fully exploited. It is not because we can't, but simply because we don't yet understand the depth of functionality that's offered."
"As the solution is not completely straightforward, you do need some experience to configure and implement it."
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
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Benefits
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops offers several benefits for organizations that want to modernize their IT.
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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.
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.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is ranked 1st in Desktop as a Service (DaaS) with 22 reviews while Nutanix Frame is ranked 4th in Desktop as a Service (DaaS) with 1 review. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is rated 8.4, while Nutanix Frame 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, the top reviewer of Nutanix Frame writes "Offers a positive user experience". Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Citrix Workspace, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and TeamViewer, whereas Nutanix Frame is most compared with VMware Horizon DaaS and Amazon Appstream.
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