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Citrix Workspace vs. VMware Horizon View
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Workspace vs. VMware Horizon View and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The ease of access and the confidentiality and security that it provides is what we like best.""It is stable, easy to scale, and provides secure remote access.""The most valuable feature is the seamless application edition with the low-level network bandwidth because we have between 10 and 15 sites in France with a low level of communication needs. We need to deploy our main application, the ERP system, and we needed an efficient solution to provide a solution to the remote sites, with very small links between the data center and the remote site.""Its user-friendliness is most valuable. It was easy to log in and navigate. Some of such solutions are not very user-friendly, but this one was.""The basic virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) feature is most valuable. We were lucky to have it in place when the pandemic hit. It is used very heavily now.""The most valuable feature is connectivity. The remote connection is the reason we are using this solution.""The feature that I like is that it is fast.""Citrix Workspace can present desktop applications with ease, in an efficient and secure manner. The performance is good, it is a great piece of software."

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"Ability to log in from anywhere and from a variety of devices.""The solution has good performance and functionality. However, if the network connection was poor we noticed a decrease in performance.""The solution is very user friendly.""The most valuable features are Instant Clones and AppStacks.""The local hardware pass-throughs are valuable. I like being able to have access to local hardware.""The solution is secure.""VMware has a lot of experience in virtualization — they are the pioneers in virtualization.""The most valuable features of VMware Horizon View technology is easier to use and is user-friendly with the customers."

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Cons
"They can simplify the process of printers. Printers were quite a difficult issue. It took us a long time to iron this issue out. We have the most simple use case where people connect from home to either a virtual machine or their physical desktop. We tried more complex solutions like Machine Creation Services, and they were more overhead than they were worth for us. I found them difficult to work with and confusing, and they were not worth the work for us.""When there are technical issues, sometimes we can't get on the cloud.""It is slow. When everybody is logged in, it does have a tendency to slow down. You can tell the connectivity slows down a little bit, but it's still a good product.""The product is currently not working well in hosting conferencing software like Zoom, Team, and Salon.""The lag when using Skype or Screen Sharing with multiple users needs to improve, as it makes it difficult for us to continue when we have to restart the system.""Citrix Workspace can improve by being more secure, but this would apply to any solution not only Citrix Workspace.""The Citrix Workspace interface could improve. Additionally, if they are able to provide a mobile application""I've recently tried to use Citrix on Ubuntu, and I don't know if this is an Ubuntu issue or a vendor issue, but you can't use Citrix right now on Ubuntu 20.04."

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"VMware Horizon View has worked a lot to improve the solutions. There are some issues in the delivery of the applications, such as network problems. You can lose your connection at times.""VMware support is okay, but sometimes it's a little bit hit or miss trying to get somebody who knows what they're doing and talking about.""The solution is very expensive.""Reporting could be improved, we currently have to export manually.""The initial setup was not difficult but there is room for improvement.""Lacks sufficiently robust audio redirections.""Sometimes, the protocol itself gets a bit laggy. If you have less than optimal switching and routing, it can get kind of laggy.""The solution is quite expensive. They should work to lower the costs if possible."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We don't have a lot to compare it to, but we certainly think whatever we pay is worthwhile at this point in time. It's very reasonable."
  • "We are just now approaching the end of our initial purchase, which was an excellent price for us as an academic institution. We got a very good deal to get us on board. That license is up for renewal in about a year, and we are nervously waiting to see what the pricing will be."
  • "The licensing of Citrix Workspace is worth it. However, it is expensive. Citrix is probably more competitive now than VMware, but it is still a costly solution."
  • "The price of the solution could be less expensive. There are different versions to their solution and the price keeps increasing."
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  • "This solution is expensive. A lot of companies in Mexico find that the price is too high."
  • "There is a monthly subscription for the use of this solution and it is expensive."
  • "Customers pay a licensing fee."
  • "The pricing can be relatively competitive, but sometimes you have to go back to VMware and ask for additional discounts. You can make it competitive If you're prepared to put in the work. The list prices and standard discounts may not be competitive, but if you push hard enough, you can get the price to where you need it to be."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Citrix Workspace is its security.
    Top Answer:The price of the solution could be less expensive. There are different versions to their solution and the price keeps increasing.
    Top Answer:The Citrix Workspace interface could improve. Additionally, if they are able to provide a mobile application
    Top Answer:VMware Horizon View is easy to configure and deploy.
    Top Answer:The pricing can be relatively competitive, but sometimes you have to go back to VMware and ask for additional discounts. You can make it competitive If you're prepared to put in the work. The list… more »
    Top Answer:The cost of licenses is always a challenge. I would also like the deployment to be simplified and automated to be more streamlined. It would be helpful for managing. For example, if you are deploying… more »
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    Citrix Workspace Cloud
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    Overview

    Only Citrix offers the most complete and integrated workspace to enable people to securely access their apps, desktops and data from anywhere. With the new Workspace app, you get complete choice of device, cloud and network, while maintaining IT security and control—even over corporate SaaS and web apps. Built on trusted Citrix solutions for Windows app and desktop delivery, device security, secure file sync and sharing, network security, and intelligent analytics, Citrix Workspace offers unmatched experience, choice, and security.

    VMware Horizon View, previously known as VMware View, is a virtual desktop infrastructure solution that provides users with virtual and mobile desktop management, flexible access, an optimal end-user experience and cloud computing. Horizon View also provides increased control and security of the desktop environment.

    End-users get to be more productive and enjoy the flexibility of accessing their desktop environments from many locations and devices, while IT remains in control of policies and security.

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    Sample Customers
    Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
    Amway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
    Top Industries
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    Government25%
    Healthcare Company25%
    Construction Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government6%
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    Government15%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company10%
    University10%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Citrix Workspace vs. VMware Horizon View
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Workspace vs. VMware Horizon View and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Citrix Workspace is ranked 5th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 11 reviews while VMware Horizon View is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 21 reviews. Citrix Workspace is rated 8.6, while VMware Horizon View is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Citrix Workspace writes "Fast set up, easy to install, with responsive support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "Stable, with a straightforward setup, but could offer better pricing". Citrix Workspace is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Horizon Cloud, VMware Workspace ONE and VMware App Volumes, whereas VMware Horizon View is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and VMware Workspace ONE. See our Citrix Workspace vs. VMware Horizon View report.

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