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2014-07-10T19:00:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Citrix Hypervisor?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Citrix Hypervisor, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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CB
Senior Technical Consultant at CGI
Real User
Top 10
2022-06-06T16:13:00Z
06 June 22

I rate Citrix Hypervisor 10 out of 10. It's working fine.

SS
Sr. Customer Support Engineer at Magnamious Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-13T19:16:53Z
13 May 22

I provide Citrix Hypervisor to customers. My company has many customers for Citrix Hypervisor, particularly more than ten customers. The product is good, but my company is slowly ruling it out. Customers are being moved to another solution because Citrix Hypervisor clusters need external storage and people nowadays are eliminating that type of technology. I'm recommending Citrix Hypervisor to others looking into implementing it, specifically if they already have licensed client virtualization solutions such as Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop, because they could get Citrix Hypervisor for free. They could save on the cost of paying additional for hypervisors. Similarly, they could also save on cost if they get Microsoft hypervisors. I'm rating Citrix Hypervisor nine out of ten.

EM
Diretor de serviços at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2021-12-24T10:08:00Z
24 December 21

Citrix Hypervisor is a very good solution and it really fits a lot of environments. Everybody considers VMware or Hyper-V from Microsoft as the main solution, but everybody should consider Citrix Hypervisor for their use case. I rate Citrix Hypervisor a nine out of ten. There are some points to improve, but it's a really good solution.

JS
Associate designer
Real User
Top 10
2021-11-07T09:24:00Z
07 November 21

Citrix is an excellent tool, we don't have any issues or complaints about it. I would rate this solution as ten out of ten.

Bunmi Sadiq - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Syscodes Communications Ltd
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-20T21:00:16Z
20 October 21

I rate Citrix Hypervisor nine out of 10. It's easy to deploy and cost-effective. And the support, whether the vendor support or even third party support, it's readily available. So, the person should have the rest of mind in deploying this solution.

MarcRosenthal - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Specialist at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-28T15:53:00Z
28 September 21

I rate Citrix Hypervisor an eight out of ten.

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Real User
Top 5
2021-08-12T03:49:18Z
12 August 21

We are service providers.We are implementers and sometimes we do the plans of the implementation. In this company, we mostly have on-premise solutions, such as hypervisors. For example, the Microsoft Hypervisors, Citrix Hypervisors, et cetera. Here in the company, we don't use exactly cloud solutions, or not entirely cloud. We use many hybrid solutions. We have a Citrix Orchestrator inside our infrastructure. I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

Bunmi Sadiq - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Syscodes Communications Ltd
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-14T16:40:00Z
14 July 21

I highly recommend this solution, especially if cost is an issue. All the features; the security, scalability and the graph features are really good. I rate this solution a nine out of 10.

Michael Ewhe - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Server and Storage Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-04-20T20:36:10Z
20 April 21

I would recommend this solution for user endpoints or desktops. I would rate Citrix Hypervisor an eight out of ten.

German Infante - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect Data Center Servers and Storage at Tecnologia informatica
Reseller
Top 5
2021-01-29T17:42:28Z
29 January 21

We are a reseller. This may be the best solution on the market for these purposes. We've been very happy with it so far. I'd rate the solution for nine out of ten.

MarcRosenthal - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Specialist at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-21T14:52:01Z
21 January 21

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

KP
Lead Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-12-08T03:13:38Z
08 December 20

I would definitely suggest that you do a trade study with other Hypervisors available. I would rate Citrix Hypervisor a six out of ten.

Deepak Sinha - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager IT at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
28 June 20

I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. As of now, in this COVID-19 paramedic situation, it's very remote-friendly product. It's great for IT and business processes if teams are planning to work from home remotely. This platform is quite good, in terms of publicity planning, remote connectivity, product flexibility, and user demands. Companies that want that kind of flexibility and freedom should explore this tool. It's quite useful.

Letsogile-Baloi - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at IMART OFFICE CONSULTANTS
Reseller
Top 20
2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
16 October 19

We are rebuilding our whole news infrastructure. We stopped using the solution for some things, but we will use it once we are finished with what we are currently building. We're using a hybrid deployment model. We're also a Citrix partner. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. I really like the solution. It works well.

WV
User at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-10-15T05:03:00Z
15 October 19

My advice to others would be that there is no one golden bullet when choosing a virtualization platform. It depends on the careful planning of what kind of service you plan to provide to your users. Ask questions like: What is running on those systems? What platforms? What are your minimum demands? There's something else that's fairly important because the virtualization market is rapidly shifting towards a total overhaul. And efforts are being made on the Linux site to run armed and risk solutions in the data center. So I hope that XenServer will adapt to that too. This solution has special niche cases where it doesn't work as you planned. But in general, I am very happy with the server. I will give it a rating of nine out of ten.

PV
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-10-15T05:02:00Z
15 October 19

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate XenServer as an eight for the product. For the pricing, I would rate it a five.

FC
IT Manager at a legal firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-10-15T05:01:00Z
15 October 19

We use the private cloud deployment model. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. It depends on what an organization requires, but I would recommend the solution.

Janusz Kokot - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at UM LUBLIN
Real User
2019-10-15T05:01:00Z
15 October 19

We use the free version, not the commercial version of the solution. We use the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend the solution. I was looking for a solution that works well on a small server, and this solution works very well for me. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

CC
Network Engineeer at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
13 October 19

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate XenServer as an eight. There are some problems, but it is also not the full release version.

OM
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
13 October 19

Version eight of this solution is complete. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

DB
System Engineer & IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
13 October 19

We're using the on-premises deployment model. I'd generally recommend that if someone is considering using this solution that they look into other options first. I'd rate the solution six out of ten.

Anthony Musaluke - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Operating Officer at Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)
Real User
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
13 October 19

I think the biggest issue that I've seen that scares off a lot of potential customers is that they think it is complicated to set up. There are not many people who have deployed the product compared to other products. I think new clients should start small and gain confidence. There is no harm in having a mixed environment where they can at least try it out. If they like it they can continue to roll out the deployment. For us, the attraction has been that the licensing is straight forward. You don't have to think about what it will cost for add on features. It's really straightforward in that you pay for the number of CPU cores you have and that is if you want Technical Support. It is very easy for us to predict our costs. With other products, it is really difficult to know how much it's going to cost from year-to-year. With this product, we are able to say for sure what the cost will be. On a scale from one to ten, with one being the worst and ten being the best, I would rate this product as a nine. It is not a ten only because I don't have an easy way to do replication and backup. We had to learn to use the command line just to do that. But other than that, it's a very stable product. We have never had trouble, in addition, the hypervisor has a very small footprint on the host.

it_user1078263 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
13 October 19

We're using the on-premises deployment model. I would advise others to only to use it with functionality where the high availability is available through other mechanisms, like Citrix, and not to use the features from the product itself. I'd rate the solution four out of ten.

JJ
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-05-22T07:18:00Z
22 May 19

I really like this solution, but it is not widely known. I'm really surprised that more people don't know about it. I find that it suits our needs pretty well. Considering what I am getting for the cost I would rate this solution a ten out of ten. There are more powerful solutions out there, but they're very costly. If I were paying for the support then I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Dan Withrow - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager of Engineering at Mechanics Bank
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2014-07-10T19:00:00Z
10 July 14

Test, Test, Test as with any product, make sure it will accomplish what you expect. Citrix XenServer is not marketed out there so most of the people, I talk to, only are aware of VMWare and Hyper-V. XenServer fits right in the middle (in my opinion) of those two products.

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26 June 14
Hi, we have been using VMware for the past 3 years. Much to the fact that it's stable, reliable, robust , secure above all flexible. We are running 7 host's of Esxi 5.1 and around 70+ virtual servers. We can twist the setup according to our demand. The configuration is so simple that anyone can easily handle.
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IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
26 June 14
I do neither agree nor disagree with it . The licensing system EMC uses, based on the number of sockets, for me is just stupid and unacceptable! It punishes high density, instead of awarding it like every other Virtualization system! For several years my deployments were based on XEN from Citrix (which I consider technically superior compared to VWWare in every single aspect!), but in the last 4 years I am using a KVM based system called Proxmox (www.proxmox.com) and it completely satisfies my needs. Fábio Rabelo
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