2014-07-10T19:00:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Citrix Hypervisor?

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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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Rathin Vaidya - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President (Technology) at Shaligram Infotech LLP
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-11-09T11:13:23Z
Nov 9, 2022

There are three editions available and I believe they are perpetual licenses. One is a free edition, one is advanced and another is a premium edition. The advanced edition is around, $4,000 USD.

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CB
Senior Technical Consultant at CGI
Real User
Top 10
2022-06-06T16:13:00Z
Jun 6, 2022

I don't manage the the licensing. I know generally that Citrix is cheaper than VMware, but I don't know by how much.

Siddhesh Sawant - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Customer Support Engineer at Magnamious Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-13T19:16:53Z
May 13, 2022

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.

JS
Associate designer
Real User
Top 10
2021-11-07T09:24:00Z
Nov 7, 2021

The cost of this product is not high.

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

Citrix Hypervisor is relatively cost-effective, even when you factor in vendor or third-party support. Of course, there can be additional costs, depending on the complexity of the solution, but the standard installation is cost-effective.

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

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.

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2021-08-12T03:49:18Z
Aug 12, 2021

I was not involved in the acquisition of the solution, so I do not have exact details about the pricing.

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

The solution is not expensive at all.

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

I am fine with their license support. What we have right now is permanent, so I don't have a problem with their license.

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

We pay for licensing yearly. It's a subscription-based license. We find the price to be quite good.

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

Citrix is a good low-cost alternative to VMware, so if budgeting is an issue then I would recommend it.

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

The licensing model is very expensive at the moment.

Letsogile-Baloi - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at IMART OFFICE CONSULTANTS
Reseller
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2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
Oct 16, 2019

When you try to show clients Citrix, the price kind of scares them away. It's quite expensive.

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

There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. In the beginning, because we had a small network, it was free. We have expanded to five physical servers so now we have to pay for all the servers. It is good for others to be aware that the product is only free to a point.

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

The solution is free to use.

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

It is nice to be able to have a product that is free to use. Although it is simple, it does what I need it to do. The version you pay for has more features. I know that I would like to use some of the features in the paid version, but I can not justify the cost at this time.

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

This solution is open source, it's free.

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

We use the free version, so there is no charge. To subscribe to the paid version with support, it is approximately $6,000 per year. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

Mahdi Bahmani - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
Nov 26, 2018

The pricing and licensing is so important. Customers do consider the price seriously.

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

Cannot answer this question; but the product is free, you only need to purchase a license if you want commercial level support from Citrix.

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Jul 25, 2019
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