Citrix XenDesktop Enterprise Edition - license

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Citrix XenDesktop is a desktop virtualization and VDI solution that delivers a complete Windows desktop experience as an on-demand service to any user, anywhere. Whether users are task workers, knowledge workers or mobile workers, XenDesktop can quickly and securely deliver individual applications or complete desktops while providing a high-definition user experience.

Today's digital workforce demands the flexibility to work from anywhere at any time using any device they'd like. Leveraging Citrix Receiver as a universal client, XenDesktop users can access their desktop and corporate applications from any PC, Mac, thin client or smartphone. This enables complete workplace flexibility, business continuity and user mobility. Users can also add or remove any application through the world's first self-service enterprise app store, Citrix Dazzle.

XenDesktop works with your existing hypervisor, storage and Microsoft infrastructures, enabling you to leverage your current investments - while providing the flexibility to add or change to alternatives in the future. Whether you use XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware ESX or vSphere, XenDesktop supports them all and simplifies management of networked storage using StorageLink technology. XenDesktop will also closely integrate with Microsoft App-V and System Center for application management.

With XenDesktop, users can access desktops and applications from any location or device, while IT sets policies that control whether data ever leaves the datacenter. XenDesktop can dramatically improve endpoint security by eliminating the need for data to reside on the users' devices. Centralized data, encrypted delivery, a hardened SSL VPN appliance and multi-factor authentication further ensure that only authorized users connect to their desktops, intellectual property is protected, and regulatory compliance requirements are met.

XenDesktop includes application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructure that scales to meet the demanding requirements of global enterprises. Pro-active monitoring and reporting enables rapid problem resolution, while of intelligent load and capacity management help ensure that problems never arise in the first place. Built-in virtualization management features such as live migration, high availability and bare-metal server provisioning make the infrastructure robust and resilient.

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Brand: Citrix
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Citrix Easy Licensing
Model: Enterprise Edition
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Citrix XenDesktop

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License Qty: 1 user , 1 user/device
License Type: License
Licensing Program: Citrix Easy Licensing Program (Easy License)

Category: Utilities
Subcategory: Utilities - desktop virtualization

Package Type: Retail

Support Details Full Contract Period: 1 year

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System Requirements
Platform: Windows

Product Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by The Provisioning Services and Machine Creation Services features allow you to provision workloads by following a wizard, and depending of what you have in your environment. Valuable Features:The Provisioning Services and Machine Creation Services features allow you to provision workloads just by following a wizard, and most importantly depending of what you have in your environment, either a below average network (Machine Creation Services) or fast and large storage (Provisioning Services). You are able to use either one of them to improve the time it takes to build workloads and make them available to users.Improvements to My Organization:One of our clients where we implemented XenDesktop has a highly mobile fleet of users, and providing access to shared desktops either via Wyse terminals or tablets has really shown what a difference in improving efficiency and reliability can do to a system. What we love the most about XenDesktop is the simple and easy way to scale on-demand depending on the workload.Room for Improvement:Citrix Director, which is like the monitoring interface from Citrix could use a revamp in the way that it displays information. The display is not very intuitive, and it could also have better integration with SCOM via Comtrade MP (now Citrix) and other monitoring tools. This is in progress with v7.8 using SNMP traps which will allow Director to talk to upstream monitoring systems like BMC Patrol, CA Spectrum, Tivoli, etc.Use of Solution:I've been using it for three years.Deployment Issues:With the deployment, it was only doing the design that took a while to build. It was a very particular client with a not so good network, so we had to work around that, but Citrix adjusted perfectly, for every issue we found when designing XenDesktop had a feature to make it happen.Stability Issues:XenDesktop is a very mature product and since implementation early last year, we've only had couple of issues that required our attention. As the solution was built with High Availability in mind, we only suffered from a degradation in service rather than a full outage of the system.Scalability Issues:If you need more hosted shared desktops, boom it's really easy, and only takes couple of clicks and in minutes the new workloads are available and ready to be used.Technical Support:Excellent, Citrix support guys are top of the line, and when we required a Citrix Consultant on premises, Citrix sent one straight away to assist us.Previous Solutions:Previously, I used VMware Horizon View. This solution is simple and elegant, but it lacks the robustness Citrix has. Protocols and features to improve user experience when the network is not the best, are features that VMware has but they are not as effective as Citrix ones. The ICA protocol from Citrix has been maturing for many years, and the amount of settings you can tweak to deliver a great user experience is incredible. It can be a bit complicated, but if you work with the product you can work out what option suits best your scenario. VMware is still behind but let’s not think it is the underdog as they are gaining market share and it is a cheaper solution than Citrix.Initial Setup:After the design was built, agreed upon, and firewall rules were defined, deployment of the solution was a breeze. Having XenDesktop running on top of XenServer as native hypervisor is the best way to go. When machines are created via MCS or PVS you don’t need to do anything else for the VMs to be created as XenDesktop talks directly to the hypervisor and instructs it to create whatever workloads you need on the fly.Implementation Team:The implementation was done in-house mostly, however with the design considerations we approached Citrix for assistance and to confirm whether or notour design considerations were following best practices. One thing to consider when implementing Citrix and a set of policies is that if it is a big environment, you are deploying, please ensure that the person or team that's doing the design knows what they are doing. Citrix works marvellously when properly configured but if not, you will find a world of trouble trying to make it work as you want.For implementation, my advice is if you are designing a big environment contact Citrix Professional Services. If you're not sure on some aspects of your design, and have a CCE-V in your team, this is the key person to contact when doing a design for a large environment - 5000+ workloads for desktop or server.Cost and Licensing Advice:Citrix is a pricey product, but it is the best product for large corporate companies that want to squeeze to the last buck the life of their existing computers. Using Citrix allows medium to large companies to save money when computer hardware refreshes need to happen; Using shared desktops with Windows Server 2012 R2 as OS you can provision this for a large fleet of users that are probably still using a Windows XP computer but the user experience they will have will be like using Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 if you use the latest version of XenDesktopOther Advice:Plan your budget, and do a PoC first if possible to get key users feedback, work with Citrix licensing team to find out what best license scheme adjust to your needs, don’t go out and buy the Enterprise license because it has it all, check first what your design requires and after that make an informed decision.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We are Platinum partners of Citrix and their support and guidance for us have being invaluable to our success. May 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by We've found it to be extremely versatile and efficient, but the studio is very slow. Valuable Features:The central administration and deployment of desktops and apps. XenDesktop gives a full desktop experience i.e. the user gets a Windows machine with a C drive and loaded with a set of applications such as mail, productivity suites and access to files.Improvements to My Organization:We have 12 offices around the island, and users able to connect to the same desktop and access their apps and files from any of these locations. Road warriors get access to the insurance apps on their mobile devices of any OS.Room for Improvement:The studio is very slow.Use of Solution:We've been using it since May 2010, alongside XenApp and XenServer.Deployment Issues:From an administrative point of view, it is easy to deploy and maintain.Stability Issues:In the beginning yes, especially if you are running a large number of desktops.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered, and we run 600 virtual desktops.Customer Service:8/10.Technical Support:10/10.Previous Solutions:No, but we did try VMWare View as well as part of a lengthy POC. Citrix XenDesktop & XenApp came out on top.Initial Setup:It was a straightforward wizard-based setup.Implementation Team:We used a mix of a vendor and an in-house one. The vendor was excellent, and they advised on the right architecture for performance and scalability, so I would give them a 10/10.ROI:It's reduced the PC maintenance and upgrade costs by two or three times.Cost and Licensing Advice:Carefully make the distinction between XenApp and XenDesktop. XenApp uses a mix of Microsoft RDS and Citrix to provision the service so this increases the licensing cost, as well as the amount of administration behind it.Other Solutions Considered:* VMWare View* Kaviza Desktop (later bought by Citrix)You should also have a look at Atlantis Computing as well. XenDesktop is deployed along Atlantis ILIO, which is phenomenal.Other Advice:The infrastructure for both XenApp and XenDesktop must be carefully designed.Carefully select the components for the architecture. Running virtual desktops or apps require careful planning and sizing. We found SSD disk to be extremely appropriate.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. July 26, 2015
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