Citrix Alternative: Deliver Windows Applications and Desktops to Any Device for a Fraction of What You’re Paying For Citrix
Move to V2 Cloud to streamline the deployment and management of virtual desktops. Our fully integrated Desktop-as-a-Service solution accelerates time-to-value, reduces implementation efforts and lowers costs.
Deploy in Minutes and Reduce IT Overhead
Up and running out-of-the-box
V2 Cloud’s all-in-one Desktop-as-a-Service solution includes built-in security, virtual private networks and remote working features without need for complex plugins and long learning curves that is so often required by Citrix and other providers.
Scale from single-digit deployments to thousands of seats
Small and medium-sized businesses have had to over-invest in Citrix for smaller deployments. V2 Cloud takes out complexity from end-users and lowers the entry point such that smaller deployments make sense both technically and financially.
Fair and proportionate pricing
Legacy VDI pricing plans are designed for large corporations and enterprises, leaving small and medium-sized businesses locked out or confined in the expensive small-deployment pricing bracket.
As an alternative to Citrix, V2 Cloud’s VDI solution has a fair and balanced pricing model, ensuring costs are proportionate to the needs and requirements of your business with no hidden fees, no up-front costs, and no minimum order-requirements.
XenApp & XenDesktop
|Comprehensive Remote Administration||YesEasily manage users and associated permissions from a simple dashboard.||LimitedManage users and permissions without the ability to have multiple users per VM.|
|Easy Installation and Setup||YesSetup and deploy a VM in minutes using templates and simplified setup processes without complex training and documentation.||NoComplex processes and setup will require time to train and understand documentation for a large enterprise-focussed product.|
|Comprehensive Security||YesEffective and maintainable security with built-in encryption, strong data policies, automated firewalls and AV implementations alongside off-site backups.||YesComprehensive security infrastructure with adequate encryption, controls and policies suitable for large customers.|
|High Performance||YesPersistent desktops, device-independent GUIs and 24-hour availability on VM’s provides high performance to users.||LimitedHigh performance is achievable with ease, providing device-independent GUIs and desktop persistence. However, VMs are not accessible 24 hours a day.|
|Simple App and Desktop Delivery||YesPre-configured RDP clients, includes app virtualization and remote VM access, all available without the need for a complex plugin.||LimitedMany features are only achievable using complex plugins and configuration changes.|
|Appropriate Desktop and App Management||YesEasily manage, deploy, monitor and maintain desktops and applications whilst having access to comprehensive monitoring.||YesApplications and desktops can be managed, deployed and maintained with ease, allowing a comprehensive array of different services to be accessible.|
|Pricing||Pay-as-you-go and Fixed pricing models. No minimum order, no up-front costs and no hidden fees.||Fixed pricing available. Additional developments and plug-ins may increase the cost.|
|Access to Managed Services||YesFully-managed setup, backup management, software and hardware upgrades are included in the base offering.||NoMonitoring, Maintenance, and Service Desks are not included in the base offerings.|
|Wide Array of Pre-Installed Software||YesAccess to Microsoft Windows, Office, anti-virus and more is included.||LimitedOperating systems and antiviruses included. However, business support systems such as Microsoft Office are not pre-installed.|
|Reliable Customer Support||YesFree online chat, phone and email support is included as standard with a response times within minutes.||Available during business hours to aid with any queries IT administrators may have.|
|Appropriate Scalability||YesScale up or down as and when required.||LimitedEasy to scale up the deployment, difficult to scale down.|
|Unlimited Networking||YesUnlimited bandwidth and unmetered internet is provided, allowing users to get on with their work uninterrupted.||NoUnlimited bandwidth and unmetered internet is not included, requiring IT administrators to monitor and manage usage.|
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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
Factors for Deciding on a Citrix Alternative
Number of Users
This is the key factor to consider when evaluating a Citrix deployment. The number of users is representative of the total amount of workload you require and is the main price-driving force.
Small-to-mid sized deploymentsCitrix solutions see good return on investment with large deployments. So if your number of users is anywhere under 250, V2 Cloud is the suitable solution for you. It enables you to scale up and down without friction, manage your users and platform from a centralized dashboard, reduce costs and provide better long-term stability.
Large deploymentsSolutions over 250 end-users come hand-in-hand with more complex cloud infrastructure that can be suited with the help of V2 Cloud’s product experts. However, if you have the required expertise and experience in-house, solutions provided by vendors such as Citrix and VMWare may give you better technical flexibility to suit your use cases.
In-house IT Team Size
The deployment and management of a complex VDI solution will require trained and dedicated staff. Your internal IT team size must be considered when evaluating vendors.
Small-to-mid sized deploymentsOrganizations with a large pool of internal IT resources can either have staff with deep knowledge in VDI solutions, or are able to assign and train staff as required. Deploying complex solutions such as the ones provided by Citrix can have many benefits when supported by internal IT staff. However, simple solutions such as V2 Cloud’s can provide many similar benefits and enable organizations to reassign IT staff to other value-adding activities.
Fewer IT staff without vendor-specific knowledgeSmaller teams can provide value more quickly with a less-complex and more modern product using features such as VM templates and simplified configuration. V2 Cloud’s DaaS offering is tailored for businesses with limited IT resources
Vendor-Specific Technical Expertise
Deploying and managing VDI platforms such as Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop requires in-depth technical expertise, often specific to that one product. Most traditional VDI solutions now have engineers that specialise in a single product or suite of products such as Citrix due to the complex management and configuration required.
V2 Cloud is intuitive and easy to use, with a simplified network setup, templates for deployments and easy application and desktop management. The features and setup processes available through V2 Cloud reduce the technical expertise required, ensuring IT staff can spend as little time as possible learning complex configuration rules and integrations.
Budget and Pricing Models
Pricing models will determine whether a solution can be financially suitable or not. VDI solutions should offer proportionate pricing with respect to your budget and usage.
V2 Cloud Pricing
Ensures fees are fair by having no hidden costs, no minimum order, no required contract and no up-front fees. Suitable for businesses which require predictable pricing and smaller budgets.
Complex pricing depending on usage, contract terms, additional add-ons, plug-ings and services. For businesses with good commercial analysts supporting IT, Citrix can deliver tailored services and made-to-measure costs.
V2 Cloud Differentiating Features
We maintain high performance using SSDs, device-independent GUIs and 24x7 availability.
V2 Cloud’s offering includes endpoint protection, firewalls and off-site backups.
We provide free of charge, round-the-clock support for your IT team via multiple channels, including online chat, email and phone.
V2 Cloud runs in the browser, no installation required, no complex VPN setups. Get set up and running in as little as 20 minutes
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Other Citrix Alternatives
Fierce competition in the VDI and DaaS space empower customers to choose the solution which best fits their budget and requirements.Here are some vendors which V2 Cloud consider to be reputable alternatives to Citrix.
Good choice for organizations who already have an existing AWS Cloud estate
A well-known name in the VDI Space, VMware Horizon offers comprehensive features and multiple deployment models
Windows Virtual Desktops
Azure’s VDI platform can be tightly integrated with the wider Microsoft portfolio