I am honored to report that for the third time in a row, Citrix has been placed in the Leaders category of the latest IDC MarketScape report “Worldwide client virtualization software 2013 vendor assessment”.  Here is an excellent quote by Brett Waldman, Research Manager at IDC which summarizes how XenDesktop differentiates from other VDI only vendors in the market

With the introduction of Citrix XenDesktop 7, the company provides a complete solution for virtual apps and desktops, entirely integrated into a single management platform…The client virtualization software market is a not a one-size-fits-all type of market, and Citrix’s ability to provide customers with a holistic and flexible solution is one of the company’s greatest strengths…IDC has placed Citrix in the Leaders category in this IDC MarketScape. Citrix’s position reflects the company’s market leadership and ability to push the client virtualization agenda for the rest of the industry.

Compare XenDesktop vs Horizon View

Download – IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Client Virtualization Software 2013 Vendor Assessment is available from IDC and on the Citrix website.

XenDesktop 7 – A unified platform for delivering virtual apps and desktops as mobile services

XenDesktop with Flexcast technology lets you deliver apps and desktops without the restrictions of classic VDI – at a fraction of the cost. If you haven’t already explored Flexcast services watch this video and see how XenDesktop can help you addresses worker and business computing needs

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  • IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the circles. Vendor year-over-year growth rate relative to the given market is indicated by a plus, neutral or minus next to the vendor name.
  •  IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Client Virtualization Software Vendor Assessment, doc #245100, December 2013