Compare Citrix DaaS to VMware Horizon Cloud

Only Citrix provides complete DaaS and VDI solutions that are secure, quick, and easy to deploy

Other vendors may promise a streamlined approach to delivering virtual apps and desktops. But without desktop as a service (DaaS) functionalities, management quickly becomes cumbersome and time consuming. Citrix DaaS provides advanced monitoring and cloud-native management—everything you need to scale fast and meet the needs of your flexible workforce.

How we’re different

With Citrix DaaS, you choose what works best. Deploy fully as a cloud service, or take a hybrid approach. Then use one central cloud console to manage your on-premises workloads alongside your cloud environment. Your users receive a high-definition experience while centralized management and monitoring keeps resources secure.

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Compare Citrix DaaS service to VMware Horizon Cloud.

Feature Citrix VMware
Remote protocol with an HD experience over any connection Limited
Optimization for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business on Windows, Mac, Linux, ChromeOS, and HTML5 Limited
Unified communications optimizations across platforms. Learn more about our Unified Communications partnerships.
Consistent user experience on any device Limited
Performance analytics with individual user experience score** -
Supported optimization tools for the best user experience -
End-to-end fully-secure perimeter for next-gen user and IP protection -
Single enterprise-ready access point for all services Limited
Advanced compliance and monitoring tools -
Fine-grained context-aware policy controls Limited
App protection against keyloggers and screen capturing malware* -
Adaptive authentication controls based on device posture, user risk factors, user role, and location* -
Security analytics with individual user risk score**
Unified management of multi-site hybrid environments Limited
Native support for all leading cloud providers* -
Choice of any cloud platform and hypervisor* -
Simplified DaaS workload deployment -
Cloud managed Remote PC Access Limited
Extensive partner ecosystem
Workspace environment management tools to optimize resources for user workloads Limited
Robust application and image management Limited
Innovative RAM, CPU, and I/O optimization for high user density -
Predictive analytics (Director reporting and trending, and session probing) -
Centralized license usage insights, for better compliance and solution cost -

* Applies to Citrix DaaS Premium and Premium Plus only 
** Applies to Citrix DaaS Premium Plus only

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After years of using VMware, a change in university management, and a careful review of other options, we chose to replace VMware with Citrix.

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