Compare Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service to VMware Horizon Cloud

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

Other virtual app and desktop vendors may promise a streamlined approach to delivering VDI. But without desktop as a service (DaaS) functionalities, management quickly becomes cumbersome and time consuming. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 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 Virtual Apps and Desktops, you choose what works best. Deploy as a cloud service, on-premises or hybrid mix of both. Then use one central cloud console to update your environment in a few clicks. Your users receive a high-definition experience while centralized management and monitoring keeps resources secure.

See how Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service gives you more

Compare Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service to VMware Horizon Cloud.

Feature Citrix VMware
Experience
Remote protocol with an HD experience over any connection Limited
Optimization for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business on Windows, Mac, and Linux Limited
Unified communications optimizations, like Zoom and WebEx, across platforms Limited
Consistent user experience on any device Limited
Supported optimization tools for the best user experience -
Security
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
Choice
Native support for all leading cloud providers* -
Choice of any cloud platform and hypervisor* -
Simplified DaaS workload deployment -
Cloud managed Remote PC Access -
Extensive partner ecosystem
-
Workspace environment management tools to optimize resources for user workloads -
Robust application and image management Limited

* Applies to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Advanced and Premium service only

Get more information

ANALYST REPORT

2021 Gartner Market Guide for Desktop as a Service

Get the analyst report

FEATURE MATRIX

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service features

Get the feature matrix

VIDEO SERIES

VMware vs. Citrix. Three things to consider.

Watch video series

What our customers are saying

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

Dave Aldarondo
Manager of Network Services
Post University

Read customer success story