Gartner Research

How to Choose Between Citrix and VMware for Desktop Virtualization Deployment

Published: 19 February 2016

ID: G00278567

Analyst(s): Michael Silver , Nathan Hill


Citrix and VMware dominate the desktop virtualization market, and end-user computing managers struggle to differentiate them. Gartner highlights the criteria to select between these vendors and their products.

Table Of Contents


  • Enabling the Digital Workplace
  • Citrix in Desktop Virtualization
    • Strengths of Citrix in Desktop Virtualization
    • Challenges for Citrix in Desktop Virtualization
  • VMware in Desktop Virtualization
    • Strengths of VMware in Desktop Virtualization
    • Challenges for VMware in Desktop Virtualization
  • A Challenging Market
    • Challenges for Both Citrix and VMware in Desktop Virtualization
  • Citrix's Corporate Issues and the Impact of Dell's Acquisition of EMC

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