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How to Choose Between Citrix and VMware as Your Strategic Desktop Virtualization Provider

Published: 17 October 2017

ID: G00334908

Analyst(s): Michael Silver , Nathan Hill


Citrix and VMware dominate the desktop virtualization market, and both companies have expanded into cloud workspace delivery. Technology requirements should be considered foundational, but factors beyond technology are also important when I&O leaders are selecting a desktop virtualization provider.

Table Of Contents


  • Enabling Unified Workspaces and the Digital Workplace
  • Citrix in Desktop Virtualization
    • Citrix's Corporate Issues Continue to Cause Uncertainty
    • 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

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