4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 16, 2016
Challenges with 3rd party integrater along the way. Vendor was key in managing this relationship. They really stood up. This technology was changing constantly so it was key to have a close relationship with key vendor relationships.
When introducing new disruptive technologies make sure you, your team, your sponsors and the organization has the same risk aptitude that you do!
Vendors need to ensure thier partners are representing well. This is where your sucessful implementations come from. No client will be happy only by a smoth sales process. It is when challenges come when true value is proven.
Vendor is great to work with. Provided many opportunities to work directly with product engineers. Something you don't often see anymor.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 16, 2016
Very knowledgeable team, willing to assist with any/all issue. There is still a few minor issues which we are addressing.
evaluate, evaluate and evaluate with various sections of a business
goos support team and very knowledgeable
product is new so it seems everyone is learning
maybe wait a bit longer and not be one of the firsts to utilize.
very knowledable team who was willing to address all issues
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jun 15, 2016
When used as a virtualization platform for Xen App, Xen server cannot be beaten.
virtualize your applications if you are a branched company; virtualize your desktops if you are not a branched company.
it works as advertised.
dislike constant change of licensing models.
fought harder for better pricing.
Move to Xen server sooner. Stayed with physical Xen App servers too long.
Vendor service could be better.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jun 15, 2016
Citrix is a great way to stream apps right to users’ desktops, keeping the apps local and steady.
Support was key in migrating the apps to the new farm - their support was great!
2 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 11, 2016
In environments where cost is the primary factor, this can be a decent decision. There need to be many controls put into place to ensure functionality remains acceptable. Major design flaw where management of overall cluster is maintained from within the cluster, unlike other vendors in the market which have hosts external to the cluster for maintaining overall health. If the host that is responsible for managing the cluster fails, it will cause the entire cluster to be restarted, potentially causing production outages.
If you have a budget that can support other offerings, take a stronger look elsewhere.
Model the management of clustering differently.
With the level of maturity at the time with my organization, there wouldn't have been much of an appetite for a different approach. If we started five years later, we would have used a different vendor.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 9, 2015
Implementation and change management are complex. Costs are quite high. Project requires long term vision and lots of planning.
Beware of costs and change management issues.
Long term scalablity and adaptability.
Help more with the technical planning and IOPS issues.
Understand the true costs better. Plan and plan again. Start small and then scale up. Change management is everything.
Product is good and functions well; it is fairly robust with good roadmap.
Ok from Third parties. Poor from the actual product owner.
Takes a lot of planning and effort.