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What is the difference between Citrix and VMware?

Here you will find out:

  • what base components required for VDI spaces are
  • what the difference between Citrix vs VMware is
  • how DiskInternals software can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

Base components required for VDI spaces

There are five (5) components of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution. While VDI solutions from different vendors all differ, these base components remain the same:

  • A brokering service to distribute available resources to end-users
  • A web interface that authenticates and allows end-users access to resources
  • A hypervisor component for virtualization
  • A provisioning technology that scales the environment using a copy of the existing machine’s setup data
  • A secure external gateway that provides secure external access to the VDI’s internal resources

Citrix vs VMware: Hypervisors

Let’s compare the hypervisors used for Citrix VDI solutions versus the ones used for VMware VDI solutions. Citrix focuses on delivering a more diverse infrastructure for hosting solutions. VMware, by contrast, targets higher market share, thanks to its sector-leading technology ESXi, as well as provides infrastructure that guarantees stability and consistency within a VDI environment.

Citrix vs VMware: Brokering Service

Citrix provides Citrix Director, which offers a single web-based administrative interface for help desk and administrator tasks. However, VMware Horizon View does not come standard with a single tool that provides everything Citrix Director has to offer. Instead, Horizon View allows you to combine two alternative resources: the Horizon Helpdesk Utility and vRealize for “View”.

Citrix vs VMware: Provisioning Technology

Citrix supports MCS and PVS as provisioning technology for VDI infrastructure, while VMWare provides Linked Clone and Instant Clones. Citrix’s MCS and VMWare Linked Clone are relatively the same. In contrast, PVS vs. Instant Clones are totally different, and it all points down to “Preference” in selecting which one is best for your VDI deployment. The former relies on your “Network” while the latter relies on your “Storage.”

Citrix vs VMware: Web Front-End

The Storefront web front-end provided by Citrix offers more granular control and an excellent user experience. VMware provides View Connection as its web front-end interface; this interface follows a primitive approach for editing configuration files. The Citrix Storefront internet looks more advanced than VMware’s View Connection.

Citrix vs VMware: External Gateway

Citrix provides more than just an external gateway; however, some of its supported features cost extra. By contrast, VMware’s Security Server is straightforward and easy to use; even beginners will find it easy to deploy solutions with Security Server. While Citrix’s external gateway technology offers extensive features but seems complicated, VMware’s external gateway is very easy and simple to use.

How to repair VMDK files

Are you looking for a way to repair VMDK files? DiskInternals VMFS Recoveryy supports a bunch of handy features for recovering data even from corrupted VMFS drives. It is also capable of recovering VMDK images on VMware vSphere and ESXi/ESX Servers. This software can read inaccessible hard drives, as well as supports all the features of DiskInternals RAID Recovery.

With the Recovery Wizard acting as a step-by-step guide to recovering/repairing VMDK files, DiskInternals VMFS Recovery is the best tool for VMware users. It recovers data lost due to physical drive issues, RAID array corruption, software failure, malicious attacks, and mistaken deletion.

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