A complete guide to XenApp and XenDesktop vs. Horizon

Last updated:October 2016

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Citrix and VMware are the top dogs in the VDI market. The two have been competing for years now and constantly work to one-up one another. As a result, it can be hard to know the truth about each company's desktop virtualization product.

This guide has IT covered with an in-depth look at XenApp and XenDesktop vs. Horizon. On the Citrix front, get information on what's new in the latest versions, key security features and more. Also, take a look at VMware Horizon's profile management tools and Instant Clone technology. Finally, learn more about both companies' cloud-based VDI offerings. 

1VMware Horizon in the spotlight

VMware's answer to Citrix's XenApp and XenDesktop virtualization tools is Horizon. VDI shops can use Horizon to deliver virtual desktops, apps and resources to users from a single platform. It also includes Instant Clone technology, which allows admins to rapidly make copies of virtual machines (VMs), as well as App Volumes, which is layering software admins can use to group certain apps together. Read on to learn more about Horizon.

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