VDI Comparison - Vmware, Microsoft, Citrix & Quest

Posted by Ahsan Tasneem | 7:32 AM | , , , , , , , | 7 comments »

VDI Leaders, Major Players, Contendors &
Each desktop virtualization product has its own functionality and feature-set. This comparison below describes the features in a very detailed way.We did our best to be truthful and accurate in investigating and writing-down the different features.When you see improvements please let me know @ahsantasneem.
This matrix is developed with the following virtualization products and versions:

Product                             Version                                              Release date
Citrix XenDesktop            5.0                                                     December 2010
Microsoft VDI/RDS           2008 R2 SP1 (RFX)                       February 2011
Quest vWorkspace           7.2                                                    December 2010
VMware View                     4.6                                                    February 2011


= Applicable; X = Not applicable; ~= It depends; #= Under investigation
RDP =Only supported with RDP; RF =Only supported with RemoteFX
PCoIP = Software implementation of PCoverIP;


Which Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Solution is THE best? Without a better understanding of the requirements in general it‟s impossible to give an accurate and profound answer in THE question. It's important to have a Vision and Strategy around Application and Desktop Delivery. Designing, building, managing and maintaining the vDesktop infrastructure using the right Technologies, corresponding vendors and products is an important step. “This comparison is very useful resource in this journey!”

Keep in mind: “VDI fits for every customer but not for every desktop”

Note: Just wanted to add that we are currently testing two different VDI's in our environment (Citrix Xendesktop & Vmware View) any questions related to this article can be posted in the comments section or @ahsantasneem

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  1. Anonymous // November 9, 2011 at 9:23 PM  

    Interesting comparison can u please post the comparison b/w View 5 & Xendesktop 5.5

  2. Ahsan Tasneem // November 9, 2011 at 9:27 PM  

    Already working on it .. I'll be posting it in few days ..

  3. Ahsan Tasneem // November 10, 2011 at 4:35 AM  

    Comparison b/w VMware View 5 & Xendesktop 5.5

  4. Anonymous // March 11, 2012 at 5:52 AM  

    How about HUAWEI VDI Solution? How does it compare with the other brands?

  5. Ahsan Tasneem // June 11, 2012 at 2:50 AM  

    @ Anonymous: Haven't tried it yet, so I cannot give my feedback on that.

  6. Teck Chean // August 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM  

    it will be good if we can download the comparison matrix somewhere... many thanks..

  7. Ahsan Tasneem // August 28, 2012 at 3:31 AM  

    @Tech Chean .. you can copy the images of comparison matrix if you want to there are no restrictions.

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