Technical Battleground: View vs Citrix XenDesktop THEJOMURTHY THOTA Agenda 2 Why Choose VMware End User Computing? Horizon View 5.2 Comparative Advantages Horizon Suite Comparative Advantages Customer Wins Confidential VMware is a Leader in Cloud Computing and Virtualization Over a dozen years of continuous innovation 2013 21,000+ View customers 2012 Largest VDI deal:100,000+ seats 900+ Desktop Competency Channel Partners HW Accelerated 3D Graphics View Desktop via HTML5 Brw Windows 8 Desktops Enhanced touch-based user experience CAPEX and OPEX savings Storage Accelerator VCAI (VAAI) 2011 Full Virtual 3D, UC, Persona Mgmt, BW Reductions 2010 Local Mode 2009 PColP 2006 VDI 2001 ESX 1999 Workstation 2012 & 2013 Virtualization Review Reader’s Choice Award 3 Confidential Horizon View Wins for Four Important Reasons 1. Integration with leading virtualization platform 2. Easier deployment and management 3. Cost less 4. End use experience 4 Confidential Horizon View: Directly Leverages the Power of vSphere Unique Integration • • • • • • 5 Confidential Full Virtualized 3D Graphics Storage Accelerator Composer Array Integration vCloud Network & Security SE Sparse Disk Utilization vSphere Web Client Integration 1. vSphere Integration: Storage Comparison Horizon View & vSphere Integration Citrix Lacks storage and CAPEX savings View Composer Array Integration allows generic storage devices to leverage View's linked clone technology and save on CAPEX integration with vSphere Does not provide a generic solution for optimizing VDI storage like VCAI Lacks storage efficiencies for persistent desktops like SE Disk Utilization Does not have CBRC equivalent for View Storage Accelerator integrates with vSphere’s CBRC to reduce VDI boot times View Space Efficient (SE) Sparse Disk Utilization reduces storage capacity requirements for persistent desktops enterprise deployments; XenServer Intellicache is limited: Does not support Provisioning Services (only supports MCS) Only supports NFS Does not support persistent pools View Composer Linked Clones Parent Image NAS Storage 6 Confidential 1. vSphere Integration: Security Comparison VMware vShield Endpoint Citrix Third party validated solution required Secure your VMs with offloaded antivirus and anti-malware (AV) solutions without the need of agents Limit internal network access by VDI users Protect sensitive data on VDI desktops Included with vSphere* Benefits Simplified AV administration Higher consolidation ratios by preventing the possibility of AV storms Improved performance *All editions and kits with the exception of Essentials 7 Confidential vShield Endpoint is Virtualization-Aware, Offloads AV Processing Competitors—Agent-Based VMware vSphere—Agentless AV agent AV agent AV agent Hyper-V, KVM, or Xen Introspection VMware vSphere VMware Security Method: Traditional Security Method: Offload AV processing to a secure VM, Install antivirus agent in every VM powered by partners like Trend Micro, Symantec, BitDefender, Kaspersky, McAfee Weaknesses: Included in vSphere Essentials Plus and above Agents are resource intensive; difficult to scale Strengths: Agent-less architecture improves performance and scales well for large environments for VDI, large cloud deployments Susceptible to “AV storms” which can cause 100% saturation of CPU and storage Eliminate AV storms 8 Based on legacy physical solutions Confidential 2. Management Comparison VMware View Manager Citrix Multiple management interfaces Desktop Studio, Desktop Director, Provisioning Services Console, Provisioning Services Configuration Wizard, Provision Services Imaging Wizard, etc .etc etc. Simple management console Visibility to desktop environment through single dashboard interface Manage users, data and settings through administrative interface Benefits Centralized desktop management Streamline tasks from hours to minutes Easily apply desktop policy or application access to users or groups Trouble shoot issues and monitor issues 9 Confidential 3. Cost Comparison Citrix VMware Horizon View Provisioning Services requires expensive Horizon View requires 19% fewer servers server and more storage Citrix concurrent user licensing costs are more that 2 times Horizon View’s costs XenApp Trade-up Program hidden secrets Subscription Advantage must be up to date Normal discount is often better deal Need to add $65/desktop to run on than Citrix XenDesktop1 Horizon View use 42% Less Storage than Citrix XenDesktop1 Horizon View Premiere costs 30-67% less than XenDesktop Enterprise or Platinum2 More value delivered as part of Horizon Suite View Enterprise Bundle vSphere Subscription Advantage payments increase vSphere for Desktop ü ü vCenter Server Standard for Desktop ü View Manager ü ü ü ü ü ü View Composer Local Mode 1EMA Report 2011 2Tolly Report March 2011 10 ThinApp Pricing per CCU Confidential View Premier Bundle $150 $250 Horizon View 5.2: Ease of Management and OPEX Savings New in 5.2 Large pool creation with elimination of 8 host limits and multiple vLAN support View Administrator performance improvements with large numbers of desktops Accelerated provisioning and rebalance operations Support for View Composer Virtual Appliance based deployments Enhanced vCenter Operations for View Scale Enhanced Application Entitlement with Horizon Tech Preview of a new Integrated Service Console in the View Composer Web Client 11 Confidential Horizon View Media Services for 3D Graphics (vSGA) Rich, workstation class user experience Overview Leverages new vSphere 5.1 capability… Enables shared access to physical GPU hardware for 3D and high performance graphical workloads. Desktops still see abstracted VMware SVGA device for maximum compatibility & portability. Benefits Enables enhanced 3D workloads like CAD Maximize the value of GPU resources with multiple VMs sharing a GPU Full compatibility with hosts lacking physical GPUs (for vMotion, etc). 12 Confidential 4. End User Experience: 3D Graphics Comparison Citrix VMware Horizon View Lacks software only solution for 3D Full virtual 3D graphics – software only graphics solution saves $$$$ NEW in View 5.2: Hardware Accelerated 3D graphics (vSGA) Enables shared access to physical GPU hardware for 3D and high performance graphical workloads HDX Pro only available as HW solution XenDesktop only provides vSGA using Hyper-V with RemoteFX or VGX RemoteFX is limited in WAN capabilities VGX limits support to XenServer with NVIDIA GPUs Benefits Enables enhanced 3D workloads like CAD Maximize the value of GPU resources with multiple VMs sharing a GPU Full compatibility with hosts lacking physical GPUs (for vMotion, etc). 13 Confidential 4. End User Experience: Smartphone Support Comparison VMware Horizon Workspace Citrix Does not provide dual persona Lacks user/work isolation on smartphone Disruptive management of devices = lower end user satisfaction Complex management – lower IT management satisfaction 14 Empower users with access to enterprise services while on the go Full version of Android OS Provide a consistent native mobile experience to employees across devices, reducing fragmentation Any application can by deployed to employees without modifications Productivity Features Applications Exchange e-mail client, calendar, contacts, SwiftKey, Webex, etc VPN and network printing Dual-telephony and billing Retain complete work phone ownership through Horizon Manager Confidential Horizon View 5.2 has Better End User Experience New in 5.2 Hardware Accelerated 3D Graphics Support for Microsoft Lync 2013 with Rich Media Services Support for Windows 8 based desktops & clients Streamlined access to View Desktops from Horizon Workspace Easily connect to desktops from any device with HTML Access Enhanced Experience for Touch Based Mobile Devices 15 Confidential Horizon View Versus XenApp Comparison Horizon View’s Advantages Citrix XenApp Runs desktop applications on a server Provides user isolation Better native application compatibility Allows users to administer their own operating system and this may not be supported by the application Not all applications have licensing for a multi-user session environment Generates application compatibility issues Inconsistent performance for end users 16 Confidential images More secure Greater fault tolerance Easier to manage Cost comparison View Versus XenApp IDC’s “Quantifying the Business Case for VDI” whitepaper View and ThinApp Enhance a XenApp Environment Key Point: XenApp is not even integrated with XenDesktop View eliminates user conflict and creates stability ThinApp enhances XenApp • Requires only single application instance • Eliminates application conflict • Simplifies recovery • Updates are simpler and faster • Virtualizes IE6 vSphere virtualizes XenApp farms Trade-up program has hidden gotcha’s 17 Confidential Horizon View Compared to Citrix VDI-in-a-Box Horizon View’s Advantages Citrix ViaB VDI-in-a-Box Different Implementation Methodology Limited to under 500 desktops (per Citrix) Lacks technology upgrade path to larger installation Doesn’t support offline use case Not enterprise ready 18 Enterprise ready Includes Application Virtualization Effortless scalability Enterprise robustness, security, and compliance Easy to install, use, manage Rapid Desktop Program Future – VSAN Support Confidential Horizon View: Included in Horizon Suite Horizon View Horizon Mirage Horizon Workspace (Apps, Data, Mobile) Horizon View Horizon Suite 19 Confidential Horizon Product Family Overview HORIZON SUITE The platform for workforce mobility Horizon View Virtualize desktops and applications into the datacenter 20 Horizon Mirage Layered Windows image management; Centralize management, backup and recovery Confidential Horizon Workspace Single workspace for users to securely access corporate assets on any device; Centralized, policy-based management Horizon Suite Versus The Competition Layered Windows Image Management Virtual Desktops Multi-device Workspace Citrix 21 Confidential Horizon Suite Components Versus Citrix Piece-meal Approach Horizon Suite Citrix CloudGateway, ShareFile, XenDesktop, Access Gateway Extensible and flexible platform Citrix purchases piece parts with a long road to integration 100% on premise file sharing solution in addition to offering a cloud solution ShareFile only offers data on premise. Application is still hosted by sharefile.com Desktop Layering, Migration, and Desktop Backup and Recovery None Tight integration and similar management experience as vSphere No specific integration with vSphere Android-dual persona None And best of all – It’s a suite! Citrix requires purchase of CloudGateway, XenDesktop, ShareFile, and Netscaler Access Gateway Horizon Suite is an integrated mobile workforce platform built by the leader in virtualization and cloud computing; built for today and for the future. Citrix offers non integrated tools purchased from various vendors without the future needs of end user computing in mind. 22 Confidential Horizon Suite Versus Citrix Price Comparison Horizon Suite Citrix Point Tools Horizon Workspace (included) CloudGateway: $150/user ShareFile: $100/user/yr for 1GB Horizon View (included) XenDesktop: $225/user Horizon Mirage (included) None Horizon FusionPro (included) None Not Required NetScaler Access Gateway: $995 $300/User $475/User + $995 Sum of expensive piece parts 23 Confidential Horizon Mirage for Layered Windows Image Management 24 Confidential Horizon Mirage Compared to Citrix XenClient/Virtual Computer Horizon Mirage Advantages Citrix XenClient Disruptive: requires install of client Central management for virtual or physical hypervisor PC’s Destructive install requires backup and Logically layers each end user’s PC for restore of user’s content granular control Does not provide layered management Limited hardware support: Hardware Empowers IT to perform granular operations on some or all PC layers compatibility list has less than few models supported Not integrated with other “FlexCast” tools Supports user-installed applications Unlimited hardware support Easy to install, use, manage – small footprint, low bandwidth requirements Includes application virtualization and Fusion Pro End-User Controlled User Data & Profile Some Applications Other Applications Operating System Drivers IT Managed 25 Confidential Mirage Extends PCLM Procurement OS Deployment / Migration Application Delivery Patch Management Security Management Full Disk Encryption Power Management Deploy a Windows 7 image to hundreds of devices with just a few clicks. Deploy layers of preinstall applications outside of the base layer Seamlessly backs up changes on endpoints which helps avoid data loss due to device failure or theft Quickly migrate users to replacement PC or HW from a different vendor, while retaining personalization Remote Control Helpdesk Asset Management Tasks that used to require diagnosis and escalation can now be handled with a few clicks by Tier 1 helpdesk staff Reporting Desktop Backup and Recovery 26 Restore some or all of an end user’s PC over the LAN or WAN with zero-touch! Confidential Mirage Complements PCLM Procurement OS Deployment / Migration Application Delivery Patch Management Data Protection/System Backup Disk Encryption Enables IT to deploy/manage layers of applications outside of the base layer on any Mirage managed device Seamlessly backs up changes on endpoints which helps avoid data loss due to device failure or theft Data backup honors device encryption Power Management Remote Control Helpdesk Restore a user’s PC to previous snapshots without overwriting user data Asset Management Reporting 27 Confidential Take a Guess 28 ~50,000 desktops Confidential Whychooseview.com is Your Sales Resource Updated to include Solutions Competitive Easier to navigate Community postings 29 Confidential Thank you.
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