FAQs.

Frequently asked questions

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CITRIX AND MICROSOFT RDS, AND HOW DO I CHOOSE WHICH OPTION TO GO FOR?

The table below should give you a better understanding of which virtual machine to choose. Ideally though, you should give us a ring and let our technicians do a thorough assessment of your needs in order to match you up with the best solution for your business.

 CitrixMicrosoft RSD
CostMore expensiveCheaper
SecurityBetter
Operational efficiencyBetter
User Experience

  • Better single-device user experience (i.e.
    best used on a traditional PC. Consider this
    for workstations.)


  • Better cross-device user experience (i.e.
    works better on more devices such as
    phones and tabs. Consider this for remote
    working and BYOD scenarios.)


  • Easier Customisation


  • Step-by-step trouble shooting

Image management: DesktopPartial supportFull support
Image management: BYODNoFull support
Offline accessYesNo
Two-factor authentication YesYes, but it is complicated and it has a limited
functionality
Can run on Mac or PCYes, but Mac is complicatedYes to both
Ability to run large apps fasterBetter
SpreadsheetFaster
File copy (network latency)Faster
Video playbackBetter
Behind-the-scenes geek stuff you probably
needn’t worry about

  • Can run on more servers


  • Easier to update


  • Faster installs of new apps


Easier patch management

You can watch this video to see a side-by-side comparison of the same video played on a Citrix virtual machine and on a VMware virtual machine, but is video
playback the most important consideration for your business?