Citrix VDI-in-a-box functions as a VDI controller. It sits as a VM appliance, in your data center, and tosses sessions between a breathtaking number of devices; Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2, VMware 5.0 update 1+, Citric XenCenter 6.1 hypervisor, and many others. Citrix uses an enhancement of RDP protocols by Microsoft, HDX protocol. With Citrix VDI-in-a-box you cannot virtualize hot sessions for non-Windows operating systems, and you will need a Microsoft volume licensing agreement to have Windows virtual licensed desktops available to you, a DHCP server, data store, and a naming convention for hosted Virtual Machines.
Although both companies, Citrix and VMware, have extra products, VMware native instance image considerations still lead a bit. Once you get the images correctly installed, you will have to license these; has a different licensing constraint. To prevent resource drainage during peak events, like a remote meeting time or morning start up time, Citrix allows VDI-in-a-box to be configured. For Citrix running Citrix VDI, Citrix recommended server infrastructure descriptions are less detailed than VMware. This might be due to the fact that Citrix runs as a connection broker over various different flexible hypervisor families, Whereas VMware Horizon View is run in a more controlled environment.
Images are delivered to remote based and local desktops without a hitch, and the draft images allow you to choose either Citrix HDX protocol or Microsoft’s RDP protocol. For a dramatic effect, high latency connections or low speed, you can also limit colour depth. You can also choose between hosted VMs use of network or device disks, smart cards, printers, or USB devices.
Security concerns are outside the scope of this product and should be buttoned down before the installation; Citrix VDI-in-a-box facilitates multiple hypervisor family platforms. Chances of misuse seem to be very limited as most organizations use the best security practices.