I remember the first time that I saw Citrix Workspace Cloud. I was just amazed. Taking your Citrix backend to the cloud and never have to worry about upgrades. New features will just appear in your Studio console and you will be able to use them right away. You have some of the best people to take care of your XenApp installation. What’s not to like??
I do believe that Citrix Workspace Cloud is a great idea and I think that the product has great potential. It is still a new product and I do believe that it needs to become more mature.
Citrix Workspace Cloud is a great product for smaller companies. They don’t have the necessary skills to run a whole XenApp installation. I do believe that small companies get a great deal out of XenApp. But XenApp is just to big a mouthful for smaller companies. That is why I do believe that Citrix Workspace Cloud is great fit for them
When it comes to bigger companies, they have other concerns. Things like:
- Upgrade schedule
All of these things are what larger companies ask about when they presented a product. This is not how a cloud product is meant to work. Let’s take a look at Dropbox. Dropbox is cloud service that you most likely use. But you never worry about when they upgrade your client or when they upgrade the back-end. Some people will say that XenApp is a lot more complex than Dropbox.
I do believe that Citrix Workspace Cloud is a great product for the cloud. It still needs some finishing touches, but I’m sure it’s getting there.