Citrix on Zen Server vs VMWARE vs Hyper-V
Posted on 2009-04-27
We are in the process of upgrading our Citrix environment and our vendors/consultants are really pushing us to go with Zen Server for our virtualization. They claim that Zen Server is going to take over the virtual world and before long VMWare will be a thing of the past. I know this is probably a sales pitch and should be taken with a grain of salt.
I realize Zen Server was built to support Citrix and there are probably some hooks in there that make it the most optimized solution for Citrix. We are a smaller company that has a smaller Citrix implementation and everything else we have running virtualized is on VMWare and it would be nice to keep it that way (or move towards Hyper-V possibly). We plan to have 2 virtualized presentation servers each running on their own physical host, and then also use those physical hosts for other virtual machines as well.
Two questions. Is it safe to run Citrix on VMWare and Hyper-V? Also, are there any real good reasons for a smaller company with a smaller Citrix implementation to stick with Zen Server?