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What to choose between VMWARE and CITRIX Cert.


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#1 arun_cdm

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 04:00 AM

Hi all,
I'm 1.5 Yrs exp in Win Server Admin.
Holding CCNA, MCITP Server Admin, CEH.
Now plans to study virtualization technology.
What can choose between CITRIX or VMWARE.
What about job opening for both.
I need more info abt these cert's.
Thanks in advance...
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#2 Lethe

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 05:50 AM

Short answer, it depends.

Personally if we are strictly talking about OS virtualization I would go for VMware, only downside you would need an official course to achieve the certification, as it is the far way mroe common solution used out there.

Even if Citrix solution is not that bad, even if personally I do prefer the standard Linux Xen, it is a bit less common even if with a better VDI offer, on the other hand if you want to pursue "application" virtualization then go for Citrix...

Career wise again I would go for VMware but best suggestion I feel to give is to check your local market and then make a more educated choice.

Cheers Lethe.
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#3 laf_c

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 06:22 AM

The same from me, VMware is one step ahead and it will be the spearhead from many years from now.
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#4 arun_cdm

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:20 PM

Tkz Lethe & laf_c.
Good suggestion . . .
Actually i plans to go for VMware. But some of my friends ask me to do Citrix.
Basically i'm zero in linux.
So, i was much confused.
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 05:40 PM

Well Citrix, apart Xen, has little in common with Linux (I still fear to configure the Xenapp agent on *nix machines) as most of their solution are Windows "based", with a few exceptions like Access gateway and Xen.

With this in mind Citrix and VMware are quite two different beasts, as laf_c has pointed out VMware is far way superior to anything on the market at the moment (and trust me I work with almost every virtualization solution out there, KVM/Xen/Red Hat/VMware you name it, but nothing do defeats VMWare) only part where they are "weak" even if I'm not an expert in this field is VDI.

Again I think everything is bound to your job role and your local market, as already told they are two different beasts :)

Cheers Lethe.
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#6 Steve Jobs

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 02:31 PM

You can do both
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#7 Ahsan Tasneem

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:46 AM

This might help you

http://ahsantasneem....oft-citrix.html <
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#8 brave_rich

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:15 PM

Thanks bros... this information helps others (read as 'me') as well.
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