General discussion

Locked

Citrix V's Windows TS

By HelmutR ·
We have an Oracle App. using Oracle Forms 6i for the retail sector and wish to deploy it over the wan. We evaluated citrix in a pilot program and are happy that it will do the job quite well. Problem $$$$ !. The other option is Windows Terminal Services which appears to be cheaper but we are not quite clear on the differences or bits missing that allow it to be cheaper. We have a requirement for printing and use of remote com ports on the remote POS units. Can anyone lead me to comparison papers or have gone thru the same evaluation route.

Any pointers will be appreciated !

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

4 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Citrix V's Windows TS

by Alpha-Male In reply to Citrix V's Windows TS

Yes, Citrix Metaframe is a little expensive (at least initially), but the benefits it offers to speed, bandwidth utilization, administration, flexibility and (of course) administration are well worth it. You know what they say...you get what you payfor:

http://www.i-tech.cc/apps/featcomp.htm

http://www.instarcorp.com/technotes/archives/991213.htm

http://www.i-tech.cc/apps/citrix.htm

http://www.purenetworking.net/RDPvsICA.htm

http://www.labmice.net/Terminalsrvcs/links.htm

http://www.csisoft.com/thin_metaframe.asp

http://www.citrix.com/products/metaframexp.asp

I administer a 6000+ user WAN with Citrix as the core....and every day I appreciate it a little bit more. Speedscreen, shadowing, administrative tools, ease ofdistribution, load balancing, security...it all adds up to an outstanding product. Bear in mind, Metaframe is an add-on to Terminal Server, not a replacement...but the features it adds will certainly pay off in the long run. At least that's how I see it from the field.

Good luck...hope this helps!

Collapse -

Citrix V's Windows TS

by Alpha-Male In reply to Citrix V's Windows TS

Delete any spaces in the above URLs

Collapse -

Citrix V's Windows TS

by HelmutR In reply to Citrix V's Windows TS

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Citrix V's Windows TS

by HelmutR In reply to Citrix V's Windows TS

This question was closed by the author

Back to Desktop Forum
4 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums