Compare XenServer and VMware vSphere - Mar 2022

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Mar 03, 2022

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - XenServer or VMware vSphere?

XenServer is more expensive to implement (TCO) than VMware vSphere, and VMware vSphere is rated higher (76/100) than XenServer (50/100). VMware vSphere offers users more features (4) than XenServer (3). There is a clear winner in this case and it is VMware vSphere!

Looking for the right IT Management solution for your business? Buyers are primarily concerned about the real total cost of implementation (TCO), the full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, and the pros and cons. In this article we compare between the two software products:

Citrix Systems, Inc. Vs. VMware

Citrix Systems, Inc.: Citrix transforms how businesses and IT work and people collaborate in the cloud era. With market-leading cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies, Citrix powers mobile workstyles and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible for 260,000 organizations. Citrix products touch 75 percent of Int...

VMware: VMware, Inc. is a company providing virtualization software,founded in 1998 and based in Palo Alto, California, USA. The company was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2004, and operates as a separate software subsidiary. VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, while VMware's enterprise software hypervis...

Who is more expensive? XenServer or VMware vSphere?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of IT Management software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance and support and other related services. When calculating the TCO, it's important to add all of these ”hidden costs” as well. We prepared a TCO (Total Cost) calculator for XenServer and VMware vSphere.

XenServer price starts at $1,000 per license , On a scale between 1 to 10 XenServer is rated 4, which is lower than the average cost of IT Management software. VMware vSphere price starts at $995 per year , When comparing VMware vSphere to its competitors, the software is rated 4 - lower than the average IT Management software cost.

Bottom line: XenServer cost is around the same cost of VMware vSphere.

Which software includes more/better features?

We've compared XenServer Vs. VMware vSphere based on some of the most important and required IT Management features.

XenServer: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support.

VMware vSphere: 24/7 Telephone Support, API, Online Customer Support, Telephone Customer Support.

Target customer size

XenServer is perfect for companies of all shapes and sizes. VMware vSphere is perfect for companies of all shapes and sizes.



XenServer

ITQlick rating
(5/5)

starts at $1,000 per license

Citrix XenServer is a complete, managed server virtualization platform built on the powerful Xen hypervisor. Xen technology is widely acknowledged as the fastest and most secure virtualization software in the i...

Categories: Server Monitoring, Virtual Infrastructure, Virtual Server.

VMware vSphere

ITQlick rating
(3/5)

starts at $995 per year

VMware vSphere is a server virtualization solution that can help users to build their own cloud infrastructure. The software is user-friendly and comes with a wide range of cloud features for users. The late...

Categories: Virtualization, Private cloud, Virtual Infrastructure.

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XenServer: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

VMware vSphere: 4 Features

24/7 Telephone Support
API
Online Customer Support
Telephone Customer Support
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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XenServer
ITQlick rating
5/5
Score
50/100
Pricing
5.8/10
License pricing
$1,000 per license
Functionality
6
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3/5
Score
76/100
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4.2/10
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Functionality
7
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90/100
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ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
87/100
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5/10
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Functionality
6

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Shlomi Lavi is an entrepreneur and founder of ITQlick.com. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information Systems Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 17 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant and implementation expert for small, medium and large-sized (global) companies. Shlomi’s goal is to share the best knowledge and news about information systems so you can make smarter buying decisions for your business.