XenDesktop is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) tool by Citrix Systems. Founded in 1989 by Ed Lacobucci, the Fort Lauderdale company offers XenDesktop users the ability to deliver desktops and applications via the cloud.

XenDesktop Platform

XenDesktop is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) tool that allows users to access virtual desktops from the datacenter and access personalization benefits of VDI to open and run programs that may not otherwise be compatible with their computer. The tool features access to Windows and Linux Hosted-Shared desktops as well as access to Windows and Linux virtual (published) applications. Primarily, XenDesktop is used by remote business professionals. Due to the product’s capabilities and features, employees are able to work remotely and securely with Windows, Linux, web and SaaS applications remotely. Citrix also offers the tool XenApp, which is an application virtualization solution. The difference between XenApp and XenDesktop is minimal. XenDesktop has the same capabilities as XenApp and additionally, the ability to implement a VDI solution.

XenDesktop Screenshots

Review Summary

XenDesktop has 93 reviews on G2 Crowd, 26 of which came from within the last year.
Multiple reviewers highlight XenDesktop's:
  • More expensive
  • Easier to do business with
  • Better at support
Most Recent XenDesktop Review
Citrix Makes Working@Home Possible!
Reviewed On September 29, 2018
I am able to work much more effectively and efficiently from my home office. I do not have the distractions of being at company headquarters. By eliminating the need to dress for the office and commute to work each day, I am able to use that time more productively for my company and get things done.


According to G2 Crowd Data, XenDesktop's main competitors in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) space are:


Citrix offers a variety of partnership options based on the desired relationship. Being a partner enables businesses to plan, deploy, and manage Citrix solutions. The partnership types are: Service Provider, Solution Advisor, SaaS Referral Partner, System Integrator, Independent Software Vendor, Distributor, Authorized Learning Center, or Citrix Ready. Some partners include True Workspace, Accudata Systems, and Presidio.

Funding and Acquisition History

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Citrix Systems was founded in 1978 by Ed Lacobucci. Citrix Systems went public on December 15, 1995 with an IPO share price of $15.00. Their stock symbol is NASDAQ: CTXS. The last funding type was a Series F round for $20 million. Since its founding, Citrix systems has made 49 acquisitions, including brands such as GoToMeeting, Grasshopper, and Sanbolic. Its most recent acquisition was Cedexis on February 12, 2018.

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