Citrix expands XenDesktop licensing

More options offered

Citrix has added more licensing options and editions to its upcoming desktop virtualisation platform XenDesktop 4, including the option to pay by the number of devices used.

The company originally planned to license XenDesktop 4 based only on the number of named users, but that was not well received by customers, it says.

"It became clear that we missed a few important things on the licensing and packaging front in our initial announcement", Citrix vice president for XenDesktop Sumit Dhawan wrote in a post on the Citrix blog.

To appease users, Citrix is adding the following three changes to XenDesktop 4: a device-based licensing option, a campus-wide licensing program, and a VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) Edition, which can be licensed per named user, the number of concurrent users or the number of devices, according to Dhawan.

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