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Why Splashtop is Superior to VDI Tools Like VMware & Citrix

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In an era where remote access and virtual infrastructure are crucial for business continuity and flexibility, Splashtop has emerged as a standout alternative to traditional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions like VMware and Citrix.

This blog dives into Splashtop's capabilities and benefits, especially in light of recent VDI industry shake-ups. We'll explore the significant changes following Broadcom's acquisition of VMware and the implications of Citrix's takeover, which have cast a shadow of uncertainty over their future offerings.

In this changing landscape, Splashtop offers reliability and efficiency, positioning itself as a superior choice for organizations navigating the complexities of virtualization and remote access solutions.

Current Market Landscape

The landscape of virtual desktop infrastructure is rapidly evolving, influenced significantly by major shifts in industry giants VMware and Citrix. Broadcom's acquisition of VMware for $61 billion has led to a major overhaul of VMware's partner programs. This development has thrown Cloud Service Providers into uncertainty, with concerns about their future engagements and impacts on smaller providers.

Simultaneously, Citrix's situation has become equally complex following its $16.5 billion acquisition and merger with Tibco. These changes in Citrix and VMware's strategic direction have created a climate of unpredictability, impacting their long-term positioning in the market.

Challenges with Traditional VDI Solutions

Traditional VDI solutions are increasingly facing challenges that impact their effectiveness and user satisfaction. These challenges include:

  1. Complexity and Cost: Traditional VDI solutions often require complex infrastructure, including servers, storage, and networking, leading to high upfront costs and ongoing maintenance. The licensing models for traditional VDI can be expensive and inflexible, making scaling difficult and costly.

  2. Performance and User Experience: Users may experience latency, impacting productivity and user satisfaction, particularly in graphics-intensive applications. Traditional VDI solutions may not offer optimal performance on various devices, hindering mobile access.

  3. Security and Compliance: Managing and securing the infrastructure poses challenges, with potential data transmission and storage vulnerabilities. Ensuring compliance with various regulatory standards can be more cumbersome with complex VDI setups.

  4. Recent Industry Uncertainties: With recent shake-ups in major VDI providers like VMware and Citrix, there's growing concern about these platforms' stability and future direction.

While traditional VDI solutions have played a significant role in the past, these challenges highlight the need for more agile, cost-effective, and user-friendly alternatives in today's dynamic IT landscape.

Splashtop: A Better Alternative to VDI

Splashtop offers a compelling choice for those seeking an alternative to traditional VDI solutions, with several key advantages:

1 - Ease of Use and Deployment

Splashtop's straightforward setup process contrasts sharply with the often complex infrastructure requirements of traditional VDI systems. Its user-friendly interface enhances accessibility, making it suitable for users with varying technical expertise.

2 - Cost-Effectiveness

Splashtop's cost-effectiveness is another significant advantage, featuring a more affordable licensing model and lower overall infrastructure costs, making it accessible to a broader range of businesses.

3 - Performance and Flexibility

Known for high-speed connectivity and reliable performance, Splashtop ensures seamless operations across various devices and operating systems. This flexibility is a key differentiator, especially for organizations prioritizing mobility and ease of access.

4 - Security

Security is a priority for Splashtop, which incorporates advanced security features and regular updates to protect data and maintain compliance with regulatory standards.

5 - Stability in Changing Times

Amid market uncertainties surrounding traditional VDI providers, Splashtop stands out as a stable and reliable solution, offering consistent service and adaptability.

These aspects collectively position Splashtop as an advantageous alternative in the current VDI market, especially for organizations seeking efficient, secure, and user-friendly remote access solutions.

Integrating Splashtop into Virtual Environments

Splashtop's adaptability extends beyond being a mere alternative to traditional VDI solutions. It also offers substantial benefits for organizations that maintain or implement virtual infrastructures.

Splashtop can be effortlessly integrated into existing virtual environments. This allows organizations to leverage their virtual infrastructure investments while utilizing Splashtop's enhanced remote access capabilities.

With Splashtop, users can gain remote access to virtual instances. Splashtop's high performance, security, and ease of use enhance the overall functionality of virtual infrastructures. Its compatibility with various virtualization technologies ensures a seamless user experience, regardless of the underlying virtual infrastructure.

Splashtop provides a more economical approach to expanding virtual resources than traditional VDI solutions. This affordability allows organizations to scale their virtual infrastructure as needed without significant financial strain.

Splashtop also supports a hybrid computing infrastructure that combines physical computers and virtual machines. This unified approach ensures seamless access to various computing resources, enhancing mobility across different platforms. It provides remote access to physical computers, servers, mobile devices, virtual machines, and VDI/DaaS solutions, making it a comprehensive tool for managing a hybrid IT infrastructure.

In summary, Splashtop serves as an alternative to VDI and enhances the value of existing virtual infrastructures. Its compatibility, performance, and cost-efficiency make it a strategic choice for organizations looking to optimize their virtual environments.

Get Started with Splashtop

In a period marked by instability within the VDI market, Splashtop stands out as a stable and reliable alternative. This stability is crucial when traditional VDI providers like VMware and Citrix are undergoing significant changes.

Splashtop's consistent performance, security, and ease of use offer peace of mind to organizations wary of these uncertainties. Furthermore, its flexible and cost-effective nature makes it an appealing choice for businesses looking to adapt quickly to the evolving IT landscape without compromising quality or functionality.

Want to try Splashtop for yourself? Get started with a free trial or learn more about our solutions.


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Trevor Jackins Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Splashtop
Trevor Jackins
Trevor Jackins is a Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Splashtop. He’s also a passionate user of Splashtop’s remote access software as he uses it to remote into his office computer to work from home! Trevor’s excitement for Splashtop stems from his interest in how technology can improve our daily lives.
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