We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The whole point of it is to run Windows VMs on a Mac. This is the most valuable feature. There is snapshotting, but we don't really use that. The Pro version allows me to actually attach to the Windows ESXi infrastructure at the backend, and I'm able to create a session that I can attach to the VMware hooks at the backend, so one is running a VM, and the whole operating system is running on the actual Mac. The other one is literally a frontend to the VMs that are running in the infrastructure at the backend. These are the two main features I use."
"Technical support is very good."
"I haven't faced any inconveniences working with this solution. It is very easy to use."
"Great at solving connection problems."
"Because the setup is so easy, this is a solution that can be used at a moment's notice."
"The way they handle snapshotting can be improved. One time, I moved a machine from one to another, and I tried to pull it up on the second machine, but it didn't work. This was because I had not cleaned up the snapshot before I deleted it and moved it across. So, when I tried to pull it up, it wouldn't let me bring it up. The backups for the VMs themselves can also be improved. I pretty much have to rely on Windows backups and not something on VMware. That's where it needs improvement. I am able to upload from my Fusion into the ESXi easily. I'm able to spin something up on Fusion and push it into the big arena, but the reverse is not as easy, that is, trying to pull something down from that. I would love to have a functionality where I could pull something from the VMware infrastructure into Fusion, but I'm not sure if I can take something from ESXi and pull it into Fusion."
"Performance could be improved, it's somewhat clunky."
"I would want to see features included that make deployment easier."
"Lacks the ability to clone onto another system rather than starting from scratch."
"The price should be reduced."
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VMware Fusion is ranked 8th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 1 review while VMware Workstation is ranked 5th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 4 reviews. VMware Fusion is rated 8.0, while VMware Workstation is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of VMware Fusion writes "Rock solid, more flexible than other solutions, and good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "Excellent for testing and provides insight without having to purchase licenses". VMware Fusion is most compared with VMware Player, VMware Horizon View, VMware Horizon 7, Parallels Desktop and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with VMware vSphere, VMware Horizon View, Hyper-V, KVM and Parallels Desktop.
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