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"The pricing is a little expensive. The licensing is a bit complex.""The price is high. It would be nice if VMware made a price reduction.""It is expensive. Other solutions on the market are free. We had to plan with VMware how many hosts that we needed in order to determine the price.""The pricing is a bit complex.""VMware does provide organizations with discounts. The customer service license fee we got discounts on from the supplier in order for us to get the best out of the license fees. That's our experience. We possibly paid less than our partner company. The partner is only local and not global like our firm.""The licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""The price is high, but you get back a lot.""Our ROI is good."

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Top Answer: DEEPEN DHULLA did explain well IOMMU. IOMMU have to be activated at the bios level. It exist on Intel and AMD platform. it is used a lot inside virtualization platform like VMware vsphere. It provide… more »
Top Answer: We use VMware and KVM. We find that KVM is a lot simpler to use and it provides the virtualization we need for Linux and Windows. For us, VMware does not offer any advantage. Moreover, KVM is free.
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VMware vSphere is the leading server virtualization platform with consistent management for virtual data centers.

Deliver business value from day one with powerful server virtualization, breakthrough availability, safe automated management and intelligent operational insight that adapts to your environment. Automate workload placement and resource optimization based on preset customizable templates.

VMware Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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Abu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb. Akademiska Hus
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company12%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider27%
Government6%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company23%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise47%
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Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise29%
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VMware vSphere is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 49 reviews while VMware Workstation is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop. VMware vSphere is rated 8.6, while VMware Workstation is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of VMware vSphere writes "Makes Resources Available & Services More Reliable". On the other hand, VMware vSphere is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Oracle VM and Hyper-V, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware Horizon View, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Proxmox VE.

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