VMware Workstation vs XenServer

VMware Workstation is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 1 review vs XenServer which is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 1 review. The top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "I have found this product excellent for quick test/dev environments. ". The top reviewer of XenServer writes "Most people know VMWare and Hyper-V. XenServer fits right in the middle". VMware Workstation is most compared with vSphere, Hyper-V and Oracle VM VirtualBox. XenServer is most compared with Proxmox VE, vSphere and KVM. See our VMware Workstation vs XenServer report.
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The pricing is a bit steep in my opinion for testing and there are other options.

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732
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10.0
Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
Compared 42% of the time.
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Compared 34% of the time.
Compared 22% of the time.
Compared 14% of the time.
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Overview
OverviewVMware 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.

Citrix XenServer is an open source virtualization platform that manages server, desktop and cloud virtual infrastructures. XenServer is straightforward and quick to install. Even the most demanding workloads and automated management processes can take just a couple of minutes to virtualize. XenServer lowers IT costs and increases IT agility and flexibility.

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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersAkademiska Hus U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
Top Industries
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Real Estate/Law Firm
9%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Government
7%
Financial Services Firm
7%
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Retailer
9%
Energy/Utilities Company
9%
Non Tech Company
9%
Comms Service Provider
9%
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Financial Services Firm
16%
Comms Service Provider
16%
Transportation Company
7%
University
7%
Company Size
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
25%
Midsize Enterprise
32%
Large Enterprise
43%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
50%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
17%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
27%
Midsize Enterprise
33%
Large Enterprise
39%
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