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Score 9.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • VMware Fusion is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

85%
5 Ratings
9.5

VMware Fusion

95%
19 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

VMware Fusion

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

VMware Fusion

90%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

90%
2 Ratings
10.0

VMware Fusion

100%
10 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

VMware Fusion

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

With a substantial free tier, AWS is a solution for fast, reliable and secure access to tools and workflows for any project. AWS is still the most intimidating cloud solution to approach. While there is no shortage to power and solutions, it is not for the faint of heart. It is easy to get lost while using AWS though the solution is there. Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) requires an IT manager with experience deploying applications and building databases. Comparably, Parallels is a much easier UI to navigate, along with many open source and free options.
🐿 Matthew Karsten | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Fusion

Due to its perpetual licensing model, VMware Fusion is a great option for users whose needs do not change as much over time. It is also great for occasional-use scenarios such as testing and preparing code to run on newer platforms. Fusion is not really recommended for running graphics-intense applications as graphics acceleration in Fusion is fairly limited in both performance and API support. It has, however, come a very long way and offers near-native performance for many tasks.
Shion Song | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

  • Quick, clean access to the VDI images.
  • Easy provisioning of images to use based on multiple criteria.
  • Integrating with our other products (AV/AM, productivity, etc.).
Joe Foran | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Fusion

  • Allows users to run Windows only applications on their Mac without switching devices.
  • Fusion is excellent for Windows image creation, and works exceptionally well on the Mac environment.
  • Assists a Mac user to virtualize Windows apps.
  • Excellent for installing Linux distros for penetration testing.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

  • Copy and paste does not work well
  • The performance is degraded during the day being slow at the end of the journey
  • Some user interface issues displaying the page
  • Sometimes when I type a word a letter is pasted many [times]
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Fusion

  • With OSX - 10.14.1 and the latest version of Fusion - 11.0.2 the user interface has taken a step back IMHO.
  • I would like to see price decrease.
  • Better remote host connection capabilities - remote server connections are available but connections are spotty.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$21 per month

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$21.001
Maximum Price$140.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

VMware Fusion

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

VMware Fusion Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion 10.0
Based on 2 answers
For Apple workstations VMware Fusion is the virtualization software to use. No other application (free or paid) can do what Fusion can. The features and constant updates make Fusion an application that cant be beat.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Sometimes the best surprise is no surprise and Fusion is just that. It's reliable and generally just works as expected every time (the only exception was running a boot camp install directly but that use-case scenario opens a can of worms due to how product activation works) The interface and settings are clean and simple and there is no hide and seek games to play.
Shion Song | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
AWS support in general is pretty good, and WorkSpaces is no exception. We haven't had too much need for support but on the occasion we have, they've been quick to respond and helpful. Our issues have been resolved rapidly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion 10.0
Based on 10 answers
I have never contacted VMware, but there is a lot of support online on message boards, forums, StackOverflow, YouTube tutorial videos, and the like. VMware has been around nine years longer than its leading competitor, VirtualBox, although both seem to have a good presence of online user communities who can help solve issues that come up.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion 10.0
Based on 2 answers
This is a workstation application and no install insights are needed.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

Cisco AnyConnect is a VPN client and using a VPN can reduce the internet speed. It is not quite reliable as workspaces. Cisco AnyConnect is not at all optimised for linux machines. They suffer a lot from crashing and loss of internet speed. Workspaces works quite well even on linux machines
Shanaya Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Fusion

I've heard of other/competitive software but frankly once I tried VMware, I never looked back. There is absolutely nothing that I need that this product does not deliver. It's fast, effective and seems to be extremely durable and reliable. My only concern (and minor) might have to do with memory resources, but frankly it has not been an issue yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

  • Positive ROI with superior control over usage
  • Large selection of relevant packages
  • Easily scale 1 to 1000
🐿 Matthew Karsten | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Fusion

  • Users using a VM often don't need something as "fancy" as VMware Fusion, and instead can use a free option like Virtual Box, so we waste money on using an extra amount of VMware Fusion licenses.
  • Developers using and IT admins using VMware Fusion for testing saves us time and money. Simply, we know mistakes would take time and money to fix, but VMware is powerful, allows for proper and fast testing.
Fatima T | TrustRadius Reviewer

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