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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) is easy to set up from both an IT perspective and a user perspective. Being a cloud-based virtual desktop, you have all your data, programs. and workflows accessible from anywhere with a simple download and sign-in. IT management is just as easy. Security, network, permissions, they're all easy to control from Amazon WorkSpaces.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Player

VMware will work great for the following test scenarios:
  • Testing windows updates on a system
  • Testing a new software or a new software version
  • Creating a sandbox to test options/features of an OS
  • Creating different VM to test a software on different OS without the need to have physical machines for all of them
You can also use it as a "player" only where you have that static VM that you run from time to time as with my use for SAS University. Whenever you need to use the software, you simply start that VM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

  • Amazon WorkSpaces provides us with total control over our employee/consultant workstations.
  • We can spin up new workstations in minutes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Player

  • VMware Player is easy to use.
  • VMware Player supports a wide variety operating systems.
  • Unity mode makes it easy for the end user to utilize needed legacy applications while maintaining their familiar Host OS desktop. It's seamless to the point where the end user doesn't know they're running applications from a VM.
Jeremy Kendzierski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

  • At the moment, I have no complaints about this service. I've used other VM software for years, and this is by far the simplest and easiest I've tried.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Player

  • Would be nice to use more VMs at once, but this is basically trial software, so it's hard to fault them.
Stephen Demsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

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VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player 8.0
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I give a rating of 8 because VMware Player has its use cases, for example it requires the host OS to be logged in, and the VMware Player application to be opened and the Guest VM started. Only one VM can run at a time.I'd give a 9/10 to VMware Workstation because you can run shared VMs at startup without logging in or starting the workstation application.and i'd give ESX a 10/10 because ESX is the leader in enterprise visualization.
Jeremy Kendzierski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

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VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player 8.0
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Great product. Its user-friendly GUI and overall performance are really the biggest strength of this tool. The reason why I don't give a higher note is because of the price. Although it's decent (starting at around $200 for a license), there is a good free alternative in VirtualBox. Not everyone values friendly GUI as something worth paying for. For people that are more tech-savvy, I would recommend looking into VirtualBox as they might actually like the model better (with downloadable add-ons and packages).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

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VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player 9.0
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Integration isn't really relevant here but I see this question more as an OS compatibility for the VM. They state that they support over 200 different OS versions. I honestly have never tried anything else other than Ubuntu and Windows myself but nonetheless, this is impressive. I have not hit any limitation in my use of this software in terms of limitation or conflicts with other software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) 9.0
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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 Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player 9.0
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VMware support is very knowledgeable on their products, eveything from AirWatch to ESX clusters. VMware is easy to contact, they stay in touch and see the issue through to the end and a final resolution. They keep you up to date on your issue status and don't leave you waiting for answers.
Jeremy Kendzierski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player 10.0
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Installing the application was easily completed on the twenty computers that needed VMware Player. Once those 20 users were configured we copied our virtual machine template to the 20 users and turned on their newly provisioned virtual machines. We then configured unity mode so the user could easily work from within the virtual machine from their host desktop.
Jeremy Kendzierski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

Amazon WorkSpaces has been a simpler experience for me. I've used multiple versions of VMware (hosted and installed) and each has their positives and negatives. Amazon WorkSpaces just works. I've never had performance issues, persistence issues, or really any issues with it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Player

Both free, VMware supports USB 3.0 while VirtualBox does not. VMware supports nested hardware-assisted virtualization while VirtualBox does not.
Fareed Abolhassani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

  • Managing VMs is easier than before.
  • AWS pricing is quite competitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Player

  • For me the benefit was really high as I could use a solution that had a free educational version with VMware player. Without it, I would've needed to buy the SAS software itself which would have cost a few thousand dollars.
  • Although I have no details about the ROI, I know that software testing teams that use the software are saving a lot of money buy using virtual machines. It is obviously a great saving both in physical machine count but also in workstation lab sizes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

General

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

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$21.001
Maximum Price$140.001
  1. Per Month
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VMware Workstation Player

General

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

VMware Workstation Player Editions & Modules

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