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Azure Virtual Machines

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Score 8.4 out of 100

VMware Workstation Pro

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • VMware Workstation Pro ranks higher in 1 feature set: Server Virtualization

Server Virtualization

8.3

Azure Virtual Machines

83%
8.7

VMware Workstation Pro

87%
VMware Workstation Pro ranks higher in 4/5 features

Virtual machine automated provisioning

8.4
84%
23 Ratings
8.5
85%
21 Ratings

Management console

8.0
80%
21 Ratings
8.8
88%
24 Ratings

Live virtual machine backup

8.4
84%
19 Ratings
8.8
88%
23 Ratings

Live virtual machine migration

8.5
85%
16 Ratings
9.3
93%
23 Ratings

Hypervisor-level security

8.2
82%
16 Ratings
8.1
81%
21 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Azure Virtual Machines is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • VMware Workstation Pro is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Azure Virtual Machines

87%
23 Ratings
9.2

VMware Workstation Pro

92%
29 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Virtual Machines

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

VMware Workstation Pro

90%
1 Rating

Usability

Azure Virtual Machines

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

VMware Workstation Pro

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.4

Azure Virtual Machines

74%
3 Ratings
6.5

VMware Workstation Pro

65%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Virtual Machines

Complex tasks in Azure VM can be done easily as it can be scaled whenever required and also since the cost is very low, it can still be auto-de-scaled whenever required, thus saving huge physical cost burden. Other scenarios based on my experience when Azure Virtual Machines is well suited are when Load Balancing is required, During Backup, Restorations, and location Preference. Sharing of any File or Uploading by accessing internal SharePoint network locations is made flexible.
Md Imtiaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Pro

Some scenarios where VMware Workstation pro is best suited are: 1. Utilization for testing software - can install a virtual machine to simulate software requirements and testing it on your network.2. Testing operating systems upgrades and installation on specific hardware requirements. 3. Virtualizing a physical server4. Being able to backup a whole server and restore from it in the event of any issue occurring.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Virtual Machines

  • When demand is high, we scale the service out, eg During a Football Match.
  • When a football match is over and the throughput of data from OPTA drops we save by the service scaling back in.
  • Our App Service Plans along with the Clean C# code are lightening fast giving a good customer experience.
  • When producing the TV Guide information and a program overruns its scheduled time, a client can instantly be updated to the new programming schedule as our change is instant and its in the right place for all the clients to download and adjust their television guides appropriately to send out to the public giving a 24x7 uptime service that is precise and accurate and resilient to outages due to failover zones around the world.
Allan Allitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Pro

  • It provides a great remote access tool for accessing and managing servers in virtual environment. With the security risks surround remote desktop this provides a good alternative to do the same functions.
  • The app itself is very lightweight and easy to install/maintain.
  • Sandbox testing can be a time consuming thing to setup and do. Workstation makes this easy to create, use, and put away. This make you more willing to put new things in the sandbox and test them before production usage.
  • The cost of workstation is very affordable for the functionality that you get and you can try it for free before you buy it.
  • We use it to run apps that can be difficult to setup or conflict with other apps. We just spin this app VM up run it, and then shut it back down. The startup and shutdown is very quick.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Virtual Machines

  • Pricing can be a concern if you are truly agnostic to which cloud you are building your particular solution in.
  • The UI, as is the case with any cloud provider, is crowded.
  • As with any cloud provider, it can be difficult to tune in exactly the right amount of servers for your needs...you might find yourself under/overprovisioning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Pro

  • Some of the network settings are pretty hard to navigate.
  • The VMware Tools suite isn't reliable for things like sharing files between guest and host or sharing a clipboard, doesn't always work.
  • Have had issues with the Shared Folder feature where it doesn't always work.
  • Mounting host USB devices to the Guest virtual machine sometimes doesn't work at all.
Dimitar Samarov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Virtual Machines

General

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

Starting Price

$0.0,038 Per Hour

Azure Virtual Machines Editions & Modules

Edition
Spot - General Purpose - Av2$0.0051
Spot - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.01041
Spot - General Purpose - Dv3$0.01251
Spot - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.0161
3 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00381
3 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.03071
3 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.03691
3 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.04811
1 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.07531
1 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00591
1 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.05481
1 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.051
Pay as You Go - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.00751
Pay as You Go - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.08461
Pay as You Go - General Purpose - Dv3$0.0961
Pay as You Go - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.1261
  1. Per Hour
Additional Pricing Details

VMware Workstation Pro

General

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

Starting Price

VMware Workstation Pro Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Virtual Machines

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Workstation Pro

VMware Workstation Pro 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a solid product, and if they make it compatible with HyperVM (WSL, Docker, etc.) it would be great
Vlad VARNA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Virtual Machines

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Workstation Pro

VMware Workstation Pro 9.0
Based on 1 answer
There are some settings that can only be done by editing the VMX file. However, that is easily done, and you can find examples on the internet easily.
Vlad VARNA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Virtual Machines 7.4
Based on 3 answers
I give the overall support for Azure Virtual Machines a 7 because I think while the overall support do a great job there are still areas that it could improve on such as efficiency and speed. So while I only give it a 7 and it has some issues it is still better than the overall support at Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Pro

VMware Workstation Pro 6.5
Based on 6 answers
I haven't had to call VMware Workstation support. The majority of the time, whenever I have a problem, I can perform an online search and find the answers I need. Online forums and users with similar situations are generally sufficient to answer any questions I have had, though, from previous experience at another company, their support is outstanding and responsive to circumstances. However, that is generally for a paid support contract and should be expected when you are paying for that support.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Virtual Machines have a very good interactive and robust bonding with Azure API Management. The pre-integrated APIs help us to a very huge extent by serving our use cases. We have never faced any issues or errors while working with Azure API Management. The API response and the API request processing have very less delay and this helps us in providing faster resolutions to our users and customers.
Abhinavan Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Pro

The best and easy to adjust all the functions for easy production of the appropriate and quality services via the Cloud and the deployment of the product can easily be done with all users even those with little basic knowledge on VMware Workstation Pro similar platforms. With the advanced capabilities for Cloud data protection and monitoring of various companies' operations, the system offers its highest capability.
Johnson Martins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Virtual Machines

  • It's so easy to spin up new instances, that it becomes also to easy to have to many of them to manage. Many teams end up with a couple of hundreds of VMs after a short while, making the whole thing very hard to maneuver
  • Azure VMs are the next step for us to rely on Onprem servers, and leaving the management of the infrastructure to the professionals
  • The ease of use, is also important when our main focus is to deliver new applications and integrations fast, and not having to worry about infrastructure. We sell bottles, not CPUs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Pro

  • When updating multiple VM's, this is a much quicker option vs trying to either RDP to them or console using Vcenter
  • We are required to run a VM locally for certain tasks, and this has been the most effective way to use it
  • The ability to manage a VM without having to worry about the console freezing up helps with management
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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