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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Nerdio

Nerdio manages our servers - file and exchange, and it has been the perfect solution for our office, allowing our users access from any desktop or laptop, no matter the location. As many of us work after hours, we always have access to our files/data... and works well for us whether we're on meetings or need information. Can't imagine going back and not having the ability to work remotely.
Bekki Kaplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Pro

When you use the vSphere client to open a remote console you have what appears to be a slimmed-down version of Workstation. The full version can be used in that same role, but instead of going to vSphere first you can directly get to your VM tree through Workstation. This makes it quick to move from VM to VM. Sandboxing is where Workstation is especially well suited. You can run test apps, difficult apps, and deprecated apps/OSs in a sideways fashion that is not dangerous to your production environment. If you're not a VMware shop, this product could be used but would be less appropriate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Nerdio
VMware Workstation Pro
8.5
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Nerdio
VMware Workstation Pro
9.0
Management console
Nerdio
VMware Workstation Pro
8.5
Live virtual machine backup
Nerdio
VMware Workstation Pro
8.5
Live virtual machine migration
Nerdio
VMware Workstation Pro
8.3
Hypervisor-level security
Nerdio
VMware Workstation Pro
8.3

Pros

Nerdio

  • They can link to your computer and help you with any issues immediately.
  • Easy to talk to and reach.
  • Reliable Service
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Pro

  • VMware Workstation is very easy to use and learn. Little to no knowledge of virtual computing is needed to operate Workstation.
  • The price point is not that bad. While there are free solutions out there that provide simple and basic virtualization solutions, VMware Workstation is definitely worth the money. Also, they offer educational discounts.
  • While being easy to use it has advanced options, it can integrate into remote clouds as well.
  • The snapshots offered on Workstation is a great feature many of the free virtual tools do not have. This allows you to save a live state or dead state of a machine. Allowing immediate rollback or roll forward to points you've saved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nerdio

  • Default printers! If you work form home and it will switch up your printers. Even if you don't work from home it will switch it sometimes.
  • Disk space seems a little expensive too :(
Alea McNellis | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Pro

  • VMware to me is a little too simplistic during setup, and this has led to me having to go back through and change some of the options afterward. This, however, is subjective.
  • Occasionally after an update, I have experienced freezing.
  • I have had issues when backing up a VM to another PC, I would get an error when I start the machine on the new PC.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nerdio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Workstation Pro

VMware Workstation Pro 6.7
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

Nerdio

We moved to this solution when there was only a limited number of vendors offering this type of work environment... and after talking to colleagues who initially selected other vendors, they were happy to make the switch to AdarIT/Nerdio.
Bekki Kaplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Pro

I like using VMWare as it is really easy to configure, very much user friendly. I also like to use the additional features it have for migration like import export in different formats, clone of the virtual machine. I really like using VMware Workstation user console and ESXI at my college
Ramandeep Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nerdio

  • ROI
  • Reliability in connectivity
  • Office nation wide linked together in one cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Workstation Pro

  • Positive impact would be that VMware is a simple, inexpensive solution. To be able to run such other software you would need completely new hardware, but VMware can run it for you virtually, thus, the savings are incredible.
  • One VMware instance can run multiple instances of images simultaneously, therefore, it is very time-saving.
Stefan Trbojevic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

VMware Workstation Pro

Pricing Details

Nerdio

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

VMware Workstation Pro

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nerdio
8.2
VMware Workstation Pro
8.7

Support Rating

Nerdio
VMware Workstation Pro
6.7

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