Overall Satisfaction with Parallels Desktop
Parallels is being used right now by users who want/requested Macs and also need a Windows machine to do certain business functions. It is being used across the whole organization in various departments. A business problem Parallels helps solve is that some users have needs that are better met with Macs, but want Windows as well due to the fact of us being a Windows shop.
- Snapshots, being able to create images of your Windows VM daily
- Share folders across machines
- Disk IO, never seems to be a hog
- Size, it seems bloated
- We have had issues with users trying to reclaim disk space. Not sure if it is just us or a known hassle
- Updates seem few and far between
- It has saved us money by having to buy less hardware
- Gave our users flexibility and choice
- Made us platform agnostic
It's cheaper for one, it also is the company's sole focus so you know it is getting a lot of support on their end. I also feel it is easier to use. It is its own standalone and doesn't have any other flavors or variations like VMware. One stop software solution that works.
Suited to any scenario where a user needs two separate Operating Systems. Our marketing department is pretty hard-set on using Macs for Adobe applications, but when it comes to business functions, it seems they prefer Windows. We can accommodate them and Parallels runs very well in the background. Also, using the Coherence mode makes it even more seamless.