VMware Fusion is the best virtualization product for us as a VMware shop.
August 03, 2018

VMware Fusion is the best virtualization product for us as a VMware shop.

Kurt Pritchett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware Fusion

We use VMware Fusion for end-user Windows desktops for our IT department. We've also used VMware Fusion for our server development and testing. I love the fact that you can easily isolate a test bed for development. Using Fusion for running Windows clients on end-users' laptops gives us a way to access locally installed applications that may not be available when the network is unavailable.
  • VMware Fusion provides an excellent platform for running Microsoft Windows on a Mac.
  • VMware Fusion provides a way for our dev/ops team to run isolated servers and applications.
  • VMware Fusion is also very intuitive for our users.
  • VMware Fusion has the ability to open apps from the Mac desktop.
  • Installation could be easier.
  • Pricing is a little higher compared to other virtualization platforms.
  • Need the ability to covert VM to other platforms such as Hyper-V and others.
  • Need better ability for nested VMs.
  • Saves money by not running your development servers on server hardware
  • Allow end users to only have one client device instead of two
  • Works well when migrating VMs into production.
VMware Fusion works much better for us because of the migration capabilities. We use VMware vSphere and the migration/conversion is seamless. Some of the other virtualization application do not covert or migrate VMs onto other platforms as easily.
vSphere with Operations Management (VSOM), Cohesity, Reduxio
VMware Fusion is well suited for testing environments. Developers can take their work home with them. Our development team loves the fact that they can access their test environment locally on their own desktops/laptops. I do not recommend that users run VMs running on fusion put these VMs into production. Fusion snapshots are a great feature for application testing.

VMware Fusion Feature Ratings

Screen sharing
7
File transfer
9
Instant message
Not Rated
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
2
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
4
Over-the-Internet remote session
6
Initiate remote control from mobile
9
Remote management of servers & workstations
9
Remote Active Directory® management
7
Centralized management dashboard
Not Rated
Session record
Not Rated
Annotations
Not Rated
Monitoring and Alerts
Not Rated
Multi-platform remote control
Not Rated

Using VMware Fusion

10 - Managers and IT staff.
Usually everyone is able to figure out how to install and manage on there own.
  • Running windows on our Mac devices
  • Ability to run windows applications from OSX platform
  • We've been able to free up system admins time by allowing users to build VMs on their own.
  • Hope to have dev/ops move from local app dev to production
This is the best virtualization platform.

Evaluating VMware Fusion and Competitors

  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
Just the compatibility with vSphere
I wouldn't change anything in the eval process

VMware Fusion Support

I love the product and suppport
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
No - This is not a critical enterprise application.
Never had to call for support on this product.