VMware Workstation is a truly must have tool for modern IT professionals
Bert Scalzo | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 01, 2017

VMware Workstation is a truly must have tool for modern IT professionals

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware Workstation

We use VMware Workstation to develop, test and demo our software which works with a dozen different databases - so we need virtual machines for numerous setups that we do not want to have running on our computers at all times. Plus some of those databases do not run on Windows so the ability to have a Linux server running as a VM also is extremely useful. In short, we could not do our jobs as easily without VMware Workstation.
  • Excellent tool for creating, running and sharing virtual machines
  • Straightforward and easy to create and manage numerous virtual machines of different types
  • Has the ability to deploy from VMware Workstation to the VMware corporate product - ESX
  • Better built in and automated support for keeping virtual machine file growth to a minimum without 3rd party tools user must download and install
  • A simple wizard for exporting a complete working VM from VMware Workstation to Oracle Virtual Box with minimal user effort and expertise
  • A simple wizard for importing a complete working VM from Oracle Virtual Box to VMware Workstation with minimal user effort and expertise
  • Could honestly not do our job without VMware Workstation - it is a true enabler
  • Very low price makes it a no brainer purchase decision - plus they have regular sales for 20-30% off an already low price
  • Has radically reduced hardware costs as we no longer deploy physical servers for all the different environments we need
  • VirtualBox
VirtualBox is not bad for free. It might even be slightly better than VMware Player which is also free. But VMware Workstation offers so much more for under $249 which makes the purchase decision simple - it's worth every penny. Especially since newer versions make it easy to inter operate with the ESX version as well.
Best virtualization solution for desktop use and at a very fair price - much better than free tools from Oracle or even VMware (you get what you pay for)

VMware Workstation Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Management console
Live virtual machine backup
Live virtual machine migration
Hypervisor-level security