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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
November 2022
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Grant-Donald - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Consultant at Excellenta
Real User
Top 5
Simple to install, with a helpful and supportive community
Pros and Cons
  • "The technical support is good."
  • "They could add more integration between them, and compatibility with the standard virtualization format."

What is our primary use case?

We use VMware Workstation for testing and development.

What is most valuable?

It is very basic. There are not many features, but it meets our use cases. It is adequate for the use case. 

What needs improvement?

We don't need a lot of features because it's development; I don't think we need anything else for development testing. There isn't a huge technical requirement. It does the basics and that is fine.

There are only a few issues with compatibility between various virtualization tools. Moving virtual machines, for example, between VMware and Parallel is a challenge. As a result of the compatibility issues, it's difficult. Aside from that, both tools are fine. They are very basic, but they do the job.

They could add more integration between them, and compatibility with the standard virtualization format.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using VMware Workstation for two years.

I am not sure what version we're using, but it's the most recent.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are three of us who are currently using this solution.

We have no plans to increase our usage at this time, but we may add two more users next year. It is not a significant increase.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is good. The community is also helpful.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I am no longer using the Proxmox VE solution for a variety of reasons, not because it's bad, but because I have a different requirement.

I am also currently working with Parallels Workstation. Their technical support is also good.

How was the initial setup?

We don't use the on-premise version often; instead, we use a cloud-based solution for the service and the production environment.

The initial setup is straightforward.

The deployment is ongoing, and we use it on a regular basis.

It is not a production environment that has been migrated to the cloud. It is ongoing and does not have a beginning and an end.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing fees are paid on an annual basis.

There are no additional fees; it is standard licensing.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate VMware Workstation an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Buyer's Guide
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
November 2022
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