VMware Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructure software

5.0/5 (2 reviews)

VMware overview

What is VMware?

VMware is a cloud infrastructure and management software that helps businesses integrate and manage private, public, or hybrid cloud environments to deliver and handle applications. The vRealize operations module uses machine learning technology to automatically optimize, plan, and scale multi-cloud and hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) deployments.

VMware's vSphere solution provides a lifecycle manager and planner to handle software patching and firmware upgrades on a centralized platform. The vCenter interface enables administrators to configure role-based access rights and manage team wide policies for virtual machines (VMs), containers, and Kubernetes clusters. Teams can use vSAN to handle storage virtualization operations across several OEM and native servers, including AWS, Azure, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, and IBM Cloud.

VMware provides API and command-line interface (CLI), which enables developers to access and develop infrastructure and applications across multiple cloud environments. vRealize Automation platform enables users to deliver IT services via IT process automation and self-service provisioning, governance, delivery, and lifecycle management of infrastructures and applications.


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VMware reviews


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Where would we be today...

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-24
Review Source: Capterra

Great experience in a horrible situation. Responsive support staff, and knowledge technicians.

Luckily we had an existing relationship with VMWare when Covid shutdowns started. This allowed us to move over 3000 employees to work from home in less than 45 days

The cost. You get what you pay for, and VMWare delivers performance and ease of use, but it still send like there should be a win/win solution somewhere.

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Ease of use

Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Michael DeRosa

Life Saver

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-13
Review Source: Capterra

Great experience. Simple to use and has saved me a few times.

It has saved my life a few times. Thank goodness for this program. It's simple to use and clean looking. Love the features of this too.

Not much not to like. When this works. It's amazing. Sometimes connections are frustrating but can't blame the app.

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Ease of use

Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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VMware pricing

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VMware features

Access Control
Alerts / Escalation
Third Party Integration

Activity Dashboard (230 other apps)
Activity Tracking (124 other apps)
Auditing (121 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (172 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (111 other apps)
Compliance Management (126 other apps)
Data Import/Export (163 other apps)
Data Visualization (121 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (124 other apps)
Monitoring (268 other apps)
Real Time Data (115 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (146 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (195 other apps)
Search Functionality (115 other apps)
User Management (108 other apps)
Workflow Management (138 other apps)

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Additional information for VMware

Key features of VMware

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Log
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Automatic User/Device Recognition
  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Behavior-Based Acceleration
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Billing & Provisioning
  • Capacity Analytics
  • Capacity Monitoring
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Collaboration
  • Cost Management
  • Cross Reference System
  • DaaS
  • Data Management
  • Data Mobility
  • Demand Monitoring
  • Desktop/Application Virtualization
  • Device Auto Discovery
  • Device Management
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Diagnostics Tools
  • Employee Directory
  • Encryption
  • Endpoint Management
  • File Sharing
  • Firewalls
  • For MSPs
  • Full Transaction Diagnostics
  • IT Asset Management
  • Import/Export Data
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • JCL Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Load Balancing
  • Multi-Cloud Management
  • Multi-Device Support
  • Multiple Monitor Access
  • Namespace Management
  • Network Diagnosis
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Resource Management
  • Performance Analytics
  • Performance Control
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Alerts
  • Remediation Management
  • Remote Access & Monitoring
  • Remote Printing
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Root-Cause Diagnosis
  • SLA Monitoring
  • Screen Sharing
  • Security Management
  • Server Performance
  • Signature Matching
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Supply Monitoring
  • Synchronization Scheduling
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Threat Response
  • Threshold Alerts
  • Trace individual transactions
  • Troubleshooting
  • VPN
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Whitelisting/Blacklisting
  • Wireless Troubleshooting
  • Workflow Approval
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