Optimized for the power user, VMware Workstation is powerful virtual machine software that runs
multiple operating systems and their applications simultaneously on a single PC in fully networked,
portable virtual machines. VMware Workstation has revolutionized the way software and IT infrastructure
is developed and deployed to become the corporate standard.
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What Is VMware Workstation?
VMware Workstation is powerful virtual machine software for the desktop. Optimized for the power user,
VMware Workstation runs multiple operating systems -- including Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Novell
NetWare -- simultaneously on a single PC in fully networked, portable virtual machines. VMware
Workstation provides more choice, greater flexibility, and more powerful functionality than any
other virtual machine software in the marketplace today.
How Is VMware Workstation Used?
More than 1.4 million users worldwide use VMware Workstation to:
- Streamline software development, testing, and deployment.
VMware Workstation has
revolutionized the way software and IT infrastructure is developed and deployed. You can build
mission-critical Windows- and Linux-based applications, develop and test multi-tier applications
on multiple operating systems simultaneously, and archive test environments on file servers and
restore them quickly.
- Ensure application compatibility and operating system migration.
You can support
legacy applications while migrating safely to a new operating system and test new operating
systems prior to deployment. VMware Workstation creates a uniform platform for managing operating
system and application updates.
- Facilitate training and sales demos.
VMware Workstation gives you the freedom to
experiment with new applications or tools and lets you quickly restore your machine to a clean
state for your next class. You can easily package and deploy classroom material. You can easily
distribute and install demo software, and demo complex or multi-tier applications on a single
- Improve software help desk and technical support.
VMware Workstation lets you
troubleshoot problems quickly and deliver quality customer service. You can replicate customer
software configurations and instantly resume them for fast problem resolution.
How Does VMware Workstation Work?
VMware Workstation works by enabling multiple operating systems and their applications to run
concurrently on a single physical machine. These operating systems and applications are isolated
in secure virtual machines that co-exist on a single piece of hardware. The VMware virtualization
layer maps the physical hardware resources to the virtual machine's resources, so each virtual
machine has its own CPU, memory, disks, I/O devices, etc. Virtual machines are the full equivalent
of a standard x86 machine.
With VMware Workstation:
- Build complex networks - and develop, test, and deploy new applications - all on a
- Leverage the portability of virtual machines to easily share development environments
and pre-packaged operating system/application testing configurations without risk.
- Add or change operating systems without repartitioning disks or rebooting.
- Run new operating systems and legacy applications on one computer.
Why Does My Business Need VMware Workstation?
Since its launch in 1999, VMware Workstation has revolutionized the way software and IT infrastructure
is developed and has become the de facto standard for IT professionals and developers worldwide. If
your business is looking to simplify and accelerate development and testing of software and IT
infrastructure, VMware Workstation is essential. When you deploy VMware Workstation in your environment
- Shorten development cycles.
- Increase hardware utilization.
- Reduce problem resolution time.
- Increase productivity.
- Accelerate time-to-market.
- Improve project quality.
Why Use VMware Workstation?
Software development, testing, and deployment
Application compatibility and operating system migration
- Create multiple development and testing environments on a single system
- Build mission-critical Windows- and/or Linux-based applications
- Archive test environments on file servers and restore them quickly
- Accelerate development cycles
- Improve project quality with more rigorous testing
- Eliminate costly deployment and maintenance problems
- Reduce hardware costs
Training and sales demos
- Support legacy applications while migrating safely to a new operating system
- Test new operating systems in secure, clean virtual machines prior to deployment
- Eliminate the need to port legacy applications
- Complete complex OS migration projects on time and on budget
- Capitalize on investment in hardware, software, institutional knowledge, real estate,
and market share
- Minimize end-user pain during transition
Software help desk and technical support
- Ease the set-up and configuration of training workstations
- Quickly restore to clean machine state for next class
- Demo complex or multi-tier applications on a single laptop
- Maximize use of existing hardware
- Enhance quality of instruction
- Eliminate software installation or compatibility problems
- Develop and store customer configurations for easy access, rollback recovery, and test set-up
- Replicate customer software configurations and instantly resume them
- Resolve customer problems quickly, accurately
- Reduce hardware and lab maintenance costs
- Improve customer service
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