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See How VMware Go Stacks Up Against the Competition!

While we certainly enjoy the vKool-Aid around these parts, we are in fact aware that VMware Go is not the only option for IT admins that want to manage their IT infrastructure. That said, we do believe we’re by far the best option for those of you that are looking to a) get your virtualization project up and running and b) manage your virtual and physical infrastructure alike from a web-based management console.

With that in mind, here’s a quick look at some major categories for IT management products, and how VMware Go stacks up against alternative solutions:

VMware Go Pro

Microsoft Windows and InTune

Spiceworks

SolarWinds

Kaseya SaaS Solutions

General Solution: How you get it, who it’s for, and how it’s priced

Delivery

Cloud-based through your browser

Client software with cloud-based console

Client software

Dozens of client software apps

Client software

Usability

Easy wizard-based interface for any IT admin

Multiple interfaces and PowerShell scripting for Windows specialists

Simple interface but depends on 3rd party plug-ins

Completely separate software apps for IT specialists

Complex interface for IT specialists

Pricing

Free to deploy and manage basic virtualization.

Subscription for patching.

Purchase Windows Server for virtualization.

Subscription for InTune.

Free

Mainly perpetually licensed apps.

Multiple options for subscription or perpetual licensing.

Virtualization: Helping small and mid-size businesses realize the high ROI of virtualization

Deploy

Remotely deploy vSphere in minutes through a browser

Requires deploying Windows Server 2012

No

No

No

Manage

Start, stop, migrate, configure and remote console all through a browser

Requires Windows Server 2012 management console add-in or PowerShell

No

No

No

Monitor

24/7 email alerts for host and VM performance and availability

Requires 3rd party monitoring tools

No

Separate app just for VM monitoring

Generic machine monitoring

Patching:  Improving the security and reliability for everyone by keeping up with the latest OS and application updates.

Windows Updates

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Business Apps

Hundreds of business apps

No

No

Smaller catalog of apps

Smaller catalog of apps

IT Management:  Increasing productivity of small and mid-size business IT staff through efficient tools and automation.

Assessment

IT Advisor recommends uses for Go to improve your environment

No

No

No

No

Asset Inventory

Yes

No

Yes

Separate app just for inventory

Yes

Helpdesk

Yes

No

Yes

Separate app just for helpdesk

Yes

 

Learn More!

Ready to learn about how VMware Go Pro can help start your virtualization journey and better manage patching? Visit us here for more information on how we can help you better manage your IT infrastructure and a 30 day free trial of VMware Go Pro.

 

 

2 thoughts on “See How VMware Go Stacks Up Against the Competition!

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  2. Mike Thompson

    At SolarWinds we agree that providing solutions that overcome the obstacles SMB customers face to virtualization adoption is in the best interest of both the end user and the industry as a whole. We do disagree with the implied criteria that a “green rating” would only go to a prepackaged bundle that has all of the capabilities that VMware includes, but no others, instead of on the actual functionality delivered by the products. See a full response on our Whiteboard blog at http://thwack.solarwinds.com/community/solarwinds-community/whiteboard/blog; tag: vmware_go_comparison

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