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VMware vSphere vs Parallels: What are the differences?

What is VMware vSphere? Free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware. vSphere is the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure.

What is Parallels? Lets you run Windows applications like they were made for your Mac. It is an application and desktop virtualization software vendor that offers management and delivery platforms for Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows desktop deployments.

VMware vSphere and Parallels can be categorized as "Virtualization Platform" tools.

Some of the features offered by VMware vSphere are:

  • Powerful Server Virtualization
  • Network Services
  • Efficient Storage

On the other hand, Parallels provides the following key features:

  • Secure connection
  • Universal file manager
  • Connection to Mac or PC
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Pros of Parallels
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      Strong host isolation
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      Industry leader
    • 4
      Easy to use
    • 4
      Great VM management (HA,FT,...)
    • 2
      Great Networking
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      Feature rich
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      Running in background
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      Can be setup on single physical server
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      Free

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    Cons of Parallels
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        Price

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      What is Parallels?

      It is an application and desktop virtualization software vendor that offers management and delivery platforms for Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows desktop deployments.

      What is VMware vSphere?

      vSphere is the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure.

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        What are some alternatives to Parallels and VMware vSphere?
        VMware Fusion
        It gives Mac users the power to run Windows on Mac along with hundreds of other operating systems side by side with Mac applications, without rebooting. It is simple enough for home users and powerful enough for IT professionals, developers and businesses.
        VirtualBox
        VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
        Parallels Desktop
        Parallels Desktop for Mac allows you to seamlessly run both Windows and MacOS applications side-by-side with speed, control and confidence.
        Proxmox VE
        It is a complete open-source platform for all-inclusive enterprise virtualization that tightly integrates KVM hypervisor and LXC containers, software-defined storage and networking functionality on a single platform, and easily manages high availability clusters and disaster recovery tools with the built-in web management interface.
        KVM
        KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
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