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What is VMware Workstation?
VMware Workstation takes advantage of the latest hardware to replicate server, desktop and tablet environments in a virtual machine. Run applications on a breadth of operating systems including Linux, Windows and more at the same time on the same PC without rebooting.
The software makes it really easy to evaluate new operating systems, test software applications and patches, and reference architectures in an isolated and safe environment. With the ability to allocate multiple processor cores, gigabytes of main memory, and graphics memory to each virtual machine, Workstation maximizes your computer’s resources to run the most demanding applications in a virtual environment. Workstation also lets you build complex virtual machines on your laptop running Cloud Foundry, Big Data applications like a single-node Apache Hadoop cluster or 64 bit virtual machines within vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V Server.
Seamlessly access all the virtual machines you need, regardless of where they reside, from the PC to the cloud. Simply drag and drop to move your virtual machines from your PC to the private cloud with VMware vSphere or the public cloud with vCloud Air. By leveraging the hybrid cloud you are no longer constrained by the power of your PC and can quickly migrate and scale your workloads to the cloud while reducing complexity and compatibility.
Workstation gives technical professionals powerful controls over how to set up and interact with virtual machines. Choose from a wide variety of options for installing, protecting, connecting, sharing and viewing virtual machines to save valuable time. You can even create virtual machines that are encrypted, require a change of password and expire at a predefined date and time. Use the virtual network editor to build up to 20 custom virtual networks for connected multi-tier applications. Leverage the Snapshot feature to preserve the state of a virtual machine so you can return to it at any time.