The 53 best VMware alternatives

Below, we’ll look at the 53 best VMware alternatives.

To make it easier, we’ve grouped these alternatives into 18 categories with the most popular first:

Although there are some similarities in features between these, depending on your situation, you might find one is more suitable to your needs.


Cloud Computing for Data Center Managers

1. CloudEndure Migration

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Data Management for Data Center Managers

2. Veeam Data Protection

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Cloud Computing for Developers

3. Cloudflare

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4. Google Cloud Platform

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5. IBM Cloud

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6. Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud is a cloud computing service provider that offers a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services for businesses of all sizes.

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Data Management for Developers

7. Microsoft Azure

Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform, providing a range of services for businesses of all sizes.

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Artificial Intelligence for IT Professionals

8. Vectra AI

Vectra is the world leader in AI threat detection and response. The Vectra platform uses AI to detect attackers in real time and perform conclusive investigations.

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Cloud Computing for IT Professionals

9. Salesforce

Salesforce is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) platform that helps businesses of all sizes to connect with customers, partners, and employees in new ways. It provides tools to manage sales, marketing, and customer service, as well as to build custom applications.

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10. CloudMigrator360

CloudMigrator360 is a cloud migration platform that helps businesses move their data and applications to the cloud quickly and securely. It offers automated migration, data protection, and cost optimization to ensure a smooth transition.

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Data Management for IT Professionals

11. Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security solutions for businesses of all sizes. It offers a wide range of products and services to protect businesses from cyber threats, including endpoint security, cloud security, email security, and more.

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12. Commvault Data Protection

Commvault provides comprehensive data protection solutions to help organizations protect, access, and use their data. Solutions include backup & recovery, cloud storage, archiving, and more. Get the data protection you need to stay secure and compliant.

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13. SAP Business Solutions

SAP provides business solutions to help companies of all sizes run better. From ERP to CRM, analytics, and more, SAP helps you transform your business and drive digital transformation. Get the tools you need to succeed.

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14. Comodo

Comodo Breach detection identifies active advanced threats operating inside a network. Understand the importance of choosing Comodo's Threat Protection.

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15. Nessus

Nessus is the world's most widely-deployed vulnerability scanner, trusted by more than 27,000 organizations worldwide to identify and fix security issues before they can be exploited. It's fast, easy to use, and provides comprehensive visibility into your network.

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External Hard Drive Storage for IT Professionals

16. D-Link

D-Link's Smart Home solutions make it easy to control and monitor your home from anywhere. With our range of products, you can automate, secure, and manage your home with ease. Get connected and stay in control.

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17. Linksys

Experience fast, reliable, secure and easy to use WiFi when you level up with connectivity solutions made for home, business, and enterprise from Linksys.

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18. Seagate Expansion Desktop

Seagate Expansion Desktop hard drives offer an easy-to-use solution when you need to add storage to your PC. They are plug-and-play ready, so you can quickly and easily expand your storage capacity with no software installation required.

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Networking for IT Professionals

19. TP-Link

TP-Link is a global provider of networking products, including routers, switches, wireless access points, and other related products.

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Artificial Intelligence for System Administrators

20. Python

Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more effectively.

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21. Java

Java is a popular programming language used to create secure, reliable, and high-performance applications. It is used to develop applications for desktop, web, mobile, and enterprise systems. Java is free, open-source, and platform-independent.

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Cloud Computing for System Administrators

22. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services. Free to join, pay only for what you use.

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23. Go

Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. It's fast, statically typed, and has a simple syntax. It's great for web development, cloud computing, and more.

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Security for System Administrators

24. PHP

PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.

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Other Artificial Intelligence

25. Trend Micro

Trend Micro is a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, providing comprehensive protection for home and business users.

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Other Cloud Computing

26. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud is a cloud computing platform that provides a range of services, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).

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27. JetBrains

JetBrains is a cutting-edge software vendor specializing in the creation of intelligent development tools, including IntelliJ IDEA – the leading Java IDE, and the Kotlin programming language.

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28. Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 Business Essentials is a cloud-based suite of productivity tools that help small businesses stay connected and productive. It includes online versions of Office apps, 1TB of cloud storage, and advanced security features to keep your data safe.

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Other Data Management

29. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud is a cloud computing platform that provides a range of services, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).

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30. INE

INE (Internetwork Expert) is an online learning platform that provides comprehensive training for IT professionals.

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31. Screaming Frog

The industry leading website crawler for Windows, macOS and Ubuntu, trusted by thousands of SEOs and agencies worldwide for technical SEO site audits.

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32. Recorded Future

Recorded Future is the world’s largest intelligence company with complete coverage across adversaries, infrastructure, and targets.

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33. ThreatMetrix

ThreatMetrix helps businesses protect against fraud and cybercrime with a digital identity network. It uses data from billions of transactions to create a global trust network and identify malicious activity.

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34. Veritas Data Protection

Veritas Data Protection provides comprehensive data protection solutions to help organizations protect their data, reduce risk, and ensure compliance. Solutions include backup and recovery, archiving, and cloud storage. Protect your data and ensure business continuity with Veritas.

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35. Google Analytics

Google Analytics helps you understand how people interact with your website, app, or other digital properties. It provides insights into user behavior, marketing performance, and more, so you can make data-driven decisions.

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36. JetBrains

JetBrains is a cutting-edge software vendor specializing in the creation of intelligent development tools, including IntelliJ IDEA – the leading Java IDE, and the Kotlin programming language.

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37. Talend Data Quality

Talend Data Quality gives you quality controls to profile, clean, and mask data in any format or size to deliver data governance for trusted and compliant data.

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38. Informatica Data Governance

Discover Informatica’s enterprise data governance products that fuel your important business initiatives with high-quality, trusted data.

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39. Data Quality Pro

data-quality-management/ Data Quality Management (DQM) is a process that helps organizations ensure their data is accurate, complete, and reliable. DQM involves assessing data quality, identifying and correcting errors, and implementing processes to maintain data quality. It helps organizations make better decisions and improve operational efficiency.

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40. Collibra Data Governance Center

Collibra's Data Governance Center provides a comprehensive platform to help organizations manage their data assets. It enables users to define data policies, monitor data quality, and ensure compliance with regulations. It also provides tools to help users discover, catalog, and classify data.

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41. Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 Business Essentials is a cloud-based suite of productivity tools that help small businesses stay connected and productive. It includes online versions of Office apps, 1TB of cloud storage, and advanced security features to keep your data safe.

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42. Dropbox

Dropbox helps you simplify your workflow. So you can spend more time in your flow.

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Other External Hard Drive Storage

43. WD My Book

My Book is a reliable, high-capacity external storage device that provides up to 8TB of space for your photos, videos, music, and documents.

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44. Toshiba Canvio Basics

Toshiba Canvio Basics external hard drives provide easy to use storage solutions for your PC. With up to 4TB of storage, you can store your photos, music, and videos with ease.

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45. G-Technology G-Drive

G-Technology's G-Drive Mobile SSD is a fast, reliable, and portable storage solution. It features up to 2TB of storage, transfer speeds up to 560MB/s, and a rugged design for protection against drops and shocks. Perfect for on-the-go professionals.

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46. LaCie Rugged RAID

The LaCie Rugged RAID Pro is a powerful, reliable storage solution for creative professionals. It features a shock-resistant design, RAID 0/1/JBOD, USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, and up to 8TB of capacity. It's the perfect tool for storing and backing up your data.

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Other Machine Learning

47. Trend Micro

Trend Micro is a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, providing comprehensive protection for home and business users.

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48. Recorded Future

Recorded Future is the world’s largest intelligence company with complete coverage across adversaries, infrastructure, and targets.

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49. ThreatMetrix

ThreatMetrix helps businesses protect against fraud and cybercrime with a digital identity network. It uses data from billions of transactions to create a global trust network and identify malicious activity.

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50. Google Analytics

Google Analytics helps you understand how people interact with your website, app, or other digital properties. It provides insights into user behavior, marketing performance, and more, so you can make data-driven decisions.

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Other Security

51. Garageio

Garageio is a smart garage door opener that lets you control your garage door from anywhere. It's easy to install and use, and it works with most garage door openers. Plus, it has features like voice control, notifications, and more.

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52. Ring Video Doorbell 4

Ring Video Doorbell: See, hear, and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet, or PC. Get instant alerts when motion is detected. Monitor your home in HD video with two-way talk and night vision. #smartsecurity

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53. C++

The ISO C++ Standard is the foundation of modern C++ programming. It defines the language, its core libraries, and the tools used to build and maintain C++ programs. It is the basis for all C++ implementations and provides the foundation for the future of the language.

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